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1. Oral insulin induced immune response in children at high risk of type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

More children at high risk for type 1 diabetes who received high-dose oral insulin daily had a protective immune response without hypoglycemia, compared with those who received a placebo, according to a small study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study involved 25 children ages 2 to 7 who had a family history of type 1 diabetes. HealthDay News (04/21) Healio (free registration) (04/21)

2. ADA's primary care diabetes guidance emphasizes patient's perspective

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

An abridged version of the 2015 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes has been released by the ADA and the ADA Primary Care Advisory Group. The guidelines, published in the journal Clinical Diabetes, focus on evidence-based care standards for primary care physicians. The document calls for clinicians to address cultural care barriers and integrate patient preferences into patient-centered communication. (04/23)

3. Study links autonomic imbalance to metabolic risk factors

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that heart rate variability and resting heart rate, two measures of autonomic imbalance, may help predict hyperglycemia and high blood pressure, as well as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and early mortality. Healio (free registration) (04/17)

4. Prevalence of prediabetes, diabetes among Asian Indians differs by location

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Asian Indians who live in the U.S. have a 20% higher prevalence of having prediabetes than those residing in India, but Indian residents have a 50% higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes compared with those in the U.S. The cross-sectional analyses, published in Diabetes Care, involved Asian Indians enrolled in the Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South-Asia study in India and the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America study in the U.S. Medscape (free registration) (04/20)

5. Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 22, 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 working with patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2013 scientific statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and TES. Earn up to 3.75 continuing education credits. Learn more. Blank (12/16)

6. OTC glucose monitor approved by FDA

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

The FDA has granted Abbott Laboratories approval for its FreeStyle Precision Neo, an over-the-counter tool designed to monitor glucose levels. The device can generate findings in five seconds and keep as many as 1,000 readings. (Boston) (04/17)

7. Eating at night could increase diabetes, breast cancer risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Individuals should avoid eating snacks at night because this could increase the risk of developing diabetes and breast cancer, a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention suggested. Women had a 20% lower risk of developing hyperglycemia for every three hours of fasting at night, which "could be a novel strategy to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer," lead author Catherine Marinac said. Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The (04/20)

8. Study calls for tailored obesity treatment

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

Clinicians should create treatment plans tailored to suit six categories of obese patients, according to a study in the Journal of Public Health. The study categorizes patients dealing with obesity as: young healthy females, people with the poorest health, affluent and healthy older people, males who drink heavily, unhappy and anxious middle-aged people, or physically ill but happy elderly. "We are all different and different health promotion approaches work for different people," said lead author Dr. Mark Green. Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The (04/17)

9. Study tracks onset of eating disorders in girls with type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Researchers looked at the prevalence and onset of disturbed eating behavior and eating disorders among 126 girls with type 1 diabetes. The girls were interviewed seven times over the course of 14 years, and by the seventh interview 32.4% of the women had a current eating disorder. The mean age of onset was 22.6 years, according the study in Diabetes Care. (04/22)

10. Study finds increase in diabetic ketoacidosis rate with type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that overall, 38.9% of 3,439 Colorado patients, 17 years and younger, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes between 1998 and 2012, had diabetic ketoacidosis at the time of their diagnosis. The rate increased from 29.9% in 1998 to 46.2% in 2012. The researchers also found that younger and black children had a higher risk for diabetic ketoacidosis, while those with private insurance and a relative with a history of type 1 diabetes had a lower risk. Healio (free registration) (04/21) HealthDay News (04/21)

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