Some DR cases were identified near the diabetes diagnosis date suggesting that a delayed diabetes diagnosis is still common. Glaucoma, retinal arterial occlusion and high HDL levels were inversely associated with DR, while retinal vein occlusion, alcohol and other well-known risk factors were positively associated (Primary Care Diabetes)
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Pump therapy has a sustained, durable, effect on glycaemic control in uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
Two volume edition Published 2015
Karl Skorecki, Glenn Chertow, Philip Marsden, Maartan Taal and Alan Yu
You don’t need to be a genius, to figure out what this book is all about – in case you not sure; it is a textbook of kidney disease. In a sense, this may well be an understatement because this is a truly outstanding and hugely comprehensive study of this field. Without doubt this is a textbook aimed squarely at a specialist who is either established or in training. If you are looking for a basic introductory text, this is not the place to be.
Author: Andrew J H Sharp (www.andrewjhsharp.co.uk)
Published by Matador
This book is a stealthy, sunburnt cautery, powered by words that implode even as they unfold. Line by line they cleave the DNA of the characters away from the pages to transcribe their very souls. The pages are the genome of a dark world.
Andrew Sharp (a skin cancer surgeon and ex GP) laces the narrative with precise medical terminology and doctor patient happenstance, tinged, I venture, with a wistful longing for past medical practice. But as it weaves its tale the coloured medical idiom are the warp that endows the main characters with a true complexion.
The tale purrs along, and as it unfolds the characters – like real people – are close enough to touch yet at the same time distant and unfathomable.
The purpose of this specification and guidance is to set out a best practice model and to outline the considerations commissioners may want to make in stipulating and providing services for young people with diabetes going through the transition process (NHS England)
The findings provide new essential knowledge for the potential clinical use of gliptins against stroke as well as a strong impetus aiming to identify gliptin-mediated neuroprotective mechanisms (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
Among women without diabetes who had a BMI of more than 35, the antenatal administration of metformin reduced maternal weight gain but not neonatal birth weight (NEJM)
The variation in correlations highlights that the two ethnic groups behave differently and should therefore be studied separately with regards to factors influencing insulin requirements with careful consideration to the presence of parental IR (Pediatric Diabetes)
The results of this study demonstrate that implementation of universal screening is cost-effective … in the current environment, screening for GDM in secondary care settings appears to be the better solution in consideration of cost-effectiveness (Diabetologia)
In T2DM patients with no history of cardiovascular disease, impaired GLS was associated with cardiovascular events and provided incremental prognostic value (Cardiovascular Diabetology)
The improved mean glycaemia and reduced hypoglycaemia with the bionic pancreas relative to insulin pump therapy in preadolescent children with type 1 diabetes in a diabetes camp setting is a promising finding (The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology)
Despite widespread adoption of national guidance, several areas of management of DKA are suboptimal, being associated with avoidable biochemical and clinical risk (Diabetic Medicine)
A Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association
Sitagliptin attenuated the progression of carotid IMT in insulin-treated patients with T2DM free of apparent cardiovascular disease compared with conventional treatment (Diabetes Care)