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Joshua D. Miller, MD, Named as President of the American Diabetes Association Long Island Community Leadership Board

The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes(r), is pleased to announce that Joshua D. Miller, MD, of Setauket, NY, has been named as President of The American Diabetes Association Long Island Community Leadership Board.

Learning about coronary heart disease from women

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) While many risk factors of CHD, such as smoking, high blood pressure and age, are common among men and women, some metabolic risk factors, such as being diabetic, are more strongly associated with increased risk of CHD in women than in men. Show More Summary

Mercy's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program Receives American Diabetes Association's Education Recognition Certificate

Mercy Medical Center's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program has been awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s Education Recognition Certificate

Risk factors for DKA in patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } The use of SGLT2 inhibitors has been associated with DKA in patients with type 2 diabetes. This review examined risk factors for its development. From the paper: Patients Thirty-four case reports of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus who developed DKA while receiving an SGLT2i. Methods

A Response from ADA

Last Friday, I received a phone call from Michelle Kirkwood, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Media Relations at the American Diabetes Association.  We had a candid discussion about the email that was sent out last week from the ADA with the subject line “Cause of death:  Diabetes“.  I shared my concerns with Michelle about the doom and despair approach, and we...

Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers

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(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.

Is breastfeeding longer associated with lower risk for later diabetes among mothers?

(JAMA Network) Longer duration of breastfeeding was associated with lower risk of diabetes among mothers later in life.

Childhood obesity is a grave threat to our nation’s health

We’ve known for some time the prevalence of obesity is growing among Americans — not just adults, but children, too. Obesity is associated with a long list of medical problems, including heart and other vascular diseases, diabetes, and joint problems. It is encouraging that recently the seemingly inexorable growth of pediatric obesity prevalence seems to have […]

New study reveals adverse impact of both type 2 and type 1 diabetes on pregnancy outcomes

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) reveals that both type 2 (T2D) and type 1 diabetes (T1D) are associated with complications during pregnancy including stillbirths and emergency Caesarean sections, as well as increasing the risk of infant mortality.

Study Looks at Link Between Asthma and Type 1 Diabetes

Finnish researchers acknowledged that the associations between asthma and type 1 diabetes are still unclear so they conducted a study to look more into the link between these two immune-mediated conditions. In their study abstract they state that they conducted a nationwide case-cohort study with Finnish children and used a novel statistical approach. The children […]

ADA’s 2018 Standards of Medical Care Released

Every year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) puts out an updated Standards of Medical Care approved by their board of directors which is their official position and provides all of their current clinical practice recommendations. In this year’s Standards they state that “To update the Standards of Care, the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee (PPC) performs […]

The Two Levels of Hyperglycemia and a Separate Definition for People With Diabetes

A Steering Committee made up of representatives from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, The Leona M. Show More Summary

The Three Levels of Hypoglycemia

A Steering Committee made up of representatives from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, The Leona M. Show More Summary

?UChicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center names two associate directors

The University of Chicago Medicine Kovler Diabetes Center has named Celeste Thomas, MD, and Siri Greeley, MD, PhD, associate directors to support adult and pediatric diabetes care.

A risk factor for drug-induced skin disease identified

(Hokkaido University) Researchers have identified a type of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) that is associated with the skin disease bullous pemphigoid (BP) in diabetic patients administered with DPP-4 inhibitory drugs.

Lithium in water associated with slower rate of Alzheimer's disease deaths

(IOS Press) Trace elements of lithium in drinking water can slow death rates from Alzheimer's disease,Brock University research has found.Rates of diabetes and obesity, which are important risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, alsodecrease if there is a particular amount of lithium in the water, says the study, publishedrecently in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Trial suggests way to personalize heart health in diabetes

People with diabetes and high risk of CVD who achieved extremely tight glycemic control showed higher risks of fatal heart attacks, a new study has found. Now scientists have identified two genetic variants associated with a threefold increase in CVD in this group. Show More Summary

Endogenous protein reverses scarring in the lungs

The endogenous protein RAGE, which has usually been negatively associated with chronic inflammation and diabetic complications, plays a major role in the repair of DNA damage—and also appears to heal tissue damaged as a result of accelerated cell senescence. Show More Summary

Risk for aging-related diseases elevated among thyroid cancer survivors

(American Association for Cancer Research) Risk for aging-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes was significantly higher among thyroid cancer survivors in Utah than it was among age-matched, cancer-free individuals, with those diagnosed before age 40 having the highest risk for some of the diseases.

Like a Baby: The Vicious Cycle of Childhood Obesity and Snoring

Poor nutrition and lack of exercise lead to the increasing prevalence of obesity which, in turn, is the major predictor of diabetes and future risk of cardiovascular disease in western societies. Excess weight is also closely associated...Show More Summary

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