Diabetes

Anticholinergic Medications May Increase Dementia Risk in Diabetes

Anticholinergic Medications May Increase Dementia Risk in Diabetes

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Patients with diabetes who take anticholinergic medications for overactive bladder may have an increased risk for dementia.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

Increase in DPP-4i, Sulfonylurea Use in Diabetic Nephropathy

Increase in DPP-4i, Sulfonylurea Use in Diabetic Nephropathy

Researchers examined prescription patterns for 6 classes of medications used among patients with diabetic nephropathy.

Hypovitaminosis D Associated With High 24-Hour Ambulatory BP in Type 2 Diabetes

Hypovitaminosis D Associated With High 24-Hour Ambulatory BP in Type 2 Diabetes

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Researchers examined 24-hour and ambulatory blood pressure to determine the relationship between hypertension and low levels of vitamin D.

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

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Glucose levels were measured at 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after study participants consumed sugary drinks.

Elevated Pancreatic Polypeptide May Predict Coronary Artery Disease in T2DM

Elevated Pancreatic Polypeptide May Predict Coronary Artery Disease in T2DM

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Pancreatic polypeptide significantly correlated with Framingham 10-year risk for coronary artery disease.

Diabetes Incidence Rates Increase With Higher Outdoor Temperature in US

Diabetes Incidence Rates Increase With Higher Outdoor Temperature in US

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The age-adjusted diabetes incidence rates increased per 1°C increase in temperature.

 Is Diabetes a Modifier of CV Risk After DAPT Cessation Post-DES PCI?

Is Diabetes a Modifier of CV Risk After DAPT Cessation Post-DES PCI?

Risk of major adverse cardiovascular events up for DAPT disruption, regardless of diabetes status

Pharmacological Treatments to Reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

Pharmacological Treatments to Reduce Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

A systematic literature review evaluated the effect of pharmacologic treatments of diabetic peripheral neuropathy on patients' pain and QOL.

Does Inositol Combination Therapy Prevent GDM in Women With DM Family History?

Does Inositol Combination Therapy Prevent GDM in Women With DM Family History?

No difference in incidence of gestational diabetes was noted between those who took inositol supplements vs those who did not.

Acute Kidney Injury Rate High in Hospitalized Children With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Acute Kidney Injury Rate High in Hospitalized Children With Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Of the children who developed acute kidney injury, 34.9% had stage 1, 45.3% had stage 2, and 19.8% had stage 3.

Diabetes Risk in Elderly Women Increased by Statin Use

Diabetes Risk in Elderly Women Increased by Statin Use

Although statins reduce CV events, they may increase the risk of new-onset diabetes in older women.

Do Higher Temperatures Increase Diabetes Incidence?

Do Higher Temperatures Increase Diabetes Incidence?

Age-adjusted diabetes incidence increased for every 1 degree celcius temperature increase.

Angiography May Mitigate Poor CV Outcomes In Diabetes

Angiography May Mitigate Poor CV Outcomes In Diabetes

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Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity.

STEMI Symptom Presentation Delayed in Diabetes

STEMI Symptom Presentation Delayed in Diabetes

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Time to presentation grew for every unit increase in patient's hemoglobin A1c level.

Update: ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Emphasize Metformin Therapy

Update: ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Emphasize Metformin Therapy

An update to the ADA's 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes indicates that, barring contraindication, patients with type 2 diabetes should undergo metformin therapy as first-line treatment.

A Clinician's Plea for More Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Diabetes

A Clinician's Plea for More Pragmatic Clinical Trials in Diabetes

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Studies designed to address real-world challenges can potentially lead to both better-informed clinical decision making and improved outcomes.

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

Insulin Therapy in Pregnant Women With Preexisting Diabetes

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Insulin types and regimens should be determined on an individual basis since there is insufficient data to support one treatment over another.

Positive Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Intensification

Positive Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Intensification

Patients experience greater reductions in HbA1c when intensification of therapy with oral antidiabetic drugs was not delayed.

Do Gluten-Free Diets Elevate Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Do Gluten-Free Diets Elevate Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

Study participants who ate the least amount of gluten (less than 4 grams per day) were the most likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Increases Risks of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic HF

Diabetes Increases Risks of Adverse Outcomes in Chronic HF

One-year rates of all-cause death, CVD death, and heart failure hospitalization were all elevated in patients with diabetes.

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

Bariatric Surgery Decreases Microvascular Complications in Obese Patients

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A significant interaction occurred between baseline glycemic status and treatment effect on microvascular disease incidence.

Complication Rates In Adolescents With Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

Complication Rates In Adolescents With Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators found early signs of kidney disease, retinopathy, arterial stiffness, and hypertension in adolescents with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Using Analogies in Endocrinology to Better Care for Patients

Using Analogies in Endocrinology to Better Care for Patients

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An endocrinologist discusses the value of using everyday analogies to explain diabetes management issues to his patients.

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.

Should Dentists Screen Periodontitis Patients for Diabetes?

Should Dentists Screen Periodontitis Patients for Diabetes?

Among patients with varying levels of periodontitis, prediabetes or type 2 diabetes diagnoses were common.

BP Effects of Novel Glucagon Receptor Antagonist May Limit Clinical Utility

BP Effects of Novel Glucagon Receptor Antagonist May Limit Clinical Utility

Glucagon receptor antagonist LY2409021 was linked to increases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients.

GLP-1RA Therapy Plus Exercise for Management of Dysregulated Type 2 Diabetes

GLP-1RA Therapy Plus Exercise for Management of Dysregulated Type 2 Diabetes

GLP-1RA therapy may limit the benefit of exercise on patients with dysregulated type 2 diabetes, according to research.

Diabetes Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

Diabetes Psychosocial Care Addressed by ADA in First Published Recommendations

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Evidence-based guidelines and clinician recommendations have been evaluated to create the first-of-its-kind statement focused on psychosocial care of people with diabetes.

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