A series of cooking courses helped patients with celiac disease improve adherence to a gluten-free diet and their quality of life, according to data from a pilot study presented at Digestive Disease Week.
Education and exercise may determine early start of diabetes and hypertension
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 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings.
Eli Lilly’s cheaper, generic insulin lispro injection offering can now be ordered in pharmacies, according to a press release from the company.
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 patients can’t tolerate metformin or don’t achieve adequate glycemic control with it, there’s no consensus about second-line treatment.
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 technologies during the past decade.Only 17% of children and 21% of adults with type 1 diabetes meet HbA1c targets outlined in American Diabetes Association guidelines.
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 features, the ability to calculate a suggested bolus dose based on insulin to carb ratio, insulin-on-board features to avoid insulin “stacking,” occlusion and reservoir alarms, and data downloading capabilities.
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.
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 for gestational diabetes, whereas higher concentrations of the trace metal molybdenum were associated with reduced glucose levels.
In part 2 of this podcast, Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, NP, talks about realistic goal-setting for weight loss, how to spark motivation in your patients, and overcoming setbacks.