How many new “first-in-class” treatments for diabetes are in the diabetes pipeline as of May 2018? A. 7 B. 28 C. 56 D. 107 E. 152 Follow the link for the answer.Read More »
Since I am a diabetes educator who also specializes in obesity medicine, I see a lot of different responses to travel. For all, I see both weight loss and weight gain after travel. The interesting thing is for people with obesity, I see both. What I also find interesting is a lot of my patients who go to Europe tell me they eat pasta, more bread and other carbs, but when they lose weight, glucose levels improve. Why? Usually because they also tell me they are more active.Read More »
In this week's Homerun Slides, medical nutrition therapy for treatment of hypertension.Read More »
International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, 4th Ed., Excerpt #124: The Insulin Resistance Syndrome Part 5
When designing any risk scoring system, those proposing such a score must weigh up various competing factors. Metabolic syndrome benefits from the inclusion of clear (and now unambiguous, with the exception of waist circumference) criteria. However equal weighting is given to the five criteria while it is known that they do not contribute equally to the development of cardiometabolic disease. As noted above, two of the five criteria are strongly linked to cardiovascular disease but only weakly to risk of developing diabetes.Read More »
By Stanley S. Schwartz, MD and Mary E Herman, PhD
Despite guidelines, hypoglycemia can largely be avoided without shortchanging tight glucose control.
Diagnosis can be the first symptom of chronic diseases regardless of obesity.Read More »
Treatment method reduced the amount of liver fat more than standard treatment alone.Read More »
Screening, treatment delay may hasten or increase cardiovascular disease risk.Read More »
Prolonged use of medication increases risk of bowel condition, but exact cause yet to be determined.Read More »
By Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM
How active are you? Unless you’re exercising more than several hours a day already, you probably have room to add more in for additional health benefits. Exercise is about the best medicine that there is for so many health conditions, including diabetes. Being active helps manage emotional stress and stave off depression—far better than antidepressant medications and with no bad side effects. It naturally bestows your body with antioxidant effect, making you less likely to develop most types of cancer—or even the common cold.