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Jeniece Trast Ilkowitz, Steven Choi, Michael L Rinke, Kathy Vandervoot, Rubina A Heptulla
BACKGROUND: Diabetes ketoacidosis (DKA) is a life-threatening complication of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Reducing DKA admissions in children with T1DM requires a coordinated, comprehensive management plan. We aimed to decrease DKA admissions, 30-day readmissions, and length of stay (LOS) for DKA admissions. METHODS: A multipronged intervention was designed in 2011 to reach all patients: (1) increase insulin pump use and basal-bolus regimen versus sliding scales, (2) transform educational program, (3) increased access to medical providers, and (4) support for patients and families...
October 2016: Quality Management in Health Care
Qing Yang, Ping Fang
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and type 2 diabetes is the most common type accounting for 90% of all diabetes cases. Health education is considered as the first choice to control blood glucose levels. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the effect of health education tool "Conversation Map" in diabetes patients to control blood glucose. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, and China Science Periodical Database up to December, 2015...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Pelin Özyol, Erhan Özyol
OBJECTIVES: To analyze corneal backward light scattering differences in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: We enrolled 43 eyes from 43 diabetic patients and 40 eyes from 40 healthy controls. Corneal backward light scattering was evaluated using densitometry measurements from different corneal layers and zones obtained using Scheimpflug tomography (PentacamHR). RESULTS: When densitometry values were divided by depth, anterior layer of diabetic corneas displayed significantly higher corneal backward light scattering values than controls (32...
October 3, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Danièle Pacaud, Anke Schwandt, Carine de Beaufort, Kristina Casteels, Jacques Beltrand, Niels H Birkebaek, Myrna Campagnoli, Natasa Bratina, Catarina Limbert, Stephen Mp O'Riordan, Rogério Ribeiro, Andriani Gerasimidi-Vazeou, Lenka Petruzelkova, Rasa Verkauskiene, Iveta Dzivite Krisane
BACKGROUND: Although type 1 diabetes (T1D) remains the most frequent form of diabetes in individuals aged less than 20 years at onset, other forms of diabetes are being increasingly recognized. OBJECTIVES: To describe the population of children with other forms of diabetes (non-type 1) included in the multinational SWEET (Better control in Pediatric and Adolescent diabeteS: Working to crEate CEnTers of Reference) database for children with diabetes. METHODS: Cases entered in the SWEET database are identified by their physician as T1D, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other types of diabetes according to the ISPAD classification...
October 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
Rawel Sidhu, Tricia S Tang
OBJECTIVES: South Asians are disproportionately affected by diabetes compared to some other ethnic groups in Canada. Although depression and diabetes distress are psychological issues well studied in the general population of those with diabetes, they have not been investigated in South Asian Canadians with type 2 diabetes. We sought to identify the rates of depression and diabetes distress in South Asian adults with type 2 diabetes and to explore the relationship among glycemic control, depression and diabetes distress...
October 10, 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Zeinab A Elkabbany, Nancy S Elbarbary, Eman A Ismail, Nesrine A Mohamed, Dina Ragab, Shereen Abdel Alem, Yasmine M Ezzat, Sarah S Maurice, Noha U Hashem
AIM: To identify the prevalence and effect of hepatopathies of different etiologies among pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using transient elastography (TE) and its relation to glycemic control. METHODS: One hundred T1DM patients were studied focusing on liver functions, fasting lipid profile, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), hepatitis C virus (HCV), serum immunoglobulins, autoimmune antibodies; anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA), and anti-liver kidney microsomal antibody (anti-LKM)...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Jamie Kammer, Akiko S Hosler, Emily Leckman-Westin, A Gregory DiRienzo
Depression is known to increase diabetes risk and worsen glycemic control in older adults, who already experience high rates of diabetes. The independent impact of antidepressants on glucose control is less clear. Data was drawn from the Health and Retirement Study, a large nationally-representative longitudinal study of retired individuals. Crude and adjusted linear models stratified by diabetes status were used to examine the cross-sectional associations between antidepressant use categorized by subclass and continuous hemoglobin A1C...
