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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176229/charting-the-maternal-and-infant-microbiome-what-is-the-role-of-diabetes-and-obesity-in-pregnancy
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Sirtaj Singh, Margaret R Karagas, Noel T Mueller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize the evidence on whether diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic derangements during pregnancy are associated with the maternal and infant microbiomes, and to identify gaps in the literature and offer guidance on future research on this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: We found circumstantial evidence from four observational studies that the maternal gut microbiome was associated with either pre-pregnancy body mass index, gestational weight gain, gestational diabetes, and/or related metabolic biomarkers in pregnancy; we did not identify any studies that examined whether the vaginal microbiome varied according to these metabolic parameters...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155189/diabetes-secondary-to-treatment-with-statins
#2
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Markku Laakso, Johanna Kuusisto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the recent population-based studies, clinical trials, clinical metabolic studies, and genetic studies reporting the effects of statin therapy on the risk of diabetes. Recent studies aiming to explain the mechanisms how statin treatment affects insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion are also reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: Statin therapy increases the risk of diabetes by 9%-12% in the two meta-analyses of statin trials and by 18%-99% in five population-based studies...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150162/workplace-interventions-to-prevent-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-narrative-review
#3
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Dina Hafez, Allison Fedewa, Margaret Moran, Matthew O'Brien, Ronald Ackermann, Jeffrey T Kullgren
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This study aims to summarize the recent peer-reviewed literature on workplace interventions for prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), including studies that translate the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) curriculum to workplace settings (n = 10) and those that use different intervention approaches to achieve the specific objective of T2DM prevention among employees (n = 3). RECENT FINDINGS: Weight reduction was achieved through workplace interventions to prevent T2DM, though such interventions varied substantially in their effectiveness...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150161/diabetes-in-patients-with-acromegaly
#4
REVIEW
A M Hannon, C J Thompson, M Sherlock
Acromegaly is a clinical syndrome which results from growth hormone excess. Uncontrolled acromegaly is associated with cardiovascular mortality, due to an excess of risk factors including diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cardiomegaly. Diabetes mellitus is a frequent complication of acromegaly with a prevalence of 12-37%. This review will provide an overview of a number of aspects of diabetes mellitus and glucose intolerance in acromegaly including the following: 1. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of abnormalities of glucose homeostasis 2...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150160/interventions-to-improve-rate-of-diabetes-testing-postpartum-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#5
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Maureen S Hamel, Erika F Werner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical complications of pregnancy. In the USA, four million women are screened annually for GDM in pregnancy in part to improve pregnancy outcomes but also because diagnosis predicts a high risk of future type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Therefore, among women with GDM, postpartum care should be focused on T2DM prevention. This review describes the current literature aimed to increase postpartum diabetes testing among women with GDM...
February 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138821/transitioning-the-adult-with-type-2-diabetes-from-the-acute-to-chronic-care-setting-strategies-to-support-pragmatic-implementation-success
#6
REVIEW
Michelle Magee, Joan K Bardsley, Amisha Wallia, Kelly M Smith
Scientific evidence is available to guide the how to of medications management when patients with diabetes are hospitalized or present to the Emergency Department. However, few clinical trials in the diabetes field have addressed the execution, coupled with established implementation effectiveness evaluation frameworks to help inform and assess implementation practices to support the transition in care. These deficiencies may be overcome by (1) applying the principles of implementation and delivery systems science; (2) engaging the principles of human factors (HF) throughout the design, development, and evaluation planning activities; and (3) utilizing mixed methods to design the intervention, workflow processes, and evaluate the intervention for sustainability within existing care delivery models...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116648/metformin-new-preparations-and-nonglycemic-benefits
