Diabetes

Fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c linked to alzheimer's in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) visit-to-visit variation, represented by the coefficient of variation (CV), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) CV are independently associated ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study provides insights on preeclampsia

Researchers have developed a method that could help rapidly diagnose preeclampsia in pregnant women. They have also uncovered clues that might help explain why women with preeclampsia often develop an abnormal amount of protein ...

Diabetes

High prevalence of diabetes, prediabetes in China

A large, nationally representative survey in 2013 of adults in China finds that the estimated overall prevalence of diabetes was about 11 percent and that of prediabetes was nearly 36 percent, according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Researchers call for paradigm shift in type 2 diabetes treatment

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and exacerbated by type 2 diabetes, yet diabetes treatment regimens tend to focus primarily on blood sugar maintenance. This common approach to type 2 diabetes management ...

Diabetes

PCSK9 increased in females, youth with type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is increased in young females and youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to research published online June 6 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Lower HbA1c linked to better diabetes-specific HRQoL in youth

(HealthDay)—For children, teens, and young adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is associated with better diabetes-specific health-related quality of life (D-HRQoL), according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Linear association for weight loss, HbA1c reduction in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), weight loss is associated with a reduction in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in a dose-dependent manner, according to a review published online April 18 in ...

Diabetes

Nurse-led intervention helps with diabetes control

(HealthDay)—Nurse-led interventions including education and cognitive behavioral therapy can improve hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) control, according to a study published online April 11 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical ...

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