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1. Blood glucose, insulin levels affected by food order, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients may be able to lower their blood glucose and insulin levels after a meal by eating protein, vegetables and fats before carbohydrates, according to a small study in Diabetes Care. Researchers looked at 11 obese people with type 2 diabetes who were taking metformin and compared food ordering when given a normal Western diet meal. HealthDay News (06/23)


2. Diabetes patients may benefit from V-Go insulin-delivery device

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

A study of 72 diabetes patients who switched to using Valeritas' V-Go insulin-delivery device showed a significant decrease in A1C level from 9.6% at baseline to 7.7% at 279 days, while those already taking insulin experienced a 20.5% reduction in total daily insulin dose after switching. In another study of 151 patients, those who switched to the device experienced A1C level reductions at average percentage point of 0.8 at six months for those who started out at 7.2% to 8.9% and 3.2 for those who started at 10.5% to 13.9%. Both studies were presented at the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions. Medscape (free registration) (06/24)


3. Risk of myocardial infarction tied to time-updated A1C variables

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

U.K. researchers followed 101,799 type 2 diabetes patients diagnosed with myocardial infarction between 1995 and 2011 and found an increase in MI risk for every 1% increase in A1C. The findings in Diabetes Care showed the MI risk was higher for updated latest A1C of 1.11 and updated mean A1C of 1.15, compared with baseline A1C of 1.05. Healio (free registration) (06/25)


4. Islet transplantation may restore diabetes patients' glycemic control

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2015

Researchers found that 83%, 67% and 58% of 44 type 1 diabetes patients who underwent islet transplantation alone and 80%, 70% and 60% of islet after kidney transplant recipients achieved A1C levels below 7% and did not experience severe hypoglycemia at one, four and five years follow-up, respectively. The findings in Diabetes Care also revealed that 75% of the patients experienced insulin independence during the follow-up period. PhysiciansBriefing.com (06/22)


5. Statin use may increase diabetes risk in subclinical hypothyroidism

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2015

Subclinical hypothyroidism patients who took statins had an increased risk of diabetes mellitus, according to an Israeli study in Diabetes Care. Researchers found that hypothyroidism was correlated with an increased diabetes risk for both statin users and nonusers. PhysiciansBriefing.com (06/22)


6. Gut microbe may help regulate blood glucose, fat, study says

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

A study in the journal Gut found the microbe Akkermansia muciniphila, which is associated with a high-fiber diet, may help reduce blood glucose, insulin and fats. Registered dietitian Samantha Heller commented gut bacteria get nutrients from food, keep the gut healthy and help fight disease. HealthDay News (06/23)


7. Study: Nearly 68M Americans are obese, 65M overweight

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2015

Researchers found that almost 35% of men and 37% of women, or nearly 32 million men and 36 million women, in the U.S. are obese. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, also found that another 40% of men and 30% of women, or over 36 million and almost 29 million men and women, respectively, are classified as overweight. Experts note that obesity, a risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, is one of the biggest factors that will contribute to a shorter life expectancy for this generation. HealthDay News (06/22)


8. Physicians: Dietary guidelines should not restrict overall fat

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 2015

Revised dietary guidelines expected later this year may be less restrictive about fat intake, emphasizing the quality of the fat rather than the quantity. Two physicians wrote in a commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week that the government should remove upper limits on fats but include recommendations on trans fat and sodium. CNN (06/23)


9. Electronic documentation of lifestyle counseling helps improve glycemic control

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

Diabetes patients whose providers electronically documented notes on their lifestyle counseling sessions had lower median time to reaching A1C targets, according to a large study in Diabetes Care. Researchers analyzed the association of quantitative measures of lifestyle counseling documentation with glycemic control improvements among 10,870 adult diabetes patients. PhysiciansBriefing.com (06/25)


10. Obesity in children not tied to maternal hyperglycemia, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2015

Researchers analyzed data from 1,604 white European women and their children, and found no association between maternal fasting plasma glucose concentration and BMI z scores and skinfold measurements in their children at ages 5 to 7, after adjusting for maternal BMI. Researchers, reporting the findings in Diabetes Care, suggested that an obesity risk tied to maternal hyperglycemia may manifest at a later age. Healio (free registration) (06/22)




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