Sunday Funnies: Those Diabetes Headlines

In the D-world, we're very familiar with "alternative facts"... Thanks to the talented Brad Slaight, a professional actor and comedian in California who's also a fellow type 1 PWD, best known in the D-Community under his alter ego: Meter Boy of t...
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs

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This study compared extracted structured EHR data to chart review from endocrinologists’ healthcare records at a large, academic ambulatory hospital in Ontario, Canada.MethodsConsecutive chart review for the first 10 patients with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes seen between January 1st, 2015 and March 1st, 2016, were sampled for each of the 10 endocrinologists within the diabetes program, and electronic data extraction was also completed for a core set of structured diabetes care elements. Fischer Exact test was used to determine differences in data availability between extracted EHR data to chart review.ResultsOut...
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: FGF21 prevents renal fibrosis via negative regulation of the TGF-β/Smad2/3-mediated EMT process by activation of the Akt/MDM2/p53 signaling pathway. PMID: 31701691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
This study aims at the fabrication and evaluation of alginate-chitosan microcapsules encapsulating insulin-secreting beta-TC-6 cells using an automated spraying nozzle. Uniform spherical microcapsules (250-350 µm) encapsulated with beta-TC-6 cells were fabricated in large quantities in a short span of time. Microencapsulated beta-TC-6 cells were transplanted intraperitoneally into streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic mice and monitored for immune tolerance and decrease in blood glucose levels. Mice that received microencapsulated beta-TC-6 cells maintained normoglycemia for 35±5 days before rejection. However...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results reflect adaptive WM-processing mechanisms in which cognitive strategies have evolved in T1D patients in order to meet task demands.
Source: Neurophysiologie Clinique - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of Molecular BiologyAuthor(s): Eckhard Lammert, Peter ThornAbstractThe islets of Langerhans or pancreatic islets are pivotal in the control of blood glucose and are complex micro-organs embedded within the larger volume of the exocrine pancreas. Humans can have ∼3.2 million islets [1] which, to our current knowledge, function in a similar manner to sense circulating blood glucose levels and respond with the secretion of a mix of different hormones that act to maintain glucose concentrations around a specific set point [2]. At a cellular level the control...
Source: Journal of Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of adults with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is increasing, and their risk of cardiovascular disease is high. Comorbid diabetes distress and depressive symptoms may affect their cardiovascular health. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of t...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Yan Zeng, Ying Tang, Yan Yue, Wenxing Li, Xia Qiu, Peng Hu, Jun Tang, Huiqing Wang, Xiaoyan Yang, Yi Qu, Dezhi MuAbstractWe conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the association between parental diabetes mellitus and the risk of ADHD in offspring. The PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Web of Science databases were searched from inception to May 31, 2019. Thirteen observational studies containing 5,052,736 participants were included. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed the quality...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionReal-world evidence on the effectiveness and safety of insulin degludec (IDeg) in patients with diabetes is a priority. We have therefore evaluated the effectiveness and safety of IDeg, including impact on metabolic control, glycemic variability, weight gain and hypoglycemia, in patients with type 1 diabetes under routine clinical practice conditions.MethodsThis was an observational longitudinal multicenter study. A retrospective chart review of all patients with type 1 diabetes who were switched from basal insulin to IDeg was performed, and temporal trends in clinical outcomes were assessed.ResultsData...
Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
All people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) need insulin to survive, with the hope to cut or slow down the devastating long-term micro and macrovascular complications. About one fourth of people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) uses insulin, either as the only antyhyperglycemic drug, or in combination with other glucose-lowering medications [1,2]. Every day, about 6 million diabetic people in the U.S. inject insulin to control their hyperglycemia.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
When asked how his company came to develop the Actiste unified diabetes care device, Brighter CEO Henrik Norström recalled the difficulty experienced by the company founder’s wife when she was expecting her first child. As a Type 1 diabetic, she needed to monitor her blood sugar levels frequently. “The tools that were available then were independently good,” said Norström, “but as a group of tools they were not compatible because it was difficult just to remember what your last measurement of your blood sugar was, and if you d...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Design Source Type: news
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