Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues

Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues

The researchers found that, compared with women without gestational diabetes or subsequent diabetes, women with a history of gestational diabetes had significantly higher estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Findings Do Not Support Glyburide as First-Line Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

Findings Do Not Support Glyburide as First-Line Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

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Findings do not support noninferiority of glyburide for prevention of perinatal complications of gestational diabetes.

Comparing Statin Prescriptions, Lipid Testing in SLE vs Diabetes

Comparing Statin Prescriptions, Lipid Testing in SLE vs Diabetes

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Researchers investigated whether patients with SLE receive lipid testing and statin prescriptions comparably with patients with diabetes.

Antipsychotic Use and Gestational Diabetes: Is There a Link?

Antipsychotic Use and Gestational Diabetes: Is There a Link?

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Results showed there was a significant crude risk linked to continuing vs discontinuing certain antipsychotics and developing gestational diabetes; for quetiapine the risk was 7.1% vs 4.1% (adjusted relative risk [ARR] 1.28), respectively; among olanzapine users it was 12% vs 4.7% (ARR 1.61), respectively.

FDA: REMS No Longer Needed for Inhaled Insulin Afrezza

FDA: REMS No Longer Needed for Inhaled Insulin Afrezza

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Upon review of the proposed supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA), the FDA has determined that the communication plan is no longer needed as an element of the REMS to ensure the benefits of Afrezza outweigh its risks.

Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes

Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes

Perioperative major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events are more common among patients with diabetes.

High Risk of Death After Major Diabetes-Related Amputations

High Risk of Death After Major Diabetes-Related Amputations

There is a high risk of postoperative mortality among patients undergoing lower-limb amputation.

Glyburide is not noninferior to insulin in reducing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes

In this randomized controlled trial, glyburide was not noninferior in terms of the composite rate of macrosomia, neonatal hypoglycemia, and hyperbilirubinemia compared with subcutaneous insulin.

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure.

Age- and Weight-Based Screening Identifies Half With Prediabetes

Age- and Weight-Based Screening Identifies Half With Prediabetes

Targeted diabetes screening based only on age and weight criteria will identify approximately half of US adults with dysglycemia.

CDC Reports on Diabetes Prevalence by Type in the United States

CDC Reports on Diabetes Prevalence by Type in the United States

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The CDC conducted a study to estimate the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults in 2016 by primary type.

Risk for Fetal Loss Early in Pregnancy Not Greater With Noninsulin vs Insulin Therapy

Risk for Fetal Loss Early in Pregnancy Not Greater With Noninsulin vs Insulin Therapy

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Compared to standard insulin treatment, noninsulin antidiabetic agents did not present an increased risk for fetal losses or major malformations when used in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Pre-Pregnancy Fitness Lowers Gestational Diabetes Risk

Researchers assessed the associations of pre-pregnancy fitness, moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity, and time spent watching television on subsequent development of gestational diabetes.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Not as Likely to Increase CVD Risk as Diabetes

Rheumatoid Arthritis Not as Likely to Increase CVD Risk as Diabetes

Using both public and private health insurance claims data, investigators conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess cardiovascular risk in the setting of diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.

Obesity Risk in Infants Born to Women With Diabetes

Obesity Risk in Infants Born to Women With Diabetes

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Parents and healthcare workers should carefully consider the risk for obesity in infants born to women with diabetes, especially infants born large for gestational age, and should initiate preventive measures where possible.

Adult Patients With Diabetes Go to Dentist Less Often

Adult Patients With Diabetes Go to Dentist Less Often

Link between oral health and diabetes makes dental visits important to diabetes management.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Associated With Insulin Resistance

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Associated With Insulin Resistance

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The study results suggest that hidradenitis suppurativa is both a cutaneous disease and a chronic systemic inflammatory condition.

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

ADA Updates Guidelines for Cardiovascular Risk Management in Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association has updated its Clinical Standards of Medical Care guidelines for identifying and managing cardiovascular risk factors in diabetes.

Weight Loss Over Time May Reduce Risk for Diabetes Onset

Weight Loss Over Time May Reduce Risk for Diabetes Onset

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The findings from a national sample underscore the importance of developing policies and programs that reduce the prevalence of obesity.

Consensus Report Defines Treatment Success in β-Cell Replacement Therapy

Consensus Report Defines Treatment Success in β-Cell Replacement Therapy

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IPITA and EPITA held a workshop to develop consensus for a joint statement on the definition of function and failure of current and future forms of β-cell replacement therapy.

Depressive Symptoms Tied to Diabetes Self-Management

Depressive Symptoms Tied to Diabetes Self-Management

Changes in depressive symptoms can predict improvement in self-efficacy and adherence to diabetes management.

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

Add-On Antihypertensives Compared in Patients With Diabetes on ACEIs, ARBs

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The composite significant kidney event end point was defined as the first occurrence of ≥30% decline in eGFR to an eGFR <60mL/min/1.73m2, initiation of dialysis or kidney transplant.

Total Estimated Cost of Diagnosed Diabetes &#36;327 Billion in 2017

Total Estimated Cost of Diagnosed Diabetes $327 Billion in 2017

The growth in diabetes prevalence and medical costs is primarily among the population aged 65 years and older, contributing to a growing economic cost to the Medicare program.

Dexcom G6 Integrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Gets FDA Approval

Dexcom G6 Integrated Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Gets FDA Approval

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The FDA reviewed data for the device through the de novo premarket review pathway, a regulatory pathway for novel, low-to-moderate-risk devices that are not substantially equivalent to an already legally marketed device.

Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Does Not Impair Macular Perfusion

Repeated Ranibizumab Injections Does Not Impair Macular Perfusion

For patients with diabetic macular edema, repeated ranibizumab treatment does not appear to be associated with impaired macular perfusion.

Health Insurance Coverage Among Adults With Diabetes Increased After ACA

Health Insurance Coverage Among Adults With Diabetes Increased After ACA

For adults aged 18 to 64 years with diabetes, there was an increase in health insurance coverage after implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Prevalence, Effect of Undetected Diabetes in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Prevalence, Effect of Undetected Diabetes in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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Abnormal glucose metabolism was detected in 1 out of 3 patients with nondiabetic percutaneous coronary intervention and was independently associated with a significantly higher event risk.

Vitamin E Ineffective in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy-Associated Symptoms

Vitamin E Ineffective in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy-Associated Symptoms

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Oral vitamin E supplementation consisting of 400 mg/day mixed tocotrienols for 1 year may not result in improved neuropathic pain symptoms in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Effect of Glycemic Control During Labor on Neonatal Hypoglycemia Examined

Effect of Glycemic Control During Labor on Neonatal Hypoglycemia Examined

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High-quality studies are needed to determine whether tight intrapartum glycemic control is superior to more relaxed glycemic targets intrapartum for women with diabetes in pregnancy.

Predicting Mortality Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Diabetes

Predicting Mortality Following Acute Myocardial Infarction in Diabetes

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The acute-to-chronic glycemic ratio provided better prognostic insight with regard to in-hospital mortality and morbidity outcomes compared with glycemia levels at hospital admission in patients with diabetes who had an acute myocardial infarction.

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