• INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Endocrinology] U.S. News Names Top 5 Pediatric Diabetes Programs in the U.S.
    This included a list for the hospitals with the best diabetes and endocrinology programs for children. News and World Report has made a cottage industry of ranking institutions, including hospitals. Today, they released their 2017-2018 rankings for best children’s hospitals in the United States. sponsor. Here is who made the cut for the top five: 1. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Boston Children’s Hospital. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh or UPMC.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health
    A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism highlights the most effective treatment options for treating these conditions together Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Excess male hormones in PCOS women contribute to metabolic complications, study shows
    The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , shows that an enzyme that activates male hormones in the fat tissue of PCOS women drives their risk to develop other metabolic health complications Scientists from the University of Birmingham have discovered the link between increased male hormones and metabolic complications such as diabetes and fatty liver disease in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Researchers recommend specific diabetes medications to protect bone health
    A comprehensive review published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism highlights the most effective treatment options for treating these conditions together Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis often coexist in patients, but managing both conditions can be a challenge.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes drug prevents stiffening of heart muscle in obese mouse model
    a research associate professor of endocrinology at the MU School of Medicine and the lead author of the study. IMAGE: This is Vincent DeMarco, Ph.D., view Overconsumption of a Western diet high in fats and refined sugars has contributed to a global increase in obesity and Type 2 diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Study Points to Seriousness of Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes
    Endocrinology Advisor reported on a recent study which showed that most patients with diabetes requiring a visit to the hospital for a severe low blood sugar had type 2 diabetes. These results were shared at the 26th American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific Sessions & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas. Researchers in Sarojini Naidu […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Victoza Tested to Combat DKA for People with Type 1
    A recent study conducted at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center of Western New York examined whether the GLP-1 drug Victoza could curb the production of ketones that could lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). In recent years, we have seen increasing overlap between drugs used to treat Type 1 diabetes and those used to treat Type 2 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Obese rhesus monkeys develop diabetes too [Life Lines]
    A new study published in American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism shows that rhesus monkeys who spontaneously develop obesity with aging are prone to insulin resistance and diabetes, similar to humans. The major goal of insulin is to lower blood sugar after eating a meal
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Endocrinologist Says She Can’t Compete to Artificial Pancreas
    Dr. Jennifer Sher, an assistant professor of pediatric endocrinology at the Yale School of Medicine, has been involved in artificial pancreas technology since the early stages of this field of research. At a recent JDRF Type One Nation summit in Hartford, Connecticut, an endocrinologist gave her personal perspective of efforts to develop artificial pancreas pump systems.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Even 'Healthy' Obese Face Higher Heart Risk
    The results contradict recent research suggesting a subgroup of obese individuals known as "metabolically healthy obese" may not face an increased risk for obesity-related complications such as heart or kidney disease, researchers write in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a study from Denmark.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Decade in diabetes care for key centre
    Picture: Emily Sharp The Rockingham Endocrinology and Diabetes Service turned 10 on Friday, celebrating a decade of making a difference to thousands of sufferers Founding patient Alan Filipelli with original staff member Maxine Schlaeppi and Head of Service Dr Ken Thong.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Can whole-body vibration stave off obesity and diabetes?
    An intriguing study, published this week in the journal Endocrinology , compares the benefits of whole-body vibration with regular exercise. Could this innovative intervention help to stave off obesity and diabetes? Preliminary findings suggest that it could
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Intensive medical treatment can reverse type 2 diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Type 2 diabetes is typically thought of as a chronic condition
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Is this normal?
