Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And prediabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered.
Telehealth Program Enhances Engagement, Glycemic Control in Rural Patients With DiabetesJune 13th 2020
Presented during ADA’s 80th Scientific Sessions, results from an analysis of a 6-month telehealth intervention showed sustained improvements in glycemic control in patients with diabetes.
FDA OKs Ticagrelor Indication to Reduce Risk of First Heart Attack, Stroke in Patients With High-Risk CADJune 1st 2020
This is the first regulatory approval for aspirin plus ticagrelor dual antiplatelet therapy for individuals with high cardiovascular risk but without prior instances of heart attack or stroke.
FDA Finds High Levels of Carcinogen in Extended-Release MetforminMay 28th 2020
Months after FDA said it was investigating the carcinogenic ingredient NDMA in metformin products, the agency’s testing has found elevated levels of NDMA in extended release metformin, but not in the immediate release formulation.
AHA Recommends More Aggressive Therapies for Patients with Both Diabetes and Heart DiseaseApril 15th 2020
The American Heart Association’s scientific statement outlines medications, procedures, and lifestyle change recommendations for individuals with both type2 diabetes and coronary artery disease.