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Researchers ID 111 additional loci tied to type 2 diabetes

Researchers have identified 111 new chromosome locations related to the development of type 2 diabetes, according to a study in The American Journal of Human Genetics. UK researchers noted that 93 of the 111 loci are found in African American and European populations, while 18 loci were specific to Europeans.
United Press International (5/8)

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Insulin sensitivity in diabetes not affected by vitamin D, study finds

Norwegian researchers found no significant changes in insulin sensitivity or insulin secretion between type 2 diabetes patients who received a single dose of 400,000 IU oral vitamin D3 and those on placebo. The findings in Diabetes Care, based on 62 adults with type 2 diabetes and vitamin D deficiency, showed that vitamin D supplementation also had no significant effect on glycemic control or endogenous glucose production.
Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (5/10)

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Being overweight, obese increases mortality risks, study says

Research in the Annals of Internal Medicine found overall mortality risks increased by 10% for people who were overweight, 34% for those who were obese and 98% for the morbidly obese. The study, which considered patient data over 12 years, contradicts the “obesity paradox” theory that being overweight may have health or survival benefits for some people, researchers said.
HealthDay News (4/3)

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Study: Poor blood glucose control seen among night shift workers with diabetes

A study presented at the Endocrine Society meeting showed that night shift workers with type 2 diabetes have poorer blood glucose control, higher body mass index, less sleep and more calorie consumption than those who work in the daytime or were unemployed. Thai researchers used a cohort of 260 people and found that the average A1C among those who worked night shifts was 66.1 mmol/mol, 59.6 mmol/mol among those who worked during the day and 58.5 mmol/mol among those who did not have a job.

Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.) (4/4)

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Study: Improved outcomes seen with insulin pump therapy use in adolescents

Adolescent type 2 diabetes patients who used an insulin pump therapy for three months reduced their A1C levels by 1.3% and their average blood glucose from 205±91 mg/dL to 161±70 mg/dL, according to a study presented at ENDO 2017: the 99th Annual Meeting & Expo. Researchers evaluated five female patients with poor glycemic control and found that the two who continued using insulin pumps had a 30% drop in insulin requirements and improved quality of life parameters.
ClinicalAdvisor.com (4/3)

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