Diabetes

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality

Prediction independent of traditional risk factors such as MetS, glucose, HbA1c in general population.

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

Comparative Assessment of Diabetes Outcomes With Physician, NP, PA Providers

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Could type of clinician rendering care influence outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

Mediterranean Diet, Physical Activity Effective for Weight Loss, Decreased Cardiovascular Events

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A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

ACC Releases Consensus Decision Pathway for CVD Risk Reduction in T2D and ASCVD

The American College of Cardiology published an expert consensus statement regarding decision considerations for novel cardiovascular risk reduction therapies in patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women

Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women

Blood pressure, smoking, type 1 and 2 diabetes linked to higher hazard ratios for women than men.

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 diabetes predisposes children and adults to autoimmune diseases, which can impair glucose metabolism and interfere with insulin therapy.

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Patients with diabetes and depressive symptoms who received community-based peer support for diabetes management reported less frequent acute care visits and hospitalizations than patients with diabetes without depressive symptoms.

Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Medications

Food Assistance May Help Older Adults Adhere to Diabetes Medications

Food assistance may cut number of older adults with diabetes forgoing medications due to cost.

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Lifestyle Intervention Program Reduces Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome Risk

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A 12-month interdisciplinary lifestyle intervention program for prediabetic and obese patients was found to significantly reduce the risk for development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

Early Menopause Associated With Shorter Life Expectancy, Early Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes

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Early age of menopause development is associated with lower overall life expectancy and fewer years of life without diabetes.

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

Ketogenic Diet for the Management of T2D and Associated Long-Term Complications

With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, and its known association with many metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and atherosclerosis, it is worthwhile to look at nutritional approaches to managing these chronic conditions.

ADA Issues Position Statement on Comprehensive Care for Pediatric T2D

ADA Issues Position Statement on Comprehensive Care for Pediatric T2D

The American Diabetes Association issued a position statement outlining the recognition, management, and prevention of T2D in the pediatric population.

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

CDC: About 1 in 3 Adults With Prediabetes Has Arthritis

About 1 in 3 adults with prediabetes has arthritis, and half of those with both conditions are physically inactive and/or obese.

Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Prescription

Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Prescription

Among older adults prescribed statins, diabetes, anxiety linked to nonadherence, discontinuation.

Type 2 Diabetes May Have Adverse Effect on Parkinson Disease Symptoms, Outcomes

Type 2 Diabetes May Have Adverse Effect on Parkinson Disease Symptoms, Outcomes

Patients with both Parkinson disease and type 2 diabetes were more likely to have cardiovascular comorbidities than those with only Parkinson disease.

Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes

For adults with type 2 diabetes, plant-based diets can improve psychological health, quality of life, hemoglobin A1c levels.

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0% in 2016

Based on data from 40 jurisdictions, increase from 5.2 to 5.6% in GDM from 2012 to 2016.

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Exposure to Ready-to-Eat Food Outlets Associated With Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Access to ready-to-eat outlets that sell food for instant consumption is associated with greater risk for type 2 diabetes.

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk

Intensive blood pressure control and fenofibrate use in patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk for cardiovascular disease may increase the risk for adverse kidney events.

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric Banding vs Metformin for Improved Insulin Sensitivity in Mild T2D

Gastric banding and metformin resulted in similar improvements in insulin sensitivity in moderately obese adults with impaired glucose tolerance or mild T2D over a 2-year period.

Biomarkers of Dairy Fat Consumption Inversely Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Biomarkers of Dairy Fat Consumption Inversely Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Researchers found that higher levels of fatty acid biomarkers 15:0, 17:0, and trans-16:1n7 were inversely associated with risk for T2D.

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Fasting plasma glucose, BMI elevated 10 years before diagnosis of prediabetes, diabetes.

Exercise After Overnight Fasting Stabilizes Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes

Exercise After Overnight Fasting Stabilizes Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes

The effect of high-intensity interval training with a bout of moderate-intensity continuous training on glucose levels was examined in T1D.

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Vegan Diet Associated With Weight Loss and Reduced Insulin Resistance

Investigators examine the effect of a low-fat, plant-based diet on insulin resistance and body composition.

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

Empagliflozin Impact on Life Expectancy Examined in T2DM Patients With CVD

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For this analysis, the authors used follow-up data from all 7020 patients included in the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial to estimate the effect of empagliflozin on all-cause mortality vs placebo over the duration of a patient's lifetime.

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetes

Recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes have been updated, according to a consensus report by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to <i>APOE</i> ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to APOE ε4, Smoking, Diabetes

The risk for late-onset epilepsy was lower in patients with higher physical activity levels and moderate alcohol intake.

Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery

Better Glycemic Control With Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery

Day-and-night hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery improves glucose control compared with sensor-augmented pump therapy.

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

Diabetes Common in Patients With Ischemic, Hemorrhagic Stroke

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Approximately 28% of stroke patients have diabetes, and the presence of diabetes can increase the risk for poor stroke outcome.

CPAP for OSA Does Not Improve Diabetic Macular Edema or Visual Acuity

CPAP for OSA Does Not Improve Diabetic Macular Edema or Visual Acuity

Continuous positive airway pressure for obstructive sleep apnea in patients with type 2 diabetes offered no improvement in visual acuity compared with usual care alone.

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