This Week in Diabetes News

A1c Swings Tied to More Diabetes Complications Long Term

Medscape: “Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes who had highly variable A1c levels between visits were more likely to have macro- and microvascular complications of diabetes in long-term follow-up, a study shows…” Click here for full story.

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Minorities Have Greater Diabetes Risk, Even With Normal and Low BMI

MedPage Today: “Certain racial and ethnic minorities, even at normal or below-normal body weight, were significantly more likely to have diabetes than whites, a large observational study demonstrated…” Click here for full story.

Diabetes Advances Poised to Help Manage Blood Sugar After Meals

Science Daily: “Mealtimes can become a difficult experience for individuals with diabetes. After a meal, blood sugar levels may soar as the food digests or unexpectedly plummet if an insulin dose was more than the meal required…” Click here for full story.

Scientists Who Discredited Meat Guidelines Didn’t Report Past Food Industry Ties

The New York Times: “A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat. But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry…” Click here for full story.

Even Naturally Sweet Drinks May Increase Diabetes Risk

Medical News Today: “While researchers already knew that drinks with added sugar could increase a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that the same may be true for naturally sweet drinks, such as 100% fruit juices, as well as artificially sweetened beverages, such as “diet” soft drinks…” Click here for full story.

Weight Loss May Put Diabetes Into Remission

WebMD: “British researchers have good news for people with type 2 diabetes — you don’t need to lose a ton of weight to make a difference in your health…” Click here for full story.

Science Finds Simple Way to Lower Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Risk: Fiber

Healthline: “Fighting back against rising rates of type 2 diabetes and hypertension has been a losing battle for the medical community in the United States. Now, new research finds that adding fiber to your diet may help stave off these serious health conditions…” Click here for full story.

Diabetes Advances Poised to Help Manage Blood Sugar After Meals

Medical Xpress: “Mealtimes can become a difficult experience for individuals with diabetes. After a meal, blood sugar levels may soar as the food digests or unexpectedly plummet if an insulin dose was more than the meal required…” Click here for full story.

Week of October 2, 2019

FDA Approves Canagliflozin to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure Hospitalization

Healio: “The FDA approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin to reduce the risk for end-stage renal disease, worsening of kidney function, cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure among adults with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease, according to a press release from Janssen…” Click here for full story.

Insulet’s Omnipod Dash Gets FDA Clearance As Integrated Insulin Pump

Smart Brief: “The FDA has cleared Insulet’s Omnipod Dash alternate controller-enabled infusion pump as an integrated insulin pump. The system can hold up to 200 units of U-100 insulin and features a touch-screen personal diabetes manager for control of the pod…” Click here for full story.

Child’s Gluten Intake During Infancy, Rather Than Mother’s During Pregnancy, Linked to Increased Risk of Developing Type 1 Diabetes

Science Daily: “New research shows that a child’s intake of gluten at age 18 months is associated with a 46% increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes for each extra 10g of gluten consumed…” Click here for full story.

‘A Bad Result’: A1C Targets Missed in Most With Type 1 Diabetes

Medscape: “Worldwide, only a small proportion of adults with type 1 diabetes are achieving optimal glucose control, new research indicates. Findings from the multinational, observational Study of Adults’ Glycemia in TID (SAGE) were presented September 17 here at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2019 Annual Meeting…” Click here for full story.

Nick Jonas Says He Was Close To A Coma Before Diabetes Diagnosis

Refinery29: “Nick Jonas isn’t afraid to get real about his battle with type 1 diabetes. In an interview with Cigar Aficionado, he opened up about a close call he had when he was first diagnosed with the disease…” Click here for full story.

How Neuroscience Could Explain the Rise of Addictions, Heart Disease and Diabetes in 21st Century America

Time: “The conditions of human life began to improve with the Enlightenment of the 18th century, and we are better off now by many measures: food access, health, lifespan, and so on. But it hasn’t been an unbroken line of advancement…” Click here for full story.

Antidepressants Are Linked to a Higher Gestational Diabetes Risk in a New Study

CNN: “Taking antidepressants while pregnant may be associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. It turned out that the increased risk appeared to be greatest for the two antidepressant drugs venlafaxine and amitriptyline, according to the study published in the journal BMJ Open on Tuesday. The study suggests a correlation but not causation…” Click here for full story.

Week of September 25, 2019

Gluten consumption during infancy tied to type 1 diabetes risk

healio: “Each 10 g of gluten consumed daily during infancy is associated with a 46% increased risk for developing type 1 diabetes during the next 12 years, whereas maternal gluten intake during pregnancy was not associated with future diabetes risk, according to study data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.” Click here for the full story.

FDA OKs New Pill for Type 2 Diabetes

WebMD: “A new pill to lower blood sugar for people with type 2 diabetes was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.” Click here for the full story.

In People With Diabetes, What Really Matters Is Fat Mass Index, Not BMI

SciTech Daily: “In people with diabetes, fat mass index, not body mass index (BMI), is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).” Click here for the full story.

Vitamin D deficiency linked with increased risk of death, particularly from diabetes: study

Yahoo!: “New European research has found that individuals with low levels of vitamin D may have a higher risk of an early death, particularly if they have diabetes.” Click here for the full story.

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