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Patients Report Long-Term Favorable Effects of Weight Loss Surgery in Their Daily Lives

A new analysis from the STAMPEDE trial shows that over the course of five years, patients who had bariatric and metabolic surgery to treat uncontrolled type 2 diabetes reported greater physical health, more energy, less body pain, and less negative effects of diabetes in their daily lives, compared with patients who had medical therapy alone...
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Antacids May Improve Blood Sugar Control in People with Diabetes

Antacids improved blood sugar control in people with diabetes but had no effect on reducing the risk of diabetes in the general population, according to a new meta-analysis published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Type 2 diabetes is a global public health concern affecting almost 10 percent of people worldwide. Doctors...
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Inside Addition: Managing Diabetes in a Community Hospital Setting

inside addition featured Two recent papers touted the benefits of having an endocrine hospitalist-led Inpatient Diabetes Management Service (IDMS) in a community hospital setting to reduce the rates of both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, length of stay, and even hospital costs. Endocrine News gets a firsthand look at a community hospital’s use of an IDMS from both endocrinologists and...
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Trial Compares Two Gestational Diabetes Screening Methods

There were no significant differences in health outcomes for pregnant women who were diagnosed with gestational diabetes or their babies using two different clinically recommended screening methods, according to results from a large-scale clinical trial conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers and published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Although there is evidence that treating...
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Factors Other than Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Metabolic Complications of Pregnancy

Factors other than how much weight a woman gains during pregnancy may contribute to metabolic complications such as gestational diabetes (GDM), according to a paper recently published in Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Fernanda L. Alvarado, MD, of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., point out...
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Phase III Trials Set After Potential Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Shows Promise

[Editor’s note: This post has been updated to clarify that the meta-analysis published in Diabetologia and the Phase IIb trial were separate studies.] Earlier this fall, Phase IIb topline results of the DIAGNODE-2 trial demonstrated a potential type 1 diabetes vaccine GAD-alum —  an immunomodulating antigen-specific therapy – had a highly significant and clinically relevant...
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Eureka 2020! Part I – Top Endocrine Science According to Endocrinology Editors

Endocrinology cover jan 21 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 first installment, we talk to Endocrinology editors about what they think this year’s most significant studies were that will impact endocrine science for years to come. Despite the...

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