Diabetes Rx May Keep Arthritis at Bay
Call it a gut reaction. A popular diabetes medication works by helping gastrointestinal hormones that encourage insulin production. The same medication may also help ward off autoimmune diseases.
Does Alogliptin Add to Heart Problems?
People who have type 2 diabetes often have heart problems to worry about too. A new study tested a medication for type 2 diabetes to see if it caused heart health issues.
Diabetes Rx Not a Heartbreaker
Although diabetes can increase heart-related risks, some treatments for diabetes may pose health risks as well. A new medication, however, did not appear to heighten the likelihood of having a severe cardiac event.
FDA Investigating Risk of Pancreatitis in Type 2 Diabetes Meds
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating unpublished new findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, and pre-cancerous cellular changes called pancreatic duct metaplasia in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.
New Diabetes Rx Delivers Results
While several medications are already on the market to treat diabetes, not all patients have the desired control over their blood sugar levels. Alogliptin may offer a fresh option.