Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports posted in September. Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were interested in diet’s effect on thyroid function, the ‘Know Diabetes by Heart’ initiative and menopause’s interaction with sleep.
Diet can influence thyroid function
Hypothyroidism is a condition commonly associated with weight gain, but no established eating plan has been shown to treat underactive thyroid. However, several micronutrients are known to play a role in improving thyroid function.
REWIND: Dulaglutide reduces CV risk in type 2 diabetes without CVD
Compared with placebo, the once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist dulaglutide reduced major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes with and without established cardiovascular disease, making the agent the first type 2 diabetes agent to demonstrate CV superiority in a broad type 2 diabetes population, Eli Lilly announced in a press release.
ADA, AHA launch ‘Know Diabetes by Heart’ initiative
NEW YORK — The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have announced a joint, multiyear partnership to raise awareness about the increased risk for cardiovascular disease among those living with type 2 diabetes.
FDA approves mobile app for Freestyle Libre
The FDA approved a mobile app for use with the Freestyle Libre 10-day and 14-day glucose monitoring systems, allowing patients with diabetes to monitor glucose readings on their compatible iPhone devices, Abbott announced in a press release.
Menopause brings additional complications to sleep disturbances
Women’s sleep in midlife can be influenced by general aging and menopause — often at the same time — but health care providers can learn to spot differences to more effectively treat patients. Sleep disturbances are common for aging men and women, but hormonal changes brought on by menopause are unique and can require different, or additional, forms of treatment.