Endocrine Research Archives - BCDiabetes

New Study Questions Effectiveness of Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

Living With Diabetes,Research

New study questions Type 2 diabetes treatment “No evidence glucose-lowering drugs help ward off long-term complications, researchers say.” This is a massive statement so we sought our medical director, Dr. Tom Elliott, for insight.   The CBC recently reported on a publication by Dr. Victor Montori, of the Mayo Clinic in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes arguing a […]

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Shock Treatment To Improve Erectile Dysfunction?

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A recent publication in European Urology suggests that there is overwhelming evidence that using a low-intensity shock treatment (LI-ESWT) can positively impact patients with mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction. This is a promising form of therapy that requires more research. For now drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis) remain the mainstay of therapy followed by the […]

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Flame retardants tied to risk of thyroid disease in women

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In a recent Environmental Health journal, Joseph G. Allen, et al. published the results of a review of data on thyroid problems and blood concentrations of four different types of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in women interviewed in 2003 and 2004. BCDiabetes medical director, Dr. Tom Elliott discusses the impact this particular research could impact clinical care. The recent […]

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