Health Paradox: Decrease in New Diabetes Cases as Obesity Rates Rise

The connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes is well known, leading health professionals to believe a rise in incidence of the former would positively correlate with the number of diabetes diagnoses. However, despite climbing obesity rates, the number of new cases of diabetes in U.S. adults continues to decline – a paradox confusing health […]

Early Onset Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk for CVD

As rates of obesity have steadily climbed over the past 40 years, more adolescents and young adults are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than ever before. Between 2002 and 2012 alone, the incidence of type 2 diabetes in youth grew by nearly 5%. As early onset has been directly linked to poorer outcomes, young adults […]

5 Cardiometabolic Health Topics You Can’t Miss at CMHC West 2019

With dozens of recently released revised clinical guidelines, breakthrough trial data, and newly approved drugs on the market, it is increasingly important for clinicians leading the fight against cardiometabolic disease to review the latest topics and industry developments. Explore how the most respected leaders of the industry are advancing cardiometabolic health and combating the growing […]

Diabetes Management in the Digital Age

With increasing smartphone and digital device usage, there is a growing opportunity for technological tools to be incorporated into diabetes self-management (DSME). Although studies are limited thus far, scientific advancements in diabetes care have reduced long-term complications by improving glucose control, and simplifying disease management. Poor glucose control can lead to long-term diabetes, micro- and […]

Muscle Strength: Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

While various studies have linked strength to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that even ‘moderate amounts of muscle strength’ were associated with a 32% reduced risk of developing T2DM.

Diabetes Associated with Most Frequent Visits to ED

According to recently published findings in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, which sought to evaluate patient patterns & characteristics of emergency department (ED) use among the geriatric population, diabetes is the most common disease classification for patients 65 years and older—who are frequently admitted to hospital EDs. While health care spending in the United States […]

Linking Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (SVD) & Type 1 Diabetes

Findings published in Diabetes Care indicate a correlation between adults diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and cerebral small-vessel disease and micro-bleeds. Professor of nephrology at Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland Per-Henrik Groop, MD, DMSc, FRCPE wrote: “Type 1 diabetes is associated with a fivefold increased risk of stroke, with cerebral small-vessel disease (SVD) as […]

The Influence of Gut Bacteria on Diabetes Drugs

Newly emerging research seeks to investigate the effect of gut microbiota on the efficacy of type 2 diabetes drugs, suggesting that the composition of gut bacteria may illuminate why certain diabetes medications work for some people—and not others. Estimates indicate that over 415 million people across the globe have type 2 diabetes, a statistic leading […]

Why Stress May Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk in Women

Traditional risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and a sedentary & nonactive lifestyle may not be the sole risk factors that can predict type 2 diabetes, as newly emerging research highlights the critical role that stress may play in the development of the condition: specifically in women. The study, which will be presented on […]

“Type 1.5 Diabetes” Study Links Immune and Metabolic Disease

A condition termed latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA) is often ignored—as most people, when considering diabetes, think of type 1 or type 2. Type 1 diabetes develops during childhood, when the body is incapable of producing necessary insulin; type 2 diabetes, the most pervasive and commonly diagnosed, is most commonly diagnosed in adulthood, and […]

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