Diabetes

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.

Surgical Intervention Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid T2D, Lumbar Stenosis

Surgical Intervention Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid T2D, Lumbar Stenosis

Postoperative changes in glycosylated hemoglobin correlated with improvements in disability scores after surgery.

Tight Glycemic Control Not Beneficial in Critically Ill Children

Tight Glycemic Control Not Beneficial in Critically Ill Children

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Keeping blood sugar at lower levels does not confer extra benefit in critically ill infants and children.

Report: National Academies Evaluate Health Effects, Benefits of Cannabis

Report: National Academies Evaluate Health Effects, Benefits of Cannabis

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a report detailing the health effects of cannabis use.

Prediabetes Screening Tests Have Low Accuracy

Prediabetes Screening Tests Have Low Accuracy

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Fasting glucose is specific but not sensitive, and HbA1c is neither sensitive nor specific.

Diabetes Requiring Insulin May Raise Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Diabetes Requiring Insulin May Raise Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation

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Insulin-requiring diabetes was associated with a higher risk for stroke/systemic embolism incidence at 1-year follow-up.

Elevated Aspirin Nonresponsiveness in Type 2 Diabetes

Elevated Aspirin Nonresponsiveness in Type 2 Diabetes

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Researchers set out to determine whether or not aspirin therapy in type 2 diabetes is effective.

In Gestational Diabetes, Glyburide Similar to Metformin

In Gestational Diabetes, Glyburide Similar to Metformin

For patients with gestational diabetes, glyburide and metformin are comparable in terms of glucose control and safety.

How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

How Can We Use the "Wow" Factor to Improve Patient Care?

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The natural curiosity provoked by looking at research and clinical care with a sense of wonder may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.

The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology - 1/13/17

This week, GOP leaders express concerns about repealing Obamacare, the Endocrine Society debuts its first open access journal, the FDA warns of cybersecurity issues with cardiac devices, and more.

Gestational Diabetes Risk Linked to Sleep Quality, Duration

Gestational Diabetes Risk Linked to Sleep Quality, Duration

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Women who were pregnant and slept for less than 6 hours per night or had poor sleep quality had a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Tied to Incidence of Conjuctivitis

Diabetes Tied to Incidence of Conjuctivitis

Diabetes is associated with increased incidence of conjunctivitis, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

In Diabetes, Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Similar to Aspirin Alone Post-CABG

In Diabetes, Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Similar to Aspirin Alone Post-CABG

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No significant differences were observed between dual antiplatelet therapy and aspirin alone following coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with diabetes.

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.

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes With Dyslipidemia

Fenofibrate therapy may reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) in statin-treated patients with diabetes and dyslipidemia.

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.

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