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Canadian Journal of Diabetes

Jennica Nichols, Stephanie Boutette, Krista Banasiak
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February 6, 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Karmon E Helmle, Alun L Edwards, Andre W Kushniruk, Elizabeth M Borycki
OBJECTIVES: A qualitative evaluation of the perceived impact of a new evidence-informed electronic basal bolus insulin therapy order set on clinical workflow and practice, and exploration of potential barriers and facilitators to electronic basal bolus insulin order set uptake and use in acute care facilities for various acute care team members. METHODS: We conducted 9 semistructured focus groups with multidisciplinary nursing staff (n=22), resident trainees (n=24) and attending physicians (n=23) involved in the delivery of inpatient diabetes care at 3 adult acute care facilities...
January 29, 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Masako Matsugasumi, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Hiroshi Okada, Muhei Tanaka, Toshihiro Kimura, Noriyuki Kitagawa, Yoshimitsu Tanaka, Yukiko Fukuda, Ryousuke Sakai, Masahiro Yamazaki, Yohei Oda, Naoto Nakamura, Michiaki Fukui
OBJECTIVES: In this study, we aimed to elucidate the association between taste acuity and serum zinc concentration in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We enrolled 29 patients who were hospitalized and asked them to attend a 2-week diabetes education program. Fasting blood samples were obtained on the morning of the first day and 2 weeks after hospitalization. The acuity of sweet, salty, sour or bitter taste was evaluated by a filter-paper disc method. Correlations among taste acuity, glycemic control and serum zinc concentration were analyzed using the Spearman rank correlation coefficient...
January 9, 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Robyn L Houlden, Joy L Yen, Sarah Moore
OBJECTIVES: Bariatric surgery is an effective treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes and refractory obesity; however, many patients have nonoptimal glycemic control preoperatively. We created an interprofessional bariatric glycemic optimization clinic. Patients were seen monthly and received weekly phone calls. We analyzed the effectiveness in assisting patients reach a preoperative glycated hemoglobin (A1C) level of <7.5%. METHODS: Data were analyzed for the first 75 patients...
December 26, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Devin Betsch, Zhiwei Gao, Gerry Mugford, Susan McGrath-Terry, Gordon Dow
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of a diabetes nurse educator (DNE) on glycemic control in a multidisciplinary diabetes foot (MDF) clinic. METHODS: A prospective cohort trial to measure the impact of a DNE on glycemic control was conducted in an MDF clinic. Change in glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels over time was measured against the percentage of patient visits (PPVs) accompanied by a glucose meter and/or diary. RESULTS: Increasing PPVs were significantly associated with decline in A1C levels in females...
December 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Sultan Şevik Eliçora, Duygu Erdem
OBJECTIVES: Bell's palsy (BP) is defined as an acute facial weakness of unknown cause. Many factors affecting the healing of BP have been identified; 1 factor commonly considered relevant is the presence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our aim was to investigate the effects of diabetes on the healing of BP. METHODS: Sixty patients with BP were followed up for 1 to 3 years and were divided into 2 groups, those with and those without type 2 diabetes. All were prescribed prednisone (initially 1 mg/kg per day, with a tapered dose reduction) and acyclovir (200 mg orally every 4 h, 5 times daily, for 5 days)...
December 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Amanda Y Leong, Ravina Sanghera, Jaspreet Jhajj, Nandini Desai, Bikramjit Singh Jammu, Mark J Makowsky
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the content, quality and popularity of information about type 2 diabetes available on YouTube. METHODS: We searched YouTube with the terms Diabetes, Diabetes type 2, Diabetes South Asians, Diabetes Punjabi and Diabetes Hindi to identify videos concerning type 2 diabetes. A team of health-care providers independently classified the first 20 videos from each search as useful, misleading, or personal experience, rated them on a 5-point global quality scale (GQS) and categorized their content on a 26-point scale in duplicate...
December 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Thomas G Elliott, Kent C Dooley, Mira Zhang, Harlan S D Campbell, Darby J S Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Regular measurement of glycated hemoglobin (A1C) is logistically demanding. Home blotter-paper collection offers an alternative. This study tested the viability of at-home blotter-paper A1C measurement. METHODS: Objective: compare accuracy of A1C levels collected on blotter paper at home (home-blotter) and blotter-paper collection in laboratory (lab-blotter) with venous A1C (routine measurement). Agreement was assessed by Pearson correlation, Lin concordance correlation coefficient (CCC), positive and negative predictive values (PPVs, NPVs) and Bland-Altman plots and associated statistics...
December 25, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Martin H Strauss, Alistair S Hall
The renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a central role in the pathophysiology of hypertension and vascular disease. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi's) suppress angiotensin II (ANG II) concentrations, whereas angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor blockers (ARBs) block the binding of ANG II to AT1 receptors. ACEi's and ARBs are both effective antihypertensive agents and produce similar risk reductions for stroke, a blood pressure-dependent phenomenon. ACEi's also reduce the risk for myocardial infarction (MI) and all-cause mortality in high-risk hypertensive patients as well as in people with diabetes, vascular disease and congestive heart failure...
