Diabetes

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.

Case Study: Combination GLP-1/DPP-4 Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

Case Study: Combination GLP-1/DPP-4 Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes

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The use of combined GLP-1/DPP-4 medication therapy is not currently supported by American Diabetes Association guidelines.

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.

Chemopreventive Impact of Metformin and Sulfonylurea in Women With Diabetes

Chemopreventive Impact of Metformin and Sulfonylurea in Women With Diabetes

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An observational study was conducted to assess the effect of metformin vs sulfonylureas on breast cancer risk in women with diabetes.

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

Should Blood Pressure Goals Differ in Patients With and Without Diabetes?

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Aggressive antihypertensive treatment (<130 mm Hg) may not be necessary in patients with diabetes.

Insulin Resistance Impacted by Circulating Extracellular RNAs

Insulin Resistance Impacted by Circulating Extracellular RNAs

Eighteen extracellular RNAs were linked to insulin resistance across age-, sex-, and BMI-adjusted models.

Diabetic Macular Edema May Result in Lower Retinal Blood Flow

Diabetic Macular Edema May Result in Lower Retinal Blood Flow

Patients with diabetic macular edema experienced lower total retinal blood flow than patients without.

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

Metabolic Response in Animal vs Plant Protein-Based Diets

While the metabolic responses to each diet were different, both diets improved patient's cardiovascular disease risk factors.

How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect Diabetes Risk?

How Does Psoriatic Arthritis Affect Diabetes Risk?

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Elevated inflammatory markers and active joint disease were both considered risk factors for developing diabetes.

NIH Announces Major Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials

NIH Announces Major Artificial Pancreas Clinical Trials

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The studies will assess the safety, efficacy, and user-friendliness among other aspects, of multiple artificial pancreas devices.

Glycemic Response Independent of Initial Diabetic Medication in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D

Glycemic Response Independent of Initial Diabetic Medication in HIV-Infected Patients With T2D

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Data from a longitudinal cohort study of patients with type 2 diabetes infected with HIV aims to elucidate whether initial choice of oral diabetic medication had effects on glycemic control.

New Or Rapidly Deteriorating Type 2 Diabetes May Be Indicative of Pancreatic Cancer

New Or Rapidly Deteriorating Type 2 Diabetes May Be Indicative of Pancreatic Cancer

Newly developing or rapidly worsening type 2 diabetes may be a signal of early pancreatic cancer, according to research presented at ECCO 2017.

CHD, Stroke Risk Markedly Increased in Diabetics With Both High TG, Low HDL-C

CHD, Stroke Risk Markedly Increased in Diabetics With Both High TG, Low HDL-C

Patients with diabetes and both high triglycerides and low HDL-C have increased risks of incident coronary heart disease and stroke.

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