Recent research quantified the association between visit-to-visit variability in HbA1c levels and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.
Diet and diabetes were the focus of two recent large studies—one an umbrella review of the impact of diet patterns on diabetes incidence and the other a prospective study of fat intake and mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes.
Recent studies looked at light therapy for depression and diabetes, seasonal variation in glycemic control, and associations between outdoor sunlight and temperature and metabolism.
The benefits of metformin treatment were highlighted by a few intriguing studies published in the past month.
One study found more cardiovascular events in diabetic patients with vitamin D deficiency, while a trial found no effect of vitamin D supplements on cardiovascular biomarkers, and a genetic meta-analysis suggested that associations between vitamin D
One recent study found overtreatment of type 2 diabetes among elderly patients, while another looked at how many patients with diabetes would be referred to a liver specialist under proposed European guidelines.
Recent studies looked at how low serum glucose levels in ambulatory patients are handled, what happens after a hospital visit for hypoglycemia, and the state of research on deprescribing in patients with diabetes.
Three recent studies reanalyzed past data about the effects of intensive glycemic control and published new findings about how and which patients may benefit.
Studies published in the past month looked at how exercise and indicators of fitness among patients with diabetes are associated with mortality risk, vascular health, and medication use.
Some recent studies investigated cardiovascular disease, mortality risk, kidney disease, and the evidence base among patients who develop type 2 diabetes before age 40 or 50 years.