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1. Medtronic launches insulin management system

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Medtronic has introduced its MiniMed 640G system meant to bolster insulin management in diabetes patients by suspending and restarting insulin delivery, depending on a patient's blood glucose levels. (Boston) (01/21)

2. 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)

3. 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)

4. Many diabetes patients lack knowledge on hypoglycemia

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

A survey by the American Association of Diabetes Educators says 62% of patients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes expressed concerns about hypoglycemia, with 81% calling it a serious health concern and 98% being aware of the importance of managing the condition. However, 42% of patients who did not experience hypoglycemia were not able to accurately define it, and 49% of patients did not know that glucose tablets can be used to address an event. Healio (free registration) (01/20)

5. 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)

6. Experts ID factors in diabetes Rx adherence

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Patients who were new to diabetes therapy had a lower likelihood of treatment adherence, a study showed. Researchers also found age, gender and income were among factors that affect adherence. "For all patients, efforts to reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage use of mail order pharmacies may result in higher adherence," researchers wrote in Diabetes Care. (01/19)

7. Vitamin K1 supplementation improves glycemic status in prediabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

A study of premenopausal women with prediabetes showed that those who received vitamin K1 supplements attained better glycemic status and higher serum adiponectin concentration than those in the placebo cohort. The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders. Healio (free registration) (01/19)

8. BMI, waist circumference do not always agree, study says

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

A study in The American Journal of Cardiology found disagreement between BMI and waist-circumference measures in about 30% of patients. Canadian researchers said variability in visceral adiposity within BMI categories may be the reason. (01/19)

9. Prolonged sitting may increase disease, mortality risks

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

Canadian researchers who analyzed data from 47 studies found an association between long periods of sitting each day and higher risks of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death. The study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed the risks were not entirely eliminated through regular exercise, and researchers advised that people work in more activity throughout the day. HealthDay News (01/19) Reuters (01/20)

10. Study: Timing of first gluten exposure may not affect celiac disease risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Data from a study in Pediatrics showed that the time at which gluten is introduced to an infant's diet may not be linked to the risk of celiac disease or celiac disease autoimmunity by age 5. The study involved research centers in the U.S., Finland, Germany and Sweden. Medscape (free registration) (01/19)

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