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Gender Differences in Control of Multiple CVD Risk Factors in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Adjusted mean DBP levels found to be significantly higher in women compared to men but other risk factors were almost the same between genders….


Hypoglycemia Awareness improves with Self-Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes

The best outcomes were achieved by multiple daily injections with self-monitoring of blood glucose.... 


Safe and Effective Closed Loop Insulin Delivery for Type 1's Decreases Hypo's

A new delivery system has been evaluated and found to be safe and effective for young adults to use at home without any supervision needed....



Metformin Treatment Provides Better Lipid Control

Better overall lipid effects were seen in type 2 diabetes patients with coronary artery disease treated with metformin than those being treated with glipizide....


Fasts OK for Diabetic Kids

A total daily insulin dose of about 0.2 U/kg was optimal to cover the fast day, "although there is considerable variability between patients."...


New Way to Regenerate Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

A peptide called caerulein converted existing cells in the pancreas into insulin-generating beta cells....


Hypertension Control Can Prevent Renal Damage in Diabetics

Elevated blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of renal damage in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those with poor glycemic control....


The Prevalence of Diabetes among U.S. Latinos

Adequate glycemic control is 48% and health insurance coverage among Latino diabetics is 52.4%.... 


Low-carb Diet Recommended for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes Patients

Low-carbohydrate diets should be the first line of attack for treatment of type 2 diabetes, and should be used in conjunction with insulin in those with type 1 diabetes.... 


Connection between Type 1 Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis?

New review of the pathogenetic and therapeutic implications shows that both diseases share similar complications…. 


Do Contraceptives Cause Gestational Diabetes in Women?

Women who had been on hormonal contraceptives before conception were 1.43 times more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy compared to women who were not on contraceptives, researchers found....


Comparing Weekly Dulaglutide to Daily Liraglutide

The positives and negative effects of new anti-diabetic agents....


EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection Receives FDA Approval for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is a leading cause of vision loss among working-age adults.... 


Brown Fat May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes

In a study, patients with differing levels of brown fat cells were exposed to mild cold to stimulate the cells' activity....


Does Diabetes Increase Risk for Head and Neck Cancer?

The risk for head and neck cancer (HNC) was almost 50% higher in patients with diabetes....


HbA1c Increases with Age

HbA1c levels in the elderly rise but not in precise relationship to glucose tolerance....


Telemedicine Improves Metabolic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Patients

HbA1c, knowledge, and self-care treatment adherence significantly improved.... 


Brain Switch That Controls Glucose Levels Discovered

Researchers identified the mechanism in the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels....


High Physical Activity and Low Sitting Time Reduces Obesity and Diabetes Risk

Adults who reported high levels of physical activity combined with low leisure time spent sitting were at a much lower risk for incident obesity after 5 years.... 


Fruits and Vegetables: How Much Consumption is Enough?

In a large meta-analysis of over 800,000 participants' dietary habits, researchers concluded….


Regression from Prediabetes to Normal Glucose Reduces CVD Risk

But risk for CVD was higher in the prediabetes group than for those who already had diabetes, probably due to increased medication…. 


Salty Diet Tied to Heart Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Patients in the top quartile of salt consumption had a 2.07-fold higher risk of CVD than the lowest quartile.... 


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator (TENS) for Pain Management

Recently cleared by the FDA, a new device available over the counter may help those suffering from chronic pain.... 


Smart Contact Lens for Glucose Monitoring

Google and Novartis/Alcon have agreed to collaborate upon the development of a smart contact lens for medical use.... 


Nanotechnology May Provide Faster Way of Diagnosing Type 1 Diabetes

Developed by researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine, a hand-held machine detects islet cell-targeting autoantibodies.... 


Hypoglycemia and Linezolid

A small number of incidents have shown that linezolid, an antibiotic, may have an association with hypoglycemia.... 


Diabetes Patients at Increased Risk for Mortality from Chronic Liver Disease

Italian researchers find nonalcoholic fatty liver disease to be the main factor.... 


Statin Adherence Linked to New Onset Diabetes Risk

Italian researchers find correlation….


Educating Diabetes Patients in Groups

Educating more than one person simultaneously may have more impact on an individual's care.... 


Diabetes Meds May Decrease Alzheimer's Risk

Can pioglitazone reduce more than blood glucose levels?... 


Cognitive Impairment a Concern for Younger Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Psychomotor speed may be affected.... 


Shift Work Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes

The increase is significantly higher among men and the rotating shift group, according to Chinese researchers....


HbA1c Variability and Mortality in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

HbA1c variability is a predictor of all-cause mortality....


Short Diabetes Education Program Can Improve Control after Diagnosis

Attending a brief diabetes education program helps glycemic control in newly diagnosed patients.... 


Pluses and Minuses of Glucose Lowering for Older Diabetes Patients

Tight control for older adults offers only modest benefits?... 


Potential Benefits of Glutamine Supplementation for Type 2 Diabetes

An addition of the amino acid glutamine to the diet may help with weight loss and diabetes management.... 


Painful Neuropathy and Increasing Blood Pressure

Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDPN) has been associated with higher nocturnal blood pressure in patients....


Using Corneal Microscopy to Detect Neuropathy in Prediabetes

Corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) could be used and adopted as a surrogate marker for small-fiber neuropathy in patients with diabetes or risk of diabetes....


Can Bundled Therapy Reduce Risk of Vascular Complications?

Under a new system of care, diabetes-related macro- and microvascular complications. are managed as well as glucose control... 


Gastric Bypass Has Quality of Life Benefits

According to research done in the SLIMM-T2D randomized trial, gastric bypass surgery may have additional benefits for patients with diabetes and obesity.... 



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