Tag: diabetes mellitus type ii

Reassuring Findings on SSRIs and Diabetes Risk in Kids

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are associated with a much lower risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in children and adolescents than previously reported, new research...

Nine US States Cap Insulin Cost, but Activists Will ‘Fight Harder’

Nine US states have passed laws aimed at making insulin more affordable — and more than 30 are considering such legislation — but they all...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Cardiovascular, Other Health Conditions

Microorganisms in the human digestive tract are linked to 29 specific health conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes,...

SGLT2 Inhibitor Benefits CKD Without Diabetes

Add patients with chronic kidney disease with or without diabetes to the growing list of people who get proven benefit from treatment with an SGLT2...

Blacks With Diabetes Lose Limbs at 3x the Rate of Others

Prompted by a ProPublica story that detailed how Black Americans with diabetes lose limbs at a rate triple that of others, the American Diabetes Association...

Empagliflozin’s HFrEF Benefit Solidifies Class Effects

The SGLT2 inhibitor drug class solidified its role as a major, new treatment for patients who have heart failure with reduced ejection fraction and no...

Diabetes, Weight Loss Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has linked recent-onset diabetes and subsequent weight loss to an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, indicating a distinct group of individuals to...

SGLT2 Inhibitors With Metformin Do Not Up Fracture Risk

The combination of sodium-glucose transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors and metformin is not associated with an increase in fracture risk among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D),...

Smartphone App May Help Detect Diabetes

A smartphone app (Azumio Instant Heart Rate) may be a non-invasive method for identifying individuals with diabetes by detecting a “digital biomarker” of vascular changes,...

Diabetic Amputations Soared Amid Italian Pandemic Lockdown

Italian patients with diabetic foot ulceration (DFUs) suffered mightily during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in that country, according to a newly published study....

Cardio Risk Increases With Diabetic Retinopathy Progression

The risk for heart attack, stroke, and even death increases as the severity of diabetic retinopathy increases. Severe retinopathy is linked to a doubling of...

Novel Probiotic Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

A novel probiotic product (Pendulum Glucose Control) containing gut bacteria strains that are deficient in people with type 2 diabetes modestly improves blood glucose levels,...

COVID-19 Taking Financial Toll on People in US With Diabetes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a particularly severe financial toll on...

DPP-4 Inhibitors May Up Risk of Bullous Pemphigoid in Some Diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In certain patients with type 2 diabetes, starting dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors may increase the risk of developing bullous...

Endocrine Hospitalist-Led Service Improves Diabetes Care

Dr Mihail Zilbermint Mihail (“Misha”) Zilbermint, MD, is an unusual medical provider in an atypical practice setting: he’s a full-time endocrine hospitalist who heads an...

More Proof That Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains May Stop Diabetes

Two studies published this week in BMJ provide support for eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain foods to lower the risk of developing diabetes....

Weight Loss Not Fiber Intake Tied to Better A1c in Diabetes

In a small, short study of overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, consuming fewer calories resulting in weight loss of around 2 kg was associated...

Contrave Boosts Weight Loss in Diabetes Patients on Incretins

An exploratory analysis suggests that the obesity drug naltrexone/bupropion (Contrave, Orexigen Therapeutics) is safe and effective for patients with type 2 diabetes who are overweight...

Lifestyle Intervention in Prediabetes Not Just About Weight Loss

Adults with prediabetes of normal weight may derive at least as much benefit from lifestyle health coaching programs as adults who are overweight or obese,...

Diabetes-Related Amputations on the Rise in Older Adults

The recent resurgence in diabetes-related lower-extremity amputations in the United States is not limited to younger adults, according to the author of a recent study...

CDC Clarifies Risk for More Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Obesity poses a greater risk as an underlying condition when someone...

New CDC Guidance, Antibody Concerns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

‘The Story Unfolding Is Worrisome’ for Diabetes and COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Diabetes Association has dedicated a whole section of its...

Deep Dive Quantifies Risk of COVID-19 Death in Both Diabetes Types

The risk of death from COVID-19 is significantly increased in people with both main types of diabetes, although this is strongly influenced by age, as...

Largest Study to Date Links Glucose Control to COVID-19 Outcomes

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The strong link between glucose control and COVID-19 outcomes has been re-affirmed...