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Renal Failure Associated with Depression in Adults with Diabetes

Diabetic patients who are depressed may be at an increased risk for developing end-stage renal disease.... 


Fatty Liver Disease Tied to Diabetes, Atherosclerosis

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an independent predictor of both type 2 diabetes and carotid atherosclerosis, according to two studies.... 


Diabetic Women Less Likely to Undergo Mammograms

Women with diabetes were 14% less likely than those without the disease to undergo breast cancer screening.... 



AHA Questions Salt Intake Study

The American Heart Association questions the findings of a new analysis suggesting that most people around the world are consuming just the right amount of sodium.... 


Vitamin D Not Linked with Heart Risk in Men

Circulating levels of vitamin D had no apparent influence on overall risk for cardiovascular disease in older men.... 


FDA Approves Albiglutide, a Once-Weekly GLP-1 Injectable Diabetes Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved albiglutide (Tanzeum, GlaxoSmithKline), a once-weekly injectable glucagonlike peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist to treat type 2 diabetes....


Are Chromium Supplements Effective in Lowering Blood Sugars?

A new study by a University of Miami (UM) researcher analyzed nearly three decades of data on the effect of chromium supplementation on blood sugars....


Benefits of ARBs Not the Same as ACE Inhibitors

The effects of ACEIs and ARBs on multiple outcomes in type 2 diabetes patients.... 


Prevalence of Diabetic Ketoacidosis at Diagnosis

A recent analysis of youth with type 1 or type 2 diabetes shows that the incidence of DKA continues to be high.... 


Negative Outcomes Associated with Inter-arm Systolic Blood Pressure Differences in Diabetes Patients

Inter-arm systolic blood pressure differences may be a sign of bad things to come....


Standard Tests Can Miss Pediatric Diabetic Neuropathy

Noninvasive methods for screening pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes for peripheral diabetic neuropathy (DN) have low sensitivity, according to a systematic review....


Greatest Contributor to Diabetes: Obesity or Sugar?

Results of a recent large epidemiological study suggest that it is amount of dietary calories from sugar that plays the most pivotal role in diabetes risk.... 


STAMPEDE 3 Results: Bariatric Surgery vs. Intensive Medical Therapy

It appears to offer better and more durable control of diabetes than medical therapy....


Diabetes Medications Are the Most Expensive

Review of 2013 prescriptions by the Express Scripts shows that diabetes medications trounce all others in terms of annual patient spend on traditional medications....


Lifestyle Changes during Prediabetes Can Reduce Mortality

Not only may an intensive program of diet, exercise, or both delay progression from prediabetes to diabetes, but among women, it may also lower CVD and all-cause mortality.... 


Diabetes and CVD Risk with Postpartum Weight Gain

Failure to lose 'baby weight' may carry long-term risk for diabetes and heart disease.... 


Aleglitazar Does Not Reduce Risk of Recurrent CV Events among Diabetes Patients

The use of aleglitazar does not appear to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patient.... 


Strong Association between Mediterranean Diet and Lower Risk of Diabetes

The benefits of the Mediterranean diet appear to be the same cross-culturally… 


Generation X at Greater Diabetes Risk

They are evolving into a more unhealthy generation.... 


Dark Chocolate: Has the Mystery Been Solved?

Certain bacteria in the stomach ferment cocoa into anti-inflammatory compounds…. 


Emergency Recall of the OTC Weight-loss Drug Alli

Several reports of tampering have been made nationwide.... 


Working-age Adults with Diabetes and the Risk of Seasonal Influenza

Working-age adults with diabetes may be at an increased risk for illness attributed to influenza.... 


It's Not Final Until It's Final: FDA Delays Decision on Inhaled Insulin Treatment

MannKind Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration extended the review date of its inhaled insulin treatment by three months....


GLP-1 Slows Hypoglycemia

Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) slows the accelerated gastric emptying associated with hypoglycemia, according to a crossover study.... 


Severe Hypoglycemia Increases Premature Death and Cancer Risk in T2DM

A look at whether type 2 diabetes patients with severe hypoglycemia exhibit certain phenotypes that may predict premature death and all-site cancer....


Bariatric Surgery vs. Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes

The results of the STAMPEDE Study compares intensive medical management of diabetes to gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.... 


Mother's Physical Activity Level Directly Influences Child's

Children's behavior generally mimics their parents'. Are we now seeing more obese children because children are mimicking their parent's sedentary lifestyles?...


Both High and Low BMIs in Older Population Can Increase All-cause Mortality

Lower BMIs in older adults may not be as healthy as in younger adults.... 


Testing Kidney Function Using an Alternative Filtration Marker

A new method of testing kidney function using cystatin-C, an endogenous protein produced by almost all nucleated cells, is shown to be more effective than measuring serum creatinine....


Loss of Fingertip Sensation Can Indicate Progression of Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers evaluated different measures of hand and finger function in type 2 diabetic patients....


Diabetes and Periodontal Health Bi-directional

According to multiple studies, diabetics are at an increased risk of severe periodontitis. This association relationship appears to be bi-direction, meaning the presence of periodontal disease may hinder glycemic control in...


Phentermine/Topiramate Slows Progression to T2DM

Cardiometabolic risk factors also significantly improved....


Intensive Insulin Treatment Associated with Better Outcomes in Surgical ICU Patients

Researchers look at the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery with perioperative intermediate vs. intensive insulin therapy.... 


Could Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Agonists Be Delivered Intranasally?

Possibility of non-subcutaneous administration could increase patient compliance.... 


Do C-Peptides Help to Preserve Beta-cells?

Higher C-peptide levels are also associated with better long-term microvascular health including retinopathy.... 


Carb-matching Bolus vs. Weight-Dependent Partial Bolus on Closed-Loop Glucose Control

Carbohydrate counting can be difficult for some type 1 diabetes patients. Partial prandial weight-based bolus dosing may be a safe and effective alternative....


Who Qualifies for Statin Treatment under the New Guidelines?

The new guidelines from the ACC and AHA would increase the number of individuals eligible for statin therapy by nearly 13 million people.... 


GLP-1 Agonist Interaction with Insulin-Induced Hypoglycemia

A study shows GLP-1 agonists slow the acceleration of gastric emptying that occurs as a result of insulin-induced hypoglycemia.... 


Surprising Trends in the Use of Antidiabetic Drugs

Researchers track data on antidiabetic prescriptions dispensed from retail pharmacies in the US and note some interesting prescribing patterns. What is the most antidiabetic drug dispensed?...


Is Moderate Wine Consumption in Type 2 Diabetes Beneficial?

Moderation is key when it comes to diabetes and alcoholic beverages.... 



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2014 Most Popular Articles:

Patient Handout: 7 Tips to Drop Excess Pounds with Diabetes
Posted April 04, 2014
Who Qualifies for Statin Treatment under the New Guidelines?
Posted March 27, 2014
Surprising Trends in the Use of Antidiabetic Drugs
Posted March 27, 2014
Emergency Recall of the OTC Weight-loss Drug Alli
Posted April 10, 2014
STAMPEDE 3 Results: Bariatric Surgery vs. Intensive Medical Therapy
Posted April 10, 2014
Strong Association between Mediterranean Diet and Lower Risk of Diabetes
Posted April 10, 2014
Diabetes Medications Are the Most Expensive
Posted April 10, 2014
Dark Chocolate: Has the Mystery Been Solved?
Posted April 10, 2014
Updated Bolus Calculators for Diabetes Management
Posted March 20, 2014
Agavins: A Potential Alternative to Artificial Sweeteners
Posted March 27, 2014


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