Diabetes

High Prevalence of Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

High Prevalence of Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes

About 17 percent of patients with diabetes report experiencing hypoglycemia when fasting for lab tests.

Clinical Indicators of Risk for Addison Disease in Patients With T1D

Clinical Indicators of Risk for Addison Disease in Patients With T1D

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Treatment of thyroid disease, severe infections, glucagon prescriptions, and diabetic retinopathy occur more frequently in individuals with type 1 diabetes who are subsequently diagnosed with Addison disease.

SYNTAX Score: A Predictive Scale for Adverse CV Events in Patients With Diabetes, CAD Undergoing PCI

SYNTAX Score: A Predictive Scale for Adverse CV Events in Patients With Diabetes, CAD Undergoing PCI

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SYNTAX score, a validated prediction score used to estimate risk with PCI, is modestly correlated with hard cardiovascular events and is significantly correlated with major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events

Radiographic Knee OA Not Correlated With Diabetes, Altered Glucose Metabolism

Radiographic Knee OA Not Correlated With Diabetes, Altered Glucose Metabolism

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Investigators examined whether there is a connection between diabetes and increased risk for knee osteoarthritis.

Chronic Disease Education Can Improve Patient Self-Management

Chronic Disease Education Can Improve Patient Self-Management

An educational intervention can improve patients' ability to self-manage their chronic diseases.

Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

Fear of complications and frustration at the amount of time required to manage type 1 diabetes impact the quality of life of young adults with the disease.

Screening for Hyperglycemia Prior to Steroid Injections for Chronic Pain

Screening for Hyperglycemia Prior to Steroid Injections for Chronic Pain

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The majority of patients being considered for corticosteroid injections to treat chronic pain may be at high risk for untreated diabetes.

Normalized HbA1c Levels Facilitate Improved Neuropathy Outcomes in T2D

Normalized HbA1c Levels Facilitate Improved Neuropathy Outcomes in T2D

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Normalized HbA1c levels facilitated improvement in neuropathy and nephropathy in type 2 diabetes of a short duration.

Serious Adverse Events Linked to SGLT2 Inhibitors

Serious Adverse Events Linked to SGLT2 Inhibitors

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Compared with GLP-1 receptor agonists, the use of SGLT2 inhibitors is associated with an increased risk for diabetic ketoacidosis and lower limb amputation.

Impaired Glucose Metabolism May Affect Mood Stabilizer Response in Bipolar Disorder

Impaired Glucose Metabolism May Affect Mood Stabilizer Response in Bipolar Disorder

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High blood sugar levels may put patients with bipolar disorder at risk of not responding to lithium and other mood stabilizer treatments.

Nutrition Assistance Program Lowers Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in Diabetes

Nutrition Assistance Program Lowers Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence in Diabetes

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Older adults with diabetes who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are significantly less likely to report cost-related medication nonadherence compared with nonparticipants.

Cost-Related Insulin Underuse in Patients With Diabetes

Cost-Related Insulin Underuse in Patients With Diabetes

About one in four patients report cost-related insulin underuse, which is associated with poor glycemic control.

Unhealthy Lifestyle and Rotating Night Shifts Put Nurses at Higher Risk for T2D

Unhealthy Lifestyle and Rotating Night Shifts Put Nurses at Higher Risk for T2D

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Female nurses who frequently work rotating night shifts and adhere to an unhealthy lifestyle are at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

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A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

Most Foods Containing Fructose Do Not Have Harmful Effect on Glycemic Control

Most Foods Containing Fructose Do Not Have Harmful Effect on Glycemic Control

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Several foods with fructose-containing sugars have harmful effects on glycemic control and add unneeded energy to the diet, but these effects may be mediated by energy and food source.

Diet Quality and Glycemic Control in Women With Gestational Diabetes

Diet Quality and Glycemic Control in Women With Gestational Diabetes

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Women with gestational diabetes can improve glycemic control by improving their diet.

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

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Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?

High-Deductible Insurance Linked to Delayed Care for Diabetes Complications

High-Deductible Insurance Linked to Delayed Care for Diabetes Complications

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Mandated enrollment in a high-deductible insurance plan among persons with diabetes was associated with delays in seeking care for diabetes complications.

Endocrine Society: Policy and Practice Changes Necessary to Improve Access to Insulin

Endocrine Society: Policy and Practice Changes Necessary to Improve Access to Insulin

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The rising cost of insulin has made it increasingly difficult for patients with diabetes to receive affordable, life-saving medication, especially patients from low-income backgrounds, patients with high deductibles, and uninsured patients.

Large For Gestational Age a Strong Predictor of Overweight, Obesity in Childhood

Large For Gestational Age a Strong Predictor of Overweight, Obesity in Childhood

Large for gestational age (LGA) is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood.

Sharp Increase in Projected Global Insulin Use From 2018 to 2030

Sharp Increase in Projected Global Insulin Use From 2018 to 2030

From 2018 to 2030, the insulin required to treat type 2 diabetes is expected to increase more than 20 percent.

Digital Obesity Treatment in Primary Care May Help Disadvantaged Patients

Digital Obesity Treatment in Primary Care May Help Disadvantaged Patients

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Socioeconomically challenged patients with obesity and elevated cardiovascular risk may benefit from digital obesity treatment combined with health system resources.

Ultrasound of Deltoid Muscle May Predict Diabetes

Ultrasound of Deltoid Muscle May Predict Diabetes

The ultrasound appearance of an echogenic deltoid muscle may predict diabetes and prediabetes.

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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A 12-month interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention program for prediabetic and obese patients was found to significantly reduce the risk for development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Coronary Bypass Grafting Superior to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Drug-Eluting Stents for Reducing Mortality in Diabetes

Coronary Bypass Grafting Superior to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Drug-Eluting Stents for Reducing Mortality in Diabetes

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Coronary artery bypass grafting may be a superior revascularization strategy in patients with diabetes and multivessel disease.

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

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Type 1 diabetes predisposes children and adults to autoimmune diseases, which can impair glucose metabolism and interfere with insulin therapy.

AMA, CDC Launch Campaign to Raise Awareness About Prediabetes

AMA, CDC Launch Campaign to Raise Awareness About Prediabetes

More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them do not know they have it.

Noninferior CV Outcomes for Linagliptin in T2D With High CV, Renal Risk

Noninferior CV Outcomes for Linagliptin in T2D With High CV, Renal Risk

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Linagliptin added to usual care compared with placebo added to usual care resulted in a noninferior risk for a composite cardiovascular or renal outcome over a median 2.2 years.

Exposure to Maternal Diabetes Increases Risk for ADHD in Offspring

Exposure to Maternal Diabetes Increases Risk for ADHD in Offspring

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The 3 main types of diabetes during pregnancy were associated with offspring ADHD risk in a hierarchical order.

Dapagliflozin Lowers Heart Failure Hospitalization Rates in High-Risk Patients With Diabetes

Dapagliflozin Lowers Heart Failure Hospitalization Rates in High-Risk Patients With Diabetes

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Dapagliflozin was not associated with either a higher or lower rate of MACE compared with placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes who had or were at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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