Diabetes educators provide tips for choosing useful health care apps
A plethora of smartphone apps offer people living with diabetes assistance in many aspects of disease management, from self-monitoring to communication to dosing and insulin titration. Source: Diabetes educators provide tips for choosing useful health care Read more
Gestational diabetes has long-term CV implications
Endocrine Today | Women with a history of gestational diabetes — hyperglycemia that appears in the second and third trimester of pregnancy and resolves after delivery — have increased risks for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and for developing the conditions at earlier ages compared with women without such a history. Source: Gestational... Read more Read more
Mediterranean diet sparks transition to healthier obesity phenotypes
Strict adherence to a Mediterranean diet showed potential for improving metabolic health and protecting against progression to obesity for adults, according to findings published in Read more
IBS Therapy Should Target Multiple Factors
Multi-focal therapy may be a better way to resolve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study reporting that visceral hypersensitivity, abnormal colonic transit, and psychological factors are all implicated in the stepwise exacerbation of IBS. Source: IBS Therapy Should Target Multiple Read more
Increased arterial stiffness raises stroke risk in type 2 diabetes
Adults with type 2 diabetes who also have stiffer arteries are more likely to experience stroke and vascular mortality than those without such arterial stiffness, according to findings presented in Diabetic Medicine. Source: Increased arterial stiffness raises stroke risk in type 2 Read more
Smoking With Diabetes: A Double Whammy
While cigarette labels warn people about how smoking can cause cancer, researchers believe there are also consequences for diabetic patients. Source: Smoking With Diabetes: A Double Read more
Comparison of Human and Murine Enteroendocrine Cells by Transcriptomic and Peptidomic Profiling
Enteroendocrine cells (EECs) produce hormones such as glucagon-like peptide 1 and peptide YY that regulate food absorption, insulin secretion, and appetite. Based on the success of glucagon-like peptide 1–based therapies for type 2 diabetes and obesity, EECs are themselves the focus of drug discovery programs to enhance gut hormone secretion. The aim of this study... Read more Read more
Melatonin Increases Brown Adipose Tissue Volume and Activity in Patients With Melatonin Deficiency: Study
Melatonin, a pineal hormone synthesized at night, is critical for the synchronization of circadian and seasonal rhythms, being a key regulator of energy metabolism in many animal species. Although studies in humans are lacking, several reports, mainly on hibernating animals, demonstrated that melatonin supplementation and a short photoperiod increase brown adipose tissue (BAT) mass. Source: Melatonin... Read more Read more
Key to type 2 diabetes remission may be loss of half a gram of pancreas fat
Adults with type 2 diabetes may be able to achieve sustainable remission from the disease by losing weight and decreasing fat in the pancreas and liver, according to data presented at the Read more
Endocrine diseases ‘emerging epidemic’ after immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies
Recently approved immune checkpoint inhibitor therapies are now increasingly used for a variety of cancers and other conditions, yet clinicians are only beginning to confront a range of endocrinopathies triggered by such treatments, including thyroid disease, pituitary disorders and insulin-dependent diabetes, according to a speaker here. Source: Endocrine diseases ‘emerging epidemic’ after immune checkpoint inhibitor... Read more Read more