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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. Study: Gut microbiota alteration may be tied to type 1 diabetes risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

Researchers found a difference in the gut microbiomes between individuals with islet autoimmunity and those of autoantibody-free first-degree relatives in the abundance of four taxa. The findings suggest that intestinal microbiota alterations are tied to disease susceptibility, the researchers wrote in Diabetes. PhysiciansBriefing.com (06/26)


5. 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)


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. 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)


8. 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)


9. Dietitian: Eggs are not the only protein source for breakfast

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 26, 2015

An avian influenza outbreak has sent egg prices soaring, but registered dietitian Sheryl Lozicki said other foods, such as peanut butter, cheese, quinoa and yogurt, are good substitutes for a protein-rich breakfast. Eating protein at breakfast can help to keep people full longer, stabilize blood glucose, and help with cell repair and growth, she said. WZZM-TV (Grand Rapids, Mich.) (06/24)


10. Diabetes patients may reduce dementia risk with pioglitazone, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 29, 2015

German researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients with prescriptions of eight or more calendar quarters of pioglitazone reduced their risk of dementia by 47%, compared with those without the disease. The findings in the Annals of Neurology also revealed that diabetes patients who did not take the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonist had a 23% increased dementia risk. Healio (free registration) (06/26)




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