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Type 2 diabetes diagnosis related to antibiotic use

August 27, 2015

More antibiotic use was found among people with type 2 diabetes in the years leading up to the diagnosis compared with people without type 2 diabetes, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

“In our research, we found people with type 2 diabetes used significantly more antibiotics up to 15 years prior to diagnosis compared to healthy controls,” Kristian Hallundbæk Mikkelsen, MD, of Gentofte Hospital in Denmark, said in a press release. “Although we cannot infer causality from this study, the findings raise the possibility that antibiotics could raise the risk of type 2 diabetes. Another equally compelling explanation may be that people develop type 2 diabetes over the course of years and face a greater risk of infection during that time.”

Jan Westerink In the Journals

HbA1c levels CV events modestly related in type 2 diabetes

August 26, 2015
A modest, but not statistically significant, relationship was found between HbA1c levels and cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes, according to recent…
FDA News

FDA approves receiverless Dexcom CGM

August 26, 2015
The FDA today approved the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, according to a company press release. The new system is the first fully mobile continuous…
In the Journals

Plasma liraglutide concentrations increase in end-stage renal disease

August 25, 2015
In patients with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease, plasma liraglutide concentrations were increased during treatment, according to recent findings published…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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In the Journals

Type 2 diabetes diagnosis related to antibiotic use

August 27, 2015
More antibiotic use was found among people with type 2 diabetes in the years leading up to the diagnosis compared with people without type 2…
Jan Westerink In the Journals

HbA1c levels CV events modestly related in type 2 diabetes

August 26, 2015
A modest, but not statistically significant, relationship was found between HbA1c levels and cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes…
FDA News

FDA approves receiverless Dexcom CGM

August 26, 2015
The FDA today approved the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, according to a company press release. The new system is the first fully…
In the Journals

Plasma liraglutide concentrations increase in end-stage renal disease

August 25, 2015
In patients with type 2 diabetes and end-stage renal disease, plasma liraglutide concentrations were increased during treatment, according to recent…
In the JournalsPerspective

Researchers identify significant SSI risk in patients with diabetes

August 25, 2015
A recent meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Infection Control confirmed that patients with diabetes are at significant risk for…
In the Journals

Education, encouragement for evidence-based diabetes prevention programs increases adoption by local health departments

August 25, 2015
More education about and encouragement for evidence-based decision making as well as incentives for employees to integrate evidence-based decision…
John Buse In the Journals

Delayed-release metformin boosts glycemic control

August 24, 2015
Recent study findings published in Diabetes Care suggest that delayed-release metformin significantly improved fasting plasma glucose levels over 12…
In the Journals

Extra virgin olive oil use may improve postprandial glucose, cholesterol

August 24, 2015
Adults consuming extra virgin olive oil as part of a Mediterranean-style meal had significantly lower glycemic markers and improved LDL cholesterol…

College graduates use exercise effectively to prevent, manage diabetes

August 22, 2015
In a study, set to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, it appears that Americans who did not graduate from…
In the Journals

CGM accurate, reliable for unsupervised closed-loop system at home

August 21, 2015
The Freestyle Navigator II continuous glucose monitor was a numerically and clinically accurate tool for a closed-loop insulin delivery system in an…
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