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Higher C-peptide levels may identify lower risk for hypoglycemia …

A C-peptide level of more than 20 pmol/L may indicate a lower risk for hypoglycemia among adults with type 1 diabetes, suggesting that these individuals may safely pursue tighter glycemic targets, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. “Findings from [the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial] highlight that the benefit of persistent C-peptide may arise […]

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Nighttime insulin requirements greater for young children vs. teens, adults

Children with type 1 diabetes have a greater range of insulin requirements, particularly at night, compared with adolescents and adults with the condition, according to a study of hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system users. “[This research] helps to understand the challenges parents/guardians have to cope with when managing diabetes of their young offspring,” Roman Hovorka, […]

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Just 5% of women with type 1 diabetes receive preconception counseling

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Only about one in 20 women with type 1 diabetes received preconception counseling, according to data presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. Elizabeth Disney, MD, of the University of Utah Hospital and colleagues reviewed records of 541 women from a single clinic with ICD-9 and […]

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Transition Support Program May Aid Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes

MONDAY, April 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Structured support for patients transitioning from pediatric to adult care for type 1 diabetes may improve outcomes, but those benefits are not sustained after completion of the intervention, according to a study published online April 22 in Diabetes Care. Tamara Spaic, M.D., from St. Joseph’s Health Care London […]

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Dapagliflozin Improves Glucose Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes

FRIDAY, April 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In patients with type 1 diabetes, treatment with dapagliflozin for 24 weeks improves time in range, mean glucose, and glycemic variability, according to a study published online April 9 in Diabetes Care. Chantal Mathieu, M.D., PhD., from the University of Leuven in Belgium, and colleagues assessed continuous glucose […]

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Home-Based Video Visits Useful for Pediatric Patients With Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes

Pediatric patients with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes (T1D) consider home-based video visits with healthcare providers to be feasible and satisfactory, according to study results published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. To evaluate the feasibility of home-based video visits for pediatric patients with T1D who might benefit from more frequent contact with their […]

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Recurrent hypoglycemia more frequent with lower initial blood glucose

NEW ORLEANS — Lower blood glucose levels and treatment with non-oral glucose medications before receiving emergency medical services, or EMS, during an episode of hypoglycemia may result in additional need for EMS, according to findings presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting. “Many EMS systems are adopting treat-and-release protocols designed to identify patients who can […]