Diabetes Archive

Two New Diabetes Medications Now Available

Two New Diabetes Medications Now Available

Two recently-approved diabetes treatments, a semaglutide injection and an insuline aspart injection, are now available in pharmacies across the United States.

Safety, Efficacy of Semaglutide for Inadequately Controlled T2D

Safety, Efficacy of Semaglutide for Inadequately Controlled T2D

Patients with type 2 diabetes who received once-weekly semaglutide had statistically greater reductions in HbA1c and body weight compared with those treated with dulaglutide.

Updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

Updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

ADA's recommendations reflect the latest advances in evidence-based research to improve care for millions of people with diabetes.

Assessing the Link Between Chronic Migraine and Insulin Resistance

Assessing the Link Between Chronic Migraine and Insulin Resistance

Study assessed the relationship of fasting neuropeptide Y with insulin resistance, β-cell function, and glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in nonobese female patients with chronic migraine.

High Deductibles Decreased ED Visits in Patients With Diabetes

High Deductibles Decreased ED Visits in Patients With Diabetes

Patients who switch to high-deductible health plans have a decrease in health care utilization, though high-severity emergency department visit expenditures increase in people from low-income neighborhoods.

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Diabetes

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Diabetes

Findings may have implications for social policies to extend paid maternity leave to achieve higher intensity and longer duration of breastfeeding.

Remission of T2D Possible With Strict Glycemic Control

Remission of T2D Possible With Strict Glycemic Control

Stricter glycemic control during short-term intensive insulin therapy for newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients is associated with a higher likelihood of remission at 1 year.

Improved islet encapsulation device for the treatment of type 1 diabetes [PreClinical]

A device for islet transplantation for type 1 diabetes was designed and demonstrated to be safe and retrievable in animal models. When tested in mice and dogs, this device successfully reduced glucose levels.

Duration of Prediabetes, Diabetes Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Dysfunction

Duration of Prediabetes, Diabetes Independently Associated With Subclinical Atherosclerosis, Cardiac Dysfunction

Data emphasize the importance of early identification and management of those at risk for diabetes and prediabetes in order to limit exposure to the adverse cardiovascular effects of a longer duration of these conditions.

Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Pregestational Diabetes on Metformin

Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women With Pregestational Diabetes on Metformin

Higher risks for adverse pregnancy outcomes observed in pregnant women taking metformin for pregestational diabetes are not a result of metformin, but diabetes.

Effects of Sitagliptin on Standardized Insulin Secretion, B-Cell Function

Effects of Sitagliptin on Standardized Insulin Secretion, B-Cell Function

A single dose of the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor sitagliptin is associated with increased standardized insulin secretion, with no impact on β-cell glucose sensitivity.

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Adherence Varies Across Medication Classes

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Adherence Varies Across Medication Classes

There is considerable variation in adherence across medication classes for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, including sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and metformin.

Glucagon Underutilized in Prehospital, Outpatient Settings

Glucagon Underutilized in Prehospital, Outpatient Settings

Despite the safety profile of glucagon, researchers found that it is infrequently prescribed in the prehospital and outpatient setting.

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Increased With Diet Soda Consumption

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Increased With Diet Soda Consumption

There was an independent association between high diet soft drink consumption and the likelihood of having proliferative diabetic retinopathy; there was no association seen between regular soda drink consumption and diabetic retinopathy.

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, T2D

Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, T2D

Clinical guidelines should include postpartum screening and management for all cardiovascular risk factors in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes and not restrict it to diabetes.

Update on Discontinuation of Tanzeum Injections

Update on Discontinuation of Tanzeum Injections

The initial decision to discontinue Tanzeum was announced in August 2017 due to limited prescribing of the drug and not because of safety concerns.

No Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension in Living Kidney Donors

No Increased Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension in Living Kidney Donors

Living kidney donors have no increased risks for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, or adverse psychological health outcomes.

Women With Diabetes Have Higher Breast Cancer-Specific Mortality

Women With Diabetes Have Higher Breast Cancer-Specific Mortality

Breast cancer-specific mortality remains higher among women with diabetes who have longer diabetes duration or preexisting cardiovascular disease.

