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1. Study looks at benefits, risks of gastric bypass with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Type 2 diabetes patients had lower blood pressure and A1C and LDL cholesterol levels, but had higher rates of infection and bone fractures two years after having gastric bypass surgery, compared to those who did not undergo surgery, according to a Taiwanese study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Researchers also observed an increased prevalence of iron, calcium and vitamin D deficiencies among those who underwent the procedure. Reuters (05/21)


2. Lower A1C seen with medical nutrition therapy for obese pre-diabetes patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Medical nutrition therapy significantly decreased A1C levels and diabetes-risk score among obese or overweight adults with pre-diabetes after 12 weeks compared with a usual-care program, according to a study presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting. Patients in the medical-nutrition-therapy group were visited by a dietitian four times during the intervention. Healio (free registration) (05/19)


3. Study: Skipping meals may cause weight gain, insulin resistance

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Skipping meals may cause people to gain abdominal weight and develop insulin resistance, Ohio State University researchers reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The study compared mice that were placed on a restricted diet with mice that were provided an unlimited diet. MedicalDaily.com (05/20)


4. A1C levels of diabetes patients improve during Ramadan

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Researchers observed the metabolic parameters among 5,172 type 2 diabetes patients during Ramadan and found that patients with A1C levels greater than or equal to 10% showed the biggest reduction in A1C levels, compared to those who had A1C levels of 9.9% or lower. The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. PhysiciansBriefing.com (05/20)


5. 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)


6. Diabetes risk in pregnant women tied to baby's gender, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Women pregnant with a son were at an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes than women carrying a daughter, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers also found women pregnant with a daughter who did develop gestational diabetes had a higher risk for type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. HealthDay News (05/20)


7. Study finds gluten in many probiotic supplements

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Twelve of 22 probiotic supplements analyzed contained gluten, Columbia University researchers said. The study, presented at the Digestive Disease Week 2015 conference, says eight of the 12 products that contained gluten were labeled as gluten-free. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (05/19)


8. Type 1, type 2 diabetes patients show varied hospital outcomes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Researchers found that age-matched patients with type 1 diabetes had multiple hospital admissions, were younger and had lower BMI compared to those with type 2 diabetes, but no differences were found in the number of admissions to non-ICU wards, medicine services or median length of stay between the two groups. The findings, presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists meeting, also revealed that those with type 1 diabetes had more hypoglycemia and hospital complications and worse glycemic control than those with type 2 diabetes. Healio (free registration) (05/22)


9. 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)


10. Peer-reviewed highlights from the 2014 Scientific Sessions-MD Conference Express

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

The highlights of the meeting are written from primary sources and are peer-reviewed to ensure that the advances in diabetes care are reported with accuracy and balance. The publication is a valuable resource and has proven to be an enduring reference of the meeting. View the MD Conference Express e-book. Blank (03/26)




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