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Risk for Dementia Increases in Individuals with Hypertension

But the association with between hypertension, diabetes, and dementia is not clear....


New-Onset Diabetes Benefits from Initial Triple Combination

Initial combination therapy of metformin, pioglitazone, and exenatide might be more effective in reducing HbA1c compared to sequential add-on in new-onset diabetic patients...


Characteristics of Untreated Diabetes Patients

Study participants with untreated diabetes were significantly more likely to be male, older, currently smoking, have lower HDL cholesterol levels, higher BMI, non-HDL...



Long-term Effects of Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Does screening help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for type 2 diabetes patients?...


Stem Cell Therapy Promising for Type 2 Diabetes

Human embryonic stem cell therapy was recently shown to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice, and now new mouse studies suggest a role for stem cells in the treatment of type 2 diabetes...


Sitagliptin/Simvastatin Combo Tablet for T2DM and Hypercholesterolemia

Sitagliptin/Simvastatin (Juvisync) might be a good option for diabetic patients who want to improve glycemic control and lower cholesterol levels...


Years Lost and Medical Care Expenditures Associated with Diabetes

Diabetes can have an impact on life expectancy and health expenditures...


BMI and Stroke Risk among Type 2 Diabetes Patients

There might be an association between obesity with incidence of stroke among type 2 diabetic patients...


PPAR Agonists Raise Heart Failure Risk for Pre-diabetic and T2DM Patients

In the meta-analysis of 14 randomized trials, DPP-4 inhibitors were also found to increase cardiovascular risk slightly while the effect of insulin glargine was neutral….


Results of Study on Diet Sodas Should be Treated with Caution Due to Study Limitations

The recent study "Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA)"1 suffers...


Abdominal Muscle and Type 2 Diabetes in Postmenopausal Women

A greater muscle to total abdominal area ratio was associated with lower odds of diabetes….


Dietary Changes and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

An increase in polyunsaturated fatty acid intake showed some benefit in pregnant women with GDM as well as the fetus...


A Look at Trends in Diabetes Over Four Decades: The Framingham Heart Study

The prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and new onset diabetes continue to grow...


Beta Cell Function and Glucose Tolerance in Nondiabetic Patients with Kidney Dysfunction

The results of insulin release and glucose tolerance across a sample with declining kidney function...


Positive Correlation Between Coffee Consumption and Adiponectin Levels

Diabetics who drink coffee had significantly lower HbA1c and higher adiponectin compared to those who did not...


Novel Drug Candidate Regenerates Pancreatic Cells Lost in Diabetes

In a screen of more than 100,000 potential drugs, only one, harmine, drove human insulin-producing beta cells to multiply...


Canagliflozin Versus Glimepiride in T2DM Patients Taking Metformin

Canagliflozin shows good results when compared to glimepiride in type 2 diabetes patients who were taking metformin...


C-peptide in Age at Diagnosis and Duration of T1DM Population

Certain individuals may show detectable levels of C-peptide depending on time of diagnosis...


The Role of Sleep Duration in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Lack of adequate sleep may be a risk factor...


How Can We Increase Patient Adherence to Diabetes Medications?

Several demographic, clinical, and potentially modifiable system-level factors were associated with adherence to antidiabetic medications....


Breakfast Habits Affect Overweight Teen Girls Metabolic Responses to Protein-Packed Morning Meals

Routine breakfast skippers should gradually increase protein intake in the morning to improve glucose control...


Abdominal Obesity Can Be Treated with Exercise

For patients who are obese and sedentary, any exercise can help trim abdominal fat, but it may take a bit more effort to get other health benefits...


GLP-1 Not As Effective after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

Researchers compared glucose and hormonal responses to a liquid meal test in 20 obese participants with T2 who underwent RYGB or nonsurgical intensive lifestyle modification...


Will Congress Pass Improved Diabetes Care?

AACE leads charge for legislative changes focused on treating diabetes, prediabetes and associated illnesses...


Drinking Coffee Results in Less Calcium Buildup in Arteries

Three to five cups daily may reduce risk of heart disease...


Reducing Atherosclerosis in Type 2 Diabetes with Treatment According to Guidelines

After two years of follow-up, total wall volume of the carotid artery in type 2 diabetes patients decreased by 9.6% (p = 0.016) with treatment according to the cardiovascular risk guidelines. In non-diabetic controls, risk was...


Excessive Amounts of Folic Acid During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Diabetes, Obesity Among Daughters

Researchers call for studies to define safe limits...


Effects of Lifestyle Intervention and Metformin on the Development of Type 2 in Women With or Without GDM

Women with a history of GDM had 48% increased risk of developing diabetes...


Does a Woman's Risk of Developing GDM Depend on the Gender of the Child?

Evidence may show an increased risk of maternal GDM whether you have a girl or a boy...


Are Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Linked to Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease?

Occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms might be a useful predictor...


Onion Extract Lowers High Blood Sugar Up to 50%

The extract also lowered total cholesterol levels...


Patients with Inherited High Cholesterol Disorder Have a Lower Prevalence of Diabetes

The study assessed the prevalence of type 2 diabetes between patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and their unaffected relatives...


Reduced GLP-1 Precedes Type 2 Diabetes

This might be a reason not to use a DPP-4 for those with long standing diabetes…


New Diagnosing Criteria Possible for Type 1?

By closely examining currently used diagnostic criteria, researchers evaluated whether it might be possible to diagnose type 1 earlier….


DPP-4 Inhibitors Protect against Hypoglycemia

Mice treated with DPP-4 inhibitors also showed an increase in production of their own glucagon...


Diabetes Screening at the Dentist

Dental visits may allow for diabetes screening and monitoring glucose control in at-risk patients…


Predicting Type 1 Diabetes

It may be possible to predict the development of type 1 diabetes in young children by measuring the presence of autoantibodies in the blood…


Low Income Increases Mortality Risk In Type 1 Diabetes

Exposure to low socioeconomic status appears to increase the risk for death in patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during childhood who died after age 18 years...


Is Toujeo the new Lantus?

Sanofi hoping to convert patients to Toujeo as Lantus is due to lose U.S. patent protection. (Find the full prescribing info for Toujeo at the bottom of this article.)....


Research on Lower BMI Screening Recommendations in Asians

In December, the ADA reduced its BMI threshold for diagnosing type 2 diabetes in Asian Americans to ≥23 kg/m2.…



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