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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. MRI technique may help detect inflammation in diabetes patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2015

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed ferumoxytol-MRI provided clear images of ongoing pancreatic inflammation in patients with new-onset type 1 diabetes, but not in the control group. The findings demonstrate that using the technique may help identify patients who will show diabetes disease progression and stratify subgroups that may respond to various treatments. (free registration) (02/19)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. Study looks at how sleep deprivation increases diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2015

Men who had very little sleep for several nights had higher levels of fatty acids that remained elevated for about five hours in the early morning, a small study on the website of Diabetologia says. Researchers said high fatty-acid levels inhibit insulin's capacity to regulate blood glucose. The findings demonstrate that sleep deprivation may affect fat metabolism and suggest that getting adequate sleep may help reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, the researchers said. HealthDay News (02/19)

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