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Insulin glargine 300 u/ML is associated with long-term glycemic control and lower rates of hypoglycemia

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the safety and efficacy of long-acting insulin drug, Gla-300 in maintaining glycemic (blood sugar) control in adults with type 1 diabetes. This study concluded that patients taking Gla-300 had better glycemic control than those using Gla-100, a lower dose of the same basal insulin glargine.  Some background...

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Lower blood pressure is associated with reduced risk of kidney disease in type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the association between blood pressure (BP) and the risk of kidney disease in patients with type 1 diabetes. They found that lower BP was associated with a lower risk of kidney complications.  Some background It is recommended that adults with diabetes maintain a BP below 140/90 mmHg. This has been determined...

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Influence of diet on glycemic control in pregnant women with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of carbohydrate consumption on control of blood glucose levels (glycemic control) during early pregnancy in women with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The study concluded that lower carbohydrate consumption, and carbohydrate counting, improved glycemic control during early pregnancy. Some background T1D...

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Treatments for diabetic macular edema

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the different treatments available for diabetic macular edema (DME). It found that VEGF-inhibitors like aflibercept (Eylea) and ranibizumab (Lucentis) were the most effective in improving vision and reducing swelling, but they may have undesirable side effects. Some background DME is swelling in an area at the...

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Gestational diabetes: The effects of lifestyle interventions for mother and baby

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the results of 15 separate studies to examine the effects of lifestyle interventions for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Authors reported on a number of benefits for the mother and the baby following lifestyle interventions. Some background When a woman without diabetes develops high blood glucose levels...

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Can a commercial weight loss program improve psychosocial outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was the examine whether a weight loss program can improve psychosocial outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Authors reported significant improvements in psychosocial outcomes among patients undergoing the weight loss program when compared to standard care. Some background Diabetes is a complex, chronic...

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Chronic fatigue and type 1 diabetes: Promising early results with cognitive behavioral therapy

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on chronic fatigue in patients with type 1 diabetes. Authors concluded that CBT can reduce fatigue severity and functional impairment in type 1 diabetes. Some background Chronic fatigue (severe fatigue for at least 6 months) is a common and...

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The effects of age, gender and BMI on outcomes with insulin treatment

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed the impact of certain patient characteristics on outcomes with insulin treatment for type 2 diabetes. Authors reported significant effects of age, gender, and body weight. Female patients and those in a normal weight category are less likely to achieve treatment goals and may require more clinical attention. Some...

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Lixisenatide achieves effective blood sugar control in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of lixisenatide (Lyxumia) in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Researchers reported significant improvements in blood sugar levels and body weight with lixisenatide. Some background Type 2 diabetes is a common condition in elderly people. Lifestyle changes, such as diet and...

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Examining the benefits of vitamin D supplements for patients with diabetic foot ulcers

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of vitamin D supplements on wound healing in diabetic patients with foot ulcers. Researchers concluded that 12 weeks of vitamin D supplementation resulted in improved wound healing. Some background It has been estimated that between 10 to 25% of diabetic patients develop ulcers on their feet. A foot...

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