Monthly archives: February, 2016

Insulin pumps are more effective than injections for treating Type 1 diabetes

Sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy achieves significantly better glycemic control in patients with Type 1 diabetes than multiple insulin injections, show results from the STAR 3 study. The Sensor-Augmented Pump Therapy for A1C Reduction (STAR) 3 study was set up to evaluate the use of a continuous glucose monitor combined with a glucose pump, compared with …

Western diet is associated with increased risk for metabolic syndrome

The typical Western diet is associated with an increased risk for the metabolic syndrome compared with other major dietary patterns, a cross-sectional study has found. Iranian researchers led by Maryam Zare (Isfahan University of Medical Sciences) hypothesized that major dietary patterns would be associated with the prevalence of components of the metabolic syndrome. To investigate, …

Offspring of mothers who have GDM are at increased risk for diabetes

Young adolescents who have been exposed to a hyperinsulinemic environment in the womb are more likely to have the metabolic syndrome or be overweight than those who have not, suggest study results. Previous research has suggested that offspring of mothers who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk for diabetes and cardiometabolic health …

Use of Anti psychotic increases risk for Type 2 diabetes

Current and initial treatment with the antipsychotic medications olanzapine, clozapine, or mid- and low-potency first-generation antipsychotics (FGA), increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes in schizophrenia patients, report researchers. However, current aripiprazole treatment was associated with a decreased risk for Type 2 diabetes. “Diabetes mellitus occurs in schizophrenia patients at higher rates than in the …