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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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Congenital adrenal hyperplasia tied to overweight, obesity risk

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Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia have an increased risk for overweight or obesity compared with healthy children, but rates of persistent obesity may be…
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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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No difference in cognitive impairment seen in men on testosterone treatment

February 24, 2017
One year of testosterone treatment did not improve memory or other cognitive functions compared with placebo among older men with low testosterone and age-associated…
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