Diabetes

Genetic risk score linked to increased risk of diabetes

(HealthDay)—A genetic risk score based on 46 gene variants linked to type 2 diabetes is associated with increases in the risk of type 2 diabetes and declines in glucose control and beta-cell function, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Sucralose affects response to oral glucose load in obese

(HealthDay)—For obese adults who do not use non-nutritive sweetener (NNS), sucralose affects the glycemic and insulin responses to an oral glucose load, according to a study published online April 30 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Pot smoking linked to some metabolic changes

(HealthDay)—Regularly smoking pot is associated with visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance, but not other metabolic changes such as impaired β-cell function or hepatic steatosis, according to a study ...

Diabetes

Key variables examined in gestational diabetes advance

(HealthDay)—For women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), clinical and genetic factors including higher pre-pregnancy body mass index are associated with development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to ...

Diabetes

Fasting plasma glucose beats HbA1c for diabetes screening

(HealthDay)—For patients without diabetes undergoing coronary angiography (CAG), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) performs better in diabetes screening than glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HbA1c less than 6.5 percent is specific, not sensitive for T1DM

(HealthDay)—Using a glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) threshold of ≥6.5 percent is a specific but not sensitive early indicator of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in high-risk children and young adults, according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Sleep apnea tied to insulin resistance in young, lean men

(HealthDay)—In healthy, lean, young men, the presence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) correlates with insulin resistance and compensatory hyperinsulinemia to maintain normal glucose levels, according to a study published ...

Diabetes

Hemoglobin A1C inadequate for postpartum diabetes screening

(HealthDay) -- For postpartum women who have had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the hemoglobin A1c (A1C) test criteria alone or in combination with fasting glucose test criteria does not provide sensitive and specific ...

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