Gap in Diabetes Technology Use Among Black and White Medicare Beneficiaries is Worsening

The gap in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) among Black and white Medicare beneficiaries widened from 2017 to 2019, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Reducing health disparities is a major public health goal in the U.S., and these disparities include the use of diabetes technology. All Medicare beneficiaries with type 1 diabetes...

EU Chemicals Strategy Advances Endocrine Society EDC Priorities

As the European Commission makes progress towards implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), the Endocrine Society continues to provide input to ensure that the strategy modernizes the European Union’s approach to identification and regulation of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Our members are providing feedback in several different ways, including as a member of the...

Transgender Women May Be More Prone to Type 2 Diabetes than Cisgender Women

Trends_JCEM Transgender women may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes compared to cisgender women, but not to cisgender men, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Nearly 1 million people identify as transgender in the U.S., and healthcare providers are encountering more transgender and gender-diverse patients in their practices. An important priority of transgender health research is to...

The Highest Rates of Severe Hypoglycemia Crises Are in Patients with Diabetes and End-Stage Kidney Disease, Study Finds

In patients who have diabetes and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), the rates of severe hypoglycemia crises requiring emergency department visits or hospitalizations are the highest so far reported, according to a nationwide study recently published in Diabetes Care. Researchers led by Rodolfo J. Galindo, MD, FACE, associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of...

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...

Evolution of Diabetes Management: The Patient-Provider Relationship, Accessing Resources, and Surmounting Obstacles

100_Years_of_Insulin_Logo During insulin’s first century, treatments and resources for people with diabetes have steadily progressed. So, too, have relationships between the patient and the provider. A recent Endocrine Society-hosted roundtable highlighted this vital connection and how it has evolved through the decades. Leonard Thompson was 14 years old in 1922, and he was dying of type...

As much as we know today about the endocrine system and the effects it has on the body, there remains so much that we do not know. Discoveries are made every day, and our understanding of the endocrine system is always growing and changing. Serving patients to the best of an endocrinologist’s abilities means being aware of all the latest developments in endocrine research. This includes the newest and most complete information concerning such endocrinology research topics as new treatments and new methods for disease prevention. Identifying symptoms and making the connections between those symptoms and endocrine disease can lead to greater understanding and ultimately better treatment for patients. More advanced prevention techniques can help patients stave off disease before it can impact their lives. Having the most current information can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for your patients.

This section features some of the most current and forward-looking articles concerning the latest research in endocrinology. Written by and for endocrinologists, these articles are provided to keep you up to date with the most relevant developments in the field of endocrinology. You can access the information you need about new technology, new treatments and general information to help you serve your patients with better overall care. Our understanding of the endocrine system is always evolving. With Endocrine News, you can ensure that your knowledge of the field won’t be left behind. What’s more, your patients will always have access to the most advanced information out there.