Diabetes

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 published in CMAJ Open. Source: Rising pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis numbers a result of underdiagnosed 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 techniques, offering clinicians an opportunity to better tailor therapy, according to findings published in Pediatric Diabetes. “The study demonstrates that among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and Source: CGM, machine… Read more 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
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 whose mothers are diagnosed later or not at all, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Source: Early gestational diabetes diagnosis a shared risk factor for neonatal hypoglycemia,… Read more 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 general population, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Source: Obstructive sleep apnea most common among adults with obesity, type 2 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 hypoglycemic events than those using sensor-augmented pump therapy, according to findings published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Source: ‘Suspend-before-low’ feature reduces hypoglycemia with pump therapy in type 1 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 misdiagnosed were still diagnosed as type 2 diabetes 13 years later. Source: A third of type 1 diabetes is misdiagnosed in the over… Read more 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 findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity. Source: Maintaining high BMI into adulthood increases type 2 diabetes risk Page 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 insulin resistance induced by excess weight as the cause of elevated blood glucose levels. Source: Educators must address weight reduction in diabetes 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
Implementation of Basal–Bolus Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Bolus Insulin Delivery Using an Insulin Patch with an Insulin Pen
Barriers to mealtime insulin include complexity, fear of injections, and lifestyle interference. This multicenter, randomized controlled trial evaluated efficacy, safety, and self-reported outcomes in adults with type 2 diabetes, inadequately controlled on basal insulin, initiating and managing mealtime insulin with a wearable patch versus an insulin pen. Source: Implementation of Basal–Bolus Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes:… Read more 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
Antimalarial drug effective alternative to canagliflozin in type 2 diabetes
Adults with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with a DPP-IV inhibitor plus metformin therapy experienced an improvement in glycemic control with the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine that was similar to the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin, according to study data presented here. Source: Antimalarial drug effective alternative to canagliflozin in type 2 Read more
A Patient’s Journey: Taming the Glucose Monster
In a matter of six months, a man went from diabetic levels of A1c to normal levels. Source: A Patient’s Journey: Taming the Glucose Read more
Diabetes education program ‘nudges’ patients toward better health
A digital health coaching program employing weekly telephone, text messaging and email contacts helped adults with type 2 diabetes lose weight, reduce HbA1c and maintain those benefits for a year, according to study results presented here. Source: Diabetes education program ‘nudges’ patients toward better Read more
Valeritas touts new data for insulin delivery device
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) touted data today from two new studies of its V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in patients with Type II diabetes. In one three-month evaluation of 60 people with Read more
Researchers change clinical practice for infants with diabetes
Infants with diabetes can drop insulin syringes. This will be new clinical practice after a recent study. Researchers have been leading the work, which causes children worldwide to replace insulin syringes with tablets. Source: Researchers change clinical practice for infants with Read more
Transition Support Program May Aid Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Structured support for patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care for type 1 diabetes may improve outcomes, but those benefits are not sustained after completion of the Read more
Negative Affect, Diabetes Distress Increase Risk for Binge Eating in Type 1 Diabetes
Individuals who tend to experience negative affect and diabetes distress before eating are at increased risk for objective binge eating at an upcoming meal. Source: Negative Affect, Read more
Weight Loss With Metformin Maintained at 15 Years
Metformin helped maintain long-term weight loss in individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes, a post-hoc analysis of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial found. Source: Weight Loss Read more
Late meal timing fails to influence risk for diabetes, prediabetes
Late-night food consumption did not affect risk for developing prediabetes or diabetes over 5 years of follow-up for British adults , according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Source: Late meal timing fails to influence risk for diabetes, Read more
SGLT inhibitors for type 1 diabetes require more study
In this video exclusive, Mohammad El-rifai, MD, an endocrinologist at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, describes the benefits and risks of using SGLT inhibitors in type 1 diabetes. Source: VIDEO: SGLT inhibitors for type 1 diabetes require more Read more
Gestational diabetes doubles risk for incident diabetes into young adulthood
Children of mothers with gestational diabetes are at higher risk for developing diabetes during childhood and adolescence than those born to mothers without the condition, according to findings presented in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Source: Gestational diabetes doubles risk for incident diabetes into young Read more
Fish oil, probiotics fail to protect against gestational diabetes
Consuming fish oil or probiotics during pregnancy is not an effective means of avoiding gestational diabetes in women with overweight or obesity, according to study results published in Diabetes Care. Source: Fish oil, probiotics fail to protect against gestational Read more
ADA: Medical nutrition therapy ‘fundamental’ in diabetes management
All adults with diabetes or prediabetes should be referred to individualized, diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy at diagnosis and as needed throughout the lifespan as part of an overall care plan with the goal of improving disease outcomes, according to a new consensus statement released by the American Diabetes Association. Source: ADA: Medical nutrition therapy ‘fundamental’… Read more Read more
Metformin Improves Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity in Young Patients With Type 1 Diabetes
Metformin might improve whole-body and peripheral insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Source: Metformin Improves Peripheral Insulin Sensitivity in Read more
Insulin Resistance: Do We Have It Backwards?
Historically, both diabetes prevention and diabetes treatment have been rooted in the notion that weight gain leads to insulin resistance, perpetuating a medical model for diabetes grounded Read more
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