Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes in Final Statement (USPSTF)

Is Statin-induced Diabetes Clinically Relevant? A Comprehensive Review of the Literature

Despite the fact that higher statin doses are more likely to lead to new-onset diabetes, for every case of diabetes caused, there are approximately three cardiovascular events reduced with high dose vs. moderate dose statin therapy. Overall, the small risk of developing type 2 diabetes with statin therapy is far outweighed by the potential of statins to decrease cardiac events (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)

Circulating Apelin is increased in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and is associated with better glycemic control

Our study showed that apelin concentrations were increased in diabetic patients. This rise, which was greater in type 1 than in type 2 diabetic patients, suggests that obesity is not the main determinant of plasma apelin levels. The negative correlation with glycosylated hemoglobin in patients with type 2 diabetes could indicate that apelin plays a role in glycemic balance and even insulin sensitivity (Clinical Endocrinology)

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