December 22, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Elizabeth Sellers
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February 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Vincent C Woo, Lori D Berard, Harpreet S Bajaj, Jean-Marie Ekoé, Peter A Senior
In order to meet and maintain glycemic control, pharmacological management of individuals with type 2 diabetes typically begins with metformin followed by the introduction of other oral antihyperglycemic agents as needed. In some patients, the aggressive and progressive degeneration of pancreatic β cell activity means insulin therapy will become a given. The need to routinely monitor blood glucose levels coupled with the undesirable effects associated with insulin-primarily hypoglycemia and weight gain-commonly contribute to physician and patient inertia...
February 2018: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Niharika Shahi, Sheldon W Tobe
Hypertension and diabetes are common comorbidities and are both modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease and death. Lowering blood pressure reduces target organ damage and prevents cardiovascular disease outcomes. The harmonized Canadian clinical practice guidelines for managing hypertension in people with diabetes provides health-behaviour advice and medical therapy recommendations for a threshold blood pressure of 130/80 mmHg and above and to target blood pressure to below 130/80 mmHg. We have reviewed the studies supporting these recommendations and others, and they appear to be at odds with the guidelines, including those for elderly people and patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease...
December 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Mukesh M Agarwal, John Punnose, Komal Sukhija, Asha Sharma, Naimaa K Choudhary
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level for simplifying the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) diagnostic algorithm of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a South Asian population. METHODS: In 6,520 pregnant women undergoing universal screening with the 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), the area under receiver operating characteristic curve was used to determine the overall FPG performance to detect GDM (IADPSG criteria)...
December 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Ravindran Jaganathan, Rajeswari Ravindran, Sugapriya Dhanasekaran
Adipose tissue is an enormously active endocrine organ, secreting various hormones, such as adiponectin, leptin, resistin and visfatin, together with classical cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). All these adipocytokines plays significant roles in the regulation of energy metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, reproduction, cardiovascular function and immunity. Adipocytokines are significantly regulated by nutritional status and can directly influence other organ systems, including brain, liver and skeletal muscle...
December 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Sarah Iqbal, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
OBJECTIVES: The discovery of vitamin D receptors has revolutionized the understanding of vitamin D biology, which is now thought to influence a wide array of cell pathways. The antihyperglycemic actions of vitamin D involving calcium metabolism have been widely discussed, but studies are now suggesting a possibility of vitamin D-induced amelioration of oxidative stress. Despite its significance in disease pathogenesis, oxidative status remains poorly investigated with respect to vitamin D treatment in the biology of diabetes mellitus...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Michelle S Dotzert, Matthew W McDonald, Michael R Murray, J Zachary Nickels, Earl G Noble, C W James Melling
OBJECTIVES: Abnormal skeletal muscle lipid metabolism is associated with insulin resistance in people with type 1 diabetes. Although lipid metabolism is restored with aerobic exercise training, the risk for postexercise hypoglycemia is increased with this modality. Integrating resistance and aerobic exercise is associated with reduced hypoglycemic risk; however, the effects of this exercise modality on lipid metabolism and insulin resistance remain unknown. We compared the effects of combined (aerobic + resistance) versus aerobic exercise training on oxidative capacity and muscle lipid metabolism in a rat model of type 1 diabetes...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Ying Ling, Aashna Gill, Richard Oram, A M James Shapiro, Peter Senior
OBJECTIVES: Careful selection for clinical islet transplantation (CIT) is required because of limited organ supply and the risks for lifelong immunosuppression. However, the indications for this novel treatment may not be widely known, and selection criteria continue to evolve. We sought to describe the pattern of referrals to our centre and the most common factors determining eligibility for CIT. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of all applications for CIT received at the University of Alberta between May 2009 and April 2012...
December 4, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Mohsen Yaghoubi, Kerry Mansell, Hassanali Vatanparastc, Megan Steeves, Wu Zeng, Marwa Farag
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of pharmacy-based interventions on clinical outcomes associated with diabetes-related complications as well as on nonclinical outcomes in people with diabetes. METHODS: We searched 4 main databases (MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) for studies that considered clinical and nonclinical outcomes of pharmacy-based interventions among people with diabetes...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Lee Verweel, Michael R Gionfriddo, Lori MacCallum, Lisa Dolovich, Zahava R S Rosenberg-Yunger
OBJECTIVES: Decision aids are tools designed to help patients make choices about their health care. We explored pharmacists' perceptions of an evidence-based diabetes decision aid developed by the Mayo Clinic, Diabetes Medication Choice (DMC). Using DMC as a reference, we aimed to explore pharmacists' perspectives on decision aids, their place in a community pharmacy setting and the implementing of a decision aid, such as DMC, in Ontario. METHODS: We used semistructured interviews with a convenience sample of community pharmacists from Ontario...
December 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Lori MacCallum, Gary F Lewis
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December 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
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