• Top in endocrinology: Stem cell-derived therapy for type 1 diabetes; surgical weight loss

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Researchers at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions reported that a patient with type 1 diabetes gained insulin independence after receiving an investigational stem cell-derived pancreatic islet cell therapy.
    James F. Markmann, MD, PhD, the presenter of the study, showed data from two patients with long-standing type 1 diabetes who were treated with half the target dose of VZ-880. After one infusion, both participants experienced a decrease in HbA1c and daily insulin. Markmann said that patients with long-standing, severe disease are ideal candidates
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  • Testosterone therapy improves quality of life in men with hypogonadism, type 2 diabetes

    Testosterone therapy improves quality of life in men with hypogonadism, type 2 diabetes

    9 days ago - By Healio

    ATLANTA - Testosterone undecanoate therapy is associated with improved quality of life and reduced symptom severity in men with hypogonadism and type 2 diabetes, according to data presented at ENDO 2022.
    “Testosterone replacement therapy in men with type 2 diabetes with testosterone deficiency improved quality of life as assessed by the Aging Males' Symptom score,” Hugh Jones, MBChB, MD, FRCP, consultant endocrinologist at Barnsley Hospital and the University of Sheffield in the U.K., and president of the Androgen Society, told Healio. “This is the first
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