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  1. Marijuana and Diabetes: An Overview

    We provide a brief roundup of the research on marijuana use and diabetes, a chemical profile of the popular drug, and a snapshot of the laws surrounding its use. –GluColleenG Marijuana use is a frequent topic of conversation on Glu, our social forum for people who live with type 1 diabetes. To support our community, […]

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  1. FDA Warns of Risk of Rare, Serious Infection With Use of SGLT2 Inhibitors

    Twelve people who took the class of drugs developed a rare form of gangrene in the genital area over a five-year period. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The FDA has warned that those who use a class of diabetes drugs called sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors could be at risk of a rare, potentially life-threatening infection in the genital […]

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  2. Nasal Glucagon Proves Effective in Real-World Conditions

    Trial participants also reported that the experimental glucagon was easy to use in the two late-phase trials. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Data from two new studies provide evidence that nasal glucagon could be an effective treatment for hypoglycemia in a real-world setting. The two Phase III studies, funded by Eli Lilly and Locemia Solutions, aimed to gauge whether […]

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  1. FDA Agrees to Review Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes

    Sanofi has asked the FDA to approve the dual SGLT1 and SGLT2 inhibitor as a possible add-on to insulin therapy. By Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Update: On May 22, 2018, the FDA has accepted Sanofi’s filing for sotagliflozin, which would be marketed as Zynquista. For more information, click here. You can read more about the oral drug below.  The FDA […]

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  2. Project Pizza: A Slice of T1D Research with GluAlex

    Has there ever been a food more beloved and yet more challenging for people with type 1 diabetes? Something about that high carb/high fat mix makes pizza both incredibly delicious and incredibly difficult to control blood sugar! Here at Glu, GluAlex attempted to find the right pizza bolus. Here’s what he learned: Project Pizza Night […]

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  3. Study Finds Stress May Increase Insulin Needs for People with Type 1 Diabetes


    Researchers found that higher stress levels were associated with higher post-meal blood glucose levels for people with type 1 diabetes. -Danielle Gianferante/GluDanielle According to a recent study, stress can affect blood glucose levels — but only after eating. For the University Hospital of Zurich study, forty participants (21 men, 19 women) with type 1 diabetes came […]

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  4. SGLT-2 Inhibitors Associated with DKA in Type 1 Patients, Warnings Now Required

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    The FDA recently mandated that users of SGLT-2 inhibitor drugs be warned of the risks of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) after receiving more than 70 reports of DKA. The agency previously issued a safety statement regarding these drugs’ potential dangerous side effects. SGLT-2 inhibitors, such as empagliflozin (Jardiance), dapagliflozin (Farxiga), and canagliflozin (Invokana), are a promising […]

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  5. Steroid Medications Can Increase Insulin Requirements

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    Here’s what you need to know.  Type 1 diabetes (T1D) care, and particularly glycemic control, does not exist in a vacuum. Even if someone with T1D were to eat the exact same diet every day, his or her insulin requirements could still change. Exercise, stress, and environmental factors can have huge impacts on blood sugar […]

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  6. New Film Explains Monogenic Diabetes

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    An intriguing film was shown at this year’s ADA Scientific Sessions in Boston. Journey of a Miracle: Freedom from Insulin tells the story of several families who had children who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, but actually had monogenic diabetes. Dr. Louis Philipson of the University of Chicago introduced the film to the standing-room-only […]

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