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Diabetes Resource Center Metformin, vildagliptin have differing effects on heart rate, blood pressure in diabetes

Metformin, vildagliptin have differing effects on heart rate, blood pressure in diabetes

Vildagliptin lowers blood pressure and elevates heart rate, while metformin increases heart rate with no effect on blood pressure.

Diabetes Resource Center Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

The position statement by the ADA incorporates updates in treatment and screening for patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Mood Disorder Information Center Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is common in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis but seems to be ineffectively treated.

Diabetes Resource Center Novel oral glucose lowering drugs reduce adverse events in type 2 diabetes

Novel oral glucose lowering drugs reduce adverse events in type 2 diabetes

Researchers observed a reduced risk of all-cause mortality and CVD with dapagliflozin and a lower risk of mortality with dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors.

Cardiovascular Disease Information Center Diabetes without insulin may not increase thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation

Diabetes without insulin may not increase thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation

Diabetes without insulin did not appear to increase thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with anticoagulation.

Diabetes Resource Center The 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: an update from the ADA

The 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: an update from the ADA

The document addresses important new issues in diabetes management, including metabolic surgery and a more specific definition of hypoglycemia.

Diabetes Resource Center CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

Prediabetes does not always show clear symptoms; however, it can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.

Diabetes Resource Center Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Among all women, PPD risk increased with advanced age and gestational diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Accuracy of prediabetes screening tests is low

Accuracy of prediabetes screening tests is low

Fasting glucose is specific but not sensitive, and HbA1c is neither sensitive nor specific.

Diabetes Resource Center Glyburide and metformin have similar glucose control in gestational diabetes

Glyburide and metformin have similar glucose control in gestational diabetes

Researchers observed a high efficacy rate for both glyburide and metformin.

Mood Disorder Information Center Mortality risk increased in type 2 diabetes with depression or anxiety

Mortality risk increased in type 2 diabetes with depression or anxiety

Men with diabetes, but not women, had excess mortality risk associated with depression and anxiety.

Diabetes Resource Center Enterovirus infections associated with autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes

Enterovirus infections associated with autoimmunity in type 1 diabetes

The most frequent enterovirus types included coxsackievirus A4, coxsackievirus A2, and coxsackievirus A16.

Diabetes Resource Center Fish oil, aspirin ineffective for reducing arteriovenous fistula failure

Fish oil, aspirin ineffective for reducing arteriovenous fistula failure

The study suggests that neither fish oil nor aspirin can be recommended for the prevention of AVF failure.

Diabetes Resource Center Updated guideline for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes

Updated guideline for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes

The ACP has updated the 2012 guideline to provide clinical recommendations of oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick test in diabetes

FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick test in diabetes

The FDA has approved a continuous glucose monitoring system to replace fingerstick blood sugar testing in patients with diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Primary care clinician volume tied to quality of diabetes care

Primary care clinician volume tied to quality of diabetes care

Higher ambulatory volume was linked to lower quality of care and quality increased with higher diabetes-specific volume.

Diabetes Resource Center ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

The position statement provides recommendations for psychosocial assessment and care of individuals with diabetes.

Gastroenterology Information Center Gastrointestinal adverse events increase with GLP-1 receptor agonists

Gastrointestinal adverse events increase with GLP-1 receptor agonists

Risk was dependent on dose, background medications, and type of GLP-1 receptor agonist.

Diabetes Resource Center New continuous glucose monitoring system safe and accurate

New continuous glucose monitoring system safe and accurate

The continuous glucose monitoring system detected 81% of hypoglycemic events within 30 minutes.

Diabetes Resource Center Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an overview

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: an overview

Often underreported and undertreated, outcomes can be improved in this condition with appropriate screening and diagnosis.

Diabetes Resource Center Deferred revascularization leads to poor results in diabetes

Deferred revascularization leads to poor results in diabetes

Combining FFR with imaging techniques may be required to guide the treatment strategy in patients with high-risk, fast-progressing atherosclerosis.

