Type 1 Diabetes Information Center Archive

Healthday Intranasal glucagon effectively treats type 1 diabetes

Intranasal glucagon effectively treats type 1 diabetes

Intranasal glucagon is noninferior to intramuscular glucagon in adults with type 1 diabetes.

Feature Avoiding hypoglycemia in a hospitalized patient with diabetes and increased physical activity

Avoiding hypoglycemia in a hospitalized patient with diabetes and increased physical activity

While undergoing physical therapy after a stroke, a patient with type 1 diabetes has a hypoglycemia-related stroke.

Healthday Metformin does not improve glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes

Metformin does not improve glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes

Research shows that adding metformin to insulin therapy will not boost glycemic control in overweight teens with type 1 diabetes.

Healthday Insulin pump use reduces mortality in type 1 diabetes

Insulin pump use reduces mortality in type 1 diabetes

For people with type 1 diabetes, using insulin pump therapy lowers mortality from all causes.

Healthday Diabetes may increase infection-related mortality risk

Diabetes may increase infection-related mortality risk

After adjustment for age and sex, standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were higher in type 1 and type 2 diabetes for all outcomes.

Feature When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

The patient, aged 69 years, had a 43-year history of type 1 diabetes and was scheduled to undergo a chest wall resection.

News Recognizing disordered eating in teen girls with type 1 diabetes

Recognizing disordered eating in teen girls with type 1 diabetes

Clinicians should educate families about insulin omission as a weight-reduction strategy in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes.

News Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis incidence may be on the rise

Pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis incidence may be on the rise

The incidence of diabetic ketoacidosis in children in Colorado at the time of type 1 diabetes diagnosis increased by 55% from 1998 to 2012.

Healthday Eating disorders common in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes

Eating disorders common in adolescent girls with type 1 diabetes

By age 25 years, cumulative probability of onset of eating disorder is 60% among young women with type 1 diabetes, according to the data.

News Serious life events may increase type 1 diabetes risk in kids

Serious life events may increase type 1 diabetes risk in kids

Serious life events, such as death, illness, divorce or birth of a new child, during childhood can triple the risk for developing type 1 diabetes later.

Feature Inpatient management of pregnancy and type 1 diabetes

Inpatient management of pregnancy and type 1 diabetes

A patient, aged 33 years, with a history of type 1 diabetes for 10 years presented to the hospital.

Healthday Diabetes may worsen breast cancer diagnosis

Diabetes may worsen breast cancer diagnosis

Five-year survival for breast cancer patients with diabetes was 15% lower than for those without diabetes.

Healthday Hypogylcemia linked to deteriorated language processing

Hypogylcemia linked to deteriorated language processing

There was a significant deterioration in reading span and a decrease in correct responses with hypoglycemia.

Healthday Type 1 diabetes increases psychiatric risk in children

Type 1 diabetes increases psychiatric risk in children

Within six months after the onset of diabetes, the risk of psychiatric morbidity increased three-fold in children with type 1 diabetes compared with the general population.

News Treating older adults with diabetes

Treating older adults with diabetes

Many older adults with diabetes and comorbid medical problems may be over treated.

News Patients lack proper hypoglycemia management, prevention knowledge

Patients lack proper hypoglycemia management, prevention knowledge

A majority of patients with diabetes are worried about experiencing hypoglycemia, with many being uncertain about how to manage the condition.

News Using continuous blood glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes management

Using continuous blood glucose monitoring for type 1 diabetes management

A 25-year-old woman newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes presents with insidious onset of recurrent hypoglycemia and is given a CGM device.

Healthday New standards of care for diabetes released

New standards of care for diabetes released

Standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile

Healthday Diabetes costs United States $322B annually

Diabetes costs United States $322B annually

In 2012,the cost of prediabetes was $44 billion, while the cost of undiagnosed diabetes was $33 billion.

Feature Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

Elevated blood glucose, weight loss in patient with type 1 diabetes

A patient, Ms. B., was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes three years ago.

