Tag Archives: Diabetes

Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug

This 60-second advertisement for Trulicity, a medication for diabetes, is one of the most feel-good medication commercials I’ve ever seen. The narrator never uses the scare tactic of so many other ads, listing the terrible things that could happen if you don’t take the treatment. Instead, from start to finish, music, images, and spoken words… Read More »

Beat type 2 diabetes in middle age – and you could fight off Alzheimer’s

Beat type 2 diabetes in middle age – and you could fight off Alzheimer’s: Compelling new evidence shows high blood sugar in your 40s may trigger dementia Study of people with Alzheimer’s found 81 per cent had diabetes or prediabetes  Research found cheap diabetes drugs may be able to slow progress of disease The link… Read More »

Study links abnormally high blood sugar with higher risk of death in COVID-19 patients not previously diagnosed with diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death and also an increased risk of severe complications. The study is by Dr Yang Jin, Union Hospital and Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University… Read More »

Food as Medicine: Impact on Diabetes Management – AJMC.com Managed Markets Network

Jan E. Berger, MD, MJ; Denise Giambalvo, MHRM; and Dawn Weddle, RD This article addresses what employers need to know about food as medicine and offers practical steps to reduce barriers for their employee populations. ABSTRACT When we think of medicine to treat diabetes, we typically think of pills and insulin injections to improve glycemic… Read More »