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Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

Women who were born at a low birth weight and who are overweight or obese as adults are at increased risk of developing preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With PCOS Regardless of BMI

PCOS one of most influential predictors of T2DM after adjustment for BMI, education, family history.

Reading, Math Scores No Different for Children With T1DM

Estimated difference in test scores 0.45 after adjustment for variables such as socioeconomic status.

Opinion

ACP supports higher HbA1c targets for pharmacotherapy in adults with T2D

ACP responds to criticism from the ADA, the Endocrine Society, the AACE, and the AADE of guidance that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most people with type 2 diabetes.

Lifestyle modifications vs pharmacologic treatment for patients with diabetes

Applying necessary lifestyle changes as well as incorporating pharmaceutical drugs will improve diabetes in patients compared to drugs alone.

Treating patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg daily, is an effective treatment option for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Clinical Features

Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide is available in other countries, and this trial may serve as an impetus for its reintroduction in the United States, particularly if follow-up results show a survival advantage with albiglutide.

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 Diabetes Confers Extra Risk for Autoimmune Diseases

Type 1 diabetes predisposes children and adults to autoimmune diseases, which can impair glucose metabolism and interfere with insulin therapy.

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