EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in endocrinology
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High burden of mental health conditions warrants multidisciplinary approach in transgender care

Cheung AS, et al. Transgend Health. 2018;doi:10.1089/trgh.2018.0019.
Australian adults who identify as transgender are more likely than cisgender individuals to have mental health conditions, including depression…
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Interventions for couples yield benefits for partners of adults with type 2 diabetes

Trief PM, et al. Diabet Med. 2018;doi:10.1111/dme.13871.
Adults with type 2 diabetes and their partners may achieve greater relationship satisfaction and less diabetes distress when participating in…
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Insurance coverage, access to care top concerns among transgender adults in southern US

Marshall SA, et al. Transgend Health. 2018;doi:10.1089/trgh.2018.0003.
Transgender adults living in Arkansas cited insurance hurdles, access to transgender care and provider education as their top health care concerns…
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NHS Scotland’s interactive website has potential to improve diabetes care

Conway NT, et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2018;doi:10.1177/1932296818818837.
An electronic personal health record developed by the National Health Service, or NHS, in Scotland has been positively received by adults with…
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Addison’s disease raises ischemic heart disease risk in women

Skov J, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-02298.
Swedish women with Addison’s disease are more likely to develop ischemic heart disease than healthy adults or men with the condition, whereas…
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Fragility fractures may be unrelated to BMD in long-standing type 1 diabetes

Alhuzaim ON, et al. J Diabetes Complications. 2018;doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2018.12.009.
Bone mineral density for women with type 1 diabetes was lower at the femoral neck but higher at the lumbar spine compared with BMD for women without…
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No pubertal delay observed in boys with type 1 diabetes

Gaete X, et al. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018;doi:10.1111/pedi.12811.
Boys with type 1 diabetes tend to begin puberty at a similar or even earlier age than healthy boys, a finding that suggests optimization of insulin…
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Omega-3 supplements fail to reduce body weight, insulin resistance in adolescents with obesity

López-Alarcón M, et al. Pediatr Obes. 2018;doi:10.1111/ijpo.12499.
Combined with a hypocaloric diet, an omega-3 fatty acid supplement failed to improve measures of insulin resistance and body weight in children with…
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Bisphosphonates produce varying results during drug holidays

Kim TY, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2018;doi:10.1002/jbmr.3654.
Postmenopausal women assigned alendronate therapy are more likely to experience a loss of bone mineral density or an increase in bone turnover…
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Parental monitoring can positively affect adolescent weight status

Kim KW, et al. Obesity. 2018;doi:10.1002/oby.22372.
Maintaining communication and awareness between parents and adolescents, otherwise known as parental general monitoring, has a direct association…
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Shorter sleep duration increases postpartum weight gain

Herring SJ, et al. Obesity. 2018;doi:10.1002/oby.22364.
Sleeping less than 7 hours per night can lead to late postpartum weight gain in black and Hispanic mothers, according to findings published in…
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Type 2 diabetes may cause erectile dysfunction

Bovijn J, et al. Am J Hum Genet. 2018;doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.11.004.
A genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes may be associated with erectile dysfunction, suggesting that diabetes can be a cause of erectile issues…
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass improves retinopathy outcomes

Madsen LR, et al. Diabet Med. 2018;doi:10.1111/dme.13876.
Danish adults with type 2 diabetes and obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass were less likely to develop diabetic retinopathy compared with…
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Vascular stiffness, heart rate worse in hypoparathyroidism vs. pseudohypoparathyroidism

Underbjerg L, et al. Clin Endocrinol. 2018;doi:10.1111/cen.13927.
Adults with nonsurgical hypoparathyroidism are more likely to have worse arterial stiffness, higher heart rate and higher LDL cholesterol patients…
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Diabetes challenges TB control in Europe

Schepisi MS, et al. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofy337.
More than 10% of patients with tuberculosis enrolled in a study in eight European countries also had diabetes, including more than 28% of TB patients…
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