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Above-normal BMI carries cardiometabolic multimorbidity risk

Weight loss

A pooled analysis of large prospective studies shows that having an increased body mass index raises people’s risk for developing multiple cardiometabolic problems, with this risk apparent even in the overweight category.

Latest headlines

05-24-2017 | Artificial pancreas systems | News

Meta-analysis supports artificial pancreas superiority over pumps

Artificial pancreas systems increase time in blood glucose target range by nearly 3 hours per day compared with conventional pump therapy in outpatients with type 1 diabetes, meta-analysis data show.

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Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2017; Advance online publication

05-22-2017 | Prevention | News

Retention key for US national diabetes prevention efforts

Data from the first 4 years of implementation of the US National Diabetes Prevention Program show promising results, with the more engaged patients achieving the best outcomes.

Read the linked commentary from Leonard Bertheau.

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Diabetes Care 2017; Advance online publication

05-19-2017 | Sulfonylurea | News

Hypoglycemia associated with cardiovascular risk among sulfonylurea users

Patients with type 2 diabetes who experience hypoglycemia during sulfonylurea treatment are at greater risk for cardiovascular events than those who do not experience hypoglycemia, results of a US study suggest.

Source:

Diabetes Obes Metab 2017; Advance online publication

05-19-2017 | Obesity | News

In other news: European Congress on Obesity

The 24th European Congress on Obesity is taking place this week in Porto, Portugal, with key presentations including the findings from the World Health Organization’s Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey.

Source:

European Congress on Obesity 2017

In depth

03-21-2017 | Adolescents | Feature | Article

Adolescents: A challenging age group

Professor Moshe Phillip tells medwireNews why he believes the artificial pancreas will be of particular benefit for adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes.

03-03-2017 | Artificial pancreas systems | Hot topic review | Article

The artificial pancreas: Potential to transform diabetes care

medwireNews provides an overview of artificial pancreas systems, and talks to Professor Richard Bergenstal about their potential for treating type 1 diabetes.

medwireNews@Diabetes UK 2017

medwireNews was at the Diabetes UK professional conference in Manchester. Click through for daily highlights and in-depth reports.

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