Weight Gain, Incident Glucose Disorders Associated With Long-Term HIV Therapy in Men

Weight Gain, Incident Glucose Disorders Associated With Long-Term HIV Therapy in Men

Even modest gains in abdominal fat in HIV-positive men undergoing long-term viral treatment are associated with the development of diabetes.

Sleep Extension Viable Strategy to Reducing Free Sugar Intake

Sleep Extension Viable Strategy to Reducing Free Sugar Intake

For adults who are habitually short sleepers, a personalized sleep extension protocol is feasible and may improve diet by reducing sugar intake.

Genetic Variants Linked to Phenotypic Heterogeneity of Type 1 Diabetes

Genetic Variants Linked to Phenotypic Heterogeneity of Type 1 Diabetes

Transcription factor 7 like 2 genetic variants contribute to phenotypic heterogeneity of type 1 diabetes.

T1D, T2D May Have Protective Effects on Risk for Migraine

T1D, T2D May Have Protective Effects on Risk for Migraine

Results from a study investigating diabetes and migraine in the Norwegian population show that type 1 and type 2 diabetes were significantly associated with a decreased risk for migraine.

Balance Training May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults With T2D

Balance Training May Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults With T2D

Balance training interventions (supervised and unsupervised) led to significant improvements in a number of physiological measures, ultimately reflected in a decline in fall risk for older adults with T2D.

Sulfonylureas May Increase Tuberculosis Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Sulfonylureas May Increase Tuberculosis Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with sulfonylureas may be at a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis, compared with patients treated with metformin.

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

In patients with an acute coronary syndrome and LDL-C >50 mg/dL, healthcare providers should consider adding ezetimibe to statin therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.

Insulin Resistance in HCV May Be Reversed With Treatment

Insulin Resistance in HCV May Be Reversed With Treatment

Hepatitis C is associated with insulin resistance, and elimination of the virus may help re-establish glycemic control in affected patients.

Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Higher Rates of Serious Infection

Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Higher Rates of Serious Infection

Patients with diabetes had higher rates for all 19 infection categories with the highest incidence rate ratios seen for bone and joint infections, sepsis, and cellulitis.

First-line Metformin Use for Type 2 Diabetes Increases Over Last Decade

First-line Metformin Use for Type 2 Diabetes Increases Over Last Decade

Among patients with type 2 diabetes initiating antidiabetes drugs, first-line use of metformin has increased since 2005.

Differences in Modifiable Risk Factors Contribute to Increased T2D Risk Among Blacks

Differences in Modifiable Risk Factors Contribute to Increased T2D Risk Among Blacks

Differences in traditional modifiable diabetes risk factors between black and white individuals may contribute to the racial disparity in diabetes incidence in middle age.

NovoFine 30G 8mm Pen Needle Will Be Discontinued

NovoFine 30G 8mm Pen Needle Will Be Discontinued

Novo Nordisk has announced that the NovoFine 30G 8mm pen needle will be discontinued on or before April 30, 2018.

No Difference in Hydrolyzed vs Conventional Formula Among Infants at Risk for T1D

No Difference in Hydrolyzed vs Conventional Formula Among Infants at Risk for T1D

Weaning to a hydrolyzed formula did not reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes in children with an increased disease risk.

Interactive, Personalized Simulation May Change Behavioral Intentions in T2D

Interactive, Personalized Simulation May Change Behavioral Intentions in T2D

An interactive, personalized simulation can change behavioral intentions among individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Effect of Intra-Articular Depot Betamethasone on Insulin Resistance in T2D

Effect of Intra-Articular Depot Betamethasone on Insulin Resistance in T2D

Patients identified with increased insulin resistance following intra-articular corticosteroid injection or any systemic steroid treatment might need a special emphasis regarding management and followup.

Acute Kidney Injury Increases Risk for Postdischarge Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

Acute Kidney Injury Increases Risk for Postdischarge Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

Patients with acute kidney injury vs those without experienced hypoglycemia more frequently across all anti-diabetes drug regimens.

Longer lactation duration linked to lower risk of diabetes in women

In this 30-year prospective cohort study, self-reported duration of lactation in women of childbearing age was associated with a lower risk of development of diabetes.

