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1. Study ties iron deficiency to increase in A1C levels

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

Adults with iron deficiency, with or without anemia, saw an increase in A1C levels with no corresponding rise in blood glucose, which may be misdiagnosed as type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Diabetologia based on 12 cohort studies. Healio (free registration) (05/25)


2. Incident diabetes may be tied to specific trans fatty acids

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Plasma phospholipid trans-16:1n9 and trans-18:1 levels were associated with higher-incident diabetes mellitus among older adults, a study in Diabetes Care says. Researchers also found a positive correlation between incident DM and consumption of trans fatty acids and of t-18:1 and t-18:2. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/28)


3. Review looks at how fat, protein, GI affect postprandial glycemia

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 29, 2015

Dietary fat, protein and glycemic index affect postprandial glycemia in type 1 diabetes, and dietary fat's prevalent effect was late postprandial hyperglycemia, a systematic review in Diabetes Care says. Researchers said some studies showed the need for more insulin for high-fat/protein meals compared with lower-fat/protein meals with the same carbohydrate content. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/27)


4. High-fiber diet could lower diabetes risk, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

Researchers followed 29,238 Europeans for 11 years and found that those who had more than 26 grams of fiber a day in their diet were 18% less likely to have type 2 diabetes compared to those who consumed less than 19 grams of fiber daily. The findings in Diabetologia also revealed that eating high amounts of cereal fiber accounted for a 19% reduced risk for diabetes and vegetable fiber 16%, compared to people who ate low amounts of those types of fiber. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/27)


5. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Abridged for Primary Care Providers – Now available

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

The American Diabetes Association has published our recommendations in a format designed specifically for primary care providers. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes -- 2015: Abridged for Primary Care Providers is now available in Clinical Diabetes. This condensed version highlights the key guidelines that are most useful in day-to-day primary practice. Get your free copy. Blank (01/10)


6. Heart rate linked to diabetes risk, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Adults with fast heart rates were at a 59% increased risk of developing diabetes compared to those with slow heart rates, according to a Chinese study in the International Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers found that for every additional 10 beats per minute, a person's diabetes risk increased by 23%. Science World Report (05/22)


7. Effects of insulin on glycemic control vary among men, women

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

Researchers looked at 2,600 type 2 diabetes patients treated with insulin glargine or NPH insulin for 24 to 36 weeks and found that men showed higher reduction in A1C levels at -1.36 compared to -1.22 in women, who had a significantly higher insulin dose/kg. The findings, published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, also showed that women had higher rates of severe hypoglycemia and severe nocturnal hypoglycemia and were more likely than men to experience both conditions. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/26)


8. Adherence to Mediterranean diet tied to endometrial cancer risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

Women who regularly ate seven to nine of the components of the Mediterranean diet had a 57% reduced risk of endometrial cancer, compared with 46% in women who ate six of the components and 34% in those who consumed five, according to a study in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers found no significant reduced cancer risk among women who ate less than five components of the diet. Medical News Today (05/27)


9. Patients with diabetic neuropathy may benefit from vegan diet

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 27, 2015

A small study says overweight adults with diabetic neuropathy who ate a plant-based, vegan diet for 20 weeks had less nerve pain and lost weight as well as saw improved nerve function and circulation compared with those who were not on a vegan diet. The findings in Nutrition & Diabetes also indicate that participants on a vegan diet had better glucose control, which led to a decrease in their medication dosage. LiveScience.com (05/25)


10. The Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

This free CME/CE opportunity is a self-assessment program consisting 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 working with patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2012 position statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and EASD. Earn up to 4.75 continuing education credits. Learn more. Blank (12/19)




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