• GLP-1 receptor agonists lower risks for nonfatal, total stroke in type 2 diabetes

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Researchers found evidence that GLP-1 receptor agonists, but not SGLT2 inhibitors or DPP-IV inhibitors, may help prevent stroke for individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to results of a meta-analysis.
    “In recent years, new glucose-lowering drugs, such as SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 agonists and DPP-IV inhibitors, have been proved not to increase the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events, and may have a potential cerebrovascular event benefit,” Jiaxi Li, MD, from the School of Basic Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy at China Pharmaceutical University and the department of
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  • Dubious Diagnosis: Is There a Better Way to Define 'Prediabetes?'

    Dubious Diagnosis: Is There a Better Way to Define 'Prediabetes?'

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Epidemiologist suggests that until better definitions are established, use of both fasting glucose and A1c cutoffs define a group at particularly high risk of going on to develop type 2 diabetes.
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  • Prevalence of pregestational diabetes increased since 2000, increases pregnancy risks

    Prevalence of pregestational diabetes increased since 2000, increases pregnancy risks

    1 month ago - By Healio

    From 2000 to 2019, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes quadrupled, increasing the overall prevalence of pregestational diabetes. The rise in pregestational diabetes increased the odds of adverse pregnancy outcomes, researchers reported.
    “Prior population-level analyses using administrative data found that pregestational diabetes increased approximately 50% from 1993 to 2009, consistent with the increase in diabetes prevalence among all U.S. adults in the same time period,” Lindsey P. Gorsch, BA, a student at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York
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  • Metformin use associated with lower risk of joint replacement in people with type 2 diabetes

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Osteoarthritis is a common chronic condition that usually causes joint pain and can be severe enough to require knee and hip replacements.
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