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1. Review supports low-carb diet as primary diabetes intervention

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

A critical review published in Nutrition Journal recommends a low-carb diet as the primary intervention in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The analysis also contests the use of total and LDL cholesterol measurement in evaluating cardiovascular health in patients as other factors appeared to be stronger markers. (U.K.) (07/18)

2. Diabetes patients on statins show lower CVD mortality risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Taking statins was associated with a 50% increased likelihood of survival in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular disease risk, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. Science World Report (07/17)

3. Herbs show efficacy in blocking diabetes enzyme

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says the herbs oregano and rosemary contain polyphenols and flavonoids that block an enzyme associated with diabetes. Researchers also found the area of cultivation affects the herbs' efficacy, as extracts of commercial Greek oregano, Mexican oregano and rosemary fared better than greenhouse herbs in inhibiting the enzyme. Voice of America (07/23)

4. Nurse-led protocol tied to better chronic disease management

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

An analysis found nurse-led outpatient disease management protocols were associated with significant improvements in A1C, blood pressure and lipid levels in patients with diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. The nurses followed a protocol for medication titration, according to the study reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Renal and Urology News (07/18)

5. Study looks at improving hypoglycemia awareness in type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Patients with long-term type 1 diabetes assigned to four different groups, with some performing multiple daily injections and self-monitoring of blood glucose and others using continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps, all attained significant improvements in hypoglycemia awareness at 24 weeks, a study indicated. However, those who used continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pumps reported greater treatment satisfaction compared with the injection group, researchers wrote in Diabetes Care. Healio (free registration) (07/23)

6. Study ties lower diabetes odds to 2-year weight loss

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

A study published in Diabetes Care found weight loss at two years was strongly associated with lower diabetes risk and better cardiometabolic profile in patients. However, weight cycling was linked to an increased risk of diabetes. (07/22)

7. Higher brown-fat rates may curb diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Men with higher brown-fat levels showed greater metabolic rate, burned more calories and had better glucose metabolism when exposed to slightly cooler temperatures, according to a study in Diabetes. "Our data suggest that brown fat may function as both anti-obesity and anti-diabetic tissue in humans. And that makes it a therapeutic target in the battle against obesity and chronic disease," said lead researcher Labros Sidossis. (07/23)

8. High sodium intake may raise diabetes patients' heart risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

Type 2 diabetes patients in the highest quartile of sodium intake were more than twice as likely as those in the lowest quartile to develop cardiovascular disease, according to a Japanese study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. MedPage Today (free registration) (07/22)

9. Free-of-charge webcasts from the 61st Annual Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

View these webcasts to obtain the latest information on the management of diabetes and its complications, to gain practical tips and proven strategies for improving patient care and to translate the latest diabetes research into clinical practice. View the webcasts. Blank (04/22)

10. Head, neck cancer risk higher in diabetes patients, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

Diabetes patients were more likely than patients without the condition to develop head and neck cancers, especially oral cavity, oropharynx and nasopharynx malignancies, according to a study in JAMA Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery. Overall risk of developing such cancers was 1.47 times greater for patients with diabetes. Healio (free registration) (07/24)

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