The Diabetes Drug That Could Prevent Long COVID

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A University of Minnesota study found that metformin, a widely available diabetes drug, can prevent long COVID. Participants taking metformin were over 40% less likely to develop long COVID, with a 63% reduction in risk if started within four days of symptom onset. The study involved over 1,200 overweight or […]

Diabetes drug metformin could reduce risk

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Share on PinterestIn a new study, metformin treatment was associated with a lower incidence of long COVID. Image credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images. Researchers evaluated whether a common diabetes medication, metformin, can prevent long COVID. They found that metformin can reduce long COVID diagnoses by 40%. Further studies are needed to […]

Countering High Genetic Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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A new study has found a strong correlation between high levels of physical activity and a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, even among individuals with a high genetic predisposition for the condition. The research, involving 59,325 UK Biobank participants monitored via wrist-worn accelerometers over a period of up to […]

American College of Lifestyle Medicine Launches Bill of Rights to Raise Awareness of Lifestyle Medicine’s Role in Type 2 Diabetes Informed Consent and Treatment

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A patient with type 2 diabetes does not give fully informed consent if a Lifestyle Medicine option is not presented. Tweet this The Bill of Rights is a companion to ACLM’s recently launched “Reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance with Lifestyle Medicine” 18-hour, 20-module, evidence-based CME/CE accredited online course […]

List of Diabetes, Type 2 Medications (161 Compared)

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Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is characterized by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Although some symptoms may be similar, it is a different condition to type 1 diabetes. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, most people with type 2 diabetes still […]

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