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1. PPAR agonist is safe for type 2 diabetes patients, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients in India showed declines in their A1C, fasting glucose, triglycerides and non-HDL cholesterol levels after nine months of daily treatment of saroglitazar, a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-a/y agonist. The findings, presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting, also revealed that the drug did not cause any serious adverse events and was well tolerated by the patients. Healio (free registration) (05/16)


2. Study looks at benefits, risks of gastric bypass with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood pressure and A1C and LDL cholesterol levels, but had higher rates of infection and bone fractures two years after having gastric bypass surgery, compared to those who did not undergo surgery, according to a Taiwanese study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Researchers also observed an increased prevalence of iron, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies among those who underwent the procedure. Reuters (05/21)


3. Lower A1C seen with medical nutrition therapy for obese pre-diabetes patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Medical nutrition therapy significantly decreased A1C levels and diabetes-risk score among obese or overweight adults with pre-diabetes after 12 weeks compared with a usual-care program, according to a study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting. Patients in the medical-nutrition-therapy group were visited by a dietitian four times during the intervention. Healio (free registration) (05/19)


4. Why you should consider drinking whole milk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Despite past trends away from full-fat foods, consuming dairy products that contain fat, like whole milk, might actually help consumers avoid obesity, according to research. This could be due to the fact that full-fat milk makes consumers feel more full and that the fat content of whole milk could be necessary for consumers' bodies to absorb the nutrients found in milk, research found. Quartz (05/16)


5. Older diabetes patients may lower A1C with early insulin initiation

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Early insulin initiation significantly lowered A1C levels and increased odds of reaching less than 8% A1C levels among type 2 diabetes patients older than 65 who also took oral antidiabetes drugs, compared to those who delayed insulin initiation, according to a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Researchers found no significant differences in hypoglycemia events or total costs between the groups. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/18)


6. Study: Skipping meals may cause weight gain, insulin resistance

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Skipping meals may cause people to gain abdominal weight and develop insulin resistance, Ohio State University researchers reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The study compared mice that were placed on a restricted diet with mice that were provided an unlimited diet. MedicalDaily.com (05/20)


7. A1C levels of diabetes patients improve during Ramadan

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Researchers observed the metabolic parameters among 5,172 type 2 diabetes patients during Ramadan and found that patients with A1C levels greater than or equal to 10% showed the biggest reduction in A1C levels, compared to those who had A1C levels of 9.9% or lower. The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/20)


8. Bariatric surgery improves health measures in diabetes, obese patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Patients with diabetes or obesity showed significant improvements in neuropathy, neurologic and cardiac autonomic function tests, as well as in BMI, body weight and body fat percentage, at 12 and 24 weeks after undergoing vertical sleeve gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. The findings, presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting, also revealed greater improvements in electrochemical skin conductance among type 2 diabetes patients at 24 weeks compared to those without diabetes. Healio (free registration) (05/19)


9. Researchers look at prevalence of metabolic syndrome in U.S. adults

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The rates of metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults increased from about 33% in 2003 to about 35% in 2012, but remained mostly stable between 2008 and 2012, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The syndrome was prevalent in more than 35% of women, compared to 30% of men, and was most common among Hispanics and older adults, researchers said. Reuters (05/19)


10. Study links omega-3 fatty acids, fewer behavioral issues

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2015

Children 8 to 16 who were given extra omega-3 for six months showed fewer emotional and behavioral issues, according to a study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Researchers said the children showed continued improvements in their behavior even after they stopped taking the extra omega-3. United Press International (05/15)




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