#7
REVIEW
Yoshihito Fujita, Nobuya Inagaki
Metformin has been widely used for over 5 decades. New preparations have been developed for possible enhancement of efficiency, tolerability, and pleiotropic nonglycemic effects. Extended-release metformin has contributed to adherence and improved gastrointestinal tolerability. Delayed-release metformin acts in the lower gastrointestinal tract and exerts glucose-lowering effects at lower plasma metformin levels, which might suggest use of this biguanide in patients with chronic kidney disease. Metformin is also known to have numerous nonglycemic effects...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101794/diabetic-foot-infections-an-update-in-diagnosis-and-management
#8
REVIEW
Pinelopi Grigoropoulou, Ioanna Eleftheriadou, Edward B Jude, Nikolaos Tentolouris
Foot infections are a common problem in patients with diabetes and a risk factor for limb amputation. They occur as a result of skin ulceration, which facilitates penetration of pathogens to deeper tissues. The diagnosis of infection is clinical. Aerobic gram-positive cocci are the most common pathogens. Ulcers which are chronic, preceded by administration of antibiotics and hospitalization or complicated by severe infection are polymicrobial. Antibiotic therapy is initially empiric based on the severity of the infection...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101793/substance-use-disorders-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-dangerous-but-understudied-combination
#9
REVIEW
Kimberly N Walter, Julie A Wagner, Eda Cengiz, William V Tamborlane, Nancy M Petry
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews research on substance use and disorders (SUDs) among adults with diabetes. It describes epidemiological data on SUDs in persons with type 2 diabetes, overviews effects of substance use on diabetes outcomes, and discusses treatments for SUDs in patients with diabetes. RECENT FINDINGS: Rates of current smoking range from 10 to 26% and alcohol use disorders are 0-5%. Rates of illicit SUDs are 3-4%, but there are no population-based studies using nationally representative samples...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101792/medical-management-of-diabesity-do-we-have-realistic-targets
#10
REVIEW
Joseph M Pappachan, Ananth K Viswanath
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The global prevalence of "diabesity"-diabetes related to obesity-is increasing steadily over the past few decades because of the obesity epidemic. Although bariatric surgery is an effective treatment option for patients with diabesity, its limited availability, invasiveness, relatively high costs and the potential for surgical and postsurgical complications restrict its widespread use. Therefore, medical management is the only option for a majority of patients with diabesity...
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091864/letter-to-the-editor-intranasal-glucagon-for-hypoglycemia
#11
EDITORIAL
Antonio E Pontiroli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909958/using-group-medical-visits-with-those-who-have-diabetes-examining-the-evidence
#12
REVIEW
Laura M Housden, Sabrina T Wong
The number of people with diabetes is expected to rise to over 592 million by the year 2035. Past work provides evidence that the conventional method of primary care delivery may not meet many patients' needs. An alternative to the conventional one-on-one appointment is care offered to a group of patients through group medical visits (GMVs). Group medical visits for diabetes have a positive impact on physiologic and self-care outcomes including improved HbA1c, blood pressure control and self-management skills...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844276/micrornas-in-type-1-diabetes-complex-interregulation-of-the-immune-system-%C3%AE-cell-function-and-viral-infections
#13
REVIEW
Sonia R Isaacs, Jie Wang, Ki Wook Kim, Congcong Yin, Li Zhou, Qing Sheng Mi, Maria E Craig
Since the discovery of the first mammalian microRNA (miRNA) more than two decades ago, a plethora of miRNAs has been identified in humans, now amounting to more than 2500. Essential for post-transcriptional regulation of gene networks integral for developmental pathways and immune response, it is not surprising that dysregulation of miRNAs is often associated with the aetiology of complex diseases including cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disorders. Despite massive expansion of small RNA studies and extensive investigation in diverse disease contexts, the role of miRNAs in type 1 diabetes has only recently been explored...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841014/the-role-of-retinal-imaging-and-portable-screening-devices-in-tele-ophthalmology-applications-for-diabetic-retinopathy-management
#14
REVIEW
Delia Cabrera DeBuc
In the years since its introduction, retinal imaging has transformed our capability to visualize the posterior pole of the eye. Increasing practical advances in mobile technology, regular monitoring, and population screening for diabetic retinopathy management offer the opportunity for further development of cost-effective applications through remote assessment of the diabetic eye using portable retinal cameras, smart-phone-based devices and telemedicine networks. Numerous retinal imaging methods and mobile technologies in tele-ophthalmology applications have been reported for diabetic retinopathy screening and management...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812962/implications-of-the-empa-reg-trial-for-clinical-care-and-research
