Diabetes

Physician-Patient Communication Key for Improving Diabetes Care

Physician-Patient Communication Key for Improving Diabetes Care

Diabetes care can be improved with enhanced communication between providers and patients and improved communication between members of the primary care team.

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

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Abatacept conferred a greater reduction in cardiovascular risk compared with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

CDC Reports Rate of Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits

CDC Reports Rate of Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits

In 2015, the rate of diabetes-related visits to the emergency department was 92 per 1,000 persons for those aged 45 and older.

Women With T1D, T2D Receiving Increased Intervention in Pregnancy

Women With T1D, T2D Receiving Increased Intervention in Pregnancy

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Higher rates of operative delivery and falling gestational age at delivery suggest that this is either reflected by, or despite, increasing obstetric intervention.

Prevalence of Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema: Bevacizumab vs Aflibercept or Ranibizumab

Prevalence of Persistent Diabetic Macular Edema: Bevacizumab vs Aflibercept or Ranibizumab

For patients with diabetic macular edema, persistence is more likely with bevacizumab than with aflibercept or ranibizumab.

Two New Diabetes Medications Now Available

Two New Diabetes Medications Now Available

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

Updated <I>Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes</I> Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

Updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focuses on Cardiovascular Disease

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

T1D, T2D May Have Protective Effects on Risk for Migraine

T1D, T2D May Have Protective Effects on Risk for Migraine

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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.

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

Adding Ezetimibe to Statin Therapy: Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

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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

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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.

NovoFine 30G 8mm Pen Needle Will Be Discontinued

NovoFine 30G 8mm Pen Needle Will Be Discontinued

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

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

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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.

Higher BUN May Increase Risk for Incident Diabetes

Higher BUN May Increase Risk for Incident Diabetes

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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.

New Formulation of Once-Weekly Exenatide Available for T2D

New Formulation of Once-Weekly Exenatide Available for T2D

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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