Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

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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.
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Despite recent advances in prevention and treatment of most diabetes-related vision loss, a study in JAMA Ophthalmology shows that less than half of people with diabetic macular edema know about the association between the diabetes and visual impairment.
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The AACE currently does not endorse the new cholesterol and obesity guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA)/American College of Cardiology (ACC), according to an AACE press statement.
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People with diabetes have a higher rate of cancer compared to the general population, however, new evidence suggests that the type of anti-diabetic agent prescribed may impact this risk among women.
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Perfluorinated compounds are found in a variety of consumer and industrial products such things as nonstick cookware, fire extinguishing foam, and water-repellent textiles.
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Data from a large cohort study of older patients with diabetes confirm recent treatment recommendations for this population—that focusing on blood pressure and cholesterol goals may be more beneficial than focusing on glycemic targets.
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While widely used diabetes medications have similar effects on glucose control regardless of gender, these agents may have different effects on the hearts of men and women.
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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.
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.
Gestational diabetes, if caught early, can be managed without causing harm to the mother or infant. The two new guidelines differ on how and when to screen pregnant women.
Leading medical groups review their guidelines for diagnosing gestational diabetes
No increased risk of heart attacks seen in patients with diabetes prescribed rosiglitazone (Avandia)
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The FDA announced approval of Nexavar® tablets (sorafenib) for the treatment of patients with locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma that is refractory to radioactive iodine treatment.
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High albumin levels, but within the normal range, can be used to identify young people with type 1 diabetes at risk of heart and kidney disease.
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An obesity algorithm released by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) is designed to help navigate a physician's role in medically treating and caring for patients affected by obesity.
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Overweight diabetic patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery reduced their 10-year risk of having a heart attack by 40% and their risk for suffering a stroke by 42%.
Diabetes is better cut-off for weight-loss surgery than body mass index (BMI)
Diabetes poses the highest risk for mortality from obesity, and should be considered when deciding who should have bariatric weight-loss surgery
Group Visits Are Cost-Effective Way to Improve Glycemic Control
Shared medical appointments are now being used to allow for more comprehensive diabetes care as well as social support, with the latest research showing significant improvements in glycemic control.
Higher Magnesium Intake May Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
In a study involving more than 2,500 people, those with the highest magnesium intake had the lowest risk of developing type 2 diabetes over a 7-year period.
DPP-4 Inhibitor Onglyza (saxagliptin) Does Not Increase Heart Disease Risks
Large study shows no increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attach), ischemic strokes, and death in over 16,000 patients treated with saxagliptin (Onglyza).
American Diabetes Association (ADA) New Guidelines Stress Individualized Meal Planning That Fits a Diabetics Food Preference and Lifestyle
Report stresses individualized meal planning that fits a person's food preferences and lifestyle.
Depressed patients have increased risk for diabetes
Antidepressants appeared to be associated with an increased risk for diabetes. However, it is unclear whether this is a causal relationship and the magnitude of the effect may be small.