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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Angiopoietin-like protein 2 levels may predict all-cause death, major CV adverse events

September 14, 2016
Levels of angiopoietin-like protein 2 are independently associated with death and major cardiovascular adverse events, including myocardial…
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UK commercial pilots prescribed insulin can fly safely

September 13, 2016
The United Kingdom has a strict protocol in place for class 1 medical certificates for commercial pilot licenses issued to those with insulin-treated…
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Liraglutide more effective than sitagliptin for overall type 2 diabetes management

September 13, 2016
Switching to the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide from sitagliptin, a DPP-IV inhibitor, may be an effective strategy for…
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Discrete strategies to reduce unhealthy food choices may improve diet quality

September 13, 2016
Substituting energy intake from foods high in saturated fat, added sugars or salt with healthier foods may help improve overall diet quality in a…
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Gestational, pregestational diabetes linked to poor neonatal outcomes

September 13, 2016
Neonatal outcomes may be adversely affected with the presence of gestational diabetes or pregestational diabetes, independent of other conditions…
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Long-term Tanzeum plus pioglitazone improved HbA1c in adults with type 2 diabetes

September 23, 2015
Adults with type 2 diabetes randomly assigned the once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist Tanzeum as an add-on to pioglitazone or…
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Invokana reduces HbA1c, body weight in adults with type 1 diabetes

September 22, 2015
Adults with type 1 diabetes randomly assigned the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor Invokana saw reductions in HbA1c, body weight and insulin…
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High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages may signal overall poor diet

September 21, 2015
Adults consuming high amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages are more likely to eat from food groups perceived as unhealthy, whereas those who consume…
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Better blood glucose control found with high-protein diets from plant, animal sources

September 21, 2015
Blood glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes improved with a high-protein diet regardless of protein source, according to study findings…
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Sleep duration associated with insulin sensitivity in men, beta cell function in women

September 21, 2015
Men who are short or long sleepers have lower insulin sensitivity when compared with men who sleep about 7 to 8 hours per night, according to study…