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Archived News
October 28th 2011
 
 
  The patient-perceived difficulty in diabetes treatment (PDDT) scale identifies barriers to care
  The PDDT scale is a simple and valid instrument that may assist in identifying potential barriers in adherence to recommended treatments and to new treatment options (Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews)
   
  Care Planning Improving the Lives of People with Long Term Conditions
  This document focuses on people who have long term physical health problems and describes how GPs and the other member of the primary health care team can support them to live their lives more comfortably with their condition (Clinical Innovation & Research Centre - Royal College of General Practitioners, UK)
   
  Greater management of hyperglycaemia in patients with acute coronary syndromes needed
  Patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) should have their blood glucose levels actively controlled if it is raised on admission to hospital, says NICE
   
  Effective Use of Structured Self-Management of Blood Glucose in Type 2 Diabetes: Lessons From the STeP Study
  Although some studies have questioned the value and utility of SMBG, specifically in non–insulin-treated patients, more recent studies have shown that appropriate use of structured SMBG, within the framework of a collaborative relationship between patients and their clinicians, facilitates and reinforces adoption of healthy behaviors and promotes timely and persistent therapy adjustments, resulting in improved clinical and behavioral outcomes (Clinical Diabetes)
   
  Diagnosis and management of maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  In this review we discuss when the general physician might suspect MODY and how to identify which patients with diabetes should be offered genetic testing - Clinical review (BMJ)
   
  Artificial Pancreas Breakthrough
  For the first time in the world, the Artificial Pancreas - aimed to provide a real solution for diabetics - was tested successfully outside the confines of the hospital (Schneider Children’s Medical Center, Israel)
   
  A five-year prospective study of bone mineral density in men and women with diabetes: The Fremantle Diabetes Study
  Changes in biochemical markers suggest that, in type 1 men, there is ineffective bone formation associated with accelerated bone resorption and lower sex steroid bioavailability. These findings may have implications for the clinical management of young male adults with diabetes (Acta Diabetologica)
   
  Use of Diffusion Tensor MRI to Identify Early Changes in Diabetic Nephropathy
  This pilot study suggests that changes in medullary DTI assessments may serve as indicators of early DN (American Journal of Nephrology)
   
  Gut microbiota and diabetes: from pathogenesis to therapeutic perspective
  The last 5 years have demonstrated that intestinal microbiota, at its molecular level, is a causal factor early in the development of the diseases. Nonetheless, much more need to be uncovered in order to identify first, new predictive biomarkers so that preventive strategies based on pre- and probiotics, and second, new therapeutic strategies against the cause rather than the consequence of hyperglycemia and body weight gain (Acta Diabetologica)
   
  Increased Plasma Levels of Nesfatin-1 in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  Plasma nesfatin-1 concentrations were found to be elevated in subjects with both IGT and nT2DM and to be related with several clinical parameters known to be associated with insulin resistance (Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes)
   
  Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Patients Requiring Insulin Who Repeatedly Manifest Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia Due to Anti-Insulin Antibodies
  Cyclophosphamide pulse therapy(CPT) combined with prednisolone therapy seems to be the most effective treatment to control the hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia associated with the presence of IAs in diabetic patients treated with insulin (Clinical Diabetes)
   
  New International Association of the Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) recommendations for diagnosing gestational diabetes compared with former criteria: a retrospective study on pregnancy outcome
  The new criteria for diagnosing gestational diabetes identified a group of women previously classifiable as normal according to the 4th International Workshop Conference criteria, but revealing metabolic characteristics and pregnancy outcomes resembling those of women who would have been considered to have gestational diabetes by the previous criteria (Diabetic Medicine)
   
  European Medicines Agency clarifies opinion on pioglitazone and the risk of bladder cancer
  Positive benefit-risk balance confirmed as second and third line treatment (European Medicines Agency)
   
 
  
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