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Released: 5-May-2021 9:05 AM EDT
ATA Announces Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award Recipients
American Thyroid Association

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) celebrates the recipients of the Women Advancing Thyroid Research Award.  This award recognizes and honors the work of young women that are leading outstanding thyroid research.

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Released: 3-May-2021 8:05 PM EDT
The enzyme that could help 700 million people worldwide
University of South Australia

University of South Australia researchers have identified an enzyme that may help to curb chronic kidney disease, which affects approximately 700 million people worldwide.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Ocular tissue can be infected by SARS CoV-2
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

Research being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) confirms that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect ocular tissue, especially of those with diabetes, and that wearing protective eyewear could reduce transmission of COVID-19.

30-Apr-2021 7:00 AM EDT
Many diabetic patients go unscreened for diabetic retinopathy in urban centers
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

New research results out of the University of Toronto indicate that one third of patients with diabetes in an urban center in Canada have not been screened for diabetic retinopathy (DR), and further, that of all patients with diabetes, young adults, immigrants and those not under the care of a family physician are at highest risk of not being screened. The study is being presented at the virtual 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO).

Newswise: Lifestyle Improvement Program Found to Increase Physical Activity
Released: 28-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Lifestyle Improvement Program Found to Increase Physical Activity
Rush University Medical Center

Researchers at the Rush Institute of Healthy Aging have found that D-CLIP, a lifestyle education program to prevent diabetes in South Asians with prediabetes increased physical activity by nearly an hour a week.

Released: 27-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Featured Speakers Announced for NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

How has the field of nutrition changed how we eat and live? What new discoveries and advances may be just over the horizon? Get the latest insights from leading nutrition scientists and practitioners at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE, the flagship online meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.

Newswise: Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families
Released: 26-Apr-2021 4:00 PM EDT
Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families
Hackensack Meridian Health

Donor Funded Inserra Family Diabetes Institute at Hackensack University Medical Center to Benefit Diabetes Patients and their Families

Released: 23-Apr-2021 2:35 PM EDT
Muscle gene linked to type 2 diabetes
Lund University

People with type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer muscle function than others.

Released: 22-Apr-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Endocrine Society calls on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society is calling on Congress to pass legislation to lower the price of insulin and applauds the efforts of Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), and Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (D-VA) to reintroduce H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act to improve access to affordable medications. In January, the Society published a position statement on insulin access and affordability, which recommends policymakers include government negotiation as part of an overall strategy to reduce insulin prices.

Newswise: Anti-Aging Compound Improves Muscle Glucose Metabolism in People
20-Apr-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Anti-Aging Compound Improves Muscle Glucose Metabolism in People
Washington University in St. Louis

In the first clinical trial of nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the compound previously demonstrated to counteract aspects of aging and improve metabolic health in mice also has clinically relevant effects in people.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Registration Opens for ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference: The Largest Conference Dedicated to Diabetes, Prediabetes and Cardiometabolic Care
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists opened registration today for the ADCES21 Virtual Annual Conference, taking place Thursday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 15. The four-day conference focuses on topics impacting diabetes, prediabetes and cardiometabolic care including COVID-19 management, diabetes technology and therapeutics, new models of care and self-management behaviors.

Released: 20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Experimental Biology 2021 Press Materials Available Now
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Embargoed press materials are now available for the virtual Experimental Biology (EB) 2021 meeting, featuring cutting-edge multidisciplinary research from across the life sciences. EB 2021, to be held April 27–30, is the annual meeting of five scientific societies bringing together thousands of scientists and 25 guest societies in one interdisciplinary community.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Diabetes Drug Could Protect Against Dangerous Infection
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina have demonstrated that a common diabetes drug inhibits the spread of Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff—a potentially life-threatening infection commonly acquired during hospital stays. The team will present their work virtually at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2021.

20-Apr-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Compound Found in Some Vegetables May Reduce Diabetes-Related Kidney Damage
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New research conducted in rats suggests a compound that gives some cruciferous vegetables their pungent taste could help to reverse kidney problems associated with diabetes.

Released: 19-Apr-2021 5:20 PM EDT
Patients who are obese or overweight are at risk for a more severe course of COVID-19
Radboud University

COVID-19 patients who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop a more severe infection than patients of healthy weight, and they require oxygen and invasive mechanical ventilation more often.

Newswise: Once-A-Week Insulin Treatment Could Be Game-Changing For Patients With Diabetes
Released: 19-Apr-2021 10:25 AM EDT
Once-A-Week Insulin Treatment Could Be Game-Changing For Patients With Diabetes
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – April 19, 2021 – Treating people with Type 2 diabetes with a new once-a-week injectable insulin therapy proved to be safe and as effective as daily insulin injections, according to the results of two international clinical trials published online today in Diabetes Care. The studies suggest that the once-weekly treatment could provide a convenient alternative to the burden of daily insulin shots for diabetes patients.