Diabetes Resource Center ADA issues new diabetes guidelines for physical activity and exercise

ADA issues new diabetes guidelines for physical activity and exercise

The ADA releases its first independent recommendations on physical activity and exercise for all patients with diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Resveratrol supplementation shows no sign of improving insulin sensitivity

Resveratrol supplementation shows no sign of improving insulin sensitivity

Hepatic and peripheral insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes were not affected by resveratrol treatment.

Diabetes Resource Center Vitamin D may not improve glucose measures in patients at risk for diabetes

Vitamin D may not improve glucose measures in patients at risk for diabetes

Researchers observed significant improvement in LDL cholesterol in those at risk for diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Stepwise diabetes prevention effective in patients with prediabetes

Stepwise diabetes prevention effective in patients with prediabetes

Individuals with prediabetes may reduce their risk of diabetes with stepwise diabetes prevention.

Diabetes Resource Center Oily fish consumption may lower diabetic retinopathy risk in type 2 diabetes

Oily fish consumption may lower diabetic retinopathy risk in type 2 diabetes

A target intake of at least 500 mg/d is recommended to combat sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetes Resource Center Drug may slow renal disease progression in type 2 diabetes

Drug may slow renal disease progression in type 2 diabetes

Canagliflozin 100 mg or 300 mg slowed kidney decline compared with glimepiride.

Diabetes Resource Center Blood pressure lower than recommended level is beneficial in type 2 diabetes

Blood pressure lower than recommended level is beneficial in type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes with systolic blood pressure lower than 140 mm Hg have a lower risk of cardiovascular events.

Diabetes Resource Center Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

The once-daily injection works to improve glycemic control.

Diabetes Resource Center To combat prediabetes, brisk walking may be superior to jogging

To combat prediabetes, brisk walking may be superior to jogging

Patients with prediabetes who briskly walked saw greater improvements in oral glucose tolerance compared with those who jogged.

Diabetes Resource Center Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

A meta-analysis of the 9 classes of glucose-lowering drugs supports the ADA's recommendation of metformin monotherapy as preferred initial treatment.

Ob/Gyn Information Center Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

Diet and Nutrition Information Center Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Reductions in disease risk were observed for an intake as high as 7.5 servings of whole grains per day.

Endocrinology Information Center Coronary artery bypass linked to new-onset diabetes

Coronary artery bypass linked to new-onset diabetes

Coronary artery bypass surgery may lead to metabolic changes, causing new-onset diabetes.

Endocrinology Information Center Glucommander linked to improved blood glucose levels

Glucommander linked to improved blood glucose levels

Use of the Glucommander was linked to a shorter time to achieving blood glucose levels lower than 200 mg/dL.

Diabetes Resource Center New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

New guidelines support use of metabolic surgery as standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes, obesity

A panel of experts has recommended that metabolic surgery be included as a treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity.

Rheumatology Information Center Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Oral glucocorticoid use increases risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Glucocorticoid therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to elevated risk of diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes

Pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes often have low levels of vitamin D.

Cardiovascular Disease Information Center Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.

Diabetes Resource Center Metformin more effective than sulfonylureas for reducing cardiovascular mortality in diabetes patients

Metformin more effective than sulfonylureas for reducing cardiovascular mortality in diabetes patients

Compared with other drugs for type 2 diabetes, metformin is superior for reducing the risk of cardiovascular mortality.

Diabetes Resource Center FDA issues warning for 2 diabetes drugs linked to risk of heart failure

FDA issues warning for 2 diabetes drugs linked to risk of heart failure

The FDA will add warnings about heart failure risk to the labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin.

Diabetes Resource Center Worldwide diabetes prevalence has quadrupled since 1980

Worldwide diabetes prevalence has quadrupled since 1980

From 1980 to 2014, the number of people worldwide with diabetes has increased from 108 million to 422 million.

Heart Failure Information Center Incretin-based medications do not increase heart failure hospitalization

Incretin-based medications do not increase heart failure hospitalization

Regardless of history of heart failure, incretin-based medications are not associated with an increased risk for hospitalization due to heart failure.

