The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xeris Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s glucagon pen Gvoke, which aims to treat severely low sugar levels in diabetes patients.

In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more.

An advisory committee of the EMA recommended conditionally approving a drug from Akcea Therapeutics and Ionis Pharmaceuticals that aims to treat a rare genetic disease.

Research published in the journal Nature by researchers at the National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health in the U.S. suggest that a class of diabetes medications known as GLP-1 analogs may be effective treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

Belgium-based reMYND’s pre-clinical diabetes therapy ReS39 will get a significant boost after the company entered a licensing agreement with noted European diabetes company Novo Nordisk.

Rivals Novo Nordisk and Sanofi have won U.S. approval for new combination drugs to treat diabetes, sparking a fresh battle for sales in a fiercely competitive market.