Search Tag: diabetes

IT Management


2013 04 Apr

Self-management interventions delivered by computer and mobile phone currently provide limited benefits for people with diabetes, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Although computer and mobile phone-based self-management programmes had small positive effects on blood sugar levels, these effects seemed to be short-lived....Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 16 May

With newer developments in imaging technologies, it is now becoming possible to assess not only the total amount of fat, but also its distribution in the body. A recent review article in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics  considers imaging of body fat and body composition using different techniques and the role of computed tomography (CT), magnetic...Read more

IT Management


2013 27 May

5 - 19 September 2013, Brussels (Belgium) to Barcelona (Spain) The mHealth Grand Tour, under patronage of Commissioner Neelie Kroes (Digital Agenda for Europe), is a cycle ride with a difference. Going from Brussels to Barcelona in just 13 days, it is 2,100km long with more than 22,000 metres of climbs. However, it isn't just a bike ride - it is...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 28 Jun

The action will focus on developing prevention strategies for schoolchildren (teenagers, 12–14 years) at risk of type 2 diabetes. The first phase should include the development of systematic approaches for an effective identification of children at risk for developing type 2 diabetes including the early diagnosis with established methodology, preferably...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 05 Jul

Moderate exercise reduces fat stored around the heart, in the liver and the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, even if there are no changes in diet, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Exercise is recommended for people with diabetes, but its effects on different fat deposits in the body are unclear,...Read more

ICU Management


2013 06 Sep

An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke. Conventional belief has been that high blood sugar is a major factor in cardiovascular disease. However, this latest research adds to a growing body of...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 17 Oct

A new study published in the October 16 issue of JAMA reveals that coronary artery bypass graft surgery treatment for diabetes mellitus patients suffering from multivessel coronary artery disease provided a slightly improved health status and quality of life between 6 months and 2 years. This is compared to treatment with drug-eluting stents, however...Read more

Executive Health Management


2013 21 Nov

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) one in ten of the world's population will have diabetes by 2035. The latest edition IDF Diabetes Atlas estimates that the number of people living with diabetes will increase from 382 million to 592 million people by the year 2035, many in low and middle income countries and the majority under...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 10 Dec

A recently published study by JAMA Internal Medicine states that cardiovascular complications and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) are frequent nonfatal complications found in adults 60 years of age and older that are affected by diabetes.  Diabetes mellitus is diagnosed in 24 million US patients, with nearly 50% of them older than 60 years. According...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 21 Jan

Doing the night shift throws the body "into chaos" and could cause long-term damage, warn researchers. Shift work has been linked to higher rates of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks and cancer as people get too little sleep at the wrong time. The human body has its own natural rhythm, also called body clock, which is tuned to sleep at night and...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 14 Feb

Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent and help offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy.  According to the latest research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, women do not need to run marathons or do intense aerobics...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 29 Apr

According to the findings of a new study entitled “Effect of Diabetes on Brain Structure: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes MR Imaging Baseline Data” and published online in the journal Radiology, there appears to be a link between type 2 diabetes and brain degeneration.  The researchers further discovered that diabetes...Read more

ICU Management


2014 17 May

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with standard therapy to lower glucose, in a study conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.  Diabetes commonly occurs with cardiovascular complications. Heart attack and stroke...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 27 May

Diabetic women are 44% more likely to develop coronary heart disease (CHD) compared to men with diabetes, according to a systematic review of more than 850,000 cases, published in Diabetologia. This difference is independent of gender differences in the levels of other major cardiovascular risk factors.  Researchers analysed data from 1996 to 2011,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Jun

Recent research has exposed the frequency of undiagnosed, and consequently untreated, cases of diabetes in patients admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial infarction (MI). While plenty of practice guidelines exist for the treatment of patients who present with both MI and diabetes, most fail to address the issue of incident diabetes screening...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Jun

University of Glasgow researchers have found that some microvascular complications of Type 2 diabetes can be predicted by