Prediabetes

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.

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.

Prevalence of Arthritis in Adults With Prediabetes

Prevalence of Arthritis in Adults With Prediabetes

About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

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Approximately 15% of men experiencing infertility may have undiagnosed prediabetes.

Severity of Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk for T2D, CVD in Prediabetes Treatment

Severity of Metabolic Syndrome Indicates Risk for T2D, CVD in Prediabetes Treatment

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Researchers analyzed how improvements in metabolic syndrome may impact the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in patients with prediabetes.

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

Lorcaserin Reduces Risk for Incident Diabetes in Patients With Prediabetes

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In this new analysis, researchers looked at the long-term effects of the drug on diabetes prevention and remission in these patients.

Increased Participation With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

Increased Participation With Online Diabetes Prevention Program

For overweight/obese veterans with prediabetes, participation is higher for online Diabetes Prevention Programs, but weight loss is similar for online and in-person DPPs.

Cardiovascular Mortality in Individuals With Early-, Late-Onset Prediabetes

Cardiovascular Mortality in Individuals With Early-, Late-Onset Prediabetes

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Investigators examined the frequency of cardiovascular vs noncardiovascular deaths in individuals who developed prediabetes that did not progress to diabetes.

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

SPRINT Update: Positive CVD Outcomes With Intensive Blood Pressure Management in Prediabetes

Patients with prediabetes who experienced intensive blood pressure management had better outcomes with CVD events and all-cause mortality.

Primary Care Providers Show Gaps in Prediabetes Risk Factors

Primary Care Providers Show Gaps in Prediabetes Risk Factors

Nearly one-third of surveyed PCPs were not familiar with the American Diabetes Association prediabetes guidelines.

High Risk of Insulin Resistance, PTSD Biomarkers in Military Veterans

High Risk of Insulin Resistance, PTSD Biomarkers in Military Veterans

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Eighty-three veterans with PTSD participated in a study examining biological pathways between PTSD and metabolic diseases.

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

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Glucose levels were measured at 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after study participants consumed sugary drinks.

Should Dentists Screen Periodontitis Patients for Diabetes?

Should Dentists Screen Periodontitis Patients for Diabetes?

Among patients with varying levels of periodontitis, prediabetes or type 2 diabetes diagnoses were common.

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.

Many Physicians Not Following Prediabetes Screening Guidelines

Many Physicians Not Following Prediabetes Screening Guidelines

Only about half of US family doctors follow guidelines on screening patients for prediabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Polyneuropathy Risk May Be Increased With Prediabetes, Obesity

Polyneuropathy Risk May Be Increased With Prediabetes, Obesity

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Diabetes, waist circumference, and prediabetes were the main metabolic factors associated with neuropathy.

Value of Risk Assessment Tool for Prediabetes Questioned

Value of Risk Assessment Tool for Prediabetes Questioned

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A majority of adults aged older than 40 would be considered at risk for prediabetes, which could have unintended negative consequences.

Standardized Tests May Measure Beta-Cell Function

Standardized Tests May Measure Beta-Cell Function

Standardized mixed-meal tolerance tests (MMTT) and arginine stimulation tests (AST) provide reproducible measures of beta-cell function across glucose tolerance states.

Prevalence of Diabetes, Prediabetes Increased Among US Adolescents

Prevalence of Diabetes, Prediabetes Increased Among US Adolescents

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Data from the 2004 to 2014 National Health Examination Survey suggest that prevalence of diabetes has increased among US adolescents.

Brisk Walking May Be More Effective Than Jogging in Prediabetes

Brisk Walking May Be More Effective Than Jogging in Prediabetes

Brisk walking may be more effective than jogging in controlling blood glucose levels in patients with prediabetes.

Prediabetes Increases Among Healthy-Weight Adults in the United States

Prediabetes Increases Among Healthy-Weight Adults in the United States

The rate of healthy-weight prediabetes increased from 10.2% to 18.5% from 1988 to 2012.

Preventing Diabetes and Complications: What Are the Challenges?

Preventing Diabetes and Complications: What Are the Challenges?

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A change in how patients and physicians view diabetes may is necessary for preventing the disease and its complications.

Risk for Prediabetes, Diabetes Decreased With Higher Levels of Fitness

Risk for Prediabetes, Diabetes Decreased With Higher Levels of Fitness

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A 20-year study shows that maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness through adulthood decreases the risk for diabetes and prediabetes.

Prediabetes Goes Untreated in Many Patients

Prediabetes Goes Untreated in Many Patients

Study found many patients with higher-than-normal HbA1c levels were not being treated for it.

Prediabetes Ups Risk for Kidney Damage

Prediabetes Ups Risk for Kidney Damage

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In a prospective study, prediabetes was an independent risk factor for hyperfiltration and increased albuminuria.

PDE-5 Inhibitors May Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Patients at High Risk for Diabetes

PDE-5 Inhibitors May Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Patients at High Risk for Diabetes

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A phosphodiesterone 5 inhibitor may improve metabolic parameters that predispose people to developing diabetes.

Insulin Sensitivity Improved with Sildenafil in Prediabetes

Insulin Sensitivity Improved with Sildenafil in Prediabetes

Researchers noted a decrease in plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 without affecting tissue-plasminogen activator.

Undertreating Prediabetes Comes at a Cost

Undertreating Prediabetes Comes at a Cost

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Problems include excessive costs, increased risk for complications later and more.

The Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

The Growing Problem of Peripheral Neuropathy in Prediabetes

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Early intervention is essential to treating neuropathy in those with prediabetes.

Sclerostin May Play Role in Insulin Resistance

Sclerostin May Play Role in Insulin Resistance

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Serum sclerostin elevated in people with prediabetes and is linked to insulin resistance in other body tissues.

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