Diabetes Resource Center Predictors of mortality and diabetes risk

Predictors of mortality and diabetes risk

High body fat percentage and low BMI are associated with increased mortality in women and men.

Hepatology Information Center HCV, HIV co-infection linked to increased diabetes risk

HCV, HIV co-infection linked to increased diabetes risk

Treatment guidelines must expand to focus on patients co-infected with both HCV and HIV.

Diabetes Resource Center Prediabetes goes untreated in many patients

Prediabetes goes untreated in many patients

Very few patients with glycated hemoglobin levels that indicate prediabetes are being told they have the condition.

Obesity Resource Center Body fat percentage, physical fitness are better predictors of mortality and diabetes risk than BMI

Body fat percentage, physical fitness are better predictors of mortality and diabetes risk than BMI

High body weight percentage may increase mortality, and poor physical fitness in youth can increase diabetes risk later in life.

Diabetes Resource Center CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.

Diabetes Resource Center Managing diabetes in primary care: 2016 recommendations from ADA

Managing diabetes in primary care: 2016 recommendations from ADA

The ADA has published the 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes that outline the best practices for diabetes care and management.

Diabetes Resource Center Once-weekly GLP-1RAs beneficial for type 2 diabetes

Once-weekly GLP-1RAs beneficial for type 2 diabetes

Once-weekly GLP-1RAs reduced HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose.

Cardiovascular Disease Information Center Comparing RAS blockers and other antihypertensives for diabetes

Comparing RAS blockers and other antihypertensives for diabetes

Renin angiotensin system blockers have similar risks and outcomes compared with other antihypertensive agents for patients with diabetes.

Newsline Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,

Web Exclusives Statin plus niacin reduces apoB-48 concentration in type 2 diabetes

Statin plus niacin reduces apoB-48 concentration in type 2 diabetes

A statin plus extended-release niacin reduces apoB-48 concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes, compared with a statin alone.

Newsline Monitoring is advised for adults born preterm

Monitoring is advised for adults born preterm

Premature birth has been associated with a number of adverse health conditions.

Web Exclusives Intranasal glucagon effectively treats type 1 diabetes

Intranasal glucagon effectively treats type 1 diabetes

Intranasal glucagon is noninferior to intramuscular glucagon in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Web Exclusives Patients with type 2 diabetes may undergo unnecessary HbA1c testing

Patients with type 2 diabetes may undergo unnecessary HbA1c testing

More than 60% of the 31,545 patients analyzed between 2001 and 2013 underwent HbA1c at least four times per year.

Web Exclusives Metformin does not improve glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes

Metformin does not improve glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes

Research shows that adding metformin to insulin therapy will not boost glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes.

Web Exclusives Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding may reduce odds of developing type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding for 2 or more months may reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes in mothers previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes.

Web Exclusives Renal biomarkers predict adverse outcomes in diabetes

Renal biomarkers predict adverse outcomes in diabetes

Three renal biomarkers - AKI, albuminuria, and eGFR - can predict adverse outcomes in diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

Web Exclusives Depression is underdiagnosed in adolescents with diabetes

Depression is underdiagnosed in adolescents with diabetes

In adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the rates of diagnosed depression are lower than the number of patients reporting depressive symptoms.

Newsline Prevalence of diabetes 
continues to increase

Prevalence of diabetes 
continues to increase

Diabetes remains prevalent in the United States, with an estimated rate of 12% to 14% among adults.

Web Exclusives FDA approves Tresiba, Ryzodeg for diabetes treatment

FDA approves Tresiba, Ryzodeg for diabetes treatment

The FDA has approved two new treatments, Tresiba and Ryzodeg, for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Web Exclusives Long naps, daytime sleepiness may increase type 2 diabetes risk

Long naps, daytime sleepiness may increase type 2 diabetes risk

Daytime sleepiness and long naps may be associated with significantly increased risks of developing type 2 diabetes.

