The American Medical Association (AMA) wants more people to know their numbers on World Hypertension Day so they can be aware of and best manage their high blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension is one of the greatest contributors to the development of heart disease in addition to high cholesterol and high blood sugar. […]
Dexcom’s Director of Clinical Projects, Tomas Walker, talks with Scott about the information that he presented at the 76th American Diabetes Associations Scientific Sessions. Dexcom presented information at the event on a number of topics and I have some of the more interesting stuff available right now for you to hear. Tomas tells us about two topics […]
People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene and amputation. New research from an international group shows that, in mouse models of diabetes, slow healing is associated with weaker electrical currents in wounds. The results could ultimately open up new approaches for managing diabetic patients.
by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “The American Diabetes Association and IBM Watson Health today announced a long-term collaboration to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data. Show More Summary
Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, yet not all obese humans develop the disease. In a new study, researchers have identified epigenomic alterations that are associated with inflammation and type 2 diabetes. The findings help to explain how alterations of the epigenome during the progression of obesity can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes.
The Diabetes Self-Management program at Bayshore Community Hospital is pleased to announced that it has received re-certification from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for the fourth time for meeting the national standard. The...Show More Summary
A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children with a strong family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and/or type 2 diabetes were found to have cholesterol levels significantly higher than children with no family history of those conditions. read more
Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes between 2001 and 2012, according to a study appearing in the May 24/31 issue of JAMA.
Prediabetes is associated with increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer. However, the disease risk considerably varies among subjects. In The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology DZD scientists have now summarized...Show More Summary
Despite government warnings and professional recommendations about diabetes risks associated with second-generation antipsychotic drugs, fewer than one-third of Medicaid patients who are treated with these medications undergo blood glucose...Show More Summary
In January this year, JAMA Internal Medicine published my Viewpoint on corporate funding of nutrition research: science or marketing. Richard Kahn, former chief scientist and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, wrote a letter in reply (see below for more about him). The journal published his letter, along with my response, in its current issue. […]
In a study appearing in the May 3, 2016 issue of JAMA, Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, M.D., of Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Munich, Germany, and colleagues examined associations between infection types during the first 2 years of life and between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months and type l diabetes (T1D). Show More Summary
In a "real-world" analysis, the ACC/American Heart Association (AHA) Pooled Cohort Risk Equation for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events was shown to overestimate the five-year risk in adults without diabetes, according to a study published May 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The associations between infection types during the first 2 years of life and between respiratory tract infections in the first 6 months and type l diabetes (T1D) have been the focus of recent research. Viral infections, particularly enteroviruses, have been hypothesized to cause T1D. Show More Summary
The chronic inflammatory skin disease psoriasis was associated with type 2 diabetes, body mass index and obesity in a study of Danish twins, and the study also suggests the possibility of a common genetic cause between psoriasis and obesity, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. read more
The extent to which NAFLD itself, rather than associated conditions such as diabetes, obesity, or atherogenic dyslipidemia, is responsible for increased cardiovascular death has been a matter of debate. In a new study conclude that NAFLD is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis and therefore CVD. Show More Summary
- Gordon Weir, M.D., Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation Chair, Co-Head of Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 2016 Albert Renold Award.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Barbara B. Kahn, MD, an international leader in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism whose research has identified fundamental molecular mechanisms underlying obesity, insulin resistance...Show More Summary
The hormone insulin - usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS. Results reveal a metabolic pathway that can be targeted by new and already approved drugs to treat fragile X patients.
PHILADELPHIA - Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. New research shows how the hormone insulin -- usually associated with diabetes -- is involved in the daily activity...Show More Summary