Monday, December 31, 2012

More Evidence for Surgery for Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted at 31st December 2012 by Ryan Luce

Written by Michael O'Leary
Edward Gregg, Ph.D.
Intensive lifestyle changes including diet and exercise were significantly more effective than standard counseling and medications for reversing type 2 diabetes, an ongoing federal study shows. But the success rate may add fuel to the debate for those advocating surgery as a more effective method of reversing the disease.
Funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), theLook AHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes study began in 2001 and continues today, but is no longer recruiting participants.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Is Victoza Better Than Bydureon?

Posted at 2nd December 2012 by Ryan Luce

written by Michael O’Leary
In a head-to-head comparison of the daily type 2 diabetes drug Victoza and weekly injections of Bydureon, those taking the daily drug did significantly better in lowering their HbA1c than those taking the weekly injections.
The down side was that those taking the higher than normal dose of Victoza had more side effects.