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New research compared three leading drugs for diabetic macular edema -- bevacizumab (Avastin)

Three Meds for Diabetic Macular Edema Compared

Aflibercept has slight advantage over bevacizumab, ranibizumab, but cost is an issue
New research helps explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk. The study was published online Feb. 19 in Diabetologia.

Lack of Sleep Tied to Increased Levels of Free Fatty Acids

Findings may help explain why getting too little sleep might boost diabetes risk
A new analysis indicates that people with type 2 diabetes are less likely to suffer myocardial infarctions

BP Meds Benefit Diabetes Patients, Even Without HTN

Although positive effect of meds smaller in participants with lower blood pressure levels
One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past six months

Younger Patients With Diabetes More Often Skipping Visits

CDC team found 19 percent hadn't seen a doctor within last six months

January 2015 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for January 2015. This roundup includes...
People with diabetes are less likely to take their diabetes medications if they've been diagnosed with cancer

Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Patient Adherence to Diabetes Rx

Effect more pronounced with poor cancer prognosis
For women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Triglycerides Significantly Elevated in Women With GDM

High triglyceride levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus persist across trimesters
For patients with diabetes

Self-Management Program Cuts Depressive Symptoms in Diabetes

DIAMOS program also linked to significant reduction in risk of incident major depression
Factors associated with adherence to medications for treatment of diabetes include experience with diabetes therapy and related costs

Rx Adherence Lower for Patients New to Diabetes Therapy

Adherence also linked to other factors, including use of mail order pharmacies, lower out-of-pocket costs
Trends show that diabetes incidence has stayed higher in recent decades than it was in the 1970s

Obesity Up in Past Decade, but Diabetes Incidence Stable

Risk of new-onset diabetes higher in the 1990s and 2000s than in the 1970s