Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes and Prediabetes

A new report looked at the effects of diabetes-focused medical nutrition therapy as part of an overall management plan, with the goal of improving diabetes and prediabetes outcomes in adults. While a previous report on this topic focused on nutrition therapy for only adults with diabetes, the recent report’s goal is to expand the population […]

Diabetes is Common Cause of Sexual Problems for Men

Sexual dysfunction is common in patients with diabetes: over half of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction (ED), which is defined as failure to obtain and maintain an erection sufficient for sexual activity, or decreased erectile turgidity on 75% of sexual occasions, and lasting for at least six months. Read more

Diabetes + Depression Increases Heart Risk

A new study further reinforces that there is an association of type 2 diabetes and depression with heart risk. Patients who have depression and diabetes are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality compared to diabetes patients who do not have depression. Read more

Type 2 Remission through Moderate Weight Loss

Losing as little as 10% of body weight within the first few years following a type 2 diabetes diagnosis can actually send the condition into remission — that is, a decrease or even disappearance of symptoms, allowing people to cease taking medication — according to a new study. Read more

Liraglutide and Gall Bladder Issues

In addition to glycemic control, liraglutide also promotes weight loss, which can be helpful in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, development of gallstones may be a common side effect in patients that are on liraglutide for the treatment of their type 2 diabetes. Read more

Thyroid Disorders Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Thyroid hormones are essential for carbohydrate metabolism, thus, thyroid dysfunctions can influence the development of type 2 diabetes. A large, nation-wide study investigated the effects of thyroid disorders on the occurrence of type 2 diabetes. Read more

FDA Approves Oral Semaglutide for Type 2 Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new medication, Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets, for use in controlling blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. Rybelsus is the first medication in the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor class that does not need to be injected to be approved […]

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 […]

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