Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of diabetes incidence after gestational diabetes | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Women who breastfed exclusively had a hazard ratio for diabetes of 0.46 compared to women who used formula exclusively.
Since the late 1970s, diabetes prevalence has increased significantly more in men than women, and only in women did changes in body mass index (BMI) fully explain the diabetes trend.
To screen at-risk patients for albuminuria, quantitative tests can be used effectively at the point of care, but semiquantitative tests are not sufficiently accurate, a recent meta-analysis found.
Patients who were diagnosed with diabetes before age 40 years had significantly higher risk of hospitalization for renal, cardiovascular, and infectious causes, but this was reduced with good risk factor control.
Drinking wine associated with slightly improved cardiometabolic risk in type 2 diabetes patients | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Cholesterol markers improved in patients with type 2 diabetes who were assigned to drink wine, and some patients also saw glycemic benefits, a recent study found.
Bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes associated with reduced risk of microvascular disease | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Although this retrospective cohort study was limited by its observational design and the risk of confounding by indication, the results should help diabetes patients make informed decisions about their treatment options, the authors said.
More intensive behavioral programs were more effective at helping patients with type 2 diabetes lower their HbA1c levels but not those with type 1, according to systematic analyses recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
In a prospective cohort analysis of patients in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study without diagnosed diabetes at baseline, both fasting glucose and HbA1c level were measured in a single blood sample taken during a visit in 1990 to 1992.
Heart failure hospitalizations similar with DPP-4 inhibitors and other drug options | ACP Diabetes Monthly
The retrospective cohort study used data on almost 80,000 new saxagliptin users and almost 300,000 new sitagliptin users, gathered through the FDA's Mini-Sentinel program from 2006 to 2013.
VA and DoD offer guideline on managing type 2 diabetes with summary in Annals | ACP Diabetes Monthly
The summary describes ways in which the Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) guideline differs from recommendations from the American Diabetes Association, the American Geriatrics Society, and the American Association of Clinical