    I had my first endocrinology appointment after my Tresiba switch a few weeks ago. That was the true test of the switch to MDI compared to my insulin pump management. The good news is that my A1c came back at the exact same number as my blood draw from last October (a number within the professional guidelines that I decline to specifically list). The bad news is that the end of my appointment was a little discombobulated and I forgot to ask one of my questions.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Son's Diagnosis Fuels Multifaceted Approach to Treating Diabetes
    Dr. Kashif Latif has expanded treatment of diabetes beyond the walls of AM Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, establishing a 5K run for juvenile diabetes, providing education on a radio program and more Kashif Latif dedicated his life to the research and treatment of diabetes after his son, who is now 20 years old, was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes when he was just 11 months old.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Ketones and Exercise – What You Need to Know
    New guidelines published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology recommend not beginning exercise if ketones are elevated and treating elevated ketone levels with insulin and carbohydrates if necessary before exercise begins. In a new set of guidelines for Type 1 diabetes and exercise, I and my fellow researchers warn that people with Type 1 diabetes need to monitor for elevated levels of ketones during exercise.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2017
    [Endocrinology] NNUH consultant shortlisted for national award
    Dr Ketan Dhatariya, a consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine based at the NNUH Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, has been nominated for the Royal College of Physicians Excellence in Patient Care Awards A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital consultant has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for his work on a national guideline for treating patients with diabetes in a medical emergency.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes crisis grips Southern California
    Kevin Codorniz, who is part of the LLUMC division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Friday, December 30, 2016
  • MOMENTS OF WONDERFUL  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
    [Endocrinology] My pump break
    I headed to my endocrinology appointment last October with those thoughts about the current state of technology in mind. Just about a year ago, the four year warranty on my insulin pump ran out. I wasn’t too worried because the version of the pump that I was wearing had only been FDA approved about two years before, so the pump that I owned could only be that old. One of the best times to wear a waterproof pump with CGM integration is obviously at a water park.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Type 1 diabetes linked to gut inflammation, bacteria changes
    People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria-a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Investigational Semaglutide Tied to Improved Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
    Semaglutide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, is associated with improvements in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes, according to the phase IIIa, industry-funded SUSTAIN 1 trial published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Risk gestational diabetes occurs before pregnancy
    The DALI study, published in the journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism has found that healthy eating and regular exercise will not improve expectant mothers' chances of preventing gestational diabetes mellitus "Some of the complications associated with gestational diabetes can include excessive birth weight, pre-term birth, low blood sugar and the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes later in life."
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017
    [Endocrinology] Few black diabetes patients in US drug trials
    Food and Drug Administration has required that new glucose-lowering medications for diabetes be tested for cardiovascular safety, which may differ based on patients' race or ethnicity, researchers note in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a recent study suggests. Since 2008, the U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes specialists advocate lifestyle changes to combat disease
    Dr. Adi Mehta of the National Endocrinology & Metabolism Institute gives a class of health practitioners a thorough breakdown of the cause of diabetes, along with how to prevent it Marwan Hamaty of NDORI gives his presentation on treating and managing diabetes to a class of medical professionals in Biloxi.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016
    [Endocrinology] The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.
    The current version of the International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes guidelines for management of diabetic ketoacidosis is largely based on the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society/European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology consensus statement on DKA in children and adolescents published in 2004 The International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes guidelines for management of diabetic ketoacidosis: Do the guidelines need to be modified?
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Endocrinology] FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes
    director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new indication for Jardiance to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus," said Jean-Marc Guettier, M.D.,
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Women who have this one big trait are healthier, according to science
    According to researchers at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism and the University of Oxford, and the Churchill Hospital, say those with more sizeable derrieres are more resistant to chronic illenesses. The team there has conducted a series of population studies and found that bigger bums are a sign of lower levels of cholesterol
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Artificial Pancreas Safe for Hospitalized Diabetics
    The so-called artificial pancreas, or closed-loop insulin delivery system, monitors blood sugar levels and increases or decreases insulin delivery in response - approximating how a healthy pancreas would work, researchers write in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology An automatic insulin delivery system that has performed well in type 1 diabetes patients also proved safe and feasible for type 2 diabetes patients on a general hospital ward, according to a U.K. study.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type 2 diabetes
