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The Centers for Medicare&Medicaid Services has reversed its previous stance regarding coverage under'durable medical equipment. 'Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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This study investigated the relationship of American Indian boarding school attendance and chronic physical health. We hypothesized boarding school attendance would be associated with an increased number of chronic physical health problems. We also examined the relationship between boarding school attendance and the 15 chronic health problems that formed the count of the chronic health conditions. American Indian attendees had a greater count of chronic physical health problems compared with nonattendees. Father's attendance was independently associated with chronic physical health problems. Attendees were more likely to h...
Source: Family and Community Health - Category: Primary Care Tags: Health Equity Source Type: research
Purpose: To compare foveal vascular anatomy between patients with and without disorganization of retinal inner layers (DRILs) after resolved diabetic macular edema using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). Methods: Twenty-four eyes of 21 age- and sex-matched patients with resolved diabetic macular edema were included in this retrospective, cross-sectional study. All eyes were imaged with enhanced high-definition line or cross-line structural B scans and 3 × 3-mm OCTA scans. Optical coherence tomography B scans were analyzed for the presence of DRIL, and based on this, eyes were classified as either ...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: There are significant differences between patients with AMD and DME regarding compliance and adherence, which also affects outcome. Strategies to tie patients with DME to costly intravitreal therapy need to be developed to improve outcomes and efficacy.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Purpose: Retinal neovascularizations in proliferative diabetic retinopathy have been proposed to develop from larger retinal venules. However, angiographic evidence suggests that the new vessels may originate from both arterioles and venules, and the vitreous oxygen tension near retinal neovascularizations is similar to that of retinal arterioles. An assessment of the oxygen saturation in neovascularizations may help characterizing the vascular origin of these vessels in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Methods: Dual wavelength oximetry was used to study the oxygen saturation in arterioles, venules, and retinal neo...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
In this study, the therapeutic effects of buckwheat hull flavonoids (BHFs) on type 2 diabetes db/db mice were investigated. After administration by BHFs nine weeks, body weight, visceral index, biochemical indicators in serum and in liver were detected. The liver pathological changes were observed under microscopic observations. Real-time quantitative PCR was used to detect IRS-1, PI3kα, AKT2, SREBP-1c, FAS, ACC1 mRNA expression in liver. The results showed that insulin resistance significantly reduced after the BHFs treatment. BHFs could reduce the TG, TC, vLDL-c, FFA levels in serum and TG, TC levels in liver and p...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This study was aimed at evaluating how alloxan-induced diabetes alters the relaxation of the isolated rat renal artery (RA) to resveratrol and determining whether prolong hyperglycemia modifies the expression of potassium (K) channels in the wall of RA. Diabetes reduced the sensitivity to resveratrol in RA. According to K channel blocker affinity, it seems that different subtype of K channels were involved in the resveratrol-induced relaxation of RA of normal rats and only voltage-sensitive Kv1 channels took part in the resveratrol effect on the RA of diabetic rats. Endothelial dysfunction developed during diabetes led to ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Abstract: Prediabetes continues to be a national and worldwide health concern, affecting 84 million adults in the US. Early identification and intervention have been successful in delaying and/or preventing the progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Nonpharmacologic treatment of prediabetes is paramount, although pharmacologic treatment is appropriate in high-risk patients. In an attempt to curb the increasing prevalence of T2DM, recognizing the importance of identifying and managing prediabetes should remain in the national healthcare forefront.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: DIABETES PREVENTION Source Type: research
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be difficult to spot, but usually include weight loss, tiredness, and using the toilet more often than normal. You could be at risk of high blood sugar signs if you have this tingling feeling in your feet.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Molecular MetabolismAuthor(s): Yury O. Nunez Lopez, Ravi Retnakaran, Bernard Zinman, Richard E. Pratley, Attila A. SeyhanAbstractObjectiveShort-term intensive insulin therapy (IIT) early in the course of type 2 diabetes acutely improves beta-cell function with long-lasting effects on glycemic control. However, conventional measures cannot determine which patients are better suited for IIT, and little is known about the molecular mechanisms determining response. Therefore, this study aimed to develop a model that could accurately predict the response to IIT and prov...
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere was a slightly higher prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis among our patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Also, female sex was predominant, when compared to male sex, among the adult participants of this study. Therefore, regular screening of thyroid function and thyroid autoantibodies may be suggested for all patients with type 1 diabetes.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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