Diabetes

Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset
Select behavioral and social risk factors were correlated with early onset of hypertension and diabetes, a prospective cohort study found. Source: Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Read more
T2D Predicts Progression in NAFLD/NASH
Type 2 diabetes was found to be a strong independent predictor of life-threatening liver outcomes in patients diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its more advanced Read more
Exercise should be emphasized in patients with dyslipidemia
Given all of the recent guidelines on physical activity and CVD prevention, health care providers should focus on recommending exercise for patients with dyslipidemia to decrease their LDL, Read more
Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Onset
Education and exercise may determine early start of diabetes and hypertension Source: Certain Social, Behavioral Factors Associated With Diabetes and Hypertension Read more
Diabetes self-management strategies decreased fall-risk, injuries in patients with CKD
Engaging in regular self-management of diabetes may decrease the risk for both falls and fall-related injuries in patients with diabetes and CKD, according to a poster presented at the Read more
Second-Line Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular Risks
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetes. Metformin is used widely as first-line therapy and may have cardiovascular benefits, but if Read more
Providers, regulators explore type 2 therapies for type 1 diabetes
For most children and adults with type 1 diabetes, day-to-day disease management remains difficult despite improvements in insulin formulations and delivery and advancements in diabetes Read more
Is insulin pump therapy superior to multiple daily injections in type 1 diabetes?
Endocrine Today | PoinTAll pumps on the market offer several useful features for people with type 1 diabetes. These include multiple basal rate options, square- and dual-wave bolus Read more
Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM
Routine urine samples can be used to test for medication adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the June issue of Diabetes Care. Source: Medication Read more
Trace metal concentrations influence glucose regulation in pregnancy
Pregnant women with higher plasma concentrations of copper measured during the first trimester were more likely to have elevated glucose levels in the second trimester, increasing the risk Read more
How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin resistance
Scientists conducted a small study of the 30-day fasting practice of Ramadan and found evidence of significant metabolic benefits. Source: How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin Read more
Abnormal sleep patterns raise HbA1c levels in prediabetes, untreated type 2 diabetes
Adults with prediabetes or untreated type 2 diabetes who sleep fewer than 5 hours or more than 8 hours per night tend to have higher blood glucose levels than those who sleep between 7 and Read more
Type 1 Diabetes Has Early Adverse Effects on Bone Mineral Density 
For children with type 1 diabetes(T1D), adverse effects on bone mineral density (BMD) begin early in the course of disease, according to study results published in The Journal of Clinical Read more
Lifestyle intervention leads to reduced medication in new type 2 diabetes study
A Dutch lifestyle intervention has helped people with type 2 diabetes reduce their medication doses over a six-month period. Compared to before the study, average HbA1c levels dropped by 5 Read more
Glycemic control, disease duration predict fracture risk in type 1 diabetes
Long disease duration and an HbA1c of at least 7.9% are independent risk factors for sustaining multiple fractures among adults with type 1 diabetes, according to findings from a Read more
HbA1c, insulin use predict real-world response to GLP-1 receptor agonists in type 2 diabetes
A patient’s response to GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy in type 2 diabetes depends on several pretreatment characteristics, including baseline HbA1c, diabetes duration, age and use of Read more
Rising pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis numbers a result of underdiagnosed diabetes
The number of children with type 1 diabetes who present with diabetic ketoacidosis is increasing by 2% per year, and this may be due to underdiagnosing of diabetes, according to findings Read more
CGM, machine learning reveal dysglycemia phenotypes in type 1 diabetes
Researchers have identified three distinct patterns of dysglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes using a combination of blinded continuous glucose monitoring data and machine-learning Read more
Folic acid supplements show potential as ‘novel’ protective measure for gestational diabetes
Women who take at least 400 µg per day of folic acid supplements before they become pregnant may be at lower risk for the development of gestational diabetes, according to findings Read more
Home OGTT viable alternative to clinic-based test
A home oral glucose tolerance test may be able to provide sensitivity and specificity measures that compare favorably with laboratory analysis, according to findings published in Diabetic Read more
Early gestational diabetes diagnosis a shared risk factor for neonatal hypoglycemia, hyperbilirubinemia
Children of mothers who meet the diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes at an early gestational age are at higher risk for hypoglycemia and hyperbilirubinemia compared with those Read more
Obstructive sleep apnea most common among adults with obesity, type 2 diabetes
Nearly 5% of adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity may have obstructive sleep apnea, which is more prevalent among those with obesity regardless of diabetes status compared with the Read more
‘Suspend-before-low’ feature reduces hypoglycemia with pump therapy in type 1 diabetes
Adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes and hypoglycemia unawareness using an insulin pump therapy system with an algorithm-driven, insulin-suspension feature experienced fewer Read more
A third of type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed in the over 30s
A new study shows that 38 percent of patients with type 1 diabetes occurring after age 30 were initially treated as type 2 diabetes (without insulin). Researchers found that half of those Read more
Adulthood increases type 2 diabetes risk
Adults who develop obesity after having elevated childhood BMI are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared with those who avoid obesity regardless of childhood BMI status, according to Read more
Educators must address weight reduction in diabetes management
Many adults with diabetes also have overweight or obesity. Although the mechanisms underlying the connection between diabetes and adiposity are not fully understood, experts point to Read more
Insulin patch proves effective for adults with type 2 diabetes
An insulin patch can safely provide similarly effective glycemic management in adults with type 2 diabetes compared with a standard insulin pen, according to findings published in Diabetes Read more
Could an Anti-Malarial Be an Adjunctive T2D Therapy?
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ, Plaquenil) might be a candidate as adjunctive therapy in type 2 diabetes, researchers reported here. Source: Could an Anti-Malarial Be an Adjunctive T2D Read more
Risk for Cancer Increased in Men, Women With T2DM
 Men and women with type 2 diabetes (T2D) have an increased risk for overall cancer and some site-specific cancers, according to a study published online May 9 in the Journal of Read more