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Diabetes & COVID-19: Some Lessons Learned

COVID-19 vaccination is safe, effective, and especially important in people with diabetes due to the risk of more severe outcomes. While a session at ENDO 2022 emphasized the vaccine’s safety in this population, more research is needed as to whether the virus is a causal factor to an increase in new-onset type 1 diabetes cases. ...
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Conversation Starters: Solutions to Overcome Health Disparities in Latinx Communities

ricardo clinic Language and cultural barriers are often a challenge when treating underserved Hispanic populations, which was only exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Ricardo Correa, MD, EdD, and Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, MD, tell Endocrine News how to improve care delivery to these patients, and how the solutions could be simpler than you think. Last month,...
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COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Disruptions to Women’s Reproductive Health

Women’s reproductive health has been disrupted as a result of the psychological burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, and affected women need additional medical and psychological support, according to research presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh last November. The findings indicate that stress and sleep disturbance related to the pandemic have had...
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COVID-19 May Trigger Hyperglycemia and Worsen Disease by Harming Fat Cells

COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism. Researchers led by James C. Lo, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine in the Weill Center for Metabolic Health and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine and a cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, found that hyperglycemia is common in hospitalized COVID-19 patients and...
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1,5-anhydroglucitol Blood Test More Accurate than HbA1c and Glucose for Predicting Mortality COVID-19 Patients with and without Diabetes

This week, Precision Diabetes, Inc. presented data demonstrating that the 1,5-anhydroglucitol blood test (GlycoMark®) is more accurate than commonly used diabetes tests in predicting mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients with and without diabetes. The study, “1,5-anhydroglucitol is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Patients with COVID-19,” was presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) 2021 Scientific...