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Endocrinology

Women & Diabetes: A Call to Action

Oct 25, 2013

Nearly half of all adults with diabetes in the United States are women, and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)—the most common complication of diabetes—is more serious among women than men. ...

Gaining Control of Hypertension Early in Patients With Diabetes

Oct 21, 2013

Hypertension is a common comorbidity of diabetes that increases risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and microvascular complications. Most patients with diabetes have hypertension, but the prevalenc...

Enhancing Diabetes Knowledge in Patients

Oct 10, 2013

The National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) was established, in part, to improve treatment and outcomes for people with diabetes by increasing knowledge of A1C, blood pressure (BP), and LDL cholest...

Researchers Identify a Protein that May Predict Who Will Have Thyroid Cancer Recurrence

Oct 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC— Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, have taken the first steps to determine if a protein, called Programmed Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1), can help to pred...

University of Michigan Surgeon Brings Laparoscopic Cholecystecomy to Nicaragua

Oct 08, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—A University of Michigan surgeon has found a way to successfully perform laparoscopic gallbladder removal in Nicaragua, despite limited clinical resources and poor operating room cond...

HFSA 2013: HF Patients With Diabetes Benefit From LVADs

Sep 24, 2013

The Particulars: Anecdotal evidence suggests that blood sugar control improves in patients with HF and diabetes after they undergo left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement. Studies have not det...

ADA 2013: Mixed Results With Lifestyle Intervention for Obese Diabetics

Jun 24, 2013

The Particulars: The effects of long-term, intensive lifestyle interventions focused on weight loss for obese adults with diabetes are not well known in regard to heart attack and stroke. Data Brea...

ADA 2013: Achieving Lifestyle Changes in the Unmotivated

Jun 23, 2013

The Particulars: Previous studies indicate that increased exercise and healthy diet can help highly motivated patients lose weight and prevent diabetes and its complications. Whether similar results a...

ADA 2013: Wide-Ranging Benefits of Intensive Type 1 Diabetes Therapy

Jun 22, 2013

The Particulars: The Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study was launched in 1983 to determine the effects of intensive therapy aimed at obtaining near-normal glucose lev...

ADA 2013: Major Advance Toward an Artificial Pancreas

Jun 22, 2013

“Smart” Device That Reduces Low Blood Glucose Levels Overnight Undergoing FDA Review. Chicago (June 22, 2013) – In a major advance in the development of an artificial pancreas, researchers ha...

ADA 2013: Training Fat to Be Good

Jun 21, 2013

The Particulars: The effects of exercise on those who do not lose weight have not been well defined, particularly in regard to body fat activity. Data Breakdown: Men who underwent 12 weeks of exerc...

ADA 2013: Predicting Type 1 Diabetes

Jun 21, 2013

The Particulars: The ability to predict patients who are most likely to develop type 1 diabetes would allow for identification of the disease in its earliest stages of development, interventions to pr...

ADA 2013: The Socioecological Determinants of Pre- & Type 2 Diabetes

Jun 21, 2013

Chicago (June 20, 2013) – The epidemic growth of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. over the past decade has clearly been shown to be associated with social, environmental and economic factors, as outlined...

ADA 2013

Jun 17, 2013

New research is being presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions from June 21-25 in Chicago. Meeting Highlights Predicting Type 1 Diabetes Training Fat to Be...

Peer Coaching Benefits Diabetes Care

Jun 04, 2013

When compared with usual care, peer health coaching appears to significantly improve diabetes control in low-income patients. A 6-month study found that A1C levels dropped by 1.07% for those who recei...

APA 2013: Substance Abuse & PES Use Among Latinos

May 21, 2013

The Particulars: Data are lacking on how race and ethnicity influence substance abusers who seek psychiatric emergency services (PES). With Latinos making up 55% of the population growth in the United...

FDA Approves Invokana to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

Apr 01, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Invokana (canagliflozin) tablets, used with diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is th...

ACC.13: PTSD Ups Risks for Insulin Resistance & Metabolic Syndrome

Mar 13, 2013

The Particulars: Nearly 8 million Americans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to NIH data. Previous research suggests that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is higher ...

ACC.13: Better Glucose Control Wanted After CABG

Mar 13, 2013

The Particulars: Data are lacking on how often glucose control is achieved in community practice for patients undergoing CABG. There are also few analyses examining factors that can help predict bette...

A New Guideline for Treating Hypertriglyceridemia

Jan 30, 2013

Hypertriglyceridemia can substantially increase the likelihood of patients developing heart disease when compared with those who have normal triglyceride levels. While treatment strategies for this co...