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 patients can’t tolerate metformin or don’t achieve adequate glycemic control with it, there’s no consensus about second-line treatment. Source: Second-Line Diabetes Drugs and Cardiovascular 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 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. Source: Providers, regulators explore type... Read more 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 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... Read more 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
Weight Loss: Helping Your Patients Find Their Own Motivation
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. Read more
Do Your Patients Need More Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) is commonly found in animal-derived foods. While previous research suggested that the majority of the population consumes adequate levels of vitamin Read more
Curcumin: the Indian solid gold.
Turmeric, derived from the plant Curcuma longa, is a gold-colored spice commonly used in the Indian subcontinent, not only for health care but also for the preservation of food and as a Read more
Marshaling the Microbiome against Obesity, Infection, and Inflammation
Gmail is email that’s intuitive, efficient, and useful. 15 GB of storage, less spam, and mobile access. Source: Marshaling the Microbiome against Obesity, Infection, and 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
Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in children, young adults
Consumption of dietary supplements sold for weight loss, muscle building, and energy was associated with increased risk for severe medical events in children and young adults compared to Read more