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Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

Insulin-dependent patients with T2D saw a significant drop in blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott’s continuous glucose monitoring system compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing.

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Vitamin D fails to prevent type 2 diabetes in large study

A new study found that taking 4,000 international units per day may double the amount of vitamin D in the blood, but it gives most people roughly the same chance of developing blood sugar problems as people who do not take the vitamin.

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Novo Nordisk Q1 2019 profit tops forecast

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk beat first-quarter 2019 operating profit forecasts, helped by higher sales of the company’s biggest new drug hope, a treatment for type 2 diabetes.

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Gelesis Granted FDA Clearance to Market PLENITY™ — a New Prescription Aid in Weight Management

Gelesis announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration cleared the biotechnology company’s lead product candidate Plenity (Gelesis100) as an aid in weight management in adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25–40 kg/m2, when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

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Novo Nordisk submits diabetes pill for U.S. approval

Novo Nordisk submitted the company’s oral semaglutide drug, a pill that management hopes will transform the diabetes market, for approval in the United States.

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Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic Continues to Show Superiority in Diabetes Control

Novo Nordisk announced the results from a Phase IIIb trial comparing Ozempic (semaglutide) with an SGLT-2 inhibitor or placebo in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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MIT Develops Micro-Injection Pill for Oral Insulin

A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a capsule about the size of a blueberry that holds a tiny needle that, after being swallowed, injects insulin into the stomach.

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U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment.

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Cost keeps many diabetics from taking needed insulin

The cost of insulin prevents many people with diabetes from taking it as directed, a small survey suggests.

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AstraZeneca’s Farxiga curbs heart failure, kidney risks

The largest clinical trial so far to assess a new class of diabetes pills shows that AstraZeneca’s Farxiga can prevent heart failure and cut the risk of kidney problems in a broad range of patients.

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