October 11, 2016: Geriatric Nursing
Ye-Li Wang, Woon-Puay Koh, Jian-Min Yuan, An Pan
AIMS: To assess the association between liver enzymes and the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Chinese population. METHODS: A nested case-control study comprising 571 T2D cases and 571 matched controls was conducted within the Singapore Chinese Health Study. Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were quantified in baseline plasma collected from them, while γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) was assayed among 255 T2D cases with baseline hemoglobin A1c <6...
2016: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
Christina W Chen, Christiane Drechsler, Pirianthini Suntharalingam, S Ananth Karumanchi, Christoph Wanner, Anders H Berg
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of glycemic control with hemoglobin A1c (A1c) in hemodialysis patients may be compromised by anemia and erythropoietin therapy. Glycated albumin (GA) is an alternative measure of glycemic control but is not commonly used because of insufficient evidence of association to clinical outcomes. We tested whether GA measurements were associated with mortality in hemodialysis patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: The German Diabetes and Dialysis Study (4D) investigated effects of atorvastatin on survival in 1255 patients with diabetes mellitus receiving hemodialysis...
October 13, 2016: Clinical Chemistry
Valérie Boudreau, Quitterie Reynaud, Catherine Lehoux Dubois, Adèle Coriati, Katherine Desjardins, Isabelle Durieu, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret
Nearly 50% of adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) have diabetes. The occurrence of CF-related diabetes (CFRD) is preceded and is associated with deterioration of lung function and nutritional status. Microvascular complications can occur, but the main cause of death is respiratory failure rather than cardiovascular causes as in type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Because other methods such as glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels are less sensitive in patients with CF, the recommended screening test is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with a 75 g glucose dose...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
Sarah D Corathers, Jessica C Kichler, Nora F Fino, Wei Lang, Jean M Lawrence, Jennifer K Raymond, Joyce P Yi-Frazier, Dana Dabelea, Angela D Liese, Sharon H Saydah, Michael Seid, Lawrence M Dolan
Objective: This study was conducted to identify factors contributing to health satisfaction outcomes among emerging adults (ages 18-25) with diabetes. Method: SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study participants whose diabetes was prevalent in 2001 and were ≥18 years of age when they completed a 2008-2009 follow-up survey (n = 340) were included. We developed a health resilience model (HRM) to identify potentially modifiable factors (anticipatory guidance, social support, physical activity, quality of life) associated with health outcomes (satisfaction with health care, overall personal health, self-report of hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c])...
October 13, 2016: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
E B Carter, M G Tuuli, A O Odibo, G A Macones, A G Cahill
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the number of prenatal visits (PNVs) and pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes (GDM) and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). STUDY DESIGN: A 4-year prospective cohort study of women with GDM and DM and was conducted. Patients ⩾75th percentile for number of PNVs were compared with those ⩽25th percentile. The primary outcomes were large for gestational age (LGA) with birth weight >90% and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission for >24 h...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Andrew J Krentz, Marcus Hompesch
The clinical utility of diabetes biomarkers can be considered in terms of diagnosis, management and prediction of long-term vascular complications. Glucose satisfies all of these requirements. Thresholds of hyperglycemia diagnostic of diabetes reflect inflections that confer a risk of developing long-term microvascular complications. Degrees of hyperglycemia (impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance) that lie below the diagnostic threshold for diabetes identify individuals at risk of progression to diabetes and/or development of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease...
October 13, 2016: Biomarkers in Medicine
Hao Liu, Yun Hu, Feng-Fei Li, Bing-Li Liu, Xiao-Fei Su, Jian-Hua Ma
BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are widely used as second-option medications when metformin fails. Variance of the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) response to DPP-4 inhibitions in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has been observed, but the characteristics which predict the response to DPP-4 inhibitor therapy are unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics of α- and β-cell functions which might predict the efficacy of saxagliptin and facilitate personalization of treatment...
