An attempt to improve diet quality in youth with type 1 yields less than promising results.Read More »
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While detection of type 2 diabetes for specific subgroups in the population has slightly increased, overall detection rates remain low among US adults.Read More »
When added to statin therapy in patients with diabetes, ezetimibe provides greater cardiovascular protection than what is seen in individuals without diabetes.Read More »
Long-term impact of intrauterine exposure to medication on the offspring remains unclear.Read More »
A patient that you haven’t seen for several years comes to your clinic for a wellness check-up. Since her last visit, she has gained about 15 pounds (5’6”, BMI 27 kg/m2). Her stage 1 hypertension is controlled with hydrochlorothiazide. As you discuss her weight gain, you learn that she doesn’t get more than 30 minutes a week of physical activity. You decide it would be best to check her A1C. Which of the following information from her history leads you to screen her for type 2 diabetes? A. Her youngest child weighed 8.5 pounds at birth. B. Two of her cousins have type 2 diabetes. C. She just celebrated her 41st birthday. D. She has a history of hypertension. Follow the link for the answer.Read More »
The American College of Physicians (ACP) said doctors can tell patients to aim for a glycosylated hemoglobin, or HbA1C, level between 7 percent and 8 percent, rather than the traditional 6.5 percent to 7 percent. Plus, clinicians should consider deintensifying pharmacologic therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes who achieve HbA1c levels less than 6.5%. (See article 2)
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Gout is a tricky diagnosis to make. Rarely is it made via the gold standard technique of synovial aspiration and polarized light microscopy. The vast majority of diagnoses are clinical. A primary care and rheumatologist team of Dutch researchers led by Hein Janssens derived and published a clinical decision rule in 2010. This app brings that decision rule to primary care physicians, rheumatologists, and acute care (ER/urgent-care) clinicians everywhere.Read More »
In part 4 of this Exclusive Interview, Jamie Uribarri talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA 2017 Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA about how some ethnic cooking methods may be factors in high AGE diets.Read More »
OSA and beta-cell function: While the impact of OSA in IR has been studied extensively, the impact of OSA on beta-cell function has received little attention, despite being an essential part of the pathogenesis of T2DM and prediabetes. A small number of animal studies showed that intermittent hypoxia increases beta-cell death, and results in beta-cell dysfunction, although the intermittent hypoxia used in this study is far greater than that which occurs in humans with OSA.Read More »
Study shows importance of clinical consciousness and assistance with disease management in individuals who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes prior to age 45.Read More »