Healthday Many colleges lack resources to care for students with chronic health conditions

Many colleges lack resources to care for students with chronic health conditions

Only 24% of college medical directors reported contacting students to make a first-time appointment.

Healthday Experts call for better cardiovascular disease management in patients with diabetes

Experts call for better cardiovascular disease management in patients with diabetes

There are currently no CVD risk-prediction algorithms in widespread use for patients with T1DM.

Feature Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

Hypoglycemia in an ambulatory-care setting

A type 1 diabetes patient presents to an outpatient facility agitated and slurring his words. Emergency medical help was called to assist the patient.

News Enterovirus infection ups type 1 diabetes risk in kids

Enterovirus infection ups type 1 diabetes risk in kids

Except in patients aged five to 10 years, type 1 diabetes incidence rates increased with age of diagnosis of enterovirus infection.

Feature Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

The Grain Foods Foundation explores popular carbohydrate-related myths and assumptions patients with diabetes have likely encountered.

News New blood test may aid type1 diabetes diagnosis

New blood test may aid type1 diabetes diagnosis

The Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibody (ZnT8Ab, Kronus) ELISA Assay detects the presence of an autoantibody that distinguishes type 1 diabetes from other forms of the disease in some patients.

News People with diabetes now live with disease longer

People with diabetes now live with disease longer

The number of years spent living with diabetes increased by 156% in men and by 70% in women from 1986 to 2011.

News CDC: 1 in 10 primary-care visits involves diabetes

CDC: 1 in 10 primary-care visits involves diabetes

Nearly $245 billion each year goes to the management of diabetes.

Feature An obese woman ­presents with polyuria and blurred vision

An obese woman ­presents with polyuria and blurred vision

A patient recently diagnosed with diabetes complains of worsening malaise and fatigue as well as bilateral extremity cramps.

News FDA approves inhaled insulin drug Afrezza

FDA approves inhaled insulin drug Afrezza

Afrezza can be used for the improvement of glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus.

News Unnatural death more common with diabetes

Unnatural death more common with diabetes

Causes of death include fatal poisonings caused by overdoses of insulin and hypoglycemic drugs.

News Diabetes drug may aid in weight loss

Diabetes drug may aid in weight loss

Higher weight loss and improvements in insulin secretion were found in patients assigned liraglutide with exercise and diet.

Feature CT assesses plaque in diabetes

CT assesses plaque in diabetes

Only about one-third of the coronary plaque detected showed calcification.

News Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

More than 90% of American adults and children fall short of the daily recommendations for fiber intake.

Feature What to know about home genetic-test kits

What to know about home genetic-test kits

Consumers becoming more involved in do-it-yourself genetic testing need primary-care clinicians to put the results into context for them.

News Diabetes prevalence up in U.S. kids

Diabetes prevalence up in U.S. kids

Occurrence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes has increased overall, with white and Native American youth experiencing the highest prevalence.

News FDA approves weekly GLP-1 agonist for type 2 diabetes

FDA approves weekly GLP-1 agonist for type 2 diabetes

The drug is indicated for improving glycemic control along with diet and exercise.

News Dapagliflozin treats type 2 diabetes

Dapagliflozin treats type 2 diabetes

Farxiga is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Feature Hair loss in a post-menopausal woman with diabetes

Hair loss in a post-menopausal woman with diabetes

Are hormonal changes to blame, or something else?

News Poor glucose control hikes stroke risk in diabetic women

Poor glucose control hikes stroke risk in diabetic women

Women with type 2 diabetes and poorly controlled blood glucose, but not men, may be at elevated risk for stroke.

News A coffee a day keeps diabetes away

A coffee a day keeps diabetes away

Drinking either caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee significantly reduces type 2 diabetes risk.

News Eating yogurt may lower diabetes risk

Eating yogurt may lower diabetes risk

Consuming low-fat, fermented dairy products associated with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Feature Diagnosing diseases
 of the vulva

Diagnosing diseases
 of the vulva

Vulvar biopsy is a helpful tool that should be utilized to diagnose 
and to guide the management of vulvar abnormalities.

