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.
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.
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.