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Categories: diabetes


Announcement advocating increased screenings for diabetes ignores harms of overdiagnosis

3 11/22/2016

Device for type 2 diabetes: Release prematurely touts benefits from 60-person study


Weight Watchers for type 2 diabetes: PR release left out researchers’ many financial ties to the corporation


Metformin ‘could slow development of heart disease’ in type 1 diabetes? Release vastly overstates what small study can tell us.


PR release on oral insulin pill opened door to questions about benefits, evidence

2 3/25/2016

Exaggeration found in PR release claim that anyone can “reverse” their Type 2 diabetes


Exemplary explanation of study comparing diabetic macular edema treatments


Generally strong description of diabetic retinopathy drug trial — but more transparency please


Does sleep apnea treatment really “lower diabetes risk”? This news release oversells the evidence