Childhood Diabetes: Kids Face Lifetime of Illness
Briana Johnson was 8 years old when her doctor tested her for diabetes . "My camp counselor said it would be a good idea, since I was always using the bathroom, always thirsty," said Johnson, recalling the last summer she could eat popsicles or drink juice just to keep cool. With a simple blood
Diabetes in Kids: Combo Treatment Tops
A combination of the diabetes staple drug metformin plus Avandia is best at controlling blood sugar in children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes , researchers found. The combination was superior to monotherapy with metformin, even though the use of Avandia has fallen off in the U.S. and Europe
Diabetes Drug Could Help Against Cancer?
what could be a blockbuster medical breakthrough in the fight against cancer there is growing evidence. That a common drug used to fight diabetes could be doing something else unexpected actually hoping cancer in our bodies. It is the most widely prescribed anti diabetic drug in the world here in
Combating Obesity in the Womb: U.K. Study Treats Pregnant Women With Diabetes Drug
How far will we go to prevent childhood obesity ? U.K. researchers are bringing the battle against obesity to babies still in the womb. In this novel approach, which will ultimately enlist 400 pregnant women in the U.K., obese pregnant women will be given the diabetes drug Metformin in hopes of
Erika Rodriguez: The Face of Obesity-Fueled Diabetes at 20
Uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes leaves 20-year-old at risk of major complications.
FDA Warns of Bladder Cancer Risk With Actos
Patients taking the diabetes drug Actos for more than a year may have an increased risk of bladder cancer , according to an FDA interim review of an ongoing epidemiological study. The warning comes just days after two European countries banned use of the drug. The European Medicines Agency (EMA)
Radical Weight Loss Surgery Removes 85 Percent of Patient's Stomach
Bariatric Procedure Leaves Obese Patient's Stomach the Size of a 'Plastic Easter Egg'
Avandia Diabetes Drug Put to Test By FDA Committee
After years of controversy, the Food and Drug Administration is gearing up to decide the fate of a popular diabetes drug , Avandia. An FDA advisory panel of experts will meet next week to weigh the evidence against the GlaxoSmithKline drug and make a recommendation as to whether it should be pulled
Can Low-Dose Avandia for Diabetes Avoid Lethal Side Effects?
Testing a Low-Dose Avandia 'Cocktail' Shows Promise, but Some Doctors Say Pull Drug From Market
Surprise! Doctors Learn Some Drugs are Stinky
Any good doctor will know about a drug's side effects, both brand names and generics before they prescribe it. But a doctor may have no idea that your medication tastes like fish. A group of family physicians in Georgia were surprised to learn that many of their diabetes patients had stopped taking