Diabetes

Simple Tool Identifies Hypoglycemia Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

A tool that uses standard clinical parameters can identify patients with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk of hypoglycemia-related emergency-department or hospital usage over the next year, a large US study reveals. In independent validation cohorts, patients categorized as high risk by the tool have a 20- to 23-fold higher risk of healthcare

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Diabetes, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses

Doctors can’t predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one’s own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring. Now, a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that viruses in the intestines

SLU Researchers Study Relationship Between Diabetes Drug, Dementia

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis University researchers have received a $443,636 grant from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the relationship between the diabetes drug Metformin and dementia risk. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor and research director in the department of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University, said this is the first study of

Oral Basal Insulin Shows Promise in Type 2 Diabetes

SAN DIEGO — An oral basal insulin formulation has produced glycemic control equivalent to that of injected insulin glargine in insulin-naïve type 2 diabetes patients. Results from a phase 2a Novo Nordisk–sponsored feasibility study were presented on June 13 here at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2017 Scientific Sessions by Leona Plum-Mörschel, PD, chief executive officer

Link Between Asthma, Type 1 Diabetes Hangs on Which Comes First

HELSINKI — A link between the development of asthma and the development of type 1 diabetes appears to exist, but the direction of the association depends on which condition exists first, a new study suggests. "The association between asthma and type 1 diabetes is more complex than we previously thought," explained lead author Johanna Metsälä,

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , |

Mild-to-Moderate Sleep Apnea Ups Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes

BOSTON — Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with an increased risk for hypertension and diabetes, preliminary data from two studies suggest. "We found that even mild sleep apnea was strongly associated with increased risk of developing hypertension by 4 times compared to individuals without sleep apnea," principal investigator, Alexandros N. Vgontzas, MD, from

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , , |

Team cures Diabetes in mice without side effects

May 8, 2017 - A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots. The discovery, made at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, increases the types of pancreatic cells

Artificial Pancreas Improves Blood Sugar Control in Young Kids

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:23pm by The Endocrine Society An artificial pancreas, which delivers insulin in an automated way to individuals with type 1 diabetes, appears to be safe and effective for use in children ages 5 to 8 years, a new study finds. Results will be presented Tuesday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting

Bionic pancreas treats adults with type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017 At a Glance A bionic pancreas system improved blood glucose control in adults with type 1 diabetes better than conventional insulin pump therapy. Larger and longer studies will be needed to further assess the benefits and risks of the automated system. The bionic pancreas system includes a continuous glucose monitor and a