Trends in CVD, Risk Factors, and Medications in Children With T1D

Trends in CVD, Risk Factors, and Medications in Children With T1D

Children with T1D had statistically significantly higher prevalence rates of hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and used more CV medication compared with a matched diabetes-free reference cohort in the period after the onset of diabetes.

Takeout Food May Increase Adverse Health Consequences in Children

Takeout Food May Increase Adverse Health Consequences in Children

Efforts to reduce takeaway meal consumption in children could have both short-term and long-term health benefits.

Efficacy of Novel GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Drug Device Examined

Efficacy of Novel GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Drug Device Examined

In this phase 3 study, statistically and clinically meaningful improvements in HbA1c, body weight, and the proportion of patients achieving goal HbA1c <7% (53mmol/mol) were demonstrated with 2 doses of ITCA 650 vs placebo.

Safety of Novel Soluble Glucagon Analog for Severe Hypoglycemia in T1D Evaluated

Safety of Novel Soluble Glucagon Analog for Severe Hypoglycemia in T1D Evaluated

Dasiglucagon is well-tolerated and is associated with an early pharmacodynamic response similar to that of GlucaGen for severe hypoglycemia.

Higher BUN May Increase Risk for Incident Diabetes

Higher BUN May Increase Risk for Incident Diabetes

Findings showed that as the estimated glomerular filtration rate decreased and the blood urea nitrogen level increased, the risk for incident diabetes became progressively more pronounced.

QoL, Self-Management Improved in T2D With Community-Based Program

QoL, Self-Management Improved in T2D With Community-Based Program

A community-based program improves quality of life and self-management in older adults with type 2 diabetes and comorbidities.

New Formulation of Once-Weekly Exenatide Available for T2D

New Formulation of Once-Weekly Exenatide Available for T2D

A new formulation of exenatide extended-release that is supplied in a once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device that comes prefilled with a pre-attached hidden needle, is now available.

Individualized Glycemic Control in T2D May Be Cost-Effective

Individualized Glycemic Control in T2D May Be Cost-Effective

An individualized approach to glycemic control in type 2 diabetes is likely to reduce costs and improve quality of life.

Increased Risk of Diabetes-Related ED Visits With Unstable Housing

Increased Risk of Diabetes-Related ED Visits With Unstable Housing

Unstable housing is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetes-related emergency department visits and hospitalization.

Alum-Formulated Glutamate Decarboxylase Injections Safe for Prediabetic Children

Alum-Formulated Glutamate Decarboxylase Injections Safe for Prediabetic Children

Study evaluated the safety and efficacy of autoantigen-specific therapy with alum-formulated glutamate decarboxylase in nondiabetic children with multiple islet autoantibodies.

Pediatric T2D: Lower HbA1c Predicts Better Outcomes With Metformin Monotherapy

Pediatric T2D: Lower HbA1c Predicts Better Outcomes With Metformin Monotherapy

Findings accentuate the much greater concern regarding clinical outcomes in participants who did not respond to metformin monotherapy.

Higher Risk for Stroke, MI in Patients With Gout, Diabetes

Higher Risk for Stroke, MI in Patients With Gout, Diabetes

Patients with both gout and diabetes are at a much higher risk for stroke and myocardial infarction than with diabetes alone.

Cumulative Risk of ESRD Decreased Over Time for T1D

Cumulative Risk of ESRD Decreased Over Time for T1D

The cumulative risk of end-stage renal disease among patients with type 1 diabetes has declined over time in Finland.

Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

A woman presents to the emergency department with lethargy and marked shortness of breath after being discharged from another hospital for pyelonephritis complicated by cardiac arrest.

Long-Term Mortality Increased in Patients With T2D in All Weight Categories

Long-Term Mortality Increased in Patients With T2D in All Weight Categories

For patients with type 2 diabetes, all weight categories show increased long-term mortality, with a nadir at a body mass index of 25 to <30.

Clinical Outcomes in T2D: Low-Carbohydrate vs Calorie-Restricted Diet

Clinical Outcomes in T2D: Low-Carbohydrate vs Calorie-Restricted Diet

Well-constructed and individualized nutrition therapy programs were found to effectively reduce HbA1c and BMI in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

Depression and Severe Dysglycemia Associated Bidirectionally in T1D

Depression and Severe Dysglycemia Associated Bidirectionally in T1D

For patients with type 1 diabetes, there is a bidirectional association between depression and severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.

