Thursday, 25 July 2013

Mechanisms of Hypoglycemia-Associated Autonomic Failure in Diabetes

Asymptomatic hypoglycemia is a major problem in diabetes. Mechanisms involved in a patient's inability to sense low glucose levels are reviewed. Autonomic dysfunction is a key contributor. Mechanistic studies suggest interventions that may restore the normal autonomic response (NEJM)

Abbott Receives FDA Clearance for FreeStyle Precision Pro Blood Glucose and ß–Ketone Monitoring System

Only inpatient blood glucose monitoring system among leading hospital brands to use individually foil-wrapped test strips, helping reduce risk of test strip cross-contamination (Abbott)

Categorical Analysis of the Impact of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise Training, Alone and in Combination, on Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Structured exercise training, especially the AT component, was associated with a greater number of participants moving above established cut points indicative of low CRF. These results have public health and clinical implications for the growing number of patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for CVD (Diabetes Care)

Corneal Nerve Loss Detected With Corneal Confocal Microscopy Is Symmetrical and Related to the Severity of Diabetic Polyneuropathy

IVCCM noninvasively detects corneal nerve loss, which relates to the severity of neuropathy, and is symmetrical, except in those with severe diabetic neuropathy (Diabetes Care)

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