    B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology's annual Conference in Brighton. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Fitbit Fights Back Against a Problematic Study
    The study --bankrolled by Singapore's ministry of health and published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology trade journal -- involved splitting the 800 participants into four groups ADuke-NUS Medical School professor in Singapore and his colleagues outfitted hundreds of adults in Singapore with Fitbit Zip.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Experts recommend continuous glucose monitors for adults with type 1 diabetes
    The guideline, titled "Diabetes Technology-Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Adults: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," was published online and will appear in the November 2016 print issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , a publication of the Endocrine Society
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline recommends CGMs for Type 1 diabetes patients
    The guideline, titled "Diabetes Technology - Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Adults: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline," was published online and will appear in the November 2016 print issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , a publication of the Endocrine Society
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Early detection key in diabetes fight Updated at
    "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Dr. Joseph Aloi, professor and section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. It's no secret that diabetes - elevated blood glucose levels caused by the body's failure to produce enough insulin or properly use it to process sugars - has reached epidemic proportions in the United States
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes drug may also offer vascular protection
    is a research associate professor of endocrinology at the MU School of Medicine and lead author of the study. IMAGE: Vincent DeMarco, Ph.D., view more Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Culture gap can make diabetes diet harder
    Learning how to do it can be close to impossible, though, when language and cultural barriers make it difficult for doctors to understand what patients typically eat, a case report in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests Patients with diabetes must work hard every day to count the carbs they consume, to avoid dangerous spikes or dips in blood sugar.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Drug developed for Type 2 diabetes helps control Type 1 diabetes
    4 published a paper online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism that reports that patients with Type 1 diabetes saw improved blood glucose control with a "triple therapy" that included insulin, liraglutide and dapagliflozin
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Soy may help protect women with PCOS from diabetes, heart disease
    Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome -a common cause of female infertility-may be able to improve their metabolic and cardiovascular health by consuming soy isoflavones, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Combination therapy for type 1 diabetes improves blood glucose control
    A combination of three medications-dapagliflozin, liraglutide and insulin-helped people with Type 1 diabetes improve blood sugar control and lose weight, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Type 5 Diabetes?
    According to a report in Endocrinology Advisor , researchers at the Lund University Diabetes Centre made this recommendation after analyzing genetic and non-genetic markers for more than 15,000 patients with diabetes in Finland and Sweden. We often say that no two cases of Type 1 diabetes behave in the same way, and that each presents its own set of challenges.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Endocrinology] These stupidly simple tips will help new parents fall asleep during their baby's first months
    A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has found that men who spend more time in bed are more at risk for diabetes Worried that you can't fall asleep because of your newborn? Follow these expert-recommended tips, and you'll be good as goo-goo-ga-ga.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Take That Growth Hormone
    Endocrinology Growing UpGrowth Hormone is released from the pituitary, which is a part of the brain. Growth hormone counterbalances the effect of insulin on muscle and fat cells. High levels of growth hormone cause resistance to the action of insulin. Basically, this means blood sugar levels will run high during periods of growth. A week.or so, ago. we visited Joe's endocrinologist. Measurements were taken, values were obtained, a physical exam was conducted, mental well being was noted.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016
    [Endocrinology] New study: Sleep problems linked to Type-2 diabetes in men
    New research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests men who don't get enough ZZZZs at bedtime are more prone to developing Type 2 diabetes than gentlemen with regular and restful sleeping patterns It is common knowledge that not getting enough sleep affects your health negatively in ways big and small - from hypertension to dark circles under your eyes, to depression and irritability and high blood pressure.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Study Pits Diabetes Alert Dogs Against CGMs
    Enter Dr. Evan Los, a pediatric endocrinology fellow at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. Everyone loves a heartwarming story of a dog, and the Type 1 diabetes community especially loves heartwarming stories of dogs which can detect hypoglycemia. But recently a group of researchers have dared to ask whether dogs are the best tool for detecting lows.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Both limited and excess sleep may raise diabetes risk in men
    Men who sleep either fewer or more hours than average may face a greater risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. More than 29 million people nationwide have diabetes, according to the Endocrine Society's Endocrine Facts and Figures Report
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Endocrinology] FDA Advisors Question Study Findings for Diabetes Drug IDegLira
    The FDA has published a briefing document ahead of the May 24 meeting of its Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss the new drug application for IDegLira , a fixed-dose combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide. The product's proposed indication is as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016
    [Endocrinology] HMC expert warns of silent symptoms of diabetes