October 12, 2016: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
Christina M DuBois, Rachel A Millstein, Christopher M Celano, Deborah J Wexler, Jeff C Huffman
OBJECTIVE: Positive psychological attributes (eg, optimism) have been associated with a healthier lifestyle and superior medical outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes; however, there has been minimal study of behavioral interventions that target positive psychological constructs in this population. Accordingly, we developed a novel, telephone-based, 12-week positive psychology intervention and assessed its feasibility and short-term impact in adults with type 2 diabetes and suboptimal health behavior adherence...
2016: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
Takashi Kuwano, Shin-Ichiro Miura, Kenji Norimatsu, Tadaaki Arimura, Yuhei Shiga, Sayo Tomita, Asuka Nakayama, Yoshino Matsuo, Satoshi Imaizumi, Keijiro Saku
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) exhibit modification of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is likely to have an important role in the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Excess production of aldosterone (Ald) results in hypertension as well as ASCVD. However, the biological activity of modified HDL in steroidogenesis is not clear. We measured the accumulation of thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARSs) and Nɛ-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) levels (markers of oxidation and glycoxidation, respectively) in isolated HDL from 41 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM group) and 41 age- and gender-matched patients in a non-DM group...
October 13, 2016: Hypertension Research: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Hypertension
Peter S Fong, Devon M Flynn, Christopher D Evans, P Todd Korthuis
Integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs) have become integral antiretroviral therapy (ART) agents for treating HIV infection. We report the case of a 44-year-old male with a history of hemophilia A who developed diabetes mellitus four months after switching from abacavir, lamivudine, and efavirenz to abacavir, lamivudine, and raltegravir. Hemoglobin A1C normalized without further need for exogenous insulin after raltegravir was switched back to efavirenz. In this case report, we will review a possible mechanism for INSTI-induced hyperglycemia and/or diabetes mellitus...
October 12, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Nadine E Palermo, Katherine L Modzelewski, Alan P Farwell, Jennifer Fosbroke, Kalpana N Shankar, Sara M Alexanian, William E Baker, Donald C Simonson, Marie E McDonnell
OBJECTIVE: Patients who present to the emergency department (ED) for diabetes without hyperglycemic crisis are at risk of unnecessary hospitalizations and poor outcomes. To address this, the ED Diabetes Rapid-referral Program (EDRP) was designed to provide ED staff with direct booking into the diabetes center. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of the EDRP on hospitalization rate, ED utilization rate, glycemic control, and expenditures. METHODS: We conducted a single-center analysis of the EDRP cohort (n = 420) and compared 1-year outcomes to historic controls (n = 791)...
October 2016: Endocrine Practice
L Dioni, S Sucato, V Motta, S Iodice, L Angelici, C Favero, T Cavalleri, L Vigna, B Albetti, S Fustinoni, P Bertazzi, A Pesatori, V Bollati
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Epidemiological studies suggest a link between chromium (Cr) status and cardiovascular disease. Increased urinary excretion of Cr was reported in subjects with diabetes compared with non-diabetic controls and those with non-diabetic insulin resistance. Epigenetic alterations have been linked to the presence of Cr, and microRNA (miRNA) expression has been implicated in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). We investigated the association between Cr excretion and miRNA expression in leukocytes from obese subjects...
October 12, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Gül Bahtiyar, David Gutterman, Harold Lebovitz
Heart failure (HF) is a major cardiovascular complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The greatest risk factor for HF is age, and data indicate that 6 to 10 % of individuals over the age of 65 years suffer from HF. Patients with DM have a 2.5-fold increased risk for developing HF than individuals without DM. The 25 to 40 % of patients with HF who have DM have worse outcome (death from cardiovascular disease or hospitalization for worsening HF) than patients without DM. Hyperglycemia is a risk factor for the development of HF with an increase in incidence of HF rising from 10 % at hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) 8...
November 2016: Current Diabetes Reports
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