Using a composite score of four blood biomarkers may be useful for predicting the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in a Chinese population, suggests the nested case-control analysis of the Singapore Chinese Health Study (SCHS).
In postmenopausal women, severe energy restriction led to greater weight, fat, and whole-body lean mass loss than that achieved with moderate energy restriction, according to results of the TEMPO* Diet trial conducted in Sydney, Australia. However, there was a tendency toward greater loss in total hip bone mineral density (BMD) with severe energy restriction.
Use of a closed-loop system, also known as artificial pancreas, led to better glycaemic control in terms of more time spent in the target glycaemic range than a sensor-augmented insulin pump in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to the iDCL* study.
There is a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis in Singapore, which is nearly threefold higher than the general population, a study has shown. However, no association exists between disease severity and presence of MetS.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who initiate treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may have an elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a matched cohort study.
Oral form of the GLP-1* analogue semaglutide was superior to the SGLT-2i** empagliflozin in reducing HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) uncontrolled on metformin, according to the head-to-head PIONEER 2*** trial.
Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) had an increased risk of reaching clinically relevant eGFR* decline thresholds compared with individuals who are at risk** for CKD, with diabetes and albuminuria independently predicting this risk, according to data presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019.
The Diabeloop closed-loop (CL) automated insulin delivery (AID) device outperforms conventional open-loop (OL) machines for reducing hyperglycaemic excursions in type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients under challenging carbohydrate situations, according to a new study.
Duodenal mucosal resurfacing proves to be a feasible and safe endoscopic procedure in type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients with suboptimal response to oral glucose-lowering medications, conferring durable improvements in glycaemic parameters and liver transaminase levels, as shown in a study.
While it is nothing new that greater total physical activity is associated with a lower risk of hip fracture in older women, the finding that such association holds even with mild activity and walking is novel and comes with important public health implications, according to the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study.
At a recent Abbott lunch symposium held in conjunction with the joint 12th International Diabetes FederationWestern Pacific Region Congress & 10th Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes Scientific Meeting in KualaLumpur, Professor Shashank R. Joshi extensively discussed the issue of diabetes in obesity and the role of nutritionalintervention in addressing this growing problem.
The transcultural Diabetes Nutrition Algorithm (tDNA) which involves a structured low-calorie meal plan, diabetes-specific meal replacements and enhanced physical activity, is effective for weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes, a local study shows. [BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 2017;5(1):e000384. Doi:10.1136/bmjdrc-2016-000384th]