Diabetes control has stalled across U.S.

(HealthDay)—U.S. adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as not smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers analyzed data on Continue Reading

For patients with diabetes, ticagrelor reduced heart attacks, strokes

In late-breaking clinical trial results presented in a Hot Line Session today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2019, investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Greater Paris University Hospitals—AP-HP/Université de Paris presented the results from The Effect of Ticagrelor on Health Outcomes in Diabetes Mellitus Patients Intervention Study Continue Reading

Guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases are published online today in European Heart Journal. They were developed in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Professor Francesco Cosentino, ESC Chairperson of the guidelines Task Force and professor of cardiology Continue Reading

Motivational text messages help patients with diabetes

A low-cost text-messaging programme improves blood sugar control in patients with diabetes and coronary heart disease. That’s the finding of the CHAT-DM randomised trial reported today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Study author Dr. Xiqian Huo Continue Reading

Can diabetes be reversed?

Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Charlene Dorcey said it as gently as she could: “We’ve gotten fluffier as a nation … and as we’ve gotten heavier, we also have more diabetes.” (Diabetes now affects almost one of every 10 people in the US.) What’s more scary, she continued, is the Continue Reading

Type 2 diabetes risk up with inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have increased risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Tine Jess, M.D., from the Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study involving 6,028,844 persons in Continue Reading

Type 1 diabetes misdiagnosed in one-fourth of children, adults

(HealthDay)—Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes. Cynthia Munoz, Ph.D., from the University Continue Reading