Type 2 Diabetes Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

In a study involving more than 2,500 people, those with the highest magnesium intake had the lowest risk of developing type 2 diabetes over a 7-year period.
Large study shows no increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attach), ischemic strokes, and death in over 16,000 patients treated with saxagliptin (Onglyza).
Report stresses individualized meal planning that fits a person's food preferences and lifestyle.
Antidepressants appeared to be associated with an increased risk for diabetes. However, it is unclear whether this is a causal relationship and the magnitude of the effect may be small.
The Endocrine Society and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) released a list of specific tests or procedures that are commonly ordered but not always necessary in endocrinology.
Use of an outpatient electronic health record at Kaiser Permanente Northern California was associated with significant decreases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations among patients with diabetes.
Fluoroquinolones have been linked to increased risks of dysglycemia in patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic and non-diabetes patients.
Psoriasis is linked to a 22% increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as a greater prevalence of other systemic comorbidities.

Cumulative exposure to metformin after prostate cancer diagnosis was linked to a nearly 25% decreased risk for cancer-related mortality in men with diabetes.

Cognitive decline in patients with diabetes may be associated with microvascular changes in the kidneys, leading to microvascular changes in the brain, a new research study suggests.

Patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking glucose-lowering medications are at risk for severe hypoglycemia regardless of whether their diabetes is poorly or well controlled, according to data fr

There is currently insufficient evidence to support a definitive link between antihyperglycemic medications and cancer development, according to a consensus statement released by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

Many patients with diabetes chose to seek out complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies—some to lessen the number of diabetes agents they need and others to treat comorbidities such as peripher

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening recommendations missed detecting more than 50% of cases of undiagnosed diabetes.

Conventional dietary wisdom holds that eating frequent but small meals—“grazing”—helps to maintain steady blood glucose and promotes weight loss.

In diabetic patients with below-the-knee critical limb ischemia, use of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for angioplasty lead to markedly lower restenosis rates at 1 year compared to conventional angio

Less than one-third of patients with diabetes in a recent retrospective study brought their glucose meters to office visits.

Salsalate, a generic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat arthritis, significantly lowered blood glucose levels and decreased inflammatory mediators in patients with type 2 di

Children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for developing early and rapidly progressing signs of risk for heart disease and kidney disease, as well as faster deterioration of &bet

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