Endocrine Disorders

Even Once-A-Year Counseling Can Be Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes

August 23, 2017

The researchers observed increases in LPA and MVPA in both groups, and decreases in SED time, although the changes were significantly more marked in INT participants.

Tablets vs. Magazines: Patient Education in the Waiting Room

August 23, 2017

Nurses encourage patients to use the tablets as they wait for a physician, and patients are instructed to take the prediabetes risk assessment before their consultation.

Tool IDs T2D Patients at Risk for Hypoglycemia-Related Emergencies

By August 21, 2017

Hypoglycemia is a common adverse event in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Injectable Therapy Will Soon Be Unavailable

By August 18, 2017

Tanzeum, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonst, is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Tx Beneficial in Prediabetes?

August 17, 2017

"The current SPRINT analysis demonstrates that the beneficial effects of intensive SBP treatment on CVD events and all-cause mortality extend to patients with prediabetes," the authors write.

Prenatal Falling Insulin Requirement Linked to Complications

August 16, 2017

The researchers found that FIR ≥15% correlated with an increased risk of the composite primary outcome (odds ratio, 4.38) and preeclampsia (odds ratio, 6.76), and was more common among women with type 1 diabetes (36.6 versus 14.5%)

First-in-Class Dual SGLT1/2 Inhibitor Shows Sustained HbA1c Reduction

By August 16, 2017

The overall mean placebo-adjusted A1C reduction at week 24 was 0.37% in the 200mg dose arm (P<0.001) and 0.35% in the 400mg dose arm (P<0.001), this was sustained over the 52-week duration of the study.

Sleep Duration and Diabetes Risk in Children: What's the Link?

August 15, 2017

A one-hour longer sleep duration correlated with 0.19 kg/m² lower body mass index, 0.03 kg/m5 lower fat mass index, 2.9% lower homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, and 0.24% lower fasting glucose.

Exendin Assessed for Post-Bariatric Complications

August 11, 2017

The postprandial glucose nadir was increased by 66%, peak insulin was reduced by 57%, and neuroglycopenic symptoms were reduced by 80%, on average.

Combating Diabetes Through Online Gaming

August 11, 2017

Among patients with baseline HbA1c >75 mmol/mol, HbA1c reductions were greater (−16 and −9 mmol/mol for DSME and civics game patients, respectively; P=0.031).

Peptide Immunotherapy Shows Potential in Modulating Type 1 Diabetes

August 10, 2017

The researchers found that the peptide treatment was well tolerated, with no evidence of systemic or local hypersensitivity. There was a significant decline in stimulated C-peptide at three, 6, 9, and 12 months.

Mutation Subtypes ID'd in Infant Diabetes

August 09, 2017

The researchers found that the most common form of infancy-onset diabetes was KCNJ11-related diabetes (37.5%), followed by "unknown" (likely type 1 diabetes; 21.6%).

Diabetes Treatments

August 08, 2017

Antidiabetic agents for the treatment of diabetes including maintenance and max doses chart.

Ipragliflozin vs. Pioglitazone in T2DM Complicated by Liver Disease

August 03, 2017

"Compared with pioglitazone, ipragliflozin exerts equally beneficial effects on NAFLD and glycemic control during the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes complicated by NAFLD," the authors write.

Publication of Drug Interaction Unlikely to Impact Prescribing Patterns

By August 02, 2017

The findings point to "minimal to no measurable effect" in lowering the concomitant use.

Canagliflozin CV Biomarker Effects Examined in Diabetes Patients

August 02, 2017

The researchers observed increases in serum NT-proBNP and serum hsTnI levels in placebo recipients, but these levels remained largely unchanged in canagliflozin recipients.

Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

August 01, 2017

Blood glucose meters comparison chart including injection site, sample size, range, result time, calibration method, memory size, and battery type.

Alcohol Consumption and Diabetes Risk: What's the Link?

July 31, 2017

Wine appears to provide the most protective benefit, researchers say

Regular Thyroxine Use May Raise Thyroid Cancer Risk

July 31, 2017

Compared with controls, cases were more likely to have been previously diagnosed with hypothyroidism (adjusted odds ratio, 3.01).

PCP Survey Reveals Most Don't Know All the Risk Factors for Prediabetes

July 26, 2017

Fewer than one in 10 PCPs surveyed named all risk factors identified by American Diabetes Association

Is Fasting Plasma Glucose a Predictor of Alzheimer's in T2D?

July 25, 2017

Both FPG CV and HbA1c CV were significant predictors of AD after adjustment for sociodemographic factors, lifestyle behaviors, diabetes-related variables, FPG and HbA1c, drug-related variables, and comorbidities.

'Overfat' Pandemic Grows Even as Obesity Rates Level Off

July 25, 2017

Traditional methods of measuring weight or body mass index are ineffective in assessing whether a person is overfat, the study authors said.

Perrigo Launches Generic Axiron Topical Solution

By July 24, 2017

Endogenous androgens, including testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), are responsible for the normal growth and development of male sex organs and for the maintenance of secondary sex characteristics.

Testosterone Rx Behaviors Examined at Different Levels of Healthcare

July 24, 2017

"Our results highlight the opportunity to intervene both at the provider and the site level to improve testosterone prescribing," the authors write.

Blood Glucose Meter Compatibility with Lancets and Test Strips

July 24, 2017

Blood Glucose Meter Compatibility with Lancets and Test Strips chart

Diet, Physical Activity During Pregnancy May Influence C-Section Risk

July 21, 2017

The researchers found that, overall, interventions were associated with a 9% reduction in risk of cesarean section, and a 24% reduction in risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Lusduna Nexvue Gets Tentative Approval from FDA

By July 20, 2017

The product has satisfied all regulatory requirements for follow-on biologics regarding safety, efficacy, and quality but is subject to an automatic stay pending the outcome of a patent infringement lawsuit.

CDC Releases New Diabetes Report with County-Level Data

July 20, 2017

By U.S. region, the South and Appalachia had the highest rates of diagnosed diabetes and new diabetes cases.

Diabetes Treatments Compared for Bladder Cancer Risk

By July 17, 2017

The greatest incidence of bladder cancer was among the group who initiated pioglitazone treatment, in which there were 308 cases per 100,000 person-years.

Research Paper Reviews JFK's Chronic Health Issues

By July 14, 2017

A new review published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine details the health issues that troubled JFK the most, specifically his back. His low-back pain was instigated by a football injury sustained while he was at Harvard in 1937. An orthopedic spine specialist diagnosed him in 1940 with a "very unstable lumbosacral joint".