Endocrine Today has compiled a list of the top five news reports with expert perspectives posted in May. Healio.com/Endocrinology readers were interested in a drop in diabetes incidence, an increase in pediatric DKA cases, benefits of bariatric surgery for teens, and more.
After 20-year increase, new diabetes cases decline 35%
Cases of newly diagnosed diabetes in the United States have declined 35% since the peak year of 2009, and the prevalence of the disease has remained stable for 8 years, with the trends reflected across all age, sex and racial groups, according to an analysis of National Health Interview Survey data.
READ THE PERSPECTIVE FROM OSAMA HAMDY, MD
Rising pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis numbers a result of underdiagnosed diabetes
The number of children with type 1 diabetes who present with diabetic ketoacidosis is increasing by 2% per year, and this may be due to underdiagnosing of diabetes.
READ THE PERSPECTIVE FROM TERRI H. LIPMAN, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Diabetes, hypertension remission greater among teens vs. adults after bariatric surgery
Adolescents with severe obesity were 27% more likely than adults with obesity to experience type 2 diabetes remission 5 years after undergoing Roux en Y gastric bypass, as well as 51% more likely to experience hypertension remission vs. adults.
READ THE PERSPECTIVE FROM STEVEN B. HEYMSFIELD, MD, FTOS
FRAX data suggest no increased fracture risk with aromatase inhibitor use
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.
READ THE PERSPECTIVE FROM BART CLARKE, MD
Serum steroid levels can help differentiate adrenal disorders
Three widely available serum steroid precursor measurements are highly predictive for diagnosing adrenal cortical carcinoma and are also useful to differentiate patients with subtypes of Cushing’s syndrome and nonfunctional adrenal tumors.
READ THE PERSPECTIVE FROM RICHARD AUCHUS, MD, PHD