Articles matching the ‘Diabetes type 2’ Category

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June 5th, 2010

Podcast 90: Preventing type 2 diabetes with low-dose metformin and rosiglitazone seems possible, but clinical use has to await results of another study.

Here’s a question wrapped in mist: How to prevent diabetes? Well, lifestyle changes for sure, but that’s hard. Drug therapy? Easier, but side effects can take away that advantage pretty quickly. Rosiglitazone offers some benefits, but its side effects — most notably increased risks for heart failure and death — have some people wondering […]


April 2nd, 2010

Podcast 81: When should you start screening for type 2 diabetes?

A large-scale computer simulation based on NHANES data plotted the most cost-effective strategy, which turns out to be to start screening before middle age and to repeat every 3 to 5 years. We talk with the first author of a Lancet paper that details the findings. Interview-related link: Physician’s First Watch summary of the Lancet paper News-related links: […]


October 10th, 2009

Podcast 60: Weight loss in type 2 diabetes benefits obstructive sleep apnea — a conversation with Prof. Gary Foster

It’s been treated as fact for a long time, but now there are data to prove it: weight loss in type 2 diabetes does ameliorate obstructive sleep apnea. Gary Foster of Temple University has an ongoing study of some 250 patients, and he’s just presented data on the first year of an anticipated 4-year follow-up. […]


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