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Bariatric surgery linked to late adverse events

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People who undergo bariatric surgery have a lower long-term risk for mortality, but a higher risk for adverse events such as gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, compared with those who do not undergo surgery, researchers report.

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Support for metformin cardioprotective effect

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Findings from the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial suggest that metformin treatment reduces cardiovascular and all-cause mortality but not nonfatal cardiovascular disease events, but a meta-analysis points to wider benefits.

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14-08-2019 | Retinopathy | News

Offline, smartphone-based imaging accurately detects diabetic retinopathy

An offline, smartphone-based, nonmydriatic retinal imaging system accurately detects referable diabetic retinopathy when used by minimally trained operators in a point of care setting, show data from a pilot study carried out in India.

14-08-2019 | Gestational diabetes | News

Metformin exposure during pregnancy may impact postnatal growth trajectory

Infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes treated with metformin have lower birthweight, but experience accelerated postnatal growth and have higher BMI in childhood, compared with those whose mothers were treated with insulin, suggest findings from a meta-analysis.

09-08-2019 | Insulin | News

Weight loss differences seen with fixed vs flexible insulin, GLP-1RA regimens

Patients initiating a flexible combination of basal insulin plus a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist have similar improvements in glycemic control to those initiating a fixed combination, but with greater weight loss, real-world study data show.

07-08-2019 | Diet | News

DiRECT to the Caribbean

Features and expert interviews

24-07-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Feature | Article

Adaptive and flexible: Closed-loop technology for all

medwireNews talks to one of the pioneers of closed-loop insulin delivery, Roman Hovorka, about his algorithm, his research so far, and his plans for commercialization.

17-07-2019 | Artificial pancreas systems | Feature | Article

The artificial pancreas: What’s on the horizon?

medwireNews talks to Dan Finan from the JDRF about the artificial pancreas systems already in the pipeline, and how these are evolving in ways that might benefit particular groups of people with diabetes.

03-07-2019 | Semaglutide | At a glance | Article

A quick guide to the PIONEER trials

medwireNews rounds up the ongoing, reported, and published trials from the PIONEER oral semaglutide program.

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