Feature Antibiotic failure and weight in obese patients

Antibiotic failure and weight in obese patients

Frequent infections in obese patients lead to more frequent use of antibacterial medications in this population than in those who are not obese.

News USPSTF finalizes gestational diabetes screening recommendations

USPSTF finalizes gestational diabetes screening recommendations

Screen asymptomatic pregnant women for gestational diabetes after 24 weeks; evidence insufficient for screening before 24 weeks.

Feature The challenges of identifying 
Prader-Willi syndrome

The challenges of identifying 
Prader-Willi syndrome

Children with this condition develop an insatiable appetite that leads to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and behavioral problems when not treated.

Feature The facts and fictions of chelation therapy

The facts and fictions of chelation therapy

Originally used to treat lead poisoning and hypercalcemia, chelation has shown promise among individuals with heart disease and other conditions.

News Diagnose obesity like other chronic diseases

Diagnose obesity like other chronic diseases

New guidelines include recommendations to personalize weight loss plans based on patient preference, health status.

Feature Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Identifying and addressing infant allergy to cow's milk protein

Cow's milk protein allergy is relatively common during the first year of life. Unfortunately, the condition is easily missed or mislabeled.

News Family planning program effective in diabetic teens

Family planning program effective in diabetic teens

Greater knowledge and willingness to discuss reproductive health observed among girls with diabetes who completed a preconception planning program.

News AHA: Track physical activity like other vital signs

AHA: Track physical activity like other vital signs

Scientific statement reviews available options for physical activity assessment and presents a decision matrix for selecting the best method.

Feature Gout management 
in patients with CKD

Gout management 
in patients with CKD

The most recent guidelines from the American College of Rheumatology
include pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy for hyperuricemia.

Feature The most common causes of hair loss among women

The most common causes of hair loss among women

When treating an adult female patient with the chief complaint of alopecia, 
the clinician should pay particular attention to the pattern of hair loss.

Feature Safety first in infant feeding

Safety first in infant feeding

Counseling parents on the avoidance of feeding-associated infections.

News Type A personality yields lower diabetes mortality

Type A personality yields lower diabetes mortality

For individuals with type 1 diabetes, type A personality is associated with lower all-cause mortality.

Feature Simple treatment for pediatric bedwetting

Simple treatment for pediatric bedwetting

When treating a young patient for monosymptomatic enuresis, be sure to assess the physical, emotional, and developmental maturity of the child.

News Top 5 PA medical topics of 2013

Top 5 PA medical topics of 2013

The AAPA's Clinical Health Affairs Commission cites childhood immunization, post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity, celiac disease and dementia as topics to watch in 2013.

Feature No CV, mortality benefit with omega-3 fatty acids in diabetes patients

No CV, mortality benefit with omega-3 fatty acids in diabetes patients

Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not reduce mortality or cardiovascular events in patients with or at high risk for diabetes.

News NAPNAP 2013: Keynote session remembers past, looks to future

NAPNAP 2013: Keynote session remembers past, looks to future

The opening ceremony at the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners meeting highlighted the challenge of treating pediatric obesity and type 2 diabetes.

News Invokana approved for type 2 diabetes

Invokana approved for type 2 diabetes

The FDA has approved canagliflozin, the first sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor, to treat type 2 diabetes.

News Youth transition to adult diabetes care worsens gylcemic control

Youth transition to adult diabetes care worsens gylcemic control

Those who transition from pediatric to adult diabetes care before the age of 21 have 2.5-fold increased odds for poor gylcemic control.

Feature Fenugreek aids weight-loss, and promotes lactation, healthy glucose and lipids

Fenugreek aids weight-loss, and promotes lactation, healthy glucose and lipids

The seeds of the fenugreek plant, which are used for medicinal purposes, contain saponins, alkaloids and other antioxidants.

Feature Treating the older adult with HIV

Treating the older adult with HIV

Clinicians need to be prepared for the unique challenges presented by the growing number of older patients with HIV.

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