Weight Management With Routine Primary Care Effective for T2D Control, Remission

Weight Management With Routine Primary Care Effective for T2D Control, Remission

The DiRECT study provides the first evidence from a randomized trial of a dietary and lifestyle intervention with remission of type 2 diabetes as a primary outcome.

Preoperative Liraglutide May Stabilize Postoperative Plasma Glucose in T2D

Preoperative Liraglutide May Stabilize Postoperative Plasma Glucose in T2D

For patients with type 2 diabetes undergoing non-cardiac surgery, premedication with liraglutide is associated with reduced median plasma glucose 1 hour postoperatively.

Rate of Major Complications Low After Bariatric Surgery

Rate of Major Complications Low After Bariatric Surgery

The rates of 3 major complications at less than 30 days after bariatric surgery are low and vary among surgical procedures.

Diabetes Treatments

Antidiabetic agents for the treatment of diabetes including maintenance and max doses.

Glucose-Responsive Exendin-4 Delivery Device for T2D Holds Promise

Glucose-Responsive Exendin-4 Delivery Device for T2D Holds Promise

A smart exendin-4 delivery device is a promising therapeutic option for type 2 diabetes that can provide safe, long-term, and on-demand Ex4 therapy.

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

FDA Approves First Shock Wave Device for Treating Diabetic Foot Ulcers

The FDA has granted marketing clearance of the first shock wave device intended for use in the treatment of chronic, full-thickness diabetic foot ulcers.

Increased Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children With Asthma

Increased Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children With Asthma

A previous diagnosis of asthma increases the risk for subsequent type 1 diabetes by 41%, but a previous diagnosis of type 1 diabetes decreases the risk of subsequent asthma by 18%.

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Reduces CV Events Similarly in Patients With/Without T2D

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Reduces CV Events Similarly in Patients With/Without T2D

Researchers assessed the effect of both type 2 diabetes and baseline cardiovascular disease risk on the treatment effect of intensive blood pressure lowering based on data and pooled analysis from 14,094 patients.

CV Event Prediction, Risk Assessment in Type 2 Diabetes

CV Event Prediction, Risk Assessment in Type 2 Diabetes

Risk of cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and subgroups of coronary artery disease was examined.

FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for T2D in Adults

FDA Approves 3 New Drugs for T2D in Adults

Steglatro is indicated as adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and Steglujan is indicated as adjunct when treatment with both ertugliflozin and sitagliptin are appropriate.

Positive Antihyperglycemic, Metabolic Effects With Ranolazine in Patients With Diabetes

Positive Antihyperglycemic, Metabolic Effects With Ranolazine in Patients With Diabetes

While there is increasing positive data for the utilization of ranolazine, a majority of the data did not come from large randomized controlled trials that looked at metabolic parameters as their primary end point.

Does Genetic Susceptibility Lead to Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes?

Does Genetic Susceptibility Lead to Late-Onset Type 1 Diabetes?

In older adults, in whom T1D is rare, patients with diabetes who are positive for autoantibodies are as likely to be false positive with T2D as true positive with T1D.

Corticosteroids Linked With Risk for Fracture, VTE, Sepsis in Diabetes

Corticosteroids Linked With Risk for Fracture, VTE, Sepsis in Diabetes

Corticosteroids should be used with caution in patients with diabetes and mitigating factors should be considered.

Alogliptin Associated With Lower Fracture Risk Than Linagliptin, Saxagliptin in T2D

Alogliptin Associated With Lower Fracture Risk Than Linagliptin, Saxagliptin in T2D

Network meta-analysis provided some information on differences between DPP-4 inhibitors, traditional anti-diabetes agents, and placebo in bone fracture.

Standard Care vs Telemedicine for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Follow-up Care

Standard Care vs Telemedicine for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Follow-up Care

Patients from 3 sites participated in a trial examining the noninferiority of telemedicine vs standard outpatient care for diabetic foot ulcer follow-up treatment.

Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction Involved in Hypertension Development in T1D

Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction Involved in Hypertension Development in T1D

A life-course study evaluated the contribution of vascular endothelial dysfunction and inflammation to the development of hypertension in type 1 diabetes.