    In an attempt to raise awareness of the disease, Hamad Medical Corporation's Senior Consultant and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes Dr Mahmoud Zirie , is encouraging people to talk to their friends and family about diabetes and specifically its symptoms and risk factors Doha: Some studies suggest that Type 2 diabetes can go undiagnosed for many years, with many diabetics not being diagnosed until they experience a serious complication of the disease, such as stroke or heart attack.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Endocrine society calls for integrative approach to improve diabetes care
    The Endocrine Society's analysis of the challenges and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act's implementation was published online today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism To provide integrated care for people who have diabetes and may be at risk of developing related medical complications, the U.S. health care system needs to continue building effective multidisciplinary care team models, according to new recommendations issued by the Endocrine Society.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Endocrine Society issues recommendations to improve care for people with diabetes
    The Endocrine Society's analysis of the challenges and opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act's implementation was published online today in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism To provide integrated care for people who have diabetes and may be at risk of developing related medical complications, the U.S.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes associated with increased risk of serious bacterial blood infection
    Patients with diabetes are almost three times more susceptible to life-threatening blood infections by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology. These findings could indicate a need for greater infection surveillance among long-term diabetes patients
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Endocrinology] U-M researchers find noninvasive way to view insulin in pancreas
    "Scientists and doctors have wanted to know how much insulin a person has in their body, but haven't been able to know the exact amount without the patient being deceased and actually removing the pancreas," says Peter Arvan, division chief of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes at the University of Michigan.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Hopefully Never
    dblog EndocrinologyStudies have shown depression symptoms in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are nearly double that of the highest estimate of depression in youth in general. Today we were at our quarterly Endocrine appointment. This one started off a bit differently. We, Joe and I, were each given a folder with a depression-y/anxiety self assessment to complete. Mine was a couple of pages long with a bunch of statements followed by "yes" and "no" check boxes to check.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Insulin remains unattainable for many living with diabetes worldwide
    More than 90 years after it was first discovered, and despite being listed as an essential medicine by the World Health Organization since 2007, the lifesaving diabetes drug, insulin , remains very expensive and beyond the reach of many people with type 1 and 2 diabetes who need it globally, say leading experts writing in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Tall People Have Lower Risks of Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes, but Higher Cancers
    A new study titled "Divergent Associations Of Height With Cardiometabolic Disease And Cancer: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, And Global Implications" and published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has suggested that tall people have a lower tendency for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, but have higher risks of developing cancers - according to researchers from the German Center for Diabetes Research and scientists from Harvard School of Public Health
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Does Bribing Teens With Type 1 Work?
    Petry of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and colleagues from the Yale University School of Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology, focused on using monetary rewards to motivate 10 young people with a history of poor blood sugar control to test more often. The teenage years can be a tough time for blood sugar control, as parents must slowly cede control of blood sugar testing to teens, who may or may not want the responsibility.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Endocrinology] Does Bribing Teens With Type 1 Work?
    Petry of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and colleagues from the Yale University School of Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology, focused on using monetary rewards to motivate 10 young people with a history of poor blood sugar control to test more often. The teenage years can be a tough time for blood sugar control, as parents must slowly cede control of blood sugar testing to teens, who may or may not want the responsibility.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016
    [Endocrinology] American Girl Diabetes Care Kit {and Interview!}
    Sophia has accompanied her to endocrinology visits and uses some of my daughter’s supplies to manage her diabetes. (Image Courtesy American Girl ). She looks just like me. She’s a super hero just like me. She’s fast and strong just like me. She has diabetes just like me. -Q. Sophia Goes to the Endocrinologist. Q has long role-played with her American Girl dolls. Her doll Sophia also has diabetes.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2015
    [Endocrinology] {Bookshelf} Go, Team Coco!
    Pediatric endocrinology offices have this line of books available at no charge to patients. While we were waiting for our most recent endo visit we were pleasantly surprised to see stacks of the Coco and ESPN books about diabetes as well as the Family magazines, which are all part of the partnership between Disney and Lilly Diabetes. We are big fans of the Coco books in our house…and it’s not just Q. Her brother has copies of each Coco book and enjoys reading them together.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Testosterone treatment can benefit men with Type 2 diabetes
    This is the first definitive evidence that testosterone is an insulin sensitizer and hence a metabolic hormone," said Paresh Dandona, MD, PhD, senior author on the paper and SUNY Distinguished Professor and chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2015
    [Endocrinology] 29-million Americans have diabetes, but many millions more are pre-diabetic
    Dr. Luis Casaubon at Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology, says, "For whatever the reason, whether it's diet, weight, we used to see those people in their fifties or sixties, now we're seeing it in their 30's and 40's It is estimated that 80-million Americans are pre-diabetic, and most have no idea.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Study suggests use of insulin pumps has improved blood sugar control.
