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January's Most Popular Stories

Published: 1/30/23 10:38 am
By Andrew Briskin

In case you missed them, below you'll find our top four stories from January 2023. This month's best stories cover various topics including recipes, new drug approvals, and more!

1. The Biggest Myth About Starting Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

People have the misconception that taking glucose-lowering medication is a sign of weakness or that it means you are very sick. Early treatment, however, may be the key to keeping you healthier over time.

2. Spice Up Your Winter Recipes—And Maybe Improve Brain Health

Could the spices in your kitchen cabinet protect or even improve brain health? The research is limited, but you can still enjoy the wonderful flavors and potential benefits that spices have to offer, with these recipes.

3. Desperate to Feel Better: A Teen With T1D Tries an Off-Label Drug

What do you do when the approved drugs and treatments for managing your type 1 diabetes don’t seem to be enough? Lilly Varon, a teen with type 1 diabetes, turned to off-label medications with the help of her doctor.

4. Rybelsus Now First Line Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

The FDA has just announced that Rybelsus has now been approved as an initial treatment option for type 2 diabetes. In addition to the glucose-lowering effects, Rybelsus has also been found to help protect the heart.​

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About the authors

Drew Briskin joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Health and Societies with a minor in Chemistry. As an undergraduate,... Read the full bio »