Improved preventative care for diabetes has cut the rate of serious complications such as heart attack and stroke over the past 20 years in the U.S. while the number Americans diagnosed with the disease continues to rise, a government report found.
Weight-loss surgery may be a better way to treat diabetes than traditional drug therapy alone, according to a study that found the operation was more likely to keep the chronic condition at bay for at least three years.
Carol Patterson was waiting for a call from her doctor. When the phone rang on that afternoon in August 2011 at her home in Cortland, Ohio, it wasn’t a physician on the other end. A woman named Robin said she was representing the American Diabetes Association.
For-profit telemarketers operating in New York kept 62 percent of the $249 million in charitable donations they raised in 2012, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office said in a report on charity fundraising that may lead to further investigations.
Eli Lilly & Co.’s experimental drug dulaglutide was as good at controlling Type 2 diabetes as the leading treatment in a clinical trial, providing Lilly with a potential marketing advantage as it seeks to gain approval of the medicine.
Merck & Co., Novo Nordisk A/S and other makers of popular treatments for diabetes may be asked to collect more data on a potential cancer link even as they try to reassure U.S. regulators this week of the drugs’ safety.
An 80-year-old drug used to protect people against tuberculosis may help reverse Type 1 diabetes, the most severe form of the disease, in patients who have had it for years, an early study in six patients found.