Diabetes Year In Review 2017

FDA approves weekly diabetes drug that may also be beneficial for weight loss

FDA approves weekly diabetes drug that may also be beneficial for weight loss

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The FDA has approved semaglutide injection as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Antidepressant use linked to type 2 diabetes in young adults

Antidepressant use linked to type 2 diabetes in young adults

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Type 2 diabetes risk is increased in young adults through antidepressant use, specifically the duration of use and the cumulative dose.

Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Type 2 diabetes is greater with second-generation antipsychotics than with non-second-generation antipsychotic psychotropic medications for patients aged 6 to 25 years.

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

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After the inclusion of recent negative studies, a statistically significant association between AD use and diabetes was observed.

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

Managing hypertension in diabetes: a position statement from the ADA

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The statement includes advances in care since the ADA's last position statement was published in 2003.

Lifestyle intervention provides minimal benefit in improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Lifestyle intervention provides minimal benefit in improving glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

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Lifestyle interventions maintain glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Regular alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes

Regular alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of diabetes

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Consumption of alcohol 3 to 4 days weekly is associated with a significantly lower risk for diabetes in men and women.

Moderate weight gain in early to middle adulthood linked to increased risk of chronic diseases

Moderate weight gain in early to middle adulthood linked to increased risk of chronic diseases

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Adulthood weight gain is associated with an increased risk of major chronic diseases and mortality.

A link between antiretroviral therapy and diabetes in HIV patients?

A link between antiretroviral therapy and diabetes in HIV patients?

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HIV-infected patients on ART had approximately 4 and 1.5 greater odds of developing diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, respectively.

Degludec vs glargine in type 2 diabetes for cardiovascular events

Degludec vs glargine in type 2 diabetes for cardiovascular events

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Degludec is noninferior to glargine regarding the incidence of major cardiovascular events among patients with type 2 diabetes.

Insulin pump therapy improves quality of life in adolescents with type 2 diabetes

Insulin pump therapy improves quality of life in adolescents with type 2 diabetes

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Adolescents with type 2 diabetes decreased HbA1c levels after using insulin pump therapy for a 3-month period.

Diabetes and glucose intolerance increase with higher outdoor temperature

Diabetes and glucose intolerance increase with higher outdoor temperature

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Diabetes incidence rates in the US and glucose intolerance worldwide increased per 1°C increase in temperature.

Insulin initiation in primary care improves HbA1c levels

Insulin initiation in primary care improves HbA1c levels

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The Stepping Up model of care produced a clinically and significantly significant improvement in HbA1c among adults with type 2 diabetes managed in primary care.

Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

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

CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

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

Accuracy of prediabetes screening tests is low

Accuracy of prediabetes screening tests is low

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

Updated guideline for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes

Updated guideline for oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes

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

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

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

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