Use of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan in an East Asian population with hypertension and type 2 diabetes (T2D) was associated with a lower risk of dementia and any ischaemic stroke events compared with other ARBs, a nationwide cohort study has shown.
Among women with pre-existing diabetes, the risks of major congenital malformations and other severe adverse pregnancy complications associated with insulin detemir do not differ from those of other basal insulins, according to a study.
Obesity, diabetes mellitus, and chronic hypertension contribute to an increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia at a subsequent pregnancy, a study reports. Meanwhile, overweight, obesity, and a new diagnosis of interpregnancy hypertension are associated with recurrent pre-eclampsia.
Technological advancements have improved glucose
monitoring and diabetes care, as well as empowered patients in self-care. The
introduction of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGM), such as the
Abbott FreeStyle LibreTM, offers patients an alternative and
additional advantages to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG).
Interventions involving supplementation with probiotics or synbiotics help manage glucose and lipid concentrations, as well as exert anti-inflammation and antioxidant benefits in diet-controlled patients with gestational diabetes mellitus, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Postpancreatitis diabetes mellitus (PPDM) occurs frequently in adults and is a common type of secondary diabetes, a study reports. Furthermore, PPDM is often misclassified and treated as type 2 diabetes, contrary to its requirement for special management considerations.