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Actos Reduces Dementia in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jun 29, 15, 01:17 PM 0 Comment

June 30, 2015 (Healio) - In a prospective analysis of observational data from a German public health care database, researchers found that the risk for developing dementia in adults with type 2 diabetes was lower in adults who were prescribed pioglitazone (Actos, Takeda) for longer periods of time compared with adults with type 2 diabetes not taking the drug.

Michael T. Heneka , MD, of the German Center for Neurodeg

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Children's Academics Tied to Diabetes Control in Pregnancy

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jun 29, 15, 12:57 PM 0 Comment

June 30, 2015 (Reuters Health) - For pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, good control of blood sugar might make a difference in how well their child does in school years later, according to new research from Denmark.

Overall, children born to mothers with type 1 diabetes achieved similar grades in primary school when compared to other children, the study found, but for the children of diabetic mothers, academic achievement was "quite divergent" depending on how w

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Alteration in Intestinal Microbiota Tied to T1DM Susceptibility

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June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with islet autoimmunity have alterations in intestinal microbiota, according to a study published online June 19 in Diabetes.

Aimon K. Alkanani, from the University of Colorado Denver in Aurora, and colleagues conducted high-throughput sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes in subjects with islet autoimmunity living in the United States.

The researchers found that after adjustment for gender, age, autoantibody presence, and human leukocyte antigen, gut micro

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Medically Complex Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Could Benefit from Seeing a Specialist Soon

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jun 29, 15, 10:31 AM 0 Comment

June 29, 2015 (MedicalXPress) — People recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of diagnosis, new research suggests.

Patients with Type 2 diabetes who are not as medically complex did well when managed solely by primary care providers - a finding the researchers called optimistic.

"This study showed that Ontario's prima

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Pet Care Can Help Improve Adolescents' Type 1 Diabetes Management, Pediatricians Find

Posted by dlife on Fri, Jun 26, 15, 09:14 AM 0 Comment

June 25, 2015 (EurekAlert) - UT Southwestern Medical Center pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood glucose levels.

"Teenagers are one of the most difficult patient populations to treat, mainly because of the many psychosocial factors associated with that stage of life," said the study's senior author Dr. Olga Gupta, assistant professor of pediatrics and

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