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16-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Add-on linagliptin improves glycemic control in older people with type 2 diabetes

The addition of linagliptin to stable insulin treatment improves glycemic control without increasing the risk for clinically important hypoglycemia among older individuals with type 2 diabetes, randomized trial findings suggest.

15-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Telephone intervention yields mixed results for those with depression, diabetes

A telephone-delivered, collaborative goal-setting intervention can significantly reduce depressive symptoms relative to usual care in people with uncontrolled diabetes and clinically significant depression, research shows.

14-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Offline, smartphone-based imaging accurately detects diabetic retinopathy

An offline, smartphone-based, nonmydriatic retinal imaging system accurately detects referable diabetic retinopathy when used by minimally trained operators in a point of care setting, show data from a pilot study carried out in India.

14-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Metformin exposure during pregnancy may impact postnatal growth trajectory

Infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes treated with metformin have lower birthweight, but experience accelerated postnatal growth and have higher BMI in childhood, compared with those whose mothers were treated with insulin, suggest findings from a meta-analysis.

12-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Bariatric surgery linked to late adverse events

People who undergo bariatric surgery have a lower long-term risk for mortality, but a higher risk for adverse events such as gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, compared with those who do not undergo surgery, researchers report.

09-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Weight loss differences seen with fixed vs flexible insulin, GLP-1RA regimens

Patients initiating a flexible combination of basal insulin plus a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist have similar improvements in glycemic control to those initiating a fixed combination, but with greater weight loss, real-world study data show.

08-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Pros and cons of CGM described by parents of children with diabetes

Continuous glucose monitoring offers many benefits to the families of young children with type 1 diabetes but also a number of challenges that cannot always be overcome, show results of a qualitative analysis conducted in the USA.

07-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

DiRECT to the Caribbean

The very-low-calorie diet intervention used in the DiRECT trial is feasible and associated with type 2 diabetes remission in residents of Barbados, researchers report.

06-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Support for metformin cardioprotective effect

Findings from the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial suggest that metformin treatment reduces cardiovascular and all-cause mortality but not nonfatal cardiovascular disease events, but a meta-analysis points to wider benefits.

05-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Very low LDL could be protective in diabetic dyslipidemia

Achieving very low levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol while on statin treatment may reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes and metabolic dyslipidemia, suggest the results of a large observational study.

02-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Maternal blood glucose levels, BMI linked to stillbirth risk

A Scottish study has identified glycated hemoglobin levels and BMI as modifiable risk factors for stillbirth among pregnant women with diabetes.

01-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Genetics no barrier to dietary modification benefits on type 2 diabetes risk

Genetics and dietary fat each influence people’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, but without any interaction between the two, show the findings of an individual participant data meta-analysis.

31-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Linear SBP link to stroke risk supports tighter targets in type 1 diabetes

A lower than currently recommended blood pressure target may be necessary to reduce the risk for stroke in people with type 1 diabetes, say researchers.

29-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Real-world data reassure on severe UTI risk with SGLT2 inhibition

The risk for severe urinary tract infections among people with type 2 diabetes in the real-world setting may be no greater with use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors than with other modern antidiabetes medications, research suggests.

29-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Cluster analysis may help to predict diabetic complications

Allocating people with diabetes to one of five previously described data-driven clusters may help to identify those at high immediate risk for developing diabetic neuropathy or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, say researchers.

26-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Mediterranean-style diet has ‘strong potential’ to reduce gestational diabetes risk

Findings from the ESTEEM trial suggest that consuming a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce gestational weight gain and lower the risk for gestational diabetes among pregnant women with metabolic risk factors.

24-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Vitamin D may slow type 2 diabetes progression

High-dose vitamin D supplementation may slow type 2 diabetes progression by increasing peripheral insulin sensitivity and beta cell function in people at high risk for or newly diagnosed with the condition, randomized trial data show.

24-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Puberty linked to glucose variability in type 1 diabetes

Changes in glucose levels through the day and night in young people with type 1 diabetes may differ according to whether or not they have gone through puberty, research suggests.

23-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Medtronic closed-loop system with bolus correction promising in first clinical trial

The latest iteration to the Medtronic artificial pancreas system, which includes automated correction boluses, shows promising results in its first home-based trial.

22-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Children with type 1 diabetes fare worse than peers in health, education

Children with type 1 diabetes have worse health outcomes and are more likely to miss school and have special educational needs than their nondiabetic peers, show results of a large study conducted in Scotland.