Diabetes

Topical Corticosteroids Associated With Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
There is a positive association between use of topical corticosteroids and incident type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online April 1 in Diabetes Care. Source: Topical Read more
Age at type 2 diabetes diagnosis may impact survival, CVD outcomes
The age at diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in patients may be important for determining survival and CV outcomes, according to findings published in Circulation. Source: Age at type 2 diabetes Read more
Diabetes creates ‘hidden tax’ for US residents
The average annual cost of diabetes for the entire U.S. population rose 13% between 2012 and 2017, according to findings presented in Diabetes Care. Source: Diabetes creates ‘hidden Read more
Topical corticosteroid use may increase type 2 diabetes risk
Use of potent topical corticosteroids in the preceding 4 years was more common among Danish and U.K. adults who went on to develop type 2 diabetes than among those who did not develop the Read more
Lower creatinine levels may indicate elevated diabetes risk among men
Decreasing creatinine levels were associated with increasing risk for diabetes among men, particularly for those older than age 45 years, according to findings presented in the Journal of Read more
Metformin lowers long-term diabetes risk
Metformin was shown to have long-term protective effects against diabetes development in adults at greatest risk, especially those with higher HbA1c levels and women who have had Read more
Basal Insulin Reduction 90 Minutes Before Exercise Beneficial for Glucose Control, Hypoglycemia Risk in T1D 
A 50% to 80% basal rate reduction performed 90 minutes before beginning exercise will improve open-loop glucose control and decrease the risk for hypoglycemia during exercise in individuals Read more
Frequent stress increases diabetes risk
More frequent high-stress situations could increase the odds of developing diabetes, according to findings from a study of Chinese adults published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Read more
‘Mentally Tiring’ Jobs May Up Women’s T2D Risk
Demanding work could put a woman at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Source: ‘Mentally Tiring’ Jobs May Up Women’s T2D Read more
Structured SMBG triples likelihood of reaching HbA1c goal in type 2 diabetes
Adults with type 2 diabetes can achieve superior improvements in HbA1c with structured self-monitoring of blood glucose compared with usual care, according to findings published in Diabetic Read more
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
There is seasonal variation in achievement of the guideline targets for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure (BP), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol among persons with type 2 Read more
Behavioral therapy ‘missing ingredient’ for digital health success in diabetes
Digital health tools designed to improve disease management for patients with diabetes often have little effect on long-term health outcomes, likely due to an insufficient emphasis on Read more
Advanced glycation end product accumulation, insulin resistance share ‘two-way’ relationship
Insulin resistance and the accumulation of advanced glycation end products in the skin have a “two-way” relationship for adults with type 1 diabetes, according to findings published in Read more
Accumulation of advanced glycation end products in the skin is accelerated in relation to insulin resistance in people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Aim: To evaluate the association between skin advanced glycation end products and insulin resistance in Type 1 diabetes. Source:Accumulation of advanced glycation end products in the skin is accelerated in relation to insulin resistance in people with Type 1 diabetes Read more
Protein released from fat after exercise improves glucose
Exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, this ‘trained’ fat releases beneficial factors into the bloodstream. Source: Protein released from fat after Read more
Multiple CGM systems provide comparable performance, usability
Three continuous glucose monitoring systems were shown to provide similar accuracy in adults with type 1 diabetes compared with self-monitoring blood glucose, according to findings Read more
No CV benefit to tight glycaemic control in diabetes with heart disease
Investigators analysed a subset of people living with type 2 diabetes and pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD) to see whether intensive glucose control, versus standard of care, Read more
Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Safe for Use in Very Young Children With T1D – Endocrinology Advisor
Unrestricted home use of day and night hybrid closed-loop insulin is safe and feasible for very young children. Source: Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Safe for Use in Very Young Children With Read more
Microchip could identify type 1 diabetes faster than current diagnostic methods
A new method of identifying warning signs of type 1 diabetes earlier may pave the way for methods that might prevent the condition from developing. US scientists from Stanford and the Read more
Management of T2DM Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease: Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 Receptor Agonists on Disease Progression
Kidney disease has been recognized as a complication of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) since the 1950s, developing in approximately 35% of patients with T2DM and affecting as many as 50% Read more
Vitamin C linked to reduced glucose levels in type 2 diabetes
Vitamin C supplementation is associated with improved blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, research suggests. A small Australian study, published in the journal Diabetes, Read more
Diet high in vitamin C could protect against gestational diabetes
Pregnant women who incorporate more vitamin C into their diets are at lower risk for developing gestational diabetes than those with insufficient or even adequate dietary vitamin C intake, Read more
Few adults with prediabetes referred to, participating in diabetes prevention programs
Only a minority of U.S. adults with prediabetes who are eligible to participate in a national diabetes prevention program are doing so, with just 4% referred and 2% participating, according Read more
Baseline HbA1c, weight loss after bariatric surgery predict type 2 diabetes relapse
Among adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery and experienced diabetes remission at their first follow-up appointment, baseline HbA1c and excess body weight Read more
 Switching Medicare Patients With T2D to Older Insulins Could Slash Costs
Minimum compromise in glycemic control achieved over 3 years Source:Switching Medicare Patients With T2D to Older Insulins Could Slash Read more
Diabetes In Real Life
Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, talks with experts about living with diabetes. Source: Diabetes In Real Read more
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With PCOS Regardless of BMI
Irrespective of age and weight, women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in Diabetes Care. Read more
Vegetarian diets show potential for boosting insulin sensitivity
Vegetarian dietary patterns, especially vegan diets, may improve insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in adults compared with those who eat meat, according to findings published in Read more
Stroke Patients With Prediabetes Benefit From Pioglitazone
The insulin-sensitizing agent pioglitazone (Actos) appeared effective for secondary prevention in stroke patients with prediabetes, according to a post hoc analysis of the IRIS randomized Read more
Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Lacking in Diabetes – Endocrinology Advisor
Only 1 in 5 adults with diabetes achieved control over multiple risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Source: Comprehensive Cardiovascular Risk Factor Control Read more