Tag: hemoglobin A1c

Blood Sugar Control in Diabetes Is Getting Worse

Fewer adults with diabetes in the United States have well-controlled blood sugar or blood pressure now compared to 10 years ago, a trend that should...

First AACE Guidelines on Diabetes Technology

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) has issued its first-ever official guidelines addressing the use of advanced technologies in the management of people with...

Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes and COVID-19 in US Fared Well

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The majority of children with type 1 diabetes who tested positive...

Promising Data on Once-Weekly Insulin, Phase 3 Study Ongoing

Two new phase 2 studies show encouraging findings with the investigational once-weekly basal insulin analogue icodec (Novo Nordisk) for people with type 2 diabetes who...

Type 1 Diabetes and Transgender Identity: Is There a Link?

The prevalence of type 1 diabetes among transgender and gender diverse patients is higher than in the general population, research suggests. This has been reported...

FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that data collected on the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor sotagliflozin (Zynquista) for treating patients with type 2 diabetes in...

‘Keep Glucose in Check’ to Thwart Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

Among patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of cardiovascular events, treating to tighter A1c and blood pressure targets was associated with a decreased...

Early Insulin Pump Use Tied to Better Outcomes in Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

(Reuters Health) – Children with type 1 diabetes who initiate insulin pump use within six months of diagnosis have better outcomes than those who delay...

Twincretin Shows Positive Effects in Phase 3 Trial in Diabetes

Tirzepatide, a novel drug that acts via two related but separate pathways of glucose control, produced positive effects in top-line results from the phase 3,...

Data Contradict on Statin Effect in Diabetes With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two observational studies have yielded opposite findings regarding the effect of...

Diabetes Screening Program in Optometry Offices to Expand

A program in which optometrists conduct in-office diabetes screening is now being expanded based on successful pilot data. The program is sponsored by VSP Vision...

Substance in Tears Could Be Used for Diabetes Monitoring

Dr Masakazu Aihara Measuring glycated albumin (glycoalbumin, GA) in tears could be a future way for those with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels...

Dexcom G6 Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Cost-Effective in UK

Wider use of the Dexcom G6 real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) system in the United Kingdom would be cost-effective in the long term, new research...

British Protocol Allows Insulin-Treated Pilots to Fly Safely

A protocol developed in the UK that allows commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes to fly airplanes has resulted in precise glycemic control during flight and...

‘Dose-Response’ Between Exercise and Improvement in Diabetes

The more patients with type 2 diabetes exercise, the greater their drop in A1c, according to a new post-hoc analysis of data collected during 6...

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,...

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...

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...

Pay Attention to In-Hospital Glucose to Save Lives in COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 20, 2020 — Diabetes and hyperglycemia among people without prior diabetes are strong predictors of mortality...