Diabetes and Repeated Heart Failure in Women

Heart failure is a common macrovascular complication that may occur in patients with diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that women with diabetes are more prone to have continuous hospitalization for repeated heart failure problems. Read more

Abbott and Sanofi to Collaborate on Diabetes Tech

Abbott and Sanofi, two of the largest companies in diabetes treatment, are partnering to develop tools that will integrate Abbott’s blood sugar tracking and Sanofi’s insulin delivery technologies, with the goal of creating a “connected device experience” for patients. Read more

New Eye Scan Could Help Predict Diabetes

New research says that specialist analysis of the lens in the eye can predict which patients may develop type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or prediabetes. The study used a newly developed biomicroscope which can detect advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the eye via a simple scan. Read more

HbA1c Testing for Gestational Diabetes

The Oral Glucose Challenge Test is the current Gold Standard for diagnosing gestational diabetes, but it can be inconvenient for patients due to the need to fast, lengthy exam time, and negative gastrointestinal side effects. HbA1c testing is easier for the patient, but has been considered less reliable. A new review of four studies supports […]

Diabetes Control in U.S. Stalled Since 2005

Adults in the United States who have diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets today than they were in 2005, according to a new study that looked at goals like blood sugar control, blood pressure and cholesterol level management, and smoking cessation. The researchers found that one in four adults with diabetes […]

Shorter People at Greater Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Taller people are at less risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Germany. For every 10 centimeters of additional height, there was a 41% reduced risk of type 2 in men and a 33% reduced risk in women, after adjusting to remove the potential effects of age, education, lifestyle, and waist […]

Are Rates of Type 2 Stabilizing?

A new study suggests that the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilizing, or even falling, in many countries. The analysis looked at 47 studies from the mid-1960s through 2014, from the U.S., Canada, and multiple European countries. One third of the groups studied between 2006 and 2014 saw a reduction […]

How to Stay Hydrated without Overhydrating while Exercising

It’s harder to stay hydrated when exercising in the heat, but you can dehydrate under other conditions—even during exercise in cold temperatures if you wear lots of clothing and sweat underneath it. Diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg shares types for hydrating safely. Read more

Gene Editing for Obesity and Diabetes?

Researchers are looking into the possibility of using a modified CRISPR gene editing technique to target fat cells, potentially improving weight loss by exploiting how cells use their genetic code. Read more

Pregnant Women with Diabetes at Higher Stillbirth Risk

The reasons for higher stillbirth risk in pregnant women with diabetes are not fully understood, but some risk factors that certainly play a role may be changed, including a pregnant mother’s glucose level and body mass index. Read more

European Guidelines for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has published its guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, which emphasize the latest information on how to prevent and manage the effects of diabetes on the heart, including current research on new diabetes medications and lifestyle management. Read more

Healthcare Provider Empathy Affects Mortality

New research examined the association between provider empathy in the first year of type 2 diabetes diagnosis and incidence of cardiovascular events and all-cause-mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes over ten years. Read more

“Scarless Pouch” for Insulin-Producing Cell Transplants

Placing transplanted insulin-producing cells in an insulating pouch removes the need for immunosuppressing drugs, and can provide people with type 1 diabetes with a treatment that removes the need for daily insulin injections. But this approach has encountered a problem: the formation of scar tissue around the implant, which impedes the cells’ work. A startup […]

Study Looks at Lifestyle Changes for Diabetes Remission

A recent study compared intensive exercise-based lifestyle interventions versus standard therapy to see which, if either, performed better in achieving sustained diabetes remission. Read more

Overtreatment in Medically Complex Diabetes Patients

A large proportion of medically complex patients — patients who have diabetes along with other serious conditions — in the United States are overtreated, leading to more than 9000 excess hospital visits over a 2-year period, researchers say. Read more

Intermittent Fasting for Diabetes, Obesity

Many health benefits have been associated with intermittent fasting — a restricted eating plan in which you fast for a portion of every day, or for certain days per week — including weight loss, reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels, and body fat loss, so researchers are examining whether intermittent fasting may help to […]

Why Aren’t More Patients Switching to Lilly’s Cheaper Insulin?

Eli Lilly introduced a generic version of Humalog at half the price, called insulin lispro, in March 2019. But this effort to make insulin more affordable may not be having that much of an impact for many people with diabetes, a data analysis shows. One reason is that the cheaper version isn’t actually cheaper, or […]

Two Diabetes Drugs Show Benefits for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) often occurs in patients with type 2 diabetes. A recent study showed that the diabetes medications liraglutide and sitagliptin, in combination with metformin, can improve intrahepatic lipid and therefore benefit NAFLD. Read more

Treating PTSD can Reduce Type 2 Risk

Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that successfully reduces symptoms may also help reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, researchers have found. PTSD is associated with increased risk of type 2, possibly due to the high rates of obesity, glucose dysregulation, inflammation, metabolic syndrome and depression among those diagnosed with PTSD. Read more

What’s the Evidence for the Keto Diet and Diabetes?

Low carb diets have long been embraced by many with diabetes. The ketogenic or keto diet, which emphasizes eliminating nearly all carbohydrates, consuming moderate amounts of protein and high levels of fat, is growing in popularity. However, some in the medical community are concerned about whether the benefits outweigh the risks. Read more

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