Diabetes is one of the most common and most challenging diseases in primary care. How best to help your patients achieve glycemic control? To that end, we have created this resource page.
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As early as 1932, physicians noticed an apparent association between type 2 diabetes and increased cancer risk. In recent years, the epidemiological evidence of such an association has mounted steadily—especially with the emergence of large databases, which have allowed us to document the link.
What is known about diabetes mellitus in older adults? How does it affect them differently than younger adults? What can be done to prevent or manage the disease? These questions and more discussed in this report.Read More
Although lithium is still a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder, many psychiatrists are reluctant to use it due to blood monitoring requirements. The FDA has approved an in-office blood test that allows lithium blood levels to be obtained in minutes. The test is similar to glucose monitoring devices used for diabetes, and experts on BD are... More »
Comparative data are emerging on the metabolic effects of the second-generation antipsychotics on adolescents and children. Data presented at national meetings is discussed. When using these medications, the risks and benefits need to be carefully weighed until more definitive information is available. More »
Treating type 1 diabetes with pancreatic islet cell transplants has made progress; studies from both sides of the Atlantic show positive long-term results. Findings presented at the 2004 RSNA meeting added weight to existing data while hailing ultrasound's increasing role in guiding infusions and evaluating patients before and after intervention. More »
As recommended by the authors, I commonly order a fasting lipid profile and measurements of glucose and insulin levels in children at risk for type 2 diabetes. One area of management that remains confusing is the approach to take with children who have an elevated fasting insulin level but otherwise normal laboratory results. More »
Multiple studies show that diabetes approximately doubles the risk of comorbid depression. Furthermore, major depressive disorder is a risk factor for the subsequent development of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Treatments for depression in the setting of diabetes must be evaluated for their effects on blood glucose levels, propensity for weight gain,... More »
This special “annual highlights” supplement to Oncology News International (ONI)
is a compilation of selected news on important advances in the management of
gastrointestinal cancers over the past year, as reported in ONI. Guest Editor, Dr.
James L. Abbruzzese, comments on the reports included herein and discusses
developments in the clinical... More »
Only 7% of patients with diabetes have reached goals for hemoglobin A1c, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure. What can be done to help more patients achieve their goals? In this 2-part interview, Dr Edward Shahady shows how group visits can help your patients with diabetes better control their disease and reduce their risk of diabetic complications.
Commentary on Chuang CM, Lin IF, Horng HC, et al. The impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on postpartum urinary incontinence: a longitudinal cohort study on singleton pregnancies. BJOG 2012;119:1334–43.
Implications for practice and research
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an independent risk factor for stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence (UI), up to 2 years postpartum.
This is followed by the Expert Panel's summary of the evidence review relative to diabetes, separated for type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, and then by a subsection on ... Metabolically, diabetes is characterized by hyperglycemia due to defects in
More recently, the Nurses' Health Study, using data based on self-reported weights, found that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases as BMI increases. ... An association between type 2 diabetes and increasing relative weight is also observed