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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.

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Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

The Waiting Room

Grains' role in heart health

Clinical Features

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian
can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.

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