Web Exclusives Exposure to pesticides increases risk of developing diabetes

Exposure to pesticides increases risk of developing diabetes

Exposure to any type of pesticide raised the risk of developing any type of diabetes by 61%.

Web Exclusives In patients with diabetes, women at higher risk for cardiovascular event

In patients with diabetes, women at higher risk for cardiovascular event

Compared with men with diabetes, women with diabetes have a 34% higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events.

Web Exclusives Half of U.S. adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes

Half of U.S. adults have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes

Almost half of adults in the United States have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, though many are undiagnosed.

Newsline Diabetes is poorly controlled in a majority of elderly people

Diabetes is poorly controlled in a majority of elderly people

The majority of older adults with diabetes do not meet the ADA's criteria for good management of their condition.

Web Exclusives Diabetes insulin type does not affect myocardial infarction risk

Diabetes insulin type does not affect myocardial infarction risk

Using long-acting insulin in type 2 diabetes does not increase the risk for acute myocardial infarction.

Web Exclusives Insulin pump use reduces mortality in type 1 diabetes

Insulin pump use reduces mortality in type 1 diabetes

For people with type 1 diabetes, using insulin pump therapy lowers mortality from all causes.

Web Exclusives Eating breakfast helps control glucose in type 2 diabetes

Eating breakfast helps control glucose in type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who skipped breakfast had a higher risk of postprandial hyperglycemia.

Evidence-Based Medicine Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

Glyburide is associated with an increased risk 
of adverse neonatal 
outcomes compared to 
insulin in women with 
gestational diabetes.

Web Exclusives Accuracy of blood glucose meters in low glycemic range is questionable

Accuracy of blood glucose meters in low glycemic range is questionable

Blood glucose meters may not adhere to FDA standards for low glycemic ranges.

Web Exclusives Psoriasis drug may help preserve pancreatic function in type 1 diabetes

Psoriasis drug may help preserve pancreatic function in type 1 diabetes

Alefacept, a psoriasis treatment, can help preserve pancreas function in type 1 diabetes.

Web Exclusives More diabetes complications increase dementia risk

More diabetes complications increase dementia risk

Diabetes patients who had a greater number of diabetes-related complications had an increased risk for dementia.

Web Exclusives Comorbidity involving diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke increases mortality risk

Comorbidity involving diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke increases mortality risk

People with more than one major health problem have higher mortality than those with just one condition.

Newsline Intensive glucose control lowers cardiovascular risk in diabetes

Intensive glucose control lowers cardiovascular risk in diabetes

For patients with diabetes, strict glucose control lowers the risk for cardiovascular events.

Web Exclusives Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbohydrates last helped lower glucose levels, especially if vegetables and proteins were eaten first.

Web Exclusives Glycemic control improves with more electronic clinician notes

Glycemic control improves with more electronic clinician notes

Clinicians who take more electronic notes on lifestyle counseling help their diabetic patients achieve lower HbA1c.

Diabetes Resource Center Subclinical hypothyroidism plus statins increase diabetes risk

Subclinical hypothyroidism plus statins increase diabetes risk

Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism who take statins have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Web Exclusives Diabetes may increase infection-related mortality risk

Diabetes may increase infection-related mortality risk

After adjustment for age and sex, standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were higher in type 1 and type 2 diabetes for all outcomes.

AANP 2015 Annual Meeting Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

Diabetes telehealth initiative bridges care gaps in rural settings

Strengthening patient-provider communication can improve diabetes outcomes.

Web Exclusives Gastritis tied to metformin-related gastrointestinal side effects in type 2 diabetes

Gastritis tied to metformin-related gastrointestinal side effects in type 2 diabetes

With metformin, mean score for gastrointestinal side effects higher for gastritis subjects over four weeks.

Web Exclusives Strict glycemic control may decrease cardiovascular events in diabetes patients

Strict glycemic control may decrease cardiovascular events in diabetes patients

The glycated hemoglobin in the intensive control group was 6.9%, on average. For those on standard care, the glycated hemoglobin average was 8.4%.

