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Diabetes complications & comorbidities

Browse the latest news, expert commentary, and educational content on diabetes complications and comorbidities.

05-07-2021 | Glucagon | News

Dasiglucagon promising for severe hypoglycemia in children with type 1 diabetes

Dasiglucagon, a next-generation glucagon analog in a ready-to-use formulation, rapidly restores plasma glucose levels following severe hypoglycemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, show findings from a phase 3 trial.

05-05-2021 | Dapagliflozin | News

Dapagliflozin gains FDA approval for CKD indication

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05-04-2021 | Medications | News

Objective assessment of medication taking advised to reduce type 2 diabetes complications

Suboptimal medication-taking identified through urine testing is associated with a higher prevalence of microvascular and macrovascular complications in people with type 2 diabetes than found with consistent usage, report researchers.

04-28-2021 | DUKPC 2021 | Conference coverage | News

Blood pressure, lipids may contribute to long-term dementia risk in type 2 diabetes

The onset of dementia in people with type 2 diabetes may be foreshadowed by elevated levels of some vascular risk factors 1 to 2 decades beforehand, say researchers.

04-27-2021 | Mental health | News

Dementia added to list of early-onset diabetes dangers

Research published in JAMA suggests the risk for dementia increases with younger age at type 2 diabetes diagnosis, with the risk further increased in people who have a stroke.

04-15-2021 | Hyperglycemia | News

Hyperglycemia aversiveness linked to increased hypoglycemia exposure

People with type 1 diabetes who are “hyperglycemia aversive” reduce their hyperglycemia exposure at the cost of increased hypoglycemia and, potentially, reduced hypoglycemia awareness, research suggests.

04-14-2021 | COVID-19 | News

Psychologic wellbeing may influence type 2 diabetes glucose control during COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 restrictions do not significantly impact glycated hemoglobin levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes, but those with poor psychologic wellbeing may experience worsening glycemic control, suggest findings from an Italian study.

04-06-2021 | Adolescents | News

Fear more than reality of hypoglycemia impacts QoL in adolescents

Fear of hypoglycemia, rather than the actual frequency of hypoglycemic events, may impact diabetes-specific quality of life in adolescents, say researchers.

03-31-2021 | Older adults | News

Glargine-300 might be preferable for older people with type 2 diabetes

Analysis of older participants in the BRIGHT trial suggests that this subgroup may do slightly better with insulin glargine-300 than with degludec.

03-30-2021 | SGLT2 inhibitors | News

Treatment with SGLT2 inhibitors may reduce risk for kidney stones

SGLT2 inhibitor treatment could lower the risk for incident and recurrent kidney stones in people with type 2 diabetes, suggest Danish study results.

03-26-2021 | Cardiovascular disorders | News

Higher cardiorenal disease burden in type 1 vs type 2 diabetes

Adults with type 1 diabetes have a greater burden of cardiovascular and renal disease than those with type 2 diabetes, researchers report.

03-25-2021 | Ketoacidosis | News

Mortality twice as likely with early DKA readmission

Readmission to hospital within a month of admission for diabetic ketoacidosis is common and associated with an increased mortality risk, say researchers.

03-24-2021 | Basal insulin Fc | News

Second weekly insulin shows phase 2 promise for type 2 diabetes

A novel weekly insulin achieves similar glycemic control to insulin degludec at a higher fasting glucose target, report the investigators at the virtual ENDO 2021 meeting.

03-22-2021 | Hypoglycemia | News

Hypoglycemia treatment advice needs modifying for low-glucose suspend systems

The amount of carbohydrate needed to treat mild or moderate hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes using a predictive low-glucose suspend system may be considerably lower than what is currently recommended, report researchers.

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