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1. Sanofi gains FDA approval for diabetes drug

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

Sanofi received federal approval for its long-acting basal insulin Toujeo for the treatment of patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Reuters (02/25)

2. Heavy breakfast, light dinner approach improves blood glucose control

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients who ate a high-energy breakfast and low-energy dinner exhibited better blood glucose control than those who followed a low-energy breakfast and high-energy dinner plan, a study in Diabetologia indicated. (02/26)

3. Study: Exercise, metformin may reduce type 2 diabetes risk after GDM

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found mothers with a history of gestational diabetes had a 48% increased odds of developing type 2 diabetes compared with women without GDM. However, following an exercise program and taking metformin helped reduce the risk by 35% and 40%, respectively. (02/23)

4. Study: Fetal sex may play role in gestational diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2015

A study in Diabetes Care revealed pregnant women who carried a male fetus had lower beta-cell function and higher blood glucose levels than those who carried a female fetus. Researchers also found significantly higher odds of gestational diabetes among women who carried a male fetus, particularly among older and non-white women. Healio (free registration) (02/20)

5. Low vitamin D may be tied to higher diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

People with low vitamin D levels were at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes regardless of adiposity, a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism says. "The study suggests that vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. The average person may be able to reduce their risk by maintaining and healthy diet and getting enough outdoor activity," said study co-author Manuel Macias-Gonzalez. (U.K.) (02/24)

6. ADA names Kevin Hagan as new CEO

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

The ADA has tapped Kevin Hagan as its new CEO after a six-month search. "I will be leading the charge to increase resources and engage partners -- traditional and nontraditional -- across the country to join the battle to end diabetes," Hagan said. Healio (free registration) (02/22)

7. Study: Drug cuts liver triglyceride, fasting glucose levels in diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients who received vildagliptin showed a 27% decline in mean fasting liver triglyceride content compared with no changes in the placebo cohort, data showed. Patients taking the drug also had significant reductions in fasting plasma glucose and alanine aminotransferase levels, but no changes were seen in patients' body weight or peripheral insulin sensitivity compared with placebo. The findings appear in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Medscape (free registration) (02/23)

8. Health literacy levels could affect perception of diabetes control

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2015

Patients with poorly controlled diabetes and lower health literacy levels were more likely to believe that they manage their condition well or very well than those who had higher literacy levels, researchers reported in The Diabetes Educator. Healio (free registration) (02/20)

9. Single-patient use warning required for multi-dose diabetes pens

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

The FDA announced that multi-dose diabetes pens are now required to carry a warning label indicating single-patient use to help cut the risk of transmission of bloodborne diseases. Health care providers and facilities can help reduce errors by labeling patients' names on devices, educating staff and counseling patients. Regulatory Focus (02/26) Healio (free registration) (02/26)

10. Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

Did you know that the American Diabetes Association has been accredited to provide continuing medical education for health care professionals for more than 25 years? Each year, the Association educates more than 20,000 health care professionals and scientists worldwide. Opportunities include live programs, webcasts, online and printed programs. Visit the recently redesigned Continuing Education Library. Blank (10/03)

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