#15
REVIEW
Angeliki M Stamatouli, Silvio E Inzucchi
EMPA-REG OUTCOME was a multicenter, randomized placebo-controlled trial that examined the effect of empagliflozin, a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor in addition to standard of care in patients with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular (CV) disease. The primary goal was to assess CV safety, as mandated by the US Food and Drug Administration since 2008 for all new glucose-lowering agents. Secondary goals were to examine the effects of empagliflozin on microvascular outcomes and, in particular, kidney disease...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796780/prevention-and-care-programs-addressing-the-growing-prevalence-of-diabetes-in-china
#16
REVIEW
Junmei Yin, Alice P S Kong, Juliana C N Chan
According to a 2010 national survey, 11 % of adults in China have diabetes, affecting 109.6 million individuals. The high prevalence of diabetes has been attributed to the aging of the population, the rapid adoption of energy-dense foods, and a reduction in physical activity. Collectively, these secular changes have created an obesogenic environment that can unmask diabetes in subjects with a genetic predisposition. The growing prevalence of maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, childhood obesity, and early-onset disease can lead to premature morbidity and mortality...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796779/clinical-components-of-telemedicine-programs-for-diabetic-retinopathy
#17
REVIEW
Mark B Horton, Paolo S Silva, Jerry D Cavallerano, Lloyd Paul Aiello
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new-onset vision loss worldwide. Treatments supported by large clinical trials are effective in preserving vision, but many persons do not receive timely diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, which is typically asymptomatic when most treatable. Telemedicine evaluation to identify diabetic retinopathy has the potential to improve access to care, but there are no universal standards regarding camera choice or protocol for ocular telemedicine. We review the literature regarding the impact of imaging device, number and size of retinal images, pupil dilation, type of image grader, and diagnostic accuracy on telemedicine assessment for diabetic retinopathy...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796778/operational-components-of-telemedicine-programs-for-diabetic-retinopathy
#18
REVIEW
Mark B Horton, Paolo S Silva, Jerry D Cavallerano, Lloyd Paul Aiello
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of new-onset vision loss worldwide. Treatments supported by large clinical trials are effective in preserving vision, but many persons do not receive timely diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy, which is typically asymptomatic when most treatable. Telemedicine evaluation to identify diabetic retinopathy has the potential to improve access to care and improve outcomes, but incomplete implementation of published standards creates a risk to program utility and sustainability...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778251/biomarkers-of-diabetic-retinopathy
#19
REVIEW
Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Kara-Anne Tan, Val Phua, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Chee Wai Wong, Tien Yin Wong
Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a leading cause of acquired vision loss, is a microvascular complication of diabetes. While traditional risk factors for diabetic retinopathy including longer duration of diabetes, poor blood glucose control, and dyslipidemia are helpful in stratifying patient's risk for developing retinopathy, many patients without these traditional risk factors develop DR; furthermore, there are persons with long diabetes duration who do not develop DR. Thus, identifying biomarkers to predict DR or to determine therapeutic response is important...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778250/metabolomic-biomarkers-in-the-progression-to-type-1-diabetes
#20
REVIEW
Anne Julie Overgaard, Simranjeet Kaur, Flemming Pociot
Metabolomics is the snapshot of all detectable metabolites and lipids in biological materials and has potential in reflecting genetic and environmental factors contributing to the development of complex diseases, such as type 1 diabetes. The progression to seroconversion to development of type 1 diabetes has been studied using this technique, although in relatively small cohorts and at limited time points. Overall, three observations have been consistently reported; phospholipids at birth are lower in children developing type 1 diabetes early in childhood, methionine levels are lower in children at seroconversion, and triglycerides are increased at seroconversion and associated to microbiome diversity, indicating an association between the metabolome and microbiome in type 1 diabetes progression...
December 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
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