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Kristin Della Volpe

Medical Writer
Madison, NJ

About Kristin Della Volpe

Kristin Della Volpe, LMT, is a medical writer with more than 15 years of experience in medical journalism, continuing medical education, and project management. She has written for peer-reviewed journals and newspapers specializing in a variety of fields, including diabetes, gastroenterology, hospital pharmacy, neurology, oncology, pain management, primary care, and psychiatry. The best part of her job is interviewing leading medical experts about cutting-edge clinical studies.

She holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from The College of New Jersey.

Kristin is also a licensed massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage and has worked in both the chiropractic and massage clinic setting. While earning her degree at the Swedish Institute–College of Health Sciences in New York, NY, she enhanced her knowledge of neurology, pathology, and anatomy, allowing for a greater understanding of chronic disease states. She lives in Madison, NJ, with her husband and two children.

Articles Written by Kristin Della Volpe

Diabetes Equalizes Heart Disease Risk Among Men and Women
Study finds that younger and middle-age women with diabetes have similar heart disease risk factors as men—a 4-fold increase compared to women without diabetes. Aggressive screening and treatment urged.
Abaloparatide Reduced Fracture Risk Among Women with Severe Osteoporosis
Daily injection of the synthetic peptide abaloparatide for 18 months significantly reduced the risk of new vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk of fracture.
Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Some Types of Cancer
Type 1 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of some cancer types, including cancer of the stomach, but a reduced risk of other cancer types, including prostate and breast cancer.
FDA Strengthens Warnings on Bone Fracture Risk With Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet)
The FDA has strengthened the warning regarding an increased risk for bone fractures and decreased bone mineral density for the type 2 diabetes medication canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet), and added a new item to Warnings and Precautions section and revised the Adverse Reactions section of the prescribing information.
Use of Mifepristone Beneficial for Some with Cushing's Disease
Patients who have Cushing’s disease and receive mifepristone must undergo surveillance for evidence of tumor progression.
Integrative Health Coaching Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
A 6-month integrative health coaching intervention significantly improved medication adherence in adults with type 2 diabetes, and a significant decrease in hemoglobin A1C levels. The prospective observational trial was published in the BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
Hyperthyroidism, T4 Levels Linked to Hypertension in Pregnancy
Hyperthyroidism and high-normal free T4 levels in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk for pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia, according to findings from a population-based cohort study. The study was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Half of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Have Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was found in 50% of patients with type 2 diabetes who had normal aminotransferase levels in a recent study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Childhood Cancer Survivors Face Increased Risk of Endocrine Disorders as Adults
Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for endocrine disorders into adulthood, with the cumulative incidence and prevalence increasing over time.
Is Thyroid Cancer Over-Diagnosed?
Despite the increasing rates, the death rate from thyroid cancer has remained stable at 0.5 deaths per 100,000 people. The authors suggested that the increasing rates of thyroid cancer may be due to an increase in the detection of subclinical papillary thyroid cancers, which are unlikely to affect patients’ overall health.
Mild Hypothyroidism in Pregnancy is Likely to Resolve Following Childbirth
Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy is likely to resolve in two-thirds of women after pregnancy, according to findings in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Metabolic Syndrome Management: Results of the Muffin Study
Swapping saturated fats for polyunsaturated fats rather than monounsaturated fats may allow for the greatest reduction of triglycerides and improvements in endothelial function in patients with the metabolic syndrome, according to findings from The Muffin Study.
Type 2 Diabetes is Associated With a Higher Risk for Musculoskeletal Pain
The diabetic group had a higher mean number of doctor visits for musculoskeletal pain in the neck and shoulders, limbs, lumbar spine, back and pelvis compared with the nondiabetic group. In both groups, the most common locations of musculoskeletal pain necessitating doctor visits were pain in the lumbar spine, back and pelvis.
Liraglutide May Prevent Weight Loss-Induced Osteoporosis in Women with Diabetes
New findings suggest that the GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide may prevent osteoporosis when used for chronic weight management in post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes..

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