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Study examines changes in screening among adults without diabetes
Seventy-eight percent of 12,772 adults without diabetes, ages 45 or older, underwent diabetes screening at least once over three years, with glucose test used 86% of the time and A1C 14% of the time, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers also found that A1C testing is increasingly used for screening and is associated with higher rates of diabetes diagnosis, treatment and referral.Physician’s Briefing/HealthDay News (2/11)
Diabetes is most common cause of ED visits for older patients
Diabetes accounted for 25.8% of all emergency department visits made by older patients, followed by chronic pulmonary disease, renal disease, congestive heart failure and peripheral vascular disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Researchers conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study involving 1,259,809 patients, aged at least 65, and found frequent ED visits were tied to injury-related events and pain-related diagnoses.
Research finds lack of CV risk factor control in diabetes
A study in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism showed that only 21.6% of diabetes patients achieved composite control of all four risk factor targets for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease — A1C, blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and not smoking — with women having a lower overall risk factor control rate at 18.6%, compared with men at 23.6%. Researchers analyzed data from the Diabetes Collaborative Registry involving 74,393 patients and found that 85.2% of patients were nonsmokers, 73.6% met individual A1C targets, 69% achieved BP targets and 48.6% met LDL cholesterol targets.
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Weight fluctuations tied to worse diabetes outcomes, study finds
Study examines role of genetics in body fat distribution
Researchers analyzed data from the UK Biobank cohort involving 362,499 individuals and found 98 independent genetic factors that were related to body fat distribution, including 29 genes that were not previously associated with fat-related phenotypes. Published in Nature Communications, the study also revealed a significant difference in body fat distribution between sexes, with women more likely to store fat in the trunk and legs, giving them some protection against cardiovascular disease, while men have more fat in the trunk.
Type 1 Diabetes and Immunology Symposium Featuring 2019 Poll Visiting Scholar Lecture
03-27-2019 - 1:00 pm Type 1 Diabetes and Immunology Symposium Featuring 2019 Poll Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Type 1 Diabetes: lessons from nPOD" Alberto Pugliese, M.D. Seminar Location: SLU Campus / Brotman Auditorium
850 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109
The J. Enloe and Eugenia J. Dodson Chair in Diabetes Research
Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Deputy Director for Immune Tolerance Research
Head, Immunogenetics Program
Diabetes Research Institute
University of Miami
Type 1 Diabetes and Immunology Symposium Featuring 2019 Poll Visiting Scholar Lecture:
"Type 1 Diabetes: lessons from nPOD"
Alberto Pugliese, M.D.
Seminar Location: SLU Campus / Brotman Auditorium