Web Exclusives Metformin may lower open-angle glaucoma risk

Metformin may lower open-angle glaucoma risk

Patients taking the highest amount of metformin had a 25% reduced risk of developing OAG compared with those not taking the medication.

Web Exclusives Shift work may pose threat to metabolic health

Shift work may pose threat to metabolic health

Excess weight and sleep issues are more common among those with changing schedules.

Newsline Antipsychotics may increase diabetes risk in children

Antipsychotics may increase diabetes risk in children

Antipsychotic medications increase a child's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 50%.

Web Exclusives Hyperglycemic crisis episodes up mortality risk in seniors

Hyperglycemic crisis episodes up mortality risk in seniors

Independent mortality predictors included older age, male sex, renal disease, stroke, cancer, COPD, and congestive heart failure.

Web Exclusives American Diabetes Association releases diabetes guidelines for primary-care providers

American Diabetes Association releases diabetes guidelines for primary-care providers

The report focuses on diabetes care concepts, which include patient centeredness, diabetes across the life span, and advocacy for patients with diabetes.

Web Exclusives Exercise won't make up for poor diet

Exercise won't make up for poor diet

The most effective intervention for reducing the features of metabolic syndrome is dietary carbohydrate restriction.

Diabetes Resource Center Diabetes goes undiagnosed in many acute myocardial infarction patients

Diabetes goes undiagnosed in many acute myocardial infarction patients

Few who were not recognized as having diabetes during hospitalization were on medications 6 months after discharge.

Web Exclusives Fish oil may lower atherothrombotic risk in patients with suspected coronary artery disease

Fish oil may lower atherothrombotic risk in patients with suspected coronary artery disease

Regardless of lipid-lowering therapy, patients on fish oil supplementation had lower urinary 11-dehydrothromboxane B2 levels.

Web Exclusives Gestational diabetes may up kids' autism risk

Gestational diabetes may up kids' autism risk

Under guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, women are screened for gestational diabetes, usually at 24 to 28 weeks.

Web Exclusives Sam's Club savings program now offers low-cost Alzheimer, diabetes medications

Sam's Club savings program now offers low-cost Alzheimer, diabetes medications

More than 200 generic medications are available for $4 and more than 400 generic prescriptions are available for $10.

Web Exclusives Depression linked to increased gestational diabetes risk

Depression linked to increased gestational diabetes risk

Significant symptoms of depression were identified in 20% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus and 13% of women without gestational diabetes mellitus.

Web Exclusives Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor use not tied to pneumonia hospitalizations

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor use not tied to pneumonia hospitalizations

Of the 49,653 patients included in the cohort, 562 were hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia during follow-up.

Newsline Roadblocks remain in path of generic form of insulin

Roadblocks remain in path of generic form of insulin

Without insurance, insulin costs $120 to $400 per month, which can be a substantial barrier to many patients with diabetes.

Web Exclusives FDA approves expands use of diabetic retinopathy drug

FDA approves expands use of diabetic retinopathy drug

The FDA has granted expanded the use of Eylea injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).

Web Exclusives Medicaid expansion linked to increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients

Medicaid expansion linked to increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients

There was a 23% increase in the number of Medicaid-enrolled patients with newly identified diabetes in the 26 states and the D.C. that expanded Medicaid, compared with a 0.4% increase in the 24 states that did not expand Medicaid.

Web Exclusives Intensive weight management, bariatric surgery yield similar results in type 2 diabetes

Intensive weight management, bariatric surgery yield similar results in type 2 diabetes

Both bariatric surgery and intensive weight management yielded similar improvements in HbA1c, weight loss and quality of life.

Web Exclusives Adiposity, weight gain up type 2 diabetes risk in patients with gestational diabetes

Adiposity, weight gain up type 2 diabetes risk in patients with gestational diabetes

Raised risk for increased baseline BMI, most recent BMI, and weight gain after gestational diabetes

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