Newswise: Addressing and Integrating Social Determinants of Health Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension or Diabetes
16-Apr-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Addressing and Integrating Social Determinants of Health Effective in Reducing Blood Pressure in Patients with Hypertension or Diabetes
NYU Langone Health

While cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death globally, new research led by NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine (Kenya) found that addressing and incorporating social determinants of health (such as poverty and social isolation) in the clinical management of blood pressure in Kenya can improve outcomes for patients with diabetes or hypertension.

15-Apr-2021 10:05 AM EDT
Racial, Gender and Socioeconomic Factors Linked to Likelihood of Getting Proven Treatment for Diabetes
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found significant disparities in the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, a class of drugs proven to treat type 2 diabetes, with usage remaining low with Black, Asian, and lower-income groups despite an increase in overall usage for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Newswise: University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute Launches Trial of Novel Investigational Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
Released: 13-Apr-2021 3:20 PM EDT
University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute Launches Trial of Novel Investigational Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Researchers with the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated have initiated clinical trials for VX-880, a novel investigational cell therapy with the potential to restore normal glucose control in people suffering from type 1 diabetes with severe hypoglycemia and impaired hypoglycemic awareness. The University of Miami Health System was the first clinical site activated for this trial.

Released: 12-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Pain Receptors Linked to the Generation of Energy-Burning Fat Cells: Implications for Obesity Therapy
Joslin Diabetes Center

A new source of energy expending brown fat cells has been uncovered by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center, which they say points towards potential new therapeutic options for obesity. According to the new report, published in Nature Metabolism >on 12 March 2021, the key lies in the expression of a receptor called Trpv1 (temperature-sensitive ion channel transient receptor potential cation subfamily V member 1) -- a protein known to sense noxious stimuli, including pain and temperature.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine Expert Creates Comprehensive Guide to New Diabetes Drugs
Released: 7-Apr-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Medicine Expert Creates Comprehensive Guide to New Diabetes Drugs
Johns Hopkins Medicine

New medicines for people who have diabetes seem to pop up all the time. Drugs that help the body break down carbohydrates, drugs that increase excretion of glucose in the urine, drugs that help muscles respond to insulin and drugs that stimulate the pancreas to produce it — the list of pharmaceutical options to treat diabetes gets longer and longer.

Newswise: “Smartwatch to Measure Blood Glucose from Sweat” – A Chula Innovation for Healthcare
Released: 5-Apr-2021 8:55 AM EDT
“Smartwatch to Measure Blood Glucose from Sweat” – A Chula Innovation for Healthcare
Chulalongkorn University

No more worries for diabetics with weak muscles. The Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University will soon launch a cutting-edge, health innovation – a wristwatch that can check blood sugar levels from sweat in real-time. It’s accurate, not painful, less expensive, and can replace imported equipment. It is expected to be available on the market soon.

Released: 1-Apr-2021 4:10 PM EDT
Researchers Link New Risk Factors to Increased Risk of COVID-19 Infection
University of Maryland Medical Center

While it has already been established that those with Type II diabetes and a high body mass index (BMI) are at greater risk of experiencing hospitalizations and other severe complications related to COVID-19, they are also at greater risk of getting symptomatic infection in the first place.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 3:30 PM EDT
Scientists find genetic link to clogged arteries
Washington University in St. Louis

High cholesterol is the most commonly understood cause of atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. But now, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a gene that likely plays a causal role in coronary artery disease independent of cholesterol levels. The gene also likely has roles in related cardiovascular diseases, including high blood pressure and diabetes.

Released: 31-Mar-2021 12:05 PM EDT
Sugar not so nice for your child’s brain development
University of Georgia

New research led by a University of Georgia faculty member in collaboration with a University of Southern California research group has shown in a rodent model that daily consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages during adolescence impairs performance on a learning and memory task during adulthood. The group further showed that changes in the bacteria in the gut may be the key to the sugar-induced memory impairment.

Newswise: Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications
26-Mar-2021 12:00 PM EDT
Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications
NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

Early treatment with anti-VEGF injections slowed diabetic retinopathy in a clinical study from the DRCR Retina Network (DRCR.net). However, two years into the four-year study its effect on vision was similar to standard treatment, which usually begins at the onset of late disease.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Kids’ metabolic health can be improved with exercise during pregnancy: here’s why
Joslin Diabetes Center

BOSTON – (March 25, 2021) – A mechanism has been identified that explains how physical exercise in pregnancy confers metabolic health benefits in offspring. According to researchers, the key lies with a protein called SOD3, vitamin D and adequate exercise, with the outcomes possibly forming the first steps to designing rational diet and exercise programs to use during pregnancy and particularly when mothers may also be overweight or obese.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 1:15 PM EDT
Could a Common Diabetes Drug Become a New Weapon Against HIV?
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine scientists found that HIV boosts a key process in human cells to fuel its replication. They also found that the diabetes drug metformin inhibits that process and thereby suppresses HIV replication in these cells in cell lines and animal models.

Newswise: Black diabetes mortality higher that white rates in top 30 U.S. cities
Released: 25-Mar-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Black diabetes mortality higher that white rates in top 30 U.S. cities
DePaul University

Examining data at a city level can inform more targeted local policy interventions and programming to promote health equity, find researchers.

