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New Study Uncovers Racial Inequities Among People with Type 1 Diabetes, COVID-19

Black and Hispanic people with COVID-19 and diabetes are more likely than Caucasians to die or have serious complications, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Health disparities refer to unequal health status or healthcare between groups of people due to differences in their background, physical traits, or their environment. These...
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Eureka 2020! Part IV – Top Endocrine Science According to JCEM Editors

jcem cover For the sixth year running, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society publications to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2020. In this fourth installment, we talk to The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism editors about what they think this year’s most significant studies were that will impact endocrine science...
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Unprecedented: How COVID-19 Jump-Started Diabetes Care Innovations

EN1120_cover-small The Endocrine Society has been leading the charge for adopting innovative diabetes care models since 2018. However, the specter of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire healthcare industry to rethink how patients are treated, resulting in an unprecedented wave of innovation that could revolutionize how care is delivered. In early March, Robert A. Gabbay,...
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New Study: 80% of COVID-19 Patients Have Vitamin D Deficiency

jcem cover Over 80% of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone the kidneys produce that controls blood calcium concentration and impacts the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a variety...
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COVID-19 Patients with Spinal Fractures Twice as Likely to Die

Patients with COVID-19 and vertebral fractures are twice as likely to die from the virus, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Andrea Giustina, MD, Director of the Institute of Endocrine and Metabolic Sciences of the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University and IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital in Milano, Italy, point out that osteoporosis is one...
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COVID-19 Drives Innovations in Diabetes Treatment and Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has jumpstarted innovation in healthcare delivery and allowed for real-world testing of diabetes care models in unprecedented ways, according to a manuscript published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. For diabetes, which affects half a billion people worldwide, innovation has long been overdue. Currently, less than 50% of people with...
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COVID-19 and Subacute Thyroiditis: An Alert for Endocrinologists

A paper published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism sounds an alarm for clinicians treating COVID-19 patients to be on the lookout for possible cases of subacute thyroiditis post-infection. COVID-19 upended the world as we knew it in 2020, and its effects are continuing to be felt. New clinical sequelae are also emerging,...