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More sleep may lower type 2 diabetes risk in youths

Nine- and 10-year-olds who got an additional hour of sleep during weekdays had a 2.9% reduction in insulin resistance, 0.24% lower fasting glucose and 0.19% lower body mass index, which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes, compared with those who got less sleep, UK researchers reported in Pediatrics. However, the findings didn’t show a link between sleep duration and HbA1C levels or cardiovascular risk.

The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (8/15), MedPage Today (free registration) (8/15)

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Study finds 2-hour postload glucose effective in predicting CV events in CAD

Researchers found that two-hour postload glucose was a better predictor of cardiovascular events among patients with coronary artery disease but without previously known diabetes than A1C or fasting plasma glucose. The findings in Diabetes Care, based on 3,775 patients, revealed that an A1C between 5.7% and 6.5% and 2h-PG between 7.8 and 11.0 mmol/L were independent predictors of incident diabetes.

Endocrinology Advisor (7/20)

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Researchers examine prevalence of DPN among youths with diabetes

Researchers examine prevalence of DPN among youths with diabetes
Seven percent of young type 1 diabetes patients and 22% of young type 2 diabetes patients had diabetic peripheral neuropathy, and the risk of DPN was associated with glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes, but not among those with type 2 diabetes, according to a study in Diabetes Care. Researchers used a cohort of 1,992 youths with diabetes and found that there was an almost twofold increase in the prevalence of DPN with every 5-year increase in diabetes duration in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients.

Medscape (free registration) (7/21)

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Study finds nearly half of Chinese adults suffer from prediabetes or diabetes

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 47% of Chinese adults suffered from either diabetes or prediabetes in 2013. The findings, based on a nationwide cross-sectional study of 170,287 individuals, revealed that Chinese adults have a higher odds of being diagnosed with diabetes at a lower body mass index compared with American adults.

Medscape (free registration) (6/27) 

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Study ties gut microbiome changes to metabolic markers

Chinese researchers found an association between changes to the gut microbiome that correlate with more than 27 metabolic markers. The findings in Nature Medicine, based on an analysis of gut DNA sequencing data involving young Chinese adults with obesity and Chinese adults who underwent bariatric surgery, showed that some species of gut microbes in obese participants were linked to pro-inflammatory molecules, defective glucose disposal pathways and metabolites that are known type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Diabetes.co.uk (U.K.) (6/20)

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