European Association for the Study of Diabetes

The latest news from the EASD Annual Meeting, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

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Ertugliflozin safe, effective as add-on to metformin, sitagliptin in type 2 diabetes

September 16, 2016
Adults with type 2 diabetes prescribed metformin and sitagliptin randomly assigned the SGLT2 inhibitor ertugliflozin saw a greater decrease in HbA1c…
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Semaglutide improves CV risk in type 2 diabetes

September 16, 2016
The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist semaglutide significantly lowers the risk for cardiovascular death, nonfatal myocardial infarction or…
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Daytime napping associated with increased type 2 diabetes risk

September 16, 2016
Daytime napping for at least 1 hour is associated with a risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas shorter naps are not associated with increased…
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Fatty acid consumption linked to type 2 diabetes risk in women

September 15, 2016
Women who consume foods with high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes vs. women who…
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New-onset diabetes may signal pancreatic cancer

September 15, 2016
Screening adults with new-onset diabetes for pancreatic cancer may be effective for early diagnosis and treatment initiation, according to study data…
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Depression rates high in type 2 diabetes internationally

September 15, 2016
Rates of major depressive disorder and depressive symptoms are often high among adults with type 2 diabetes, study data presented at the 52nd…
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Seasonal variation associated with gestational diabetes diagnosis

September 14, 2016
Among Swedish women, gestational diabetes diagnoses peak during the summer months, likely due to an association with ambient temperature, according…
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Use of newer glucose-lowering drugs, combinations increasing in Denmark

September 14, 2016
During the past 2 decades, prescriptions for sulfonylureas and insulin have decreased and use of newer glucose-lowering drugs, including DPP-IV…
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Liraglutide effective for delaying type 2 diabetes progression

September 14, 2016
In adults with prediabetes, liraglutide as an adjunct to diet and exercise was effective for delaying the progression to type 2 diabetes, as well as…
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Genes, environment interact to increase obesity risk in adults

September 14, 2016
Obesity has a strong genetic component, and people with a high genetic and environmental risk are particularly susceptible, according to findings…