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Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Children Proves Difficult to Treat with Drugs Alone

Metformin, "the only pill approved in the U.S. for treatment of children with type 2 diabetes is proving surprisingly ineffective, according to a new study, heightening worries about the fast-growing and largely preventable disease," reports the Wall Street Journal (see here).The study also included GSK's Avnadia, which is not approved for use in children and has been linked to an increase of heart attacks, curtailing its use in treatment.
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Diabetes Drug Metformin May Help To Prevent Primary Liver Cancer

Health : Medical News Today (3 years ago)

Metformin, a drug widely used to treat Type II diabetes, may help to prevent primary liver cancer, researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center report in the April 2012 issue of Cancer Preve... Read Post

New Type 2 Diabetes And Obesity Treatment Approved - EndoBarrier Receives European CE Mark

Health : Medical News Today (5 years ago)

GI Dynamics, a leader in non-surgical, endoscopic treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity, today announced that it has received European CE mark approval for the EndoBarrierā„¢, a non-surgical therapy to treat type 2 diabetes and o... Read Post

Researchers Test a Drug-Exercise Program Designed to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Health : Newswise Medical News (3 years ago)

Study suggests that exercise and one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for diabetes, metformin, each improves insulin resistance when used alone, but together, metformin blunted the full effect of a 12-week exercise program in p... Read Post

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