Newswise: Sweet potatoes increase vitamin A, fiber in bread
Released: 25-Mar-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Sweet potatoes increase vitamin A, fiber in bread
South Dakota State University

Incorporating sweet potato puree into bread not only adds vitamin A, but also changes the starch composition by increasing the fiber content. That can be beneficial for diabetics.

Released: 25-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Endocrine Society selects Hydelene Dominguez as winner of the C. Wayne Bardin International Travel Award
Endocrine Society

Endocrine Society selected Hydelene Dominguez, M.D., as the first winner of the C. Wayne Bardin International Travel Award. The award was established to pay tribute to Bardin, who passed away in 2019 and made remarkable research contributions to both reproductive physiology and contraception throughout his long career.

19-Mar-2021 5:10 PM EDT
Health Providers Call on NY State to End Decades of Neglect of Chronic Disease Disaster in Poor Communities with Investment in Community-Based Preventive Programs That Can Save Thousands of Lives and Billions of Public Health Tax Dollars
Health People

State leaders have the opportunity to reverse decades of deadly neglect of Black and Brown communities where diabetes and other chronic diseases have devastated lives and families, a crisis that has worsened through the COVID epidemic, heath providers and city leaders said outside Governor Cuomo’s office in Manhattan as they announced the kickoff of the New York Wellness Initiative on Monday.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
High readmission rate found for adults with type 1 diabetes hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis
Endocrine Society

One in five adults with type 1 diabetes who require in-hospital treatment of the life-threatening condition diabetic ketoacidosis has an unplanned repeat hospital visit within a month and is twice as likely to die during the second hospitalization, a new study finds. The results, which will be presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, also identified several factors that increased the readmission risk for these patients.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Weekly insulin helps patients with type 2 diabetes achieve similar blood sugar control to daily insulin
Endocrine Society

A new once-weekly basal insulin injection demonstrated similar efficacy and safety and a lower rate of low blood sugar episodes compared with a daily basal insulin, according to a phase 2 clinical trial. The study results, which will be presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, compared an investigational drug called basal insulin Fc (BIF) with insulin degludec, a commercially available long-lasting daily insulin, in patients with type 2 diabetes.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 can cause atypical thyroid inflammation
Endocrine Society

Some patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease seem to experience inflammation of the thyroid gland that is different from thyroid inflammation caused by other viruses, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Common drugs for type 2 diabetes and obesity do not increase breast cancer risk
Endocrine Society

Commonly used medications for type 2 diabetes and obesity called glucagon like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), are not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, despite previous studies that suggested a possible link, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Poor diabetes control in children tied to high risk for COVID-19 complications, death
Endocrine Society

Children with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes have a 10 times higher risk of COVID-19-related complications and death compared to those with well-controlled diabetes, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Genetic evidence suggests men can develop PCOS-like condition
Endocrine Society

New genetic research suggests men can develop characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)—a common metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects women. The study was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 5:05 PM EDT
Tubeless automated insulin delivery system improves blood glucose outcomes
Endocrine Society

People with type 1 diabetes can improve their blood sugar control while reducing time with low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, using Insulet Corporation’s Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System compared to their standard insulin therapy. Results from an industry-sponsored study of the latest Omnipod, the first tubeless, wearable insulin pump, will be presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Combination thyroid hormone therapies treat hypothyroidism as well as levothyroxine
Endocrine Society

Treatment of hypothyroidism, which results from an underactive thyroid gland, should be individualized and consideration should be given to alternatives to the first-line therapy, including desiccated thyroid extract and combination therapy to replace the body’s two main thyroid hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Results of their new randomized clinical study are being presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Many endocrine patients, providers want to continue telehealth after pandemic
Endocrine Society

Two-thirds of patients with chronic endocrine health problems who need close monitoring say they would like to continue with telemedicine follow-up visits after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, according to a survey that will be presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. Three-quarters of providers also said they want to continue with telehealth after the pandemic.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Night owls with gestational diabetes may face higher risk of pregnancy complications
Endocrine Society

Among women who develop diabetes during pregnancy, night owls have a higher risk of complications for mother and baby than early birds do, according to a study whose results will be presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Children, teens with type 1 diabetes had better glucose control during COVID-19 lockdown
Endocrine Society

Blood glucose levels improved among children and teens with type 1 diabetes during the first 12 weeks of COVID-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Obesity raises type 2 diabetes risk in women with PCOS
Endocrine Society

Women with obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. Normal-weight women with PCOS are not at increased risk, the researchers found.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Black women with PCOS have higher risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke
Endocrine Society

Black women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have higher risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke compared with white women, according to a study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.

17-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients fare worse when they have high blood sugar
Endocrine Society

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have worse outcomes if they have high blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, regardless of whether they have diabetes, a new study finds. The researchers will present their results, of the first known study of the impact of hyperglycemia on a largely Black patient population with the novel coronavirus, at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting.


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