    The research, published in Diabetologia , is by Dr Jennifer Sherr, Children's Diabetes Program, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA; Dr Reinhard Holl, ZIBMT, Institute of Epidemiology and Medical Biometry, University of Ulm, Germany; Dr Justin Warner, Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK and colleagues
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Changing
    Endocrinology Growing Up Insulin PumpingThe intake questions were directed to Joe. Do you use Apidra in your pump?' 'Yes' Yes' 'Are you on any other medications?' 'No' No' 'Have you been to the hospital for diabetes since your last appointment?' 'Yes' Yes' 'Were you admitted?' 'No.' Have you had your flu shot' 'No, not yet.' When was your last dilated eye exam?' Joe's eyes darted to me. I answered. A couple of days ago, we visited the Endocrinologist. Joe's A1C was 7.1.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Enzyme potential target for fight against obesity and diabetes
    Removing an enzyme that controls bile acid and hormone levels significantly protects female mice from weight gain, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh. The finding offers a new a therapeutic target in the fight against obesity
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Could Formoterol be the New Glucagon?
    In a phone interview with Insulin Nation , lead researcher, Dr. Renata Belfort de Aguilar, a professor of endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine, says that formoterol was observed in past clinical trials to stimulate data receptors in the brain, causing glucose levels to rise. Nearly 100 years ago, researchers discovered a new drug that changed diabetes care forever.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Could Formoterol be the New Glucagon?
    In a phone interview with Insulin Nation , lead researcher, Dr. Renata Belfort de Aguilar, a professor of endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine, says that formoterol was observed in past clinical trials to stimulate data receptors in the brain, causing glucose levels to rise. Nearly 100 years ago, researchers discovered a new drug that changed diabetes care forever.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Mother's gestational diabetes diagnosis slows fetal brain response after meals
    When a pregnant woman has gestational diabetes, her unborn child tends to react more slowly to sounds after the mother consumes sugary foods or drinks compared to the offspring of a woman who does not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2015
    [Endocrinology] New drug cuts death rate in diabetics by treating their heart condition
    Quarter of patients likely to benefit as medicine lowers blood sugar and reduces their weight, a major cause of heart disease in sufferers Dr Lee Ka-fai, a specialist in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, believes the new drug will be useful for at least one in four diabetes patients.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Endocrinology] 8 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self About My Diabetes
    I wish I had appreciated the resources and support I had in my teens, from high school counselors to health care coverage to the endocrinology unit at Children’s Hospital. I recently attended my 10-year high school reunion, and while the event caused me to wax nostalgic about my teenagehood, it also made me realize what I didn’t know about Type 1 diabetes self-management at the time. If I could go back in time, here are 8 tips I would tell my younger self about managing Type 1 diabetes: 1.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Southampton doctor wins prestigious award for improving diabetes care
    Philip Newland-Jones, an advanced specialist pharmacist in diabetes and endocrinology at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, was named winner of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's leadership in pharmacy category. The award was presented in recognition of his outstanding leadership across several clinical, education and research fields within diabetes treatment and care locally and nationally
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
    [Endocrinology] My Type 1 Outpatient Support Team
    Thankfully, the care I received at the outpatient clinic more than made up for the shortcomings in my endocrinology care. I was nervous when I was told I could go home from the hospital after my initial diagnosis of diabetic ketoacidosis. I had forgotten what life was like without a nurse checking my blood sugar levels every hour or a ham and cheese sandwich delivered at bedtime, just in case.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Antibiotic use linked to type 2 diabetes diagnosis
    People who developed Type 2 diabetes tended to take more antibiotics in the years leading up to the diagnosis than people who did not have the condition, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Adventures in Summertime Diabetes Management
    We consulted with her endocrinology team and were advised to not make any changes in insulin dosing, as she was heading to a sleep-away camp in a few days. When we have questions or concerns, we have a great endocrinology team that helps us tweak insulin dosing. Dear summer, I cry uncle. We thought managing our daughter’s Type 1 diabetes during summertime would be a breeze.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Case Study: The Importance of Patient-Centered Therapy
    Patient had completed her steroid tapering dose 2 months prior to her visit to endocrinology clinic today due to high blood glucose (a1c 8.9%). A 59 YOF is recently discharged from hospital after an allergic reaction to an anesthesia induction agent. She was placed on high-dose steroid for the reaction while she was in the hospital. Past medical history included: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, obesity and diabetes for 7 years.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Why Does A1C Differ Among Races?
