The blood vessels in your body are like the pipes running through your home. The whole vascular system is the pipeline through which blood travels, carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissues. In turn, waste is moved away from the tissues to be metabolized and eliminated by the liver and kidneys. Blood vessels are bigger at their […]
Follow-Up of EDICT Study Demonstrates Long-Term Efficacy of Initial Combination Therapy in T2DM Management
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects approximately 28 million people in the United States and is characterized by hyperglycemia due to insulin resistance and impaired β-cell function. Its prevalence has almost doubled in the last two decades and diabetes costs the economy $245 billion annually; with most of these costs attributed to T2DM. The rapid […]
2017 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Emphasize Psychological Health and Personalized Treatment Options
The newly published 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes by the American Diabetes Association emphasize psychological health, access to care, expanded and personalized treatment options, as well as hypoglycemia tracking in patients with diabetes as critical areas of focus. In addition to screening, diagnosis, and treatment options, including metabolic surgery, that will provide better […]
Martha M. Funnell, MS, RN, CDE previews her session on overcoming barriers in the management of diabetes in challenging patients.
What is the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease? C. Ronald Kahn, MD will present “Is Alzheimer’s Disease Type 3 Diabetes?” Dr. Kahn will discuss the correlation between the two, the effect of insulin resistance on brain function, and the potential use of antidiabetic medications in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. With regard to novel diabetes […]