Urinary Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio Aids CV Risk Assessment in T2D

Urinary Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio Aids CV Risk Assessment in T2D

Urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio can be independently associated with various adverse CV outcomes.

Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Beneficial But Challenges Remain

Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring Beneficial But Challenges Remain

Although sharing of real-time continuous glucose monitoring data can create tension between patients with type 1 diabetes and family members, it can also facilitate greater empowerment and perceptions of safety among both patients and their caregivers.

Effect of SGLT2 Inhibitors on Early Metabolic Decompensation in T1D

Effect of SGLT2 Inhibitors on Early Metabolic Decompensation in T1D

Patients with T1D are not susceptible to accelerated lipolysis and ketogenesis, despite the reduction in overnight basal insulin doses during SGLT2i treatment.

Optimal Dose of Linagliptin Determined for Pediatric T2D

Optimal Dose of Linagliptin Determined for Pediatric T2D

Study sought to determine the optimal dosing of linagliptin for the treatment of children with type 2 diabetes.

Measuring Quality of Life Important When Evaluating Diabetes Treatments

Measuring Quality of Life Important When Evaluating Diabetes Treatments

Patients with diabetes report worse quality of life with more intensified treatment, demonstrating the importance of measuring quality of life outcomes when evaluating diabetes treatments.

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain in Diabetic Polyneuropathy

Spinal Cord Stimulation Reduces Pain in Diabetic Polyneuropathy

As many as one-quarter of individuals with diabetes will experience painful neuropathic symptoms for which treatment is limited.

Prediabetes Diagnosis Categorized as Diabetes With 2-Hour Plasma Glucose Test

Prediabetes Diagnosis Categorized as Diabetes With 2-Hour Plasma Glucose Test

Investigators sought to examine whether individuals with prediabetes, based on A1c and fasting plasma glucose levels, would have a diagnosis of diabetes when using a 2-hour plasma glucose test.

Identifying Risk for Microalbuminuria in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Identifying Risk for Microalbuminuria in Children With Type 1 Diabetes

Study sought to evaluate whether baseline autonomic dysfunction was predictive of future increases in urine albumin-creatinine ratio in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Preferred Method of Revascularization in Diabetes

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Preferred Method of Revascularization in Diabetes

In patients with diabetes, coronary artery bypass grafting may be the preferred method of revascularization, with lower rates of major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular events.

No Interaction Among Dietary/Genetic Variables, Iron Status, T2D Risk

No Interaction Among Dietary/Genetic Variables, Iron Status, T2D Risk

No convincing evidence that the interplay of dietary and genetic factors related to body iron status associates with the risk of type 2 diabetes above the level expected.

Glycemic Control Variations With Biphasic Insulin Aspart vs Basal-Bolus Therapy

Glycemic Control Variations With Biphasic Insulin Aspart vs Basal-Bolus Therapy

A randomized controlled trial evaluated whether treatment intensification with biphasic insulin aspart 30 improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Psychosocial Benefits of a Bihormonal Bionic Pancreas System in T1D

Psychosocial Benefits of a Bihormonal Bionic Pancreas System in T1D

Participants reported improvements in many psychosocial variables associated with using an automated bihormonal bionic pancreas system relative to self-management of diabetes using their own insulin pump.

Safety of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Diabetes

Safety of Chronic Total Occlusion Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Diabetes

There were no significant differences in coronary disease-specific health status or dyspnea benefits of chronic total occlusion PCI in patients with and without diabetes.

Oral Insulin Not a Reliable Preventive Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes

Oral Insulin Not a Reliable Preventive Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes

Investigators sought to delay or prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes by administering a once-daily oral insulin tablet.

Severe Hypoglycemia Linked to High Risk for CV Events in Adults With T2D

Severe Hypoglycemia Linked to High Risk for CV Events in Adults With T2D

Findings from a new study suggest that episodes of severe hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes are associated with high rates of subsequent cardiovascular events.

Physical Activity, Sedentary Time May Increase Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Prediabetes

Physical Activity, Sedentary Time May Increase Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Prediabetes

A study sought to clarify whether total physical activity during the day is equally as important as achieving high levels of intensity associated with moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.

