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ADA: Updated diabetic retinopathy position statement urges screening, glycemic control

February 24, 2017

Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes should undergo regular, comprehensive screenings for diabetic retinopathy while also optimizing glycemic control and blood pressure to reduce the risk for or slow progression of the condition, according to an updated position statement released by the American Diabetes Association.

The statement also notes that recent screening advances, including the widespread adoption of OCT and wide-field fundus photography, have aided in the detection of “clinically silent” microvascular lesions, whereas new therapies, including intravitreous anti-VEGF injections, are available to treat diabetic macular edema as well as proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

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Sulfonylurea-related hypoglycemia may lead to negative cardiac effects

February 24, 2017
In adults with type 2 diabetes treated with a sulfonylurea, asymptomatic hypoglycemic episodes are common and may be associated with cardiac ectopy, according to…
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Self-perceived unsteadiness influences balance, gait in diabetic neuropathy

February 24, 2017
In adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, self-perceived unsteadiness was associated with balance and gait measures, according to published findings…
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Sensor-based glucose monitoring system associated with improved glycemic control

February 23, 2017
Adults with diabetes using an alternative sensor-based glucose monitoring system in a real-world setting checked their blood glucose level on average 16 times per day…
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

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ADA: Updated diabetic retinopathy position statement urges screening, glycemic control

February 24, 2017
Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes should undergo regular, comprehensive screenings for diabetic retinopathy while also optimizing glycemic…

In the Journals Plus

Sulfonylurea-related hypoglycemia may lead to negative cardiac effects

February 24, 2017
In adults with type 2 diabetes treated with a sulfonylurea, asymptomatic hypoglycemic episodes are common and may be associated with cardiac ectopy…

In the Journals Plus

Self-perceived unsteadiness influences balance, gait in diabetic neuropathy

February 24, 2017
In adults with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, self-perceived unsteadiness was associated with balance and gait measures, according to published…

Meeting News Coverage

Sensor-based glucose monitoring system associated with improved glycemic control

February 23, 2017
Adults with diabetes using an alternative sensor-based glucose monitoring system in a real-world setting checked their blood glucose level on average…

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Gastric banding plus usual care improves overweight, type 2 diabetes

February 22, 2017
Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding combined with usual medical care was more effective than medical care alone in people with overweight and…

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Long periods of sitting may not lead to diabetes

February 22, 2017
After 13 years of observation, researchers in Australia found no significant link between sitting and the incidence of diabetes, according to data

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Worsening quality of life, social isolation associated with recent type 2 diabetes diagnosis

February 22, 2017
In the first 5 years after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, adults are five times more likely than those without the disease to report a worsening…

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STAMPEDE: Sustained glycemic benefit observed 5 years after gastric bypass in type 2 diabetes, obesity

February 21, 2017
Patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy saw sustained improvements in…

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Risks for maternal, neonatal complications lower with gestational diabetes vs. pregestational diabetes

February 20, 2017
The risks for adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes are lower for mothers with gestational diabetes vs. mothers diagnosed with diabetes before…

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CGM without confirmatory blood glucose monitoring safe, effective in type 1 diabetes

February 20, 2017
In adults with type 1 diabetes, continuous glucose monitoring without confirmatory blood glucose monitoring was as safe and effective as continuous…

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