Diabetes

Diabetes, HbA1c Linked to Adverse Outcomes After Surgery
For surgical inpatients aged ≥54 years, diabetes and increased hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) are associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a study published online March Read more
Diabetes: Body fat percentage, not BMI, predicts risk
A new study suggests that the standard body mass index cannot accurately predict someone’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Source: Diabetes: Body fat percentage, Read more
Duodenum May Help Fight Metabolic Disease
Manipulating duodenal features from bile acids to neurons may offer new insight into obesity and type 2 diabetes Source: Duodenum May Help Fight Metabolic Read more
Class of type 2 diabetes drugs doesn’t cut death risk compared to placebo
Comparing three classes of type 2 diabetes drugs, researchers found one class, which includes Onglyza and Januvia, did not reduce death risk. Source: Class of type 2 diabetes drugs Read more
Artificial Pancreas Treatment Efficacious for Type 1 Diabetes
Increased time in the near normoglycemic range and reduced time in hypo- and hyperglycemia Source: Artificial Pancreas Treatment Efficacious for Type 1 Read more
One-Hour Plasma Glucose Useful Predictor of Diabetic Retinopathy
The one-hour test is as effective as the two-hour test in its predictive ability Source: One-Hour Plasma Glucose Useful Predictor of Diabetic Read more
Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017
This study updates previous estimates of the economic burden of diagnosed diabetes and quantifies the increased health resource use and lost productivity associated with diabetes in 2017. Source:Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in Read more
Promising Early Study Results for the First GLP-1 Pill for Type 2 Diabetes
Trial shows that a pill version of Ozempic (semaglutide) can lower A1c by as much as 1.5% and also support weight loss. Source: Promising Early Study Results for the First GLP-1 Pill for Read more
FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Up to 90-Day Glucose Monitor
Unanimous agreement that device is safe and effective. The FDA’s Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel voted 8-0 in three separate questions that the Eversense device appeared to be safe and effective, and that its benefits outweighed the risks Source: FDA Panel Gives Thumbs Up to 90-Day Glucose Read more
Kidney disease symptoms present prior to type 2 diabetes diagnosis, study finds
A large number of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes show symptoms of chronic kidney disease (CKD) before their diabetes diagnosis, researchers report. People with diabetes face an Read more
Large weight loss raises fragility fracture risk in type 2 diabetes
Adults with type 2 diabetes who lost at least 30% of their maximum body weight had increased risks for fragility fractures and any fracture compared with those who lost less weight, according to findings published in Diabetes Care. Source: Large weight loss raises fragility fracture risk in type 2 Read more
Weight Management May Reverse T2D
Study participants achieved remission to non-diabetic state Source: Weight Management May Reverse Read more
Study: High-energy breakfast aids weight loss in diabetics
Obese people with type 2 diabetes can improve their conditions with a high-energy breakfast but a smaller lunch and dinner, according to research from Israel. Source: Study: High-energy Read more
Window of Opportunity to Lower Diabetes Risk?
This MedPage Today article presents research that suggests young adulthood could be a critical time to lose weight in order to avoid diabetes.   Read the original article: Window of Opportunity to Lower Diabetes Read more
Diabetes Educator Resources From ADA
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Metformin: Vascular Benefits in Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Metformin improves some indicators of vascular function and long-term blood glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes, while reducing their insulin needs, according to a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Source: Metformin: Vascular Benefits in Children With Type 1 Read more
National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support
  By the most recent estimates, 18.8 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes and an additional 7 million are believed to be living with undiagnosed diabetes. At the same time, 79 million people are estimated to have blood glucose levels in the range of prediabetes or categories of increased risk for… Read more Read more
Should people with type 2 diabetes follow low-carb diets?
Should people with type 2 diabetes follow low-carb diets?  Univadis offers this synopsis of a recent study. Source: Should people with type 2 diabetes follow low-carb diets? | Read more
Cultural Diversity in Diabetes- Webinars from JJDI
Upgrade your cultural competencies with these free webinars sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute. Here are some topics: Diabetes and Ramadan fasting; a challenge or an opportunity Diabetes Management and Considerations for the Indian Culture Serving the Underserved: Understanding the Lower Socioeconomic Population Culturally Relevant Diabetes Management in Latinos Share RD.NutriScape.NET on social media… Read more Read more
Glucose Monitoring- Webinars from JJDI
Sharpen your knowledge of glucose monitoring and advance your skills on what to do with those numbers when you listen to these expert presenters sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute. Topics include: Management of Hyperglycemia in the ICU Setting Glycemic Variability: Do the differences make a difference? Inpatient Glucose Management Interpretation of Continuous Glucose… Read more Read more
Diabetes Complications-Webinars from JJDI
More great webinar topics from JJDI: The Challenge of Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes: Risks, Consequences and Management American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2017: Focus on Complications Diabetic Kidney Disease: Prevention, Detection and Treatment Share the RD.NutriScape.NET site on social media and take a shortcut to the resources with the link below. Link… Read more Read more
Behavioral Change in Diabetes-Webinars from JJDI
We all know that “knowing” and “doing” are separate things.  Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute have published some webinars to help us refine our skills in supporting behavior change.  Here are some topics in this series: Barriers to Mealtime Insulin Dosing Engaging the Disengaged: Behavior Change in Diabetes The Art and Science of Patient Engagement… Read more Read more
Diabetes Medication Management Webinars from JJDI
Keep up to date and sharpen your diabetes medication knowledge with these free webinars from Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute.  Here are some of the topics: The Challenge of Hypoglycaemia in Diabetes: Risks, Consequences and Management Management of Hyperglycemia in T2DM: A Patient-Centered Approach Starting and Helping People with Type 2 Diabetes on Insulin Type… Read more Read more
Diabetes Nutrition and Physical Activity Webinars from JJDI
Sharpen your core diabetes knowledge with these webinars sponsored by JJDI and presented by some of the giants in our field.  Here are some of the topics: Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Physical Activity and Diabetes Helping People Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes – from Evidence to Practice Advanced Carbohydrate Counting Share the RD.NutriScape.NET site on social… Read more Read more
Diabetes Practice Management Webinars from JJDI
Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute has put together a number of excellent webinars complete with videos and slides.  Here are some of the practice management topics: Management of the post-bariatric surgery patient Diabetes is the Ultimate Team Sport: Building an Effective Team Shared Decision Making and Diabetes Health Literacy and Numeracy in Diabetes Overcoming Diabetes… Read more Read more
Diabetes Technology Webinars from JJDI
Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute has put together some excellent webinars that it makes available on its site.  Here are some of the topics: Gut Bacteria and Diabetes: What We Know and What We Don’t The Science and Technology of an Artificial Pancreas Your Patients Are Online; Why Aren’t You? Social Media: Why and How… Read more Read more
Transitioning From Hospital to Home with Type 2
Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute has published an excellent training module on transitioning Type 2 patients from hospital to home.  Topics Include: Discharge planning Challenges to a successful transition of care from hospital to home Strategies that can be used to support behavior change and long-term self-management in the outpatient setting Risk factors for hospital… Read more Read more
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As fantastic as Google is, it can’t filter out the fluff that we, as dietitians were not looking for. NutriScape has undertaken the massive task of linking one central site to all of the most useful nutrition related resources the internet has to offer.   RD.NutriScape.net seeks to provide the professional content you are looking for…. Read more Read more