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Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Diabetes drug may help to prolong pregnancy in women with preterm pre-eclampsia

Giving the drug metformin to women diagnosed with preterm pre-eclampsia may help to prolong pregnancy (gestation), finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that pregnancy was prolonged by a week in the treatment group compared with the no treatment group, but the result was not statistically significant and therefore points to …

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Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Giving the drug metformin to women diagnosed with preterm pre-eclampsia may help to prolong pregnancy (gestation), finds a study published by The BMJ today. The findings show that pregnancy was prolonged by a week in the treatment group compared with the no treatment group, but the result was not statistically significant …

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Pilot study to evaluate freezing procedure for patients with Type 2 diabetes

Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Setting and achieving targets for treating diabetes patients with cholesterol or blood pressure medication, as well as tackling blood sugar levels, could save lives and reduce healthy-lifetime lost due to diabetes in developing countries, a new global study reveals. Some 80% of people with diabetes live in Low- and Middle-income Countries …

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Continuous glucose monitoring for remote diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Continuous glucose monitoring for remote diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New case studies show the benefits of remote management based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and telemedicine visits for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of remote monitoring technology can significantly improve glycemic control, as described in a supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Diabetes …

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Integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension can reduce healthcare costs

Integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension can reduce healthcare costs

Research conducted through an equitable partnership of the LSTM and its partners (theRESPOND-Africaconsortium), which includes NIMR in Tanzania and MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit in Uganda, has found that integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension into a ‘one-stop clinic’ can reduce the costs for both patients and healthcare services in Uganda and …

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Integrated care shows substantially reduced health costs for people with HIV, diabetes and hypertension

Integrated care shows substantially reduced health costs for people with HIV, diabetes and hypertension

The effect of aging and decreased survival on the total health service costs of managing people living with multiple conditions (HIV and/or diabetes and/or hypertension) in Uganda and Tanzania in years 2020, 2025 and 2030, compared to baseline. Credit: DOI: 10.1186/s12916-021-02094-2 Research conducted through an equitable partnership of the LSTM and its partners (theRESPOND-Africa consortium), …

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Black and Mexican American adults develop diabetes at a younger age

Black and Mexican American adults develop diabetes at a younger age

Credit: DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4945 Certain racial and ethnic minorities develop type 2 diabetes at a younger age than white Americans, meaning current diabetes screening and prevention practices for them may be inadequate and inequitable, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. American adults are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at an average age of 50 years old, …

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Why do people with diabetes develop severe COVID-19?

Why do people with diabetes develop severe COVID-19?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians have noted that certain patients are at especially high risk of developing severe illness or dying from coronavirus infection. Type 2 diabetes—a condition affecting more than 10 percent of the U.S. population— is one of the main risk factors for severe COVID-19 illness. New research from …

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Finerenone benefits patients with diabetes across spectrum of kidney disease

Finerenone benefits patients with diabetes across spectrum of kidney disease

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Finerenone reduces the risk of cardiovascular and renal outcomes compared to placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes and all stages of kidney disease. That’s the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2021. The nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist finerenone has been evaluated …

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Finerenone improves outcomes in patients with mild-to-moderate kidney disease and diabetes

Finerenone reduces the risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with mild-to-moderate kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. That’s the finding of late breaking research presented in a Hot Line session today at ESC Congress 2021 and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Diabetic kidney disease develops in approximately 40% of patients …

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