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1. Study links lower vegetable protein intake, metabolic syndrome

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

A Japanese study on the website of the Journal of Diabetes Investigation links lower consumption of vegetable protein and a higher dietary acid load with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome for patients with type 2 diabetes. Researchers said carbohydrate consumption affected dietary protein quality and acid load. (01/20)

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. Many older patients with diabetes, dementia on tight glycemic control

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

A study in Diabetes Care revealed about half of older male veterans with type 2 diabetes and dementia had A1C levels lower than 7%. Data also showed 75% of patients on intensive glycemic control also took sulfonylureas and/or insulin, which may increase the risk of hypoglycemia or other adverse events. Medscape (free registration) (01/22)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

This self-assessment program consists of clinical problem-solving multiple choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of the relationship between exercise and diabetes. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more. Blank (06/24)

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