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Studying the Link Between Exercise and Insulin Sensitivity
Investigators recruited 20 middle-aged and sedentary patients who were at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and subjected them to an 8-week program of walking and cycling. Most of the patients saw significant increases in their insulin sensitivity (and thus significant reductions in their risk of developing T2DM), but insulin sensitivity remained unchanged in a handful of patients.
A new analysis of patient records published in Diabetes Care supports rapid treatment intensification when metformin monotherapy fails in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), but finds that intensification is often delayed in practice.
While some patients may need procedures like gastric bypass surgery to lose weight others may be able to achieve their goals by taking smaller steps.
After years of hearing they need to exercise and lose weight some patients can lose the purpose of the message and the potential benefits that come with it.
A key finding was a dramatic change in how prescribers used insulin. They tended to use more rapid-acting insulin.
Good research has shown that diabetes is linked to heightened risk for brain atrophy, white matter abnormalities, and cognitive impairment. It's a risk factor for dementia, especially if the diabetes is classified as type 2.
For patients needing to lose the most amount of weight for help with cardiovascular conditions or diabetes there are many ideas on how best to achieve their goals.
The latest United States Preventive Service Task Force screening guidelines for diabetes, released in October 2015, miss 55% of high-risk individuals with prediabetes or diabetes, a new study shows.
Family members of diabetics can be stressed by worry, wondering what to do about a hypoglycemic attack or fretting over the patient's job security. A new study looks at the impact of diabetes on these caregivers.

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