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Low C-peptide levels may predict diabetic complications, poor metabolic control

September 17, 2014

Measuring extremely low levels of C-peptide in patients with type 1 diabetes may help predict future complications and HbA1c control, according to a presenter at the 50th European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.

“This data suggest that low C-peptide can be useful in predicting at-risk diabetics who will lose their C-peptides faster rather than slower, and we also think that it’s the beginning of the data to suggest that preservation of these low levels of C-peptide might be a benefit to the type 1 diabetes community,” Denise L. Faustman, MD, PhD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said during her presentation.

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Diabetes increased risk for major osteoporotic, hip fracture

September 17, 2014
Diabetes is a stand-alone risk factor for major osteoporotic fractures but does not alter the effect of Fracture Risk Assessment Tool risk factors or prior fracture…
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Weight, high BP risk correlated in children, adolescents

September 17, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Prevalence of elevated BP increased as body weight rose in children and adolescents, according to findings from the PEP Family Heart Study…
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Genetic susceptibility tied to high BMI at all ages

September 17, 2014
An increased risk of having a higher BMI at young, middle and old age is associated with a genetic risk score composed of variants from 31 BMI-associated DNA regions…
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Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

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Video: Ardis Hoven, MD, explains which changes to the ACA will help physicians most

August 8, 2014
After speaking in an expert panel at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting, Ardis Hoven
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Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

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An understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of acromegaly is important to its various complications as well…
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