Diabetes

Chronic Migraine Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

Chronic Migraine Linked to Insulin Resistance in Women

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A recent study assessed the relationship of fasting neuropeptide Y with insulin resistance, β-cell function, and glucagon-like peptide-1 secretion in patients with migraine.

Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Lower Risk for Migraine

Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes Associated With Lower Risk for Migraine

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Results from a study investigating diabetes and migraine in the Norwegian population show that type 1 and type 2 diabetes were significantly associated with a decreased risk for migraine.

Prediabetes Knowledge Gaps Found With Survey of PCPs

Prediabetes Knowledge Gaps Found With Survey of PCPs

Most primary care physicians can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, and it's important to address gaps in knowledge.

PCP Volume Linked to Quality of Diabetes Care

PCP Volume Linked to Quality of Diabetes Care

A correlation was found between higher overall ambulatory volume and lower rates of appropriate diabetes monitoring.

An Overview of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

An Overview of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy include lower-extremity weakness, in addition to tingling, pain and burning.

Risk Factors for Polyneuropathy

Risk Factors for Polyneuropathy

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Diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity may be metabolic drivers of polyneuropathy.

CNS Contributes to DNP in Patients With Diabetes

CNS Contributes to DNP in Patients With Diabetes

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One of the key contributors to peripheral nerve disease in patients with diabetes is the central nervous system.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Benefit Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Benefit Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy does not facilitate wound healing or reduce indications for amputation.

Many Patients With Chronic Conditions Using E-Mail as First Method of Clinician Contact

Many Patients With Chronic Conditions Using E-Mail as First Method of Clinician Contact

Online communications reduced need for phone calls and office visits for many.

Cohesive Care Team Ups Health Benefit of EHR Use in Diabetes

Cohesive Care Team Ups Health Benefit of EHR Use in Diabetes

For diabetes patients, greater EHR-related health improvements for high-cohesion primary care teams.

Prevalence of Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy Up in US Children

Prevalence of Diabetes, Diabetic Nephropathy Up in US Children

Increase in prevalence from 2002-2013, with highest prevalence among those aged 12 to 18 years

FDA Safety Alert for Diabetes Drug Class

FDA Safety Alert for Diabetes Drug Class

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A safety review conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has led to new warnings added to the prescribing information for sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors used to treat type 2 diabetes.

Is Guideline-Concordant Diabetes Care Similar for NPs, PCPs?

Is Guideline-Concordant Diabetes Care Similar for NPs, PCPs?

Similar rates of recommended processes of care with nurse practitioners, primary care physicians.

Cancer, Injury Mortality Rates Fall in the United States, Study Shows

Cancer, Injury Mortality Rates Fall in the United States, Study Shows

Prevention key to continued progress in fighting cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes.

New Guidelines Established for Peri-Op Management of Diabetes

New Guidelines Established for Peri-Op Management of Diabetes

Modern management focuses on thorough preoperative assessment, diabetes optimization.

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Diabetic Retinopathy

Mediterranean Diet May Protect Against Diabetic Retinopathy

No benefit seen with the diet for prevention of diabetic nephropathy.

Increased Work Disability In Diabetes Due To Comorbidity

Increased Work Disability In Diabetes Due To Comorbidity

Increased risk of work disability mainly attributed to mental, musculoskeletal, circulatory disorders.

Study: Exercise in Early Adolescence May Ward Off Diabetes Later On

Study: Exercise in Early Adolescence May Ward Off Diabetes Later On

Findings shows insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period.

Adapted Diabetes Prevention Program Deemed Effective

Adapted Diabetes Prevention Program Deemed Effective

Older adults more compliant, but significant outcomes improved across ages.

Peripheral Neuropathy Linked With Prediabetes

Peripheral Neuropathy Linked With Prediabetes

Although many questions remain, new studies evaluating the link between prediabetes and peripheral neuropathy are filling in some of the gaps in knowledge.

New Wearable Launched To Address Chronic Pain

New Wearable Launched To Address Chronic Pain

NeuroMetrix announced the launch of the Quell device for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with conditions such as diabetic nerve pain, low back and leg pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis pain.

Shift Work Linked With Poor Health Indicators

Shift Work Linked With Poor Health Indicators

Excess weight, sleep issues more common among those with changing schedules.

Mortality Rate Dropping Among Aging Boomers

Mortality Rate Dropping Among Aging Boomers

But nearly half take a prescription cardiovascular drug, almost a fifth have diabetes.

CKD May Be Risk Factor For Gout

CKD May Be Risk Factor For Gout

The incidence of gout among CKD patients was 6.82 per 1,000 persons per year compared to 2.43 for those without the disease.

Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds Could Result In Neuropathy

Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds Could Result In Neuropathy

Concomitant use of these medications may result in B 12 deficiency-induced neuropathy.

Exercise May Reduce Perceived Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy

Exercise May Reduce Perceived Pain From Diabetic Neuropathy

Aerobic exercise intervention doesn't appear to change pain severity measures.

Botulinum Toxin-A May Help Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy

Botulinum Toxin-A May Help Patients With Diabetic Neuropathy

Meta-analysis of two studies shows clinically significant improvement of 'minimum change in pain.'

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Linked With Compromised Balance

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Linked With Compromised Balance

Greater maximum and range of separations of center of mass from center of pressure in DPN.

Diabetes Screening at Dentist May Be Effective

Diabetes Screening at Dentist May Be Effective

Researchers find testing blood from mouth is as accurate as finger prick at diagnosing condition

Long-Term Cancer Pain and Endocrinopathy

Long-Term Cancer Pain and Endocrinopathy

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Long-term pain requires a holistic approach that includes nonpharmacologic measures along with opioids.

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