Diabetes

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.

HbA1c Levels Associated With Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

HbA1c Levels Associated With Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Diabetes

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A recent study assessed the affiliation between HbA1c level, diabetes prominence, and successive decline of cognition during a 10-year span.

Diabetes Risk May Be Reduced With Early Hepatitis C Virus Eradication

Diabetes Risk May Be Reduced With Early Hepatitis C Virus Eradication

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Early treatment and elimination of hepatitis C virus with direct-antiviral agents in patients with related cirrhosis may improve glucose tolerance and reduce the risk for diabetes development.

Antidiabetes Treatment Discontinuation Higher in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

Antidiabetes Treatment Discontinuation Higher in Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

A recent survey examines the correlation between bariatric surgery and rates of continuation, discontinuation, or initiation of antidiabetes treatment 6 years after bariatric surgery compared with a matched control obese group.

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.

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.

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.

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