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1. Adding dapagliflozin to metformin/sulfonylurea yields better results

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients who used dapagliflozin as an add-on to metformin/sulfonylurea treatment attained better A1C levels at 24 weeks than those in the placebo cohort, researchers reported in Diabetes Care. Patients in the intervention arm also showed lower fasting plasma glucose, systolic blood pressure and body weight compared with the controls. Healio (free registration) (01/29)

2. Peripheral neuropathy in type 1 diabetes can be predicted with technique

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 26, 2015

Australian researchers found corneal confocal microscopy exhibited a 63% sensitivity and 74% specificity in predicting the four-year incidence of peripheral neuropathy in type 1 diabetes patients. The findings appear in Diabetes Care. Medscape (free registration) (01/22)

3. Study: Self-management program may improve diabetes distress

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015

Diabetes patients with subclinical depression who joined the Diabetes Motivation Strengthening program showed significant improvements in depressive symptoms and disease-related distress compared with the control cohort, a study indicated. The findings were published in Diabetes Care. (01/23)

4. Lower-protein diet may be risky for obese adults with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

Obese adults with diabetes may lose muscle mass over time eating a 10% protein diet compared with a 17% protein diet, Canadian researchers said. The study in Clinical Nutrition says people on the lower-protein diet showed less anabolism and were less efficient at storing protein, which led to a negative nitrogen balance. Medscape (free registration) (01/27)

5. Glucose monitoring apps receive marketing approval from FDA

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 27, 2015

The FDA has given Dexcom approval to market its Share Direct Secondary Displays system for the tracking of blood glucose levels by diabetes patients. The mobile medical applications allow the wireless transmission of data from a continuous glucose monitor to a device used by a provider or caregiver. Tech Times (01/25)

6. Study ties leisure-time workout to lower CV risk in CAD, diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

A study in Diabetes Care found leisure-time physical activity fared better than home-based exercise training in reducing the odds of short-term cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in coronary artery disease patients with type 2 diabetes. Healio (free registration) (01/27)

7. Diabetes Timeline

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, the American Diabetes Association has created a timeline of diabetes and the role the Association has played in research, education and advocacy. View the timeline. Blank (01/26)

8. Study shows support for diabetes education programs at work

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 28, 2015

Data from a focus group of Hispanic adults showed interest in a workplace diabetes program, including classes that cover food preparation, nutrition and portion sizes, researchers wrote in The Diabetes Educator. The focus group said having classes at work was the best way to incorporate the intervention into a busy lifestyle. Healio (free registration) (01/23)

9. Patients offer feedback on diabetes education approaches

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

Men with diabetes struggle with dietary restrictions and the emotional and physical burdens of the disease, according to a study that facilitated focus group discussions among 25 black men. The participants indicated they preferred community health workers for basic monitoring and education, and they expressed concern over stereotypes and privacy. "Given the limited track record of male participation in community-delivered programs, it is crucial to solicit men's input during the program development process in order to maximize participation and effectively impact diabetes-related health outcomes," the team wrote in The Diabetes Educator. Healio (free registration) (01/26)

10. High consumption of added sugars worsens diabetes risk, experts say

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2015

Existing dietary guidelines should have a lower recommendation for the percentage of daily calories that comes from added sugars, researchers wrote in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. They cited studies that link greater sugar intake to higher insulin levels and increased fructose intake from fruit juices to higher body weight and diabetes risk. (01/29)

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