Posts Tagged ‘prediabetes’

Good Question: Why Is Diabetes Incidence Going Down?

May 30, 2019 — This is now unmistakeable. And it seems like a rare piece of good news. For the first time in decades, diabetes incidence is going down. The real question is, why? And the honest answer is nobody knows. A Trend That Started in 2008 Stephen Benoit and colleagues from CDC analyzed U.S. trends in the diabetes […]

Liraglutide for Obesity Looking Like Diabetes Prevention

February 23, 2017 — An impressive new three-year study of 3 mg liraglutide for obesity (Saxenda) finds that this therapy provides a large reduction in the risk of developing diabetes in people who have prediabetes. Published yesterday in Lancet, investigators found an 80% reduction in the risk of progressing to diabetes. In a post-hoc analysis, they made further assumptions […]

Most Californians May Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

March 15, 2016 — Here’s a jolt. New data published by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research suggest that 55% of people in California have either diabetes or prediabetes. The headlines generated by this study are sensational, but there’s no obvious reason to doubt the report’s accuracy. In this report, we can glimpse a future filled with chronic […]