New horizons in the understanding of the causes and management of diabetic foot disease

March 3, 2017

Source: Diabetic Medicine

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Date of publication: Mar 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Diabetes-related foot disease remains a common problem. For wounds, classic teaching recommends the treatment of any infection, offloading the wound and ensuring a good blood supply, as well as ensuring that the other modifiable risk factors are addressed and optimized.

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Glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia burden in patients with type 2 diabetes initiating basal insulin in Europe and the USA

March 3, 2017

Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

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Date of publication: Mar 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Initiating BI with or without OADs is associated with short- and long-term suboptimal glycaemic control: the majority of patients fail to achieve HbA1c target ≤7% in the first 3 months, or after 2 years’ BI treatment

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Management of Type 2 Diabetes in 2017

March 3, 2017

Source: JAMA

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Date of publication: Mar 17

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have proposed a set of patient and disease characteristics that have utility in guiding a patient-centered approach for the management of type 2 diabetes.

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Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

March 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A new study suggests severe gum disease – also known as periodontitis – may be an early marker of type 2 diabetes.


Bladder dysfunction in diabetes

March 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: Bladder dysfunction is a reality for about half of patients with diabetes and now scientists have evidence that an immune system receptor that’s more typically activated by bacteria is a major contributor.


Importance of preventing weight gain

March 3, 2017

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: Feb 17

Publication type: News story

In a nutshell: A study of over 33,000 people, published in the journal BMC Public Health, indicates that public health strategies that aim to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese.


Bicycling may help prevent type 2 diabetes

July 18, 2016

Source: MNT

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Date of publication: 13 Jul 2016

Publication type: News story

Length of publication: 1 web page

In a nutshell:  Habitual cycling, whether as transportation to work or as a recreational activity, is associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine.