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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314924/leptin-induces-osteoblast-differentiation-of-human-valvular-interstitial-cells-via-the-akt-and-erk-pathways
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Mickael Rosa, Camille Paris, Yoann Sottejeau, Delphine Corseaux, Emmanuel Robin, Madjid Tagzirt, Francis Juthier, Ramadan Jashari, Antoine Rauch, André Vincentelli, Bart Staels, Eric Van Belle, Sophie Susen, Annabelle Dupont
AIMS: Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) affects 2-6% of the population over 65 years, and age, gender, smoking, overweight, dyslipidemia, diabetes contribute to the development of this disease. CAVD results, in part, from the osteoblast differentiation of human valvular interstitial cells (VICs). This study aims to elucidate the effects of leptin on osteoblast phenotype of VICs and the signalling pathways involved. METHODS: Patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for CAVD (n = 43) were included in this study...
March 18, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289908/why-should-people-with-type-1-diabetes-exercise-regularly
#2
Roberto Codella, Ileana Terruzzi, Livio Luzi
Plethoric evidence reminds of the protective effects of exercise against a number of health risks, across all ages, in the general population. The benefits of exercise for individuals with type 2 diabetes are indisputable. An in-depth understanding of energy metabolism has reasonably entailed exercise as a cornerstone in the lifestyle of almost all subjects with type 1 diabetes. Nevertheless, individuals with type 1 diabetes often fail in accomplishing exercise guidelines and they are less active than their peer without diabetes...
March 14, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285381/the-impact-of-type-1-diabetes-and-diabetic-polyneuropathy-on-muscle-strength-and-fatigability
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Giorgio Orlando, Stefano Balducci, Ilenia Bazzucchi, Giuseppe Pugliese, Massimo Sacchetti
AIMS: Although it is widely accepted that diabetic polyneuropathy (DPN) is linked to a marked decline in neuromuscular performance, information on the possible impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) on muscle strength and fatigue remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of T1D and DPN on strength and fatigability in knee extensor muscles. METHODS: Thirty-one T1D patients (T1D), 22 T1D patients with DPN (DPN) and 23 matched healthy control participants (C) were enrolled...
March 11, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265821/suppression-of-rho-kinase-1-is-responsible-for-insulin-regulation-of-the-ampk-srebp-1c-pathway-in-skeletal-muscle-cells-exposed-to-palmitate
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Sunyinyan Tang, Wenjun Wu, Wenjuan Tang, Zhijuan Ge, Hongdong Wang, Ting Hong, Dalong Zhu, Yan Bi
AIMS: Clinical and experimental data suggest that early insulin therapy could reduce lipotoxicity in subjects and animal models with type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, the underlying mechanisms need to be clarified. Sterol regulatory element-binding protein 1c (SREBP-1c), which is negatively regulated by AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), plays a critical role in lipotoxicity and insulin resistance in skeletal muscle cells. Here, we investigated the effect and molecular mechanism of insulin intervention on the AMPK/SREBP-1c pathway in skeletal muscle cells with chronic exposure to palmitic acid (PA)...
March 7, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251285/cause-specific-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-brazilian-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Marilia B Gomes, Ana P Almeida, Deborah C Santos, Eliete Leão, Edna F Cunha, Carlos A Negrato
AIMS: To assess cause-specific mortality in a cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) followed at an university hospital (tertiary level, Rio de Janeiro city) and an outpatient clinic (secondary level, Bauru city) both in Brazil's southeast, and associations of survival with gender, age at diagnosis, self-reported ethnicity and diabetes duration. METHODS: Our study is based on a cohort of patients with T1D whose vital status was determined as of December 31, 2015...
March 1, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238190/effects-of-6%C3%A2-months-of-resveratrol-versus-placebo-on-pentraxin-3-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Bo, V Ponzo, A Evangelista, G Ciccone, I Goitre, F Saba, M Procopio, M Cassader, R Gambino
AIMS: The anti-inflammatory effects of the polyphenol resveratrol in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are controversial. Its role on pentraxin 3 (PTX3) concentrations, a human acute phase protein, has never been evaluated. Our aim was to determine whether a two-dosage resveratrol supplementation (500 and 40 mg/day) has an impact on PTX3 values in T2DM patients from a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Variations in total antioxidant status (TAS) were evaluated too...
February 25, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238189/retinal-neurodegeneration-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-the-role-of-glycemic-variability
#7
Fabiana Picconi, Mariacristina Parravano, Dorina Ylli, Patrizio Pasqualetti, Sara Coluzzi, Ilaria Giordani, Ilaria Malandrucco, Davide Lauro, Fabio Scarinci, Paola Giorno, Monica Varano, Simona Frontoni
AIMS: Recent studies have identified neuroretinal abnormalities in persons affected by diabetes mellitus, before the onset of microvascular alterations. However, the role of glycemic variability (GV) on early retinal neurodegeneration is still not clarified. METHODS: To explore the relationship between glycemic control and neuroretinal characteristics, 37 persons with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (Type 1 DM) divided into two groups with no signs (noRD) and with mild non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) compared to 13 healthy control participants (C) were recruited...
February 25, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236093/bone-health-in-subjects-with-type-1-diabetes-for-more-than-50%C3%A2-years
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Ernesto Maddaloni, Stephanie D'Eon, Stephanie Hastings, Liane J Tinsley, Nicola Napoli, Mogher Khamaisi, Mary L Bouxsein, Savitri M R Fouda, Hillary A Keenan
AIMS: Few data regarding prevalence of and risk factors for poor bone health in aging individuals with long-standing T1D are available. In this study, we aim to describe the prevalence of bone fragility and to identify factors associated with low bone density in individuals with long-term T1D. METHODS: We examined the prevalence of non-vertebral fractures in 985 subjects enrolled in the Joslin 50-Year Medalist Study and measured bone mineral density (BMD) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at the femoral neck, lumbar spine and radius in a subset (65 subjects, mean age 62...
February 25, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224275/the-english-national-screening-programme-for-diabetic-retinopathy-2003-2016
#9
Peter H Scanlon
The aim of the English NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is to reduce the risk of sight loss amongst people with diabetes by the prompt identification and effective treatment if necessary of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, at the appropriate stage during the disease process. In order to achieve the delivery of evidence-based, population-based screening programmes, it was recognised that certain key components were required. It is necessary to identify the eligible population in order to deliver the programme to the maximum number of people with diabetes...
February 22, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224274/immunoevasion-rather-than-intrinsic-oncogenicity-may-confer-mscs-from-non-obese-diabetic-mice-the-ability-to-generate-neural-tumors
#10
Cristian Loretelli, Robert F Moore, Moufida Ben Nasr, Sergio Dellepiane, Murugabaskar Balan, Marwan Mounayar, Vera Usuelli, Basset El Essawy, Francesca D'Addio, Anat O Stemmer-Rachamimov, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti, Soumitro Pal, Paolo Fiorina, Reza Abdi
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February 21, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210870/diabetes-related-burden-and-distress-in-people-with-diabetes-mellitus-at-primary-care-level-in-germany
#11
N Kuniss, T Rechtacek, C Kloos, U A Müller, J Roth, K Burghardt, G Kramer
AIMS: The importance of diabetes-related distress for the treatment of diabetes is emphasised in national and international guidelines recommending routinely screening for psychosocial problems. Data of investigations regarding diabetes-related distress on primary care are rare in Germany though most people with diabetes are treated without insulin therapy at primary care level. METHODS: Three hundred and forty-five people with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2, n = 336, 229 without and 107 with insulin therapy) and type 1 (DM1, n = 9) were interviewed with the PAID questionnaire in the period from 1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015 in a general practice...
February 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210869/serum-1-5-anhydroglucitol-levels-slightly-increase-rather-than-decrease-after-a-glucose-load-in-subjects-with-different-glucose-tolerance-status
#12
Hang Su, Xiaojing Ma, Jun Yin, Yufei Wang, Xingxing He, Yuqian Bao, Jian Zhou, Weiping Jia
AIMS: Previous studies showed that serum 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) levels are significantly reduced in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). However, it remains unclear how 1,5-AG levels acutely change in response to a glucose load. This study explored acute changes in 1,5-AG levels after a glucose load and the related influencing factors in individuals with differing degrees of glucose tolerance. METHODS: A total of 681 participants (353 without DM and 328 with DM) without a prior history of DM were enrolled...
February 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210868/cognitive-impairment-and-dementia-a-new-emerging-complication-of-type-2-diabetes-the-diabetologist-s-perspective
#13
Rafael Simó, Andreea Ciudin, Olga Simó-Servat, Cristina Hernández
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) are two of the most common diseases of aging around the world. Given the frequency with which T2D and AD occur, the notion that people with T2D may be at increased risk for AD has large societal consequences, and understanding the mechanistic links between these diseases is imperative for the development of effective AD prevention and treatment strategies. Apart from being an accelerator of AD, T2D is associated with a progressive cognitive decline...
February 16, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190111/association-between-type-2-diabetes-and-cancer-incidence-in-taiwan-data-from-a-prospective-community-based-cohort-study
#14
Wei-Sin Yang, Pei-Chun Chen, Hung-Ju Lin, Ta-Chen Su, Hsiu-Ching Hsu, Ming-Fong Chen, Yuan-Teh Lee, Kuo-Liong Chien
AIMS: Evidence of a role for type 2 diabetes in overall cancer risk and risk for specific types of cancer is limited in ethnic Chinese populations. We therefore investigated whether there is an association between diabetes and cancer incidence in Taiwan. METHODS: This study recruited a total of 3602 adults aged 35 years or over (average 54.9 ± 12.3 years, 52.8% women). Participants with fasting glucose ≥126 mg/dL, or taking hypoglycemic medications, were classed as having type 2 diabetes...
February 11, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190110/investigation-of-mirna-binding-site-variants-and-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-chinese-pregnant-women
#15
Xiaojing Wang, Wei Li, Liangkun Ma, Fan Ping, Juntao Liu, Xueyan Wu, Jiangfeng Mao, Xi Wang, Min Nie
AIMS: Emerging evidence suggested genetic factor attributed as a major determinant for the complex pathogenic mechanism of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but the related genetic study was limited. We aimed to investigate the impact of polymorphisms in miRNA-binding sites (miR-binding SNPs) on the risk of GDM in Chinese Han pregnant women. METHODS: We screened GDM susceptibility genes extensively and selected miR-binding SNPs using four bioinformatics software...
February 11, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154987/striving-for-control-lessons-learned-from-a-successful-international-type-1-diabetes-youth-challenge
#16
Olga Kordonouri, Andriani Vazeou, Mauro Scharf, Martina Würsig, Tadej Battelino
AIMS: To demonstrate whether young people with T1D using modern insulin treatment and CGM could successfully participate in extreme sport activity while maintaining good glycemic control. METHODS: The challenge took place in Crete/Greece over 4 days combining a long-distance trek of different levels of severity with final destination the summit of the White Mountains at 2080 m. Eleven participants (5/6 female/male, age 18.2 ± 1.3 years, T1D duration 7.9 ± 3...
February 2, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138788/young-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-poorly-controlled-and-poorly-compliant-with-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-can-technology-help-results-of-the-i-newtrend-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Paolo Di Bartolo, Antonio Nicolucci, Valentino Cherubini, Diario Iafusco, Marco Scardapane, Maria Chiara Rossi
AIMS: To compare iBGStar™ + DMApp (experimental meter + telemedicine system) (iBGStar) with a traditional glucose meter (Control) in type 1 diabetes adolescents/young adults. METHODS: i-NewTrend was a multicenter, open-label, randomized trial involving subjects aged 14-24 years, on basal-bolus insulin, HbA1c ≥ 8.0%, and poorly compliant with SMBG (i.e., <30% of the recommended frequency). Primary end points were change in HbA1c and achievement of compliance with SMBG (≥30% of the recommended frequency) after 6 months...
January 30, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132096/lipoprotein-a-is-not-significantly-associated-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-cross-sectional-study-of-1604-cases-and-7983-controls
#18
Chang Liu, Ming-Xing Xu, Yong-Ming He, Xin Zhao, Xiao-Jiao Du, Xiang-Jun Yang
AIMS: Lipoprotein (a) (Lp(a)), a well-established risk factor for coronary artery diseases (CAD), would also be anticipated to be associated in a similar manner with risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) based on the common soil hypothesis of etiology of T2DM and CAD. Unfortunately, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the association of Lp(a) with the risk of T2DM. We aimed to examine the association of Lp(a) with T2DM. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 1604 cases and 7983 controls was performed for identifying the association of Lp(a) with T2DM, its possible interactions with risk factors and threshold effects on T2DM...
January 28, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101643/polymorphisms-in-genes-encoding-mir-155-and-mir-146a-are-associated-with-protection-to-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Taís S Assmann, Guilherme C K Duarte, Letícia A Brondani, Pedro H O de Freitas, Égina M Martins, Luís H Canani, Daisy Crispim
AIMS: Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is characterized by severe autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta-cells. The triggering of autoimmunity against beta-cells is probably caused by a combination of environmental and genetic risk factors. Even though much is known about the genetic of T1DM, more information is needed to completely unravel this tangled disease. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small noncoding RNAs molecules that negatively regulate gene expression by inducing target mRNA cleavage or by inhibiting protein translation...
January 19, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083658/left-atrial-phasic-function-and-heart-rate-variability-in-asymptomatic-diabetic-patients
#20
Marijana Tadic, Vladan Vukomanovic, Cesare Cuspidi, Jelena Suzic-Lazic, Dejana Stanisavljevic, Vera Celic
AIMS: We evaluated left atrial (LA) phasic function and heart rate variability (HRV) in asymptomatic diabetic patients, and the relationship between HRV indices and LA phasic function assessed by volumes and speckle tracking imaging. METHOD: This cross-sectional study included 55 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes and 50 healthy controls without cardiovascular risk factors. All study subjects underwent laboratory analyses, complete two-dimensional echocardiography examination (2DE) and 24-h Holter monitoring...
January 12, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
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