Guidelines on Diabetes and Pregnancy

From The Endocrine Society (USA) »» Clinical Practice Guidelines – Diabetes and Pregnancy, November 2013 »» Summary of Recommendations: 1.0. Preconception care of women with diabetes Preconception counseling 1.1. We recommend that preconception counseling be provided to all women with diabetes who are considering pregnancy. Preconception glycemic control 1.2. We suggest that women with diabetes […]

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Diabetes Mellitus: Congresses and Conferences 2015

The ICDM 2015: International Conference on Diabetes and Metabolism, February 16 – 17, 2015, London UK »» 8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD 2015), February 18 – 21, 2015, Paris France »» American Diabetes Association, ADA: 62nd Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course, February 27 – March 1, 2015 , New York »» […]

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ADA Position Statement 2014: New HbA1c Targets for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Through the Life Span: A Position  Statement  of  the American Diabetes Association (2014) DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140 American Diabetes Association (ADA) »» In a position statement, the American Diabetes Association now says that all children with type 1 diabetes should strive for a hemoglobin A1c target of less than 7.5%. Previously, different pediatric age […]

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CDC (USA) National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC USA) »» Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States, all ages, 2012 Total:  29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. Diagnosed: 21.0 million people. Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). Download U.S. National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014 »» […]

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Higher-Dose Statins Linked to Moderate Increase in Diabetes Risk

Higher doses of statins are associated with greater risk for incident diabetes than lower doses, according to a BMJ study (full article) »» (Published 29 May 2014) Abstract Objective To evaluate the incremental increase in new onset diabetes from higher potency statins compared with lower potency statins when used for secondary prevention. Design Eight population […]

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Guidelines for Preventing Reccurent Stroke, AHA – ASA 2014

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have released updated guidelines for preventing recurrent stroke in patients who’ve experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. A few of the changes from the groups’ 2011 guidelines: Systolic blood pressure below 140 mm Hg and diastolic pressure below 90 mm Hg are reasonable […]

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