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Benefits of Vitamin D and Calcium for Gestational Diabetes

Women with gestational diabetes experienced a number of benefits when taking supplemental calcium plus vitamin D.... 


Using Hydrolyzed Infant Formula to Ward off Type 1 Diabetes?

According to pilot studies, exposure to complex dietary proteins early in life may increase the risk of beta cell autoimmunity in children who are at risk for type 1 diabetes.... 


One Possible Answer to Healing Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), an adenosine A2A receptor agonist, improves wound healing.... 



ADA: Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes Not Even Close to Meeting Goals

One in 5 kids with diabetes has an A1C above 10%.... 


Association between Diabetic Foot Ulceration and Premature Death

Evidence is emerging that diabetic foot ulceration is associated with greater risk of premature death.... 


Metformin Improved Survival of Patients with Diabetes and Cirrhosis

Patients with diabetes on metformin who were diagnosed with cirrhosis had a greater survival rate than those who discontinued metformin.... 


New Hydrogel Promising for Weight Loss

According to a new proof-of-concept study, 2 doses a day of a novel, biocompatible hydrogel, which is not systematically absorbed, significantly decreased body weight in overweight and obese patients.... 


Loss of Taste Buds with Age Connected to Diabetes?

The number of taste buds on the tongue declines as people age and in a new study, fewer taste buds were associated with higher fasting plasma glucose.... 


The 74th ADA Scientific Sessions and GLP-1: A Second Look

When Steve and Andrew got back from the ADA's 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, we put together an awesome overview of some of the new research and studies on GLP-1. Now that we have had some time to review the...


ADA: Degludec and Liraglutide Fixed Combo Shows Continued Efficacy

According to multiple presentations, IDegLira, the fixed combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide, showed long-term efficacy across a range of body mass indices and parameters for type 2 diabetes patients.... 


ADA: Improving Quality of Diet Reduces Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Consuming healthier foods improves risk independently of other lifestyle changes such as weight loss or physical activity.... 


ADA: Is Dulaglutide a Good Alternative to Metformin?

Results from dulaglutide's sixth AWARD trial showed once-weekly dulaglutide 1.5mg was non-inferior to once-daily liraglutide 1.8mg when compared to metformin.... 


ADA: Sulfonylureas Along with TZDs May Increase Risk for Fractures in Diabetes

A large database analysis has found that two oral diabetes drug classes, thiazolidinediones (TZDs) and sulfonylureas, both increase the risk for fractures when compared with metformin.... 


Weight Loss Surgery More Successful Than Usual Care in Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetic patients who received bariatric surgery saw greater weight loss and fewer macrovascular and microvascular complications than those treated with usual care.... 


One in 10 American Adults is Diabetic; 1 in 4 is Unaware

The United States has 3 million more diabetic patients today than in 2010.... 


Tapentadol-ER for the Treatment of Diabetes Associated Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN)

The FDA recently approved tapentadol-ER (Nucynta ER) for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy in diabetics.... 


High Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in Latino Populations Associated with Low Frequency Variant in HNF1A

HNF1A is also the gene responsible for (maturity onset diabetes of the young type 3 (MODY3), a rare monogenic cause of diabetes....


ADA: The Bionic Pancreas

Type 1 diabetes patients have better control of their blood sugar levels with an artificial pancreas.... 


ADA: Another Inhaled Insulin Treatment for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes May Be Coming Soon

The technosphere insulin inhalation powder (TI) is a non-invasive insulin inhalant that is used to help decrease blood glucose following meals in both type 1 and 2 diabetes patients....


ADA: Hepatitis B Vaccine Shows Some Benefits in Preventing Diabetes

  Study subjects who had the hepatitis B vaccination had an 81% reduction in diabetes risk....


Metformin Has Major Benefits for African Americans

African Americans with type 2 diabetes respond better to metformin's glucose lowering effects....


ADA: New HbA1c Target of 7.5% for Type 1 Children and Older Adults

Recent scientific evidence and better tools to monitor for hypoglycemia helped establish the new position statement.... 


ADA: Bionic Pancreas Effective in Reducing Glucose Over Multiple Days

An automated "bionic" pancreas that incorporates glucagon as well as insulin has shown improved blood glucose for five consecutive days in a study of patients with type 1 diabetes....


ADA: The New Lipid Guidelines, Do They Work for Diabetes?

Some diabetes experts have expressed concerns about recent national guidelines on lipid management, criticizing a lack of LDL cholesterol targets and little direction for management with drugs beyond statins.... 


ADA: Inhaled Insulin, Will It Pass Muster?

Even if the FDA approves Technosphere Insulin Inhalation Powder (TI) in the US, will it get recommended?...


ADA: Depression Predicts Type 1 Diabetes Death

Depression has been linked with worse survival in a 20-year observational study of patients with type 1 diabetes.... 


ADA: Lantus Losing Its Superiority to Newer Treatments

Diabetes patients stand to benefit from two experimental insulin therapies that could eventually replace Sanofi's global leader Lantus, according to results from large clinical trials.... 


ADA: New Combination Diabetes Drug Effective After 1 Year Study

A Novo Nordisk drug, IDegLira which combines its long-acting insulin degludec with its type 2 diabetes treatment Victoza, maintained superior blood sugar reduction after one year.... 


ADA: Diabetes Prevention Program 15 Years Later

Findings suggest clinicians can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes "over a very long period of time"....


ADA: LDL Doesn't Predict Heart Risk in Diabetes

LDL cholesterol wasn't a good predictor of cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes, but the total cholesterol-to-HDL ratio appeared more reliable, an observational study showed.... 


ADA: Prediabetes Intervention Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Treatment of prediabetes and prevention of type 2 diabetes reduces cardiovascular risk.... 


ADA: New Instrument Validated for Diabetes Distress

Second study shows depressive symptoms can predict mortality in adults with type 1 diabetes....


ADA: Canola Oil Reduces Heart Risk in Diabetes

Adding canola oil to the diet improved glycemic control and reduced cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes. And in another study, an overall healthier diet reduced risk of developing diabetes....


Bariatric Surgery Has Better Outcomes after 15 Years

Bariatric surgery comes out ahead with greater weight loss, diabetes remission and less CVD complications than standard medical care.... 


Adding Insulin as the Second Treatment for Type 2's May Increase Risk of Death

Among diabetes patients receiving metformin, the addition of insulin compared with a sulfonylurea was associated with an increased risk of nonfatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause death.... 


Blood Pressure Therapies May Be Causing Serious Eye Conditions

Early studies are showing that the use of vasodilators to lower BP may be related to development of early-stage age-related macular degeneration....


Diabetes Often Times Overlooked after Heart Attack

At least ten percent of people who have a heart attack may also have undiagnosed diabetes.... 


Skipping Breakfast Acceptable for Weight Loss

A randomized controlled trial found that skipping breakfast may not be a barrier to weight loss.... 


Small Drops in eGFR May Predict Kidney Outcomes

Declines in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) smaller than those that currently attract clinical attention may help predict the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD).... 


Higher Risk of Excess Weight in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

With already increased risk of weight gain in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, certain traits in these children can also be markers for even higher weight gain.... 



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