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December 2019 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for December 2019. This roundup includes...
Patients with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk for heart failure

Diabetes Mellitus May Increase Risk for Developing Heart Failure

Increased risk for heart failure also seen in group of participants without diastolic dysfunction
Losing weight is consistently associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk across body mass index

T2DM Risk Cut With Weight Loss Even in Nonoverweight People

Findings seen even among nonoverweight, regardless of family diabetes history, genetic risk for T2DM
Patients with diabetes frequently engage in underground exchange activities for medications and supplies

Many With Diabetes Engage in Underground Exchange of Medications, Supplies

Diabetes-specific financial stress predicts engagement in trading, receiving donated meds, supplies
In older adults

Duration of Diabetes History Tied to Higher Short-Term Mortality Risk

Long-standing diabetes linked to higher risk for both all-cause and cardiovascular mortality
Pharmacist-led interventions in general practice can significantly reduce medical risk factors associated with cardiovascular events

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes from childhood into early and middle adulthood

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years
Levels of possible cancer-causing chemicals in metformin diabetes medications are under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin

No metformin recalls affect U.S. market at the moment
Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early-onset cardiovascular disease

Early-Onset CVD Rate Up for Children of Moms With Diabetes

Rates of early-onset CVD higher for offspring of mothers with history of CVD, diabetes complications

November 2019 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for November 2019. This roundup includes...