A risk score of BMI, HbA1c and triglycerides predicts future glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

November 13, 2017

Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To identify, predict and validate distinct glycemic trajectories among patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes treated in primary care, as a first step towards more effective patient-centred care.

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Acceptability of a very-low-energy diet in Type 2 diabetes: patient experiences and behaviour regulation

November 13, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Dietary treatment for reversal of Type 2 diabetes is acceptable and feasible in motivated participants, and the process is perceived as highly gratifying.

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The prevalence of diabetes-specific emotional distress in people with Type 2 diabetes

November 13, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Psychological comorbidity, such as depression and/or diabetes-specific emotional distress (diabetes distress), is widespread in people with Type 2 diabetes and is associated with poorer treatment outcomes. Although extensive research into the prevalence of depression has been conducted, the same attention has not been given to diabetes distress. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the overall prevalence of diabetes distress in people with Type 2 diabetes.

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Modelling incremental benefits on complications rates when targeting lower HbA1c levels in people with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

November 13, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Glucose-lowering interventions in Type 2 diabetes mellitus have demonstrated reductions in microvascular complications and modest reductions in macrovascular complications. However, the degree to which targeting different HbA1c reductions might reduce risk is unclear.

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Type 2 Diabetes in the Real World

November 13, 2017

Source: Diabetes Care

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Only about half of patients with type 2 diabetes are meeting glycemic goals, and there has been negligible change in the percentage of individuals achieving their target goals over the last decade. Achieving meaningful and sustained glycemic control requires innovative approaches for the real world.

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Protein Intake, Especially Vegetable Protein Intake, Is Associated with Higher Skeletal Muscle Mass in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

November 13, 2017

Source: Journal of Diabetes Research

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Protein intake is important for maintaining muscle mass in general population. However, it remains to be made clear the association between dietary protein intake and skeletal muscle mass in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes.

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High risk of conversion to diabetes in first-degree relatives of individuals with young-onset type 2 diabetes: a 12-year follow-up analysis

October 16, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: October 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: First-degree relatives of people with Type 2 diabetes, especially relatives of those with young-onset diabetes, are at high risk for diabetes.

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