Men with low sperm counts are at increased risk of illnesses
Men who have low sperm counts are at a 20 percent greater risk of developing illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, according to an Italian study linking infertility to metabolic syndrome symptoms.
CONCLUSION: First line management of infertility once a diagnosis of PCOS is made should include weight loss and exercise with goals to below class 2 obesity (BMI
(MedPage Today) -- But GDM diagnosed after 26 weeks'gestation not associated with excess risk versus no diabetes
A new study adds evidence to the ongoing insulin price controversy in the US, finding that 25% of patients with diabetes underuse insulin on cost grounds, which adversely affects their glycemic control.Medscape Medical News
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the emotional consequences of gun violence, a single test to diagnose diabetes, use of medicines to help addiction after opioid overdose, and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Authors: Cavalcante DD, Pinto-Quidute AR, Alves-Martins MR, Walter-de-Aguiar AS, Lima-Cid AM, Silva PG, Cavalcante RF, Costa FW Abstract BACKGROUND: Sheehan's syndrome (SS) is one of the leading causes of hypopituitarism in developing countries. It occurs after postpartum necrosis of the pituitary gland, and it is considered a significant public health problem. This paper, apparently unpublished, aimed to perform an analysis on oral aspects in patients with SS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed with 23 women diagnosed with SS at the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes (Walter Cant&i...
Authors: Bruzda-Zwiech A, Szczepańska J, Zwiech R Abstract BACKGROUND: In hemodialysis (HD) patients, xerostomia and hyposalivation may intensify sensations of thirst, and contribute to the intake of fluids and excessive inter-dialytic weight gain (IWG). Since IWG is regarded to be higher in diabetic patients than in non-diabetics HD enhancing their mortality, it is crucial to define plausible underlying causes. Therefore, the study investigates factors contributing to the increased IWG in diabetic HD patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 97 HD patients (38 diabetics) receiving hemodialysis. All p...
In a real-world comparison, the Senseonics Eversense CGM was more accurate than the Dexcom G5, and both were more accurate than the Abbott FreeStyle Libre Pro.Medscape Medical News
Should metformin remain first line for the treatment of type 2 diabetes or not? That was the question. Passions were high during this entertaining debate in one of the first sessions at ADA this year.Medscape Medical News
Conclusion: Correlation of rs13702 C allele with susceptibility to T2DM may be due to the higher level of LPL that leads to increased plasma fatty acids and its entry into peripheral tissues such as skeletal muscle, liver, and adipocytes causing development of insulin resistance and ultimately T2DM. PMID: 29930919 [PubMed]
This question comes up with some regularity: Is the Wheat Belly lifestyle like the Atkins’ diet? Is Wheat Belly just another name for a low-carb diet? There are indeed some important areas of overlap. The Wheat Belly lifestyle, for instance, adheres to the concept that carbohydrates, not fats, are responsible for destructive health effects and weight gain. We also need to give Dr. Robert Atkins and his low-carb predecessors great credit for voicing their opinions during an age when low-carb was an heretical, against-the-mainstream concept, given the antics of Dr. Ancel Keys, Dr. Henry Blackburn, the US Department of ...