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Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes Burnout

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 2 comments

“I just don’t think about my diabetes. It’s too complicated and I’m too busy.” “I’ve given up on carb counting and just eat whatever.” “If my blood sugar is out of range, I just don’t care.” “Family and friends don’t support me. ” “I feel hopeless.” If these...

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Does intensive blood pressure control provide beneficial outcomes for patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 120 mm Hg or less is beneficial for patients with diabetes, and determined their outcomes. This study concluded that this intensive blood pressure control improves cardiovascular outcomes in those with diabetes. Some background Proper management of blood pressure (BP) in...

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Could a moderate intake of wine be beneficial for patients with well-controlled diabetes?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined whether or not a moderate intake of wine would be overall beneficial for patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. The authors concluded that initiating the drinking of wine, as part of a healthy diet, modestly decreases heart-disease risk. Some background Moderate consumption of alcohol (particularly wine)...

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Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are not associated with increased cancer risk

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the association between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitors and cancer development in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that patients receiving DPP4 inhibitors were not at a greater risk of developing cancer.  Some background Management of type 2 diabetes requires stringent blood...

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Is the efficacy of dulaglutide impacted by gender or disease features in type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dulaglutide is a safe and effective medication for the treatments of type 2 diabetes. They found that dulaglutide effectively improved blood glucose control regardless of gender or disease duration.  Some background Management of blood glucose (sugar) levels is important in type 2 diabetes. To do this,...

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Does dapagliflozin reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dapagliflozin reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that dapagliflozin was associated with a lower risk of non-fatal heart attack and stroke compared to dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i). Some background Cardiovascular (CV, heart...

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Do SGLT2 inhibitors prevent cardiovascular complications in type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) inhibitors reduced the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that SGLT2 inhibitors were associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality compared to other treatment types.  Some background...

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Do smaller late-night meals improve blood sugar increases in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if eating a divided dinner late at night had an impact on blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that patients who ate a divided meal late at night improved increased blood sugar (hyperglycemia) following the meal (postprandial).  Some background Postprandial hyperglycemia refers to...

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Is there a link between SGLT2 inhibitors and diabetic ketoacidosis?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the link between sodium/glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). They found an increased number of cases of DKA in people treated with SGLT2 inhibitors. Some background SGLT2 is a protein in the kidneys that is important in controlling blood glucose levels. It allows glucose to...

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Does bariatric surgery improve disease management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if combining bariatric surgery with medical therapy was more effective in treating type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery in combination with medical therapy was more effective in improving diabetes symptoms in these patients. Some background Bariatric surgery is a...

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