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06-10-2022 | COVID-19 | News

Pandemic ‘exacerbated’ existing trends in ketoacidosis at diabetes diagnosis

Analysis of childhood type 1 diabetes diagnoses across 13 countries indicates that the conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic worsened pre-existing increasing trends in ketoacidosis at diagnosis.

22-09-2022 | EASD 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Support for tailored genetic counseling in people with incidentally discovered MODY mutations

Mutations in HNF1A and HNF4A are less likely to be associated with a diagnosis of maturity-onset diabetes of the young when discovered incidentally versus in a clinically selected cohort, research suggests.

Close up of a pregnant woman measuring blood sugar level

17-08-2022 | Gestational diabetes | News

Pros and cons with lower vs higher threshold for gestational diabetes diagnosis

Using the lower IADPSG glycemic criteria rather than the HAPO criteria diagnoses more women with gestational diabetes but does not result in fewer babies being born large for gestational age, shows a randomized trial.

02-08-2022 | COVID-19 | News

Increased short-term type 1 diabetes risk post-COVID unlikely to be due to infection

Testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 is associated with an increased risk for incident type 1 diabetes, but this is restricted to the first 30 days post-infection and may be explained by increased testing frequency around the time of diabetes diagnosis, researchers report.

01-08-2022 | Diagnosis | News

‘Major improvements’ in diabetes detection in USA

The number of people with undiagnosed diabetes in the USA has fallen in the past 3 decades, indicates research published in Diabetes Care.

Blood test

08-07-2022 | Screening | News

Two early childhood autoantibody screenings predict most type 1 diabetes cases

Testing high-risk children for islet autoantibodies twice, at the ages of 2 and 6 years, is sufficient to predict the majority of clinical cases of type 1 diabetes diagnosed by the age of 15, a study suggests.

06-05-2022 | Type 1 diabetes | News

Transdermal capillary blood sampling could simplify C-peptide measurement

Transdermal capillary blood collection produces samples in which C-peptide can be reliably measured, removing the need for venous blood sampling, report researchers.

20-04-2022 | DUKPC 2022 | Conference coverage | News

Machine-learning tool could aid earlier diagnosis of type 1 diabetes

Researchers have developed a machine-learning tool that could predict a type 1 diabetes diagnosis in children on the basis of data from primary care electronic health records.