Diabetes Complications

Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy Experience Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy Experience Barriers to Diabetes Self-Management

Among Asians, individuals with mild and moderate diabetic retinopathy are more likely to have fallen, and greater perceived barriers to diabetes self-management are associated with the severity of DR in an Asian population.

Examining Melancholia and Atypical Depression in T1D and T2D

Examining Melancholia and Atypical Depression in T1D and T2D

Twenty-five percent of people with type 2 diabetes and 12% of people with type 1 diabetes had depression.

Insulin Pump Associated With Fewer Complications Than Injections in Children, Adolescents

Insulin Pump Associated With Fewer Complications Than Injections in Children, Adolescents

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Although the incidence of severe hypoglycemia has decreased while insulin pump use has increased, a causal relationship has not been established between insulin administration methods and risk of complications from diabetes.

Treatment Options for Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

Treatment Options for Diabetic Neuropathic Pain

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Painful diabetic neuropathy affects approximately one-quarter of people with diabetes.

Efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Efficacy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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The efficacy and safety profile of hyperbaric oxygen therapy remains controversial because of conflicting data and small sample sizes in clinical trials.

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Challenges in Symptom Relief

Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: Challenges in Symptom Relief

A phase 2 clinical trial examined the efficacy of treating painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) with filorexant, an orexin receptor antagonist.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Type 2 Diabetes: Complications and Treatments

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Type 2 Diabetes: Complications and Treatments

Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Efficacy of Antimicrobial Treatments In Diabetic Foot Ulcers Examined

Efficacy of Antimicrobial Treatments In Diabetic Foot Ulcers Examined

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Researchers examined 22 randomized controlled trials to evaluate effects of various treatments on diabetic foot ulcers.

Eye Care in T1D: Guiding Retinopathy Screening Using HbA1c

Eye Care in T1D: Guiding Retinopathy Screening Using HbA1c

New recommendations suggest that frequency of diabetic retinopathy screening should be guided by patients' HbA1c levels.

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy May Lead to Fetal Death

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Pregnancy May Lead to Fetal Death

Diabetic ketoacidosis led to fatal demise, preterm birth, and neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

Pooled Analysis Demonstrates Safety, Tolerability of Empagliflozin

Pooled Analysis Demonstrates Safety, Tolerability of Empagliflozin

A pooled analysis examined the rates of amputation and fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes prescribed empagliflozin.

Diabetic Retinopathy Caused by Sleep Apnea in T2D

Diabetic Retinopathy Caused by Sleep Apnea in T2D

Sleep apnea was independently linked to sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in type 2 diabetes.

Increased Burden of Care With Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Infections

Increased Burden of Care With Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Infections

Diabetic foot ulcers correlated with a 3.4-fold increase in the odds of a patient needing an emergency department referral.

Nerve Decompression Potentially Beneficial  in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve Decompression Potentially Beneficial in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

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Researchers assessed whether neurolysis could alleviate pain associated with diabetic neuropathy.

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal telescreenings increased the evaluation rate for diabetic retinopathy.

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Increase Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 2 Diabetes

SGLT2 Inhibitors May Increase Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who took sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors were twice as likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis than those who took dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors.

Diabetic Nephropathy May Benefit From Antioxidants

Diabetic Nephropathy May Benefit From Antioxidants

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Antioxidants significantly reduced albuminuria vs control.

Efficacy of Anti-VEGF Treatments For Diabetic Retinopathy Explored

Efficacy of Anti-VEGF Treatments For Diabetic Retinopathy Explored

Three anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapies were linked to lowered rates of diabetic retinopathy.

Case Study: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Concerns in Type 1 Diabetes

Case Study: Diabetic Ketoacidosis Concerns in Type 1 Diabetes

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After 3 days without taking insulin, a patient presents to the emergency room with hyperglycemia and concerns of diabetic ketoacidosis.

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Canagliflozin Due to Increased Leg, Foot Amputation Risk

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Canagliflozin Due to Increased Leg, Foot Amputation Risk

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Results of 2 large clinical trials confirmed previous safety concerns surrounding canagliflozin therapy for type 2 diabetes.

Diabulimia: Comorbid Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders

Diabulimia: Comorbid Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders

Dual diagnosis of an eating disorder with type 1 diabetes -- known as diabulimia -- is a newly-recognized psychiatric illness in this patient population.

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Common in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Common in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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High rates of Enterobacteriaceae and Staphylococcus aureus were found in diabetic ulcers treated with early ambulatory surgical debridement.

Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program Successfully Implemented

Teleretinal Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program Successfully Implemented

Implementation of teleretinal diabetic retinopathy screening program reduces median time to screening from 158 to 17 days.

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

Maternal Gestational Diabetes Increases Risk for Adverse Perinatal Outcomes

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Data from a large nationwide cohort were used to determine risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in the setting of gestational diabetes.

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

Diabetic Neuropathy: Updated ADA Position Statement

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The ADA updated recommendations on prevention methods and pain management for 2 forms of diabetic neuropathy.

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Outcomes: Ranibizumab vs Retinal Photocoagulation

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Cumulative probability of proliferative diabetic retinopathy worsening was 42% in the panretinal photocoagulation group compared with 34% in the ranibizumab group.

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

Bariatric Surgery May Prevent Diabetic Retinopathy

There are fewer cases of incident diabetic retinopathy among obese patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing bariatric surgery compared with medical treatment.

Diabetes-Related Renal Failure Down in Native Americans

Diabetes-Related Renal Failure Down in Native Americans

Diabetes-related end-stage renal disease among Native American adults fell by more than half over almost 20 years.

Aflibercept Improves Vision After Laser Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema

Aflibercept Improves Vision After Laser Treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema

The drug mproves visual and anatomic outcomes among eyes experiencing visual loss after laser diabetic macular edema treatment.

AlphaB-Crystallin Levels Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

AlphaB-Crystallin Levels Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy

Vitreous levels of alphaB-crystallin are significantly higher in eyes of patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) compared with the eyes of controls without diabetes.

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