    Dr. Rochelle Naylor, who serves as assistant professor in adult and pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Chicago (and who also wasn’t involved with the study), agrees that there are a few factors at play. In various studies, researchers have found that A1C scores and treatment decisions differ significantly among different ethnic populations – the ratio of people on pump therapy across ethnic groups is extremely disproportionate and, as a U.K.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Why Does A1C Differ Among Ethnicities?
    Dr. Rochelle Naylor, who serves as assistant professor in adult and pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the University of Chicago (and who also wasn’t involved with the study), agrees that there are a few factors at play. In various studies, researchers have found that A1C scores and treatment decisions differ significantly among different ethnic populations – the ratio of people on pump therapy across ethnic groups is extremely disproportionate and, as a U.K.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [Endocrinology] One night of sleep loss can alter clock genes in your tissues
    Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found that genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep, in a study that is to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women
    The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology , suggest that programmes promoting healthy behaviours are unlikely to be effective in preventing diabetes in obese women; instead, resources should be directed towards better screening and treatment, including the use of a more stringent threshold for diagnosis
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Facebook + Skype Doc Visits Improve A1C
    A new study from the University Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders in Macedonia has found that conducting doctor visits via Facebook chats and Skype is as good as regular clinic visits at improving A1C scores for kids with Type 1. Who needs to go to the endocrinologist’s office when there’s high-speed internet available?
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Editor's Note, DCMS #246
    Our Diabetes Disaster looks at runway hypoglycemia, ([link] and our Clinical Text finishes up on diabetes eye care ([link] With the FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Advisory Committee recommendation of approval for PCSK9 treatments for LDL, we turned to Evan Sisson, PharmD, MHA, CDE, to find out what LDL targets we should aim for ([link Sometimes clinicians focus on things that we would not expect. Last week we had a little bit of information in our Homerun Slides about pramlintide.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Uy talks diabetes, thyroid
    Uy is a doctor at ARH who specializes in endocrinology and adult medicine Rogelio Uy was the guest speaker at the June edition of ARH's Lunch and Learn series.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Isle patients to benefit from new diabetes and endocrinology consultant
    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Supporting, advising, educating and encouraging patients to take control of their diabetes is key to good outcomes according to a new consultant
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Endocrinology] FDA Panel Favors Approval of Alirocumab for Hypercholesterolemia
    The FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Advisory Committee has recommended approval of the first PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab (Praluent, Regeneron and Sanofi) injection for treatment of hypercholesterolemia. In a 13-3 vote, the panel decided that the LDL-lowering benefit of alirocumab outweighed the risks in one or more patient populations.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015
    [Endocrinology] New Advisory Board Members, June 13, 2015
    Announcing Our New Advisory Board Members Caroline Apovian, MD Caroline Apovian is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Apovian is a nationally and internationally recognized authority on nutrition and has been in the field of obesity and nutrition since 1990.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Joslin Researcher Earns Perfect Score on Recent Grant
    A review article about how brown fat uses fatty acids and blood sugar as fuel was named one of the top 10 papers of 2014 by Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, a prominent journal. The Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism paper, titled “ Brown fat fuel utilization and thermogenesis ” and co-authored by Kristy L. Yu Hua Tseng, Ph.D. 2015 has been a good year so far for Yu Hua Tseng, Ph.D.,
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [Endocrinology] HMC holds workshop for children with diabetes
    DOHA: The Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit at Hamad Medical Corporation recently organised a workshop for diabetic children dependent on insulin pump, at Bayt Al Diyafah in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City Maya Eitani, a dietician at HMC, speaks about controlling glucose level through the use of the insulin pump at the workshop.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Understanding link between polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes
    In a new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism , researchers report that inflammation is the cause for the increased diabetes risk in women with PCOS Nearly 50 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40, but the reasons for the correlation was unclear.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Gestational Diabetes and Your Baby's Gender: Is.
