Type II

Six Types of Prediabetes Identified

Prediabetes is the term for the condition when blood sugar levels are consistently high, but the patient has not yet developed full-blown type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes are often treated with lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, and sometimes with medication. However, a team of researchers now say that there are in fact […]

Psoriatic Arthritis Linked to Diabetes

Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is connected to metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. Patients with PsA have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the general population, or than patients with psoriasis alone. Read more

Both Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Patients Should Be Prioritized for COVID-19 Vaccinations

 People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at similar risk for increased COVID-19 severity, new findings conclude. Therefore, people with either type of diabetes should be prioritized in receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, researchers say. Read more

How SGLT2 Inhibitors Affect Risk of Death

A recent study that aimed to review and assess all the current evidence regarding SGLT2 inhibitors and their impact on death from all causes in diabetes patients found that overall, this class of diabetes drug was associated with a reduction in all-cause mortality. Read more

What are the Long-Term Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery, which consists of (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass [RYGB] or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding [LAGB]), was originally intended as a weight loss treatment. However, the surgery has also been shown to cause significant improvements in type 2 diabetes and reductions in cardiovascular disease and death. But there are still questions about its long-term side effects and outcomes. Read […]

How to Make the Most of Telemedicine with Type 2

Due to the pandemic, many of us are “visiting” our healthcare professionals virtually much of the time. When you have type 2 diabetes, virtual healthcare visits and telehealth tools can very useful, as doctors can monitor your blood glucose, diet, medications, and overall health even if they aren’t seeing you in person. Read more

Effect of Empagliflozin on Kidney Disease

Empagliflozin (sold under the brand name Jardiance) may reduce major adverse kidney events in some type 2 diabetes patients better than other medications, researchers say. The study used U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data to assess the effectiveness of empagliflozin versus other antihyperglycemic drugs. Read more

Younger Age at Onset of Type 2 Means Worse Outcomes

The younger the age at which a person develops type 2 diabetes, the worse their health outcomes later in life, researchers say. Data from 1.3 million individuals showed that each additional year of age at type 2 diagnosis was linked to 4% lower risk for death from all causes. Read more

How Accurate are Diabetes Tests?

Detecting diabetes early through screening can help to reduce or delay many diabetic complications to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet, and heart. Most screening for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes involves questionnaires/risk scoring tools and tests involving fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c, and random blood glucose. But how accurate are these diagnostic tests for type 2 […]

Knee Arthritis Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease

Knee osteoarthritis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are all conditions that are common in older individuals, and frequently coexist with each other. In addition to aging, osteoarthritis is also associated with cardiovascular risk factor like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Read more

Handgrip Strength Could Be Used to Predict Diabetes Risk

Researchers say that measuring people’s handgrip strength could be a relatively simple and inexpensive means of predicting a patient’s future risk of type 2 diabetes.  Read more

New Treatment Could Lead to Insulin-Free Type 2 Option

A new treatment called endoscopic duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR), combined with a glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 receptor agonist medication, has been shown to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, and possibly could enable them to discontinue insulin therapy.  Read more

Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Diabetes Risk for Women

Women who are overweight who eat a Mediterranean style diet, rich in olive oil, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, may reduce their odds of developing type 2 diabetes by 30% compared to women who follow other eating patterns, researchers say. Read more

Lifestyle Changes for Children Who Aren’t Overweight Can Reduce Diabetes Rates

Researchers examined what effect changes in physical activity and diet would have on insulin resistance and blood glucose in children categorized as normal weight. The PANIC study found that the long-term effects of combined physical exercise and diet modification reduced future risk of developing diabetes. Read more

Societal Factors Drive Diabetes Complications

Two large studies say that the risk of serious diabetes complications isn’t merely driven by an individual’s blood sugar control. Instead, multiple factors, which can include body mass index (BMI), age, gender, and socio-economic factors like income level, insurance coverage and education can affect a person’s risk of developing complications like diabetic neuropathy and cardiac […]

Screening for Liver Disease in Type 2

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) originates from fat accumulation in the liver and can potentially lead to scarring of the tissue, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. It is known as a component of metabolic syndrome, which is often related to type 2 diabetes. Currently, there are no recommendations for standard NAFLD screenings in people with type […]

Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes

The risk of developing heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes is double for men and triple for women, compared to patients who do not have diabetes. Heart failure is not the most common comorbid condition in diabetes patients, but a 17-year long nationwide real-life cohort study found that it is the most fatal.  Read […]

Why Patients with Type 2 Need Early Treatment for Heart Risk

Researchers looked at 5 risk factors for heart disease: blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose, and found that most people with type 2 did not have all 5 risk factors within target range, and even those who had the 5 factors under control still had higher risk for cardiovascular disease and heart failure. […]

Should Younger People Be Screened for Type 2 Diabetes?

Current guidelines for type 2 diabetes recommend screening in patients without symptoms of diabetes only if they are older than 40 years of age, and have obesity or overweight. However, a new study urges that screening at-risk patients between 18 and 39 years old would result in better treatment and cost effectiveness. Read more

Being Physically Active Can Boost Your Immune Response

Physical activity can boost our immune system and response to viruses, lower the stress associated with being in a pandemic, and treat many pre-existing health conditions that are associated with a higher risk of complications or death from COVID-19, according to diabetes exercise expert Dr. Sheri Colberg. Read more