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Type 2 diabetics ‘may fast during Ramadan’

Patients with type 2 diabetes may fast during Ramadan, provided they adhere to their prescribed medication and ensure they do not overindulge at Iftar, or the breaking of the fast, according to a leading doctor in Abu Dhabi. Urgin

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New diabetes drug wins approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jentadueto (linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets for adults with Type 2 diabetes. The new tablet combines the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor, linagliptin and metformi

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Type 2 diabetics 'face higher heart disease risk'

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one killer among Type 2 diabetes patients, according to a research by global healthcare major MSD. MSD presented its latest diabetes research and development insights during the Congress of the Intern

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Diabetes breakthrough stalled in safety debate

It's a dream of medical science that looks tantalizingly within reach: the artificial pancreas, a potential breakthrough treatment for the scourge of type 1 diabetes. Meant to mimic the function of a real pancreas, the artificial versi

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Brown rice can lower risk of diabetes

People who eat brown rice or other whole grains seem to have a lower risk of developing diabetes than those who eat white rice, according to a US study. A team of researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women&#

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Sanofi signs $335m exclusive diabetes deal

Sanofi-Aventis has signed an exclusive agreement on a possible new diabetes treatment with US biotech CureDM as part of the French drugmaker's aim to become a leader in the spreading disease.    Sanofi could pay CureDM as m

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