Diabetes

Diabetes, HbA1c linked to adverse outcomes after surgery

(HealthDay)—For surgical inpatients aged ≥54 years, diabetes and increased hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) are associated with increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a study published online March 26 in Diabetes Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New oral diabetes drugs may also protect patients' kidney health

A recent study indicates that a new class of oral diabetes drugs may help protect patients' kidney health in addition to lowering their blood sugar levels. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American ...

Diabetes

Uric acid levels low in teens with type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Plasma uric acid (PUA) levels are significantly lower in adolescent patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) than in healthy control subjects, and there does not appear to be a link between PUA levels and cardiorenal ...

Diabetes

Early Rx with losartan doesn't slow kidney disease progression

(HealthDay)—For American-Indians with type 2 diabetes, early administration of losartan does not slow progression of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Decline in eGFR mainly linear in type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 diabetes, the decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) is mainly linear, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Diabetes Care.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good long-term survival after childhood liver transplant

(HealthDay)—Liver transplantation in childhood is associated with good long-term survival, according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation.

Diabetes

Low HDL-C, high TG increase risk for diabetic kidney disease

(HealthDay)—For patients with diabetes, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and high triglyceride (TG) levels are associated with increased risk of diabetic kidney disease (defined as low estimated glomerular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New tool predicts five-year risk of chronic kidney disease

A new risk calculator tool that uses a mix of variables including age, hypertension, and diabetes status can be used to predict accurately whether someone is likely to develop chronic kidney disease within five years. The ...

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