    According to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , an expecting mom's risk for gestational diabetes during pregnancy as well as type 2 diabetes later is connected to whether she's carrying a son or daughter When it comes to your risk for developing gestational diabetes, it might matter if you're carrying a baby boy versus a baby girl.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Volunteers needed for trial to cut diabetic heart disease risk
    Researchers at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism are looking for volunteers to help test a new hormone therapy that could correct some of the effects of diabetes A CLINICAL trial is being carried out in Oxford to correct low testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes and reduce their risk of heart disease.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Face Much Higher Hospitalization Rates
    Children with diabetes are at an unacceptably increased risk of being admitted to hospital," John Gregory, a professor and specialist in pediatric endocrinology at Cardiff University School of Medicine, said in a university news release Children with type 1 diabetes are nearly five times more likely to be hospitalized than those without the disease, a new British study finds.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Pesticide exposure linked to increased heart attack risk in obese women
    The endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and not obesity alone, could have a potential role in the later development of heart conditions in such women, according to a report published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Pesticide exposure could contribute to an increased risk for heart attacks and inflammation in obese premenopausal women, a new study has found.
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
    [Endocrinology] FDA: Diabetes Drug Onglyza (Saxagliptin) May Increase Death Rate
    The diabetes treatment Onglyza may be associated with an increased rate of death, according to a preliminary review of data by the FDA''s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee. The agency''s report comes ahead of an April 14 meeting of the advisory panel to discuss the drug''s safety
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Pesticide exposure contributes to heightened risk of heart disease
    Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society''s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Diabetes
    Putting off visits to the doctor because you don''t have insurance is common, says Dr. Vivian Fonseca, a professor of medicine and endocrinology at Tulane University, in New Orleans What happens when you expand access to health care in America? More people with previously undiagnosed illnesses can get the diagnosis and treatment that they need.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Lessen Cravings for Carbohydrates by Taking a Short Walk
    European Journal of Endocrinology, March 2015 Overweight individuals who were asked to walk on a treadmill for 15 minutes had lower cravings for sugary snacks than those who did not exercise, Austrian researchers reported in the journal PLOS ONE.
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Increased Diabetes Risk with Antibiotic Use
    European Journal of Endocrinology, March 2015 Taking at least two courses of prescribed antibiotics was associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. The likelihood of getting diabetes increased by 8% after receiving two to five courses of penicillin. For patients who took two to five courses of quinolones, the risk rose by 15%.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Repeated use of antibiotics linked to diabetes risk
    Repeated use of some types of antibiotics may put people at increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes by possibly altering their gut bacteria, according to a large observational study published today in the European Journal of Endocrinology. The findings emphasise the need to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions
  • DIABETES IN CONTROL  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Low Vitamin D Levels
    They found that serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels are reduced in prediabetic and diabetic individuals compared with those who have normal blood glucose levels, independently of body mass index (BMI). -- Feb 23, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism Low serum vitamin D levels are more closely associated with diabetes than obesity is, claim Spanish researchers, who go on to suggest that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Endocrinology] A Common Vitamin Deficiency May Raise Your Diabetes Risk More Than Obesity
    But according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , it may not be enough. Vitamin D deficiency also appears to increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes - no matter your weight
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Vitamin D deficiency closely linked to diabetes but not obesity: Study
    The cross-sectional study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , compared vitamin D biomarkers of healthy and diabetic people and obese and non-obese people in order to help clarify the connection between vitamin D, obesity and diabetes People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, say researchers.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Vitamin D deficiency linked more closely to diabetes than obesity
    People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society''s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The results help clarify the connection between vitamin D, obesity and diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [Endocrinology] Interventions lower diabetes risk in women who had gestational diabetes
    Women with a history of gestational diabetes face a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for years after giving birth, but intensive lifestyle intervention or a medication regimen can have a protective effect in this population, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society''s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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