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Can non-insulin diabetic drugs benefit overweight adults with type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Dec 24, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to see if non-insulin diabetic drugs could improve weight loss and blood glucose control in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The main finding of the study was that non-insulin diabetic drugs may be of some benefit to overweight patients with T1D. Some background T1D is treated with insulin. However, the side effects...

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Is there a better time to reduce basal insulin before exercise to prevent hypoglycemia?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to compare three different times to decrease basal insulin to reduce hypoglycemia after exercise in patients with type 1 diabetes. The main finding of the study was that reducing basal insulin by 80% up to 40 minutes before exercise still did not reduce exercise-induced hypoglycemia. Some background Insulin is...

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Does diabetes in a woman increase the risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in their child?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to examine if diabetes in a woman increases the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their child. The main finding of the study was that there was in an increased risk of ADHD in a child when the mother had diabetes that required medication. Some background There are three main types...

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How safe and effective is dapagliflozin add-on in type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of the study was to investigate how safe and effective dapagliflozin (Forxiga, Farxiga) is as an add-on therapy to insulin in type 1 diabetes. The main finding of the study was that dapagliflozin led to better blood sugar control and weight loss but increased the risk of complications in these patients. Some background The aim of...

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Risk Factors for developing an additional autoimmune disease in patients with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk factors of developing other autoimmune diseases in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The study found that an older age at the time of diagnosis of T1D and female sex were risk factors for developing additional autoimmune diseases.  Some background Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease...

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Can empagliflozin help control blood sugar levels in patients with Type 1 Diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 21, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if giving empagliflozin (Jardiance) in addition to normal insulin therapy to patients with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) could help to better control blood sugar. They found that empagliflozin and insulin together improved blood sugar control and helped weight loss in patients with T1D. Some background The aim of...

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Diabetic eye disease and its impact on heart and blood vessel disease

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study wanted to find out if severe diabetic retinopathy (damage to the eye caused by diabetes) had any impact on heart and blood vessel disease in patients with type 1 diabetes. The study found that severe diabetic retinopathy was associated with a higher risk of developing heart and blood vessel disease, in patients with type 1...

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Insulin pump failure in children with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated failure of insulin pumps in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). It was determined that insulin pumps failed at a rate of 4.5% per year in these patients. Some background A traditional insulin pump is a small device that continuously delivers insulin, without the need for multiple daily injections....

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Effects of diet on the risk of retinopathy

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the role of diet in diabetic retinopathy (DR). It was determined that fiber, oily fish, a Mediterranean diet, and reduced caloric intake were associated with a lower risk of DR. Some background DR is a common complication of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes (T2D). In DR blood vessels in the retina (part...

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