Diabetes

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.

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.

A case of acute severe emphysematous pancreatitis

A case of acute severe emphysematous pancreatitis

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A diabetic patient rushed to the hospital for vomiting and abdomen pain, resulting in a diagnosis of acute severe emphysematous pancreatitis.

Fish oil, aspirin ineffective for reducing arteriovenous fistula failure

Fish oil, aspirin ineffective for reducing arteriovenous fistula failure

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

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.

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.

ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

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

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

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Lack of sleep may be one reason for the increase in diabetes in the United States.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ADA issues new diabetes guidelines for physical activity and exercise

ADA issues new diabetes guidelines for physical activity and exercise

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

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.

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.

Stepwise diabetes prevention effective in patients with prediabetes

Stepwise diabetes prevention effective in patients with prediabetes

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

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

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

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

Drug may slow renal disease progression in type 2 diabetes

Drug may slow renal disease progression in type 2 diabetes

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

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

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

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

Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

The once-daily injection works to improve glycemic control.

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

Increased mortality rates in patients with nocturia

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Patients who experience nocturia, or frequent urination during the night, may have increased mortality rates.

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 drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

Diabetes drugs similar regarding cardiovascular and all-cause mortality risk

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

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

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

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

Whole grain consumption reduces chronic disease, all-cause mortality

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

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.

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.

Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

Cultural considerations in diabetes: controlling HbA1c in a patient observing Ramadan

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A patient with type 2 diabetes is undergoing dialysis and needs to control his HbA1c levels while fasting during Ramadan.

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

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

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