New Report Standardizes Clinically Meaningful T1D Outcomes Beyond HbA1c Testing

New Report Standardizes Clinically Meaningful T1D Outcomes Beyond HbA1c Testing

Representatives from multiple associations and societies have issued a new report standardizing clinically meaningful outcome measures for type 1 diabetes, beyond using HbA1c testing.

Incidence of Diabetes Reduced With Medications, Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Incidence of Diabetes Reduced With Medications, Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Lifestyle modification and medications can reduce the incidence of diabetes in adults at risk, although the effects of medications are short-lived.

One-Hour Glucose Readings Predict T2D Risk Better Than 2-Hour Measurements

One-Hour Glucose Readings Predict T2D Risk Better Than 2-Hour Measurements

A prospective cohort study was conducted to determine if 1 hour vs 2 hour blood glucose levels were better for predicting the development of type 2 diabetes.

More Evidence That Saxagliptin Does Not Increase Risk for AMI in Diabetes

More Evidence That Saxagliptin Does Not Increase Risk for AMI in Diabetes

Patients with diabetes taking saxagliptin, sitagliptin, second-generation sulfonylureas, pioglitazone, and long-acting insulin were assessed for the risk of acute myocardial infarction.

Elderly Patients With T2D, Heart Failure Have High Risk for Mortality

Elderly Patients With T2D, Heart Failure Have High Risk for Mortality

A strong association was found in study between poor survival in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications, especially heart failure.

FDA Approves Admelog Short-Acting Insulin Lispro Injection

FDA Approves Admelog Short-Acting Insulin Lispro Injection

Drug approval was granted through an abbreviated approval pathway, based on Humalog clinical data.

Effects of Peer Influence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

Effects of Peer Influence in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

Study underscores the need to focus on the peer context to understand the functioning of youths with type 1 diabetes.

Improving Daily Glucose Monitoring in Adolescents With Incentive-Based Approach

Improving Daily Glucose Monitoring in Adolescents With Incentive-Based Approach

Incentive-based approaches developed to improve daily adherence to a single behavioral process, such as blood glucose monitoring in adolescents, may not be as effective as multicomponent interventions that address emotional, social, and family processes of diabetes self-management.

Injected and Oral Medications Equally Safe for Gestational Diabetes

Injected and Oral Medications Equally Safe for Gestational Diabetes

Investigators review the safety and efficacy of non-pharmacologic therapy, oral antidiabetic medications, and insulin in women with gestational diabetes.

HbA1c Predicts Risk for T2D in African American, White Patients

HbA1c Predicts Risk for T2D in African American, White Patients

Investigators believe that type 2 diabetes risk assessment would be optimal with fasting glucose and HbA1c levels.

Utilizing Trend Arrow Data in CGM Systems to Manage Diabetes in Children

Utilizing Trend Arrow Data in CGM Systems to Manage Diabetes in Children

Recommendations for utilizing trend arrow data in a mobile continuous glucose monitoring system were recently issued for pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes.

Effect of Prior Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Outcomes With a Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Effect of Prior Glucose Monitoring on Glycemic Outcomes With a Hybrid Closed-Loop System

Patients with prior experience using a continuous glucose monitoring system may benefit from the MiniMed 670G HCL system therapy.

Remotely Connected Diabetes System Improves Glycemic Control in Insulin-Treated Diabetes

Remotely Connected Diabetes System Improves Glycemic Control in Insulin-Treated Diabetes

A remotely connected diabetes management system increased patent satisfaction and improved glycemic control in patients with insulin-treated diabetes.

Utilizing Trend Arrow Data in CGM Systems to Manage Diabetes in Adults

Utilizing Trend Arrow Data in CGM Systems to Manage Diabetes in Adults

Interpreting trend arrow data from continuous glucose monitoring may provide additional data to improve glycemic control in adults with diabetes mellitus.

Insulin Associated With BMD Loss at Femoral Neck in Women With T2D

Insulin Associated With BMD Loss at Femoral Neck in Women With T2D

Bone mineral density was evaluated annually of the lumbar spine and femoral neck.

DPP4 Inhibitors Provide Greater Long-Term Glycemic Control Than Sulfonylureas

DPP4 Inhibitors Provide Greater Long-Term Glycemic Control Than Sulfonylureas

Investigators discuss an added benefit of using DPP4 inhibitors would be a lower incidence of hypoglycemia.

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