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Gestational Diabetes and the Risk of Heart Disease

According to research by the American Heart Association, pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be at an increased risk of developing atherosclerotic complications, such as heart disease, later in life.... 


Updated Bolus Calculators for Diabetes Management

New updates to the automated bolus calculators (ABCs) for diabetes.... 


Obesity Associated with Lower Academic Attainment in Teenage Girls

Girls who were obese, as measured by BMI at age 11 had lower academic attainment at 11, 13 and 16 years when compared to those of a healthy weight....



Statin Side-effects Questioned

  Only a small minority of symptoms reported on statins are genuinely due to the statins, and only 1 in 5 new cases of development of new-onset diabetes mellitus while on statins could actually be attributed to the...


Do Saturated Fats Really Cause Heart Disease?

An international research collaboration led by the University of Cambridge analysed existing cohort studies and randomised trials on coronary risk and fatty acid intake. They showed that current evidence does not support guidelines which...


Diabetic Foot Ulcers and the Economic Burden on Insurers

Patients with diabetic foot ulcers have an annual burden on yearly Medicare of $11,710.... 


Obesity Linked to Increased Ovarian Cancer Risk

An analysis of 25 population studies which focused on weight and included 4 million women, 16,000 of whom developed ovarian cancer. The report showed a dose-response relationship: a six percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer for...


Tequila Sweetener Could Help Reduce Blood Sugars

A sweetener created from the plant used to make tequila could lower blood glucose levels for those with type 2 diabetes and help them and other overweight and obese patients lose weight, researchers have reported....


No CVD Benefit for Older Patients Taking Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Taking omega-3 fatty-acid supplements for nearly five years failed to reduce the incidence of CVD mortality, MI, stroke, unstable angina, revascularization, CHF hospitalizations, and resuscitated cardiac arrest, report...


Excess B Vitamins May Be Linked to Obesity

New evidence suggests that increased intake of certain vitamins, including B vitamins, may play a role in the increased prevalence of obesity in recent years....


WHO Opens Public Consultation on Draft Sugars Guideline

When finalized, the World Health Organization guideline will provide countries with recommendations on limiting the consumption of sugars to reduce public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. For information on how to submit comments,...


Hope for Healing Difficult-to-treat Chronic Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Italian researchers report that polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN), an adenosine receptor A2A agonist, shows some efficacy in healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers....


Seven Newly Discovered DNA Regions Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

In the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease, DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from four different ethnic groups….


Type 2 Diabetes Patient Benefit from Video Games

Playing Nintendo's Wii Fit Plus led to improvements in many diabetic measurements.... 


Diabetic Complications and the Aging Population

At what age will people require more diabetic care?...


Vitamin D's Effect on the Progression of Pre-type 1 Diabetes

Children with different levels of islet autoantibodies studied... 


Evidence Shows Possible Benefit of Metformin and Glyburide Use in Pregnancy

A review of recent studies suggests that some oral hypoglycemic agents may be safe and effective in pregnant patients....


A1C Is a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes Following Noncardiac Surgery

Researchers discover that preoperative A1C is related to length of stay in the hospital following noncardiac surgeries.... 


Visit-to-Visit Variability in Systolic BP a Risk Factor for Diabetic Nephropathy

Research shows that variations in SBP can negatively impact the development and progression of diabetic nephropathy in type 2 diabetes patients.... 


Certain Complications of Obesity May Be Linked to Pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are found to be prevalent in individuals with cardiometabolic complications.... 


Abdominal Fat Accumulation Prevented by Unsaturated Fat

New research from Uppsala University shows that saturated fat builds more fat and less muscle than polyunsaturated fat.... 


Increased Risk of Diabetes in Older Patients with Disabilities

Patients aged 51 and older with no diabetes at baseline were followed for 12 years in a Health and Retirement Study.... 


No Compelling Evidence Linking Incretin Therapies, Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. and European regulators have found no compelling evidence of a link between the drug class which includes GLP-1 analogs and DPP-4 inhibitors, and pancreas problems or pancreatic cancer.... 


Higher Blood Glucose Increases Stroke Risk in T2 Women but Not Men

Women disproportionately affected by stroke but cause is unknown….


FDA Approves Weekly Exenatide Pen for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

The pre-filled, single-use pen injector eliminates the need for patients to transfer the medication between a vial and a syringe.... 


Could Bariatric Surgery Be Used for Diabetes Prevention and Treatment?

Review looks at the benefits of bariatric surgery in obese and overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, as well as obese patients without diabetes…. 


Low Detection Rates Prevent Proper Treatment of Hypoglycemia in Young Children

Only 32% of hypoglycemic events were detected by parents or caregivers, despite glucose being self-monitored 10 times per day.... 


The Best Way to Treat Osteomyelitis

Are antibiotics or conservative surgery better for treating diabetic foot osteomyelitis?... 


Grilled Meats Containing AGEs Can Increase Risk of Alzheimer's and Diabetes

Reducing the intake of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), especially in older patients, may help to slow down diabetes and Alzheimer's epidemics….


FDA Puts Empagliflozin on Hold

Quality issues in the manufacturing plant prevents final approval.... 


High-protein Diet in 40's and 50's May Increase Risk for Diabetes, Cancer, and All-cause Mortality

But for those over 65, a higher protein intake may be beneficial....


New Discovered Rare Genetic Mutation Protects against Diabetes by 65%

Gene that makes a zinc transporter could be a new drug target….


Cognitive Therapy Helps Depressed Diabetes Patients Control Blood Sugar

Depression is up to twice as high among diabetes patients as in the general population.... 


Childhood Obesity May Increase Cardiac Events in Adulthood

Even if their weight is under control, adults who were obese as children may be at higher risk for cardiac events and early death....


ADA Screening Guideline Change Could Under-diagnose T2DM in Children

Lower test performance of HbA1c in children raises concern.... 


Recent Weight Gain May Not Mean Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

But weight reduction still important in lowering risk….


Does Being an Athlete Protect Individuals from Diabetes Later in Life?

Older athletes recover faster from many acute conditions than their peers.... 


Can Food Prices Affect Glucose in Type 2 Patients?

Researchers examined the impact of the cost of healthy food for different income levels…. 


HbA1c and Glucose Targets May Be Unaligned

A new analysis of continuous glucose monitoring suggests that the current A1c and glucose level recommendations for patients with diabetes are not in sync.... 


Overweight and Obese Diabetes Patients More Likely to Get Recommended Screenings

BMI not a barrier for recommended screenings and exams in overweight and obese diabetes patients....



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