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07-15-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Studies back hyperglycemia, insulin use as COVID-19 poor outcome indicators

The latest research supports uncontrolled blood glucose as a risk factor for poor COVID-19 outcomes in patients without diabetes, and insulin use as a risk marker in those with diabetes.

06-16-2020 | ADA 2020 | Conference coverage | News

Treatment inertia remains a problem after insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes

Healthcare providers can remain slow to intensify type 2 diabetes medication even after making the jump to basal insulin, with consequences for glycemic control and potentially cardiovascular risk, study results show.

06-14-2020 | ADA 2020 | Conference coverage | News

​​​​​​​Inaccurate estimation of patients’ literacy, numeracy linked to poor glycemic control

Incorrect perception of diabetes patients’ literacy and numeracy by healthcare providers is associated with poor glycemic control, research suggests.

06-09-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Diabetes may present greatest risk to COVID-19 patients when newly diagnosed

Diabetes may present a higher risk to patients with COVID-19 if it is newly diagnosed at hospital admission rather than well established, indicates research from China.

06-02-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Obesity only preadmission factor to influence COVID-19 outcomes in diabetes

Obesity is the only preadmission factor to have a bearing on outcomes of people with diabetes who are hospitalized with COVID-19, shows the French multicenter CORONADO study.

05-15-2020 | Inpatient diabetes | News

End of hospital stay glucose variability indicates readmission likelihood

People with diabetes who have high glucose variability on the last day of a hospital stay are at increased risk for being readmitted within 30 days, shows a US nationwide study.

05-07-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Study backs in-hospital hyperglycemia as COVID-19 mortality risk factor

A second study, this time from China, has pinpointed poor blood glucose control in hospital as a potential risk factor for mortality among patients with COVID-19.

04-27-2020 | COVID-19 | News

Uncontrolled hyperglycemia might be COVID-19 mortality risk factor

A descriptive analysis of US patients with COVID-19 reports a high in-hospital mortality rate in those with uncontrolled hyperglycemia.

04-24-2020 | COVID-19 | News

COVID-19 may trigger ketosis

Chinese researchers say that some COVID-19 patients present with ketosis, which may progress to diabetic ketoacidosis in those with diabetes.

04-17-2020 | Insulin glargine | News

Similar glycemic control with glargine U300, U100 for inpatients with type 2 diabetes

Hospitalized people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who are treated with insulin glargine U300 have comparable glycemic control to those given the U100 formulation, and may have a lower risk for hypoglycemia, researchers report.

04-09-2020 | Metformin | Highlight | News

Preoperative metformin use associated with better outcomes after major surgery

People with type 2 diabetes who are treated with metformin prior to undergoing major surgical interventions may have better postoperative outcomes than those without exposure to the drug, researchers report.

03-17-2020 | Primary care | News

Initial glycemic control poor after type 2 diabetes diagnosis in younger adults

Adults who develop type 2 diabetes at a younger age have a much lower likelihood of achieving glycemic control a year after diagnosis than those who develop it in middle age, research indicates.

02-27-2020 | Ketoacidosis | News

Hyperosmolarity warns of poor outcomes in DKA patients

A large study backs hyperosmolarity as a key risk stratification factor for patients admitted to hospital with diabetic ketoacidosis.

02-21-2020 | Devices and technology | News

Primary care diabetes treatment decision aid may miss heart of problem

Although helpful for primary care physicians, a type 2 diabetes treatment decision support tool may be missing the point for most people with poorly controlled glucose levels, suggest findings from a pilot study.

02-07-2020 | Primary care | News

Diabetes management declines after cancer diagnosis

US researchers report a decrease in the use of key indicators of comprehensive diabetes care in the year following a cancer diagnosis among people with diabetes.

01-29-2020 | Healthcare systems | News

Type 2 diabetes care delivery offers important opportunity to improve glycemic control

Improving how type 2 diabetes care is used and delivered may be more important to achieving glycemic control than addressing inflexible patient and clinical characteristics often considered in clinical practice, researchers have discovered.

01-14-2020 | Ethnic groups | News

Proactive primary care minimizes ethnic disparities at type 2 diabetes diagnosis

A reassuring UK study has found limited evidence to suggest non-White patients are at a disadvantage for being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in primary care and having their cardiometabolic risk managed around the time of initial diagnosis.

12-20-2019 | Flash glucose monitoring | News

Healthcare professional flash monitoring feasible, but benefits unclear

Giving people with type 2 diabetes “wear-and-forget” masked flash glucose monitoring to allow their healthcare providers access to detailed glucose profiles is feasible in primary care, but it is not clear how beneficial this is, show the results of the GP-OSMOTIC trial.

12-19-2019 | Primary care | News

Benefits of early intensive type 2 diabetes treatment persist after 10 years

Improvements in cardiovascular risk factors remain 5 years after the end of intensive multifactorial treatment of people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in the ADDITION-Europe trial, report the investigators.

12-12-2019 | Diabetes self-management | Highlight | News

‘Upskilling’ healthcare providers could address concerns of people with diabetes

A large survey has uncovered a number of issues that particularly frustrate people with diabetes during their interactions with their healthcare providers.

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