Diabetes

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 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 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 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. Read more
VIDEO: 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: 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
Linagliptin Does Not Increase Adverse Renal Events in Patients With T2D, Kidney Disease
Treatment with linagliptin in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular and/or kidney disease had no impact on risk for cardiovascular or kidney events. Source: Linagliptin Does Not Read more
A Practical Guide to Delivering Nutritional Advice to People with Diabetes
  Dietary advice is fundamental to the management of diabetes. Although ideally such advice should be delivered by a state-registered dietitian, it is more usually delivered by other 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 Read more
Increased serum uric acid in adolescents predicts hypertension, diabetic kidney disease
More than 25% of teens with type 2 diabetes have hyperuricemia, which increases their risks for developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease, according to findings Read more
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Youth-Onset Diabetes
Gestational diabetes was associated with higher risk among offspring for diabetes in childhood and adolescence, researchers in Canada reported. Source: Gestational Diabetes Tied to Read more
Rate of Gastric Emptying Elevated in Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes 
Participants with relatively well-controlled type 2 diabetes experience an increased rate of gastric emptying compared with healthy controls. Source: Rate of Gastric Emptying Elevated in Read more
Discovery could help to predict progression of diabetic kidney disease
A US study has identified a key finding which could help people with diabetic kidney disease (DKD) avoid future damage. The Joslin Diabetes Center has identified a group of proteins which Read more
Risk Factors for Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes: The DCCT/EDIC Study
The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) demonstrated that intensive therapy reduced the development and progression of retinopathy in type 1 diabetes (T1D) compared with Read more
Is a Widely Used T2D Test Off the Mark?
Using the hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) blood test alone missed many cases of diabetes and overestimated the prevalence of normal glucose tolerance, according to researchers here. Source: Is a Read more
Small fiber neuropathy more common for adults with latent autoimmune vs. type 2 diabetes
Patients with latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood, or LADA, have lower nerve fiber density and may experience worse small fiber neuropathy than adults with type 2 diabetes, according to Read more
Home-based video visits for pediatric patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes
Management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is labor-intensive, requiring multiple daily blood glucose measurements and insulin injections. Patients are seen quarterly by providers, but evidence Read more