Diabetes

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

Shortened sleep increases risk of diabetes

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

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

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

By

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

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

By

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

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

Healthy diet reduces hypertension risk after gestational diabetes

By

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

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

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

By

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

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

By

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

Worldwide diabetes prevalence has quadrupled since 1980

Worldwide diabetes prevalence has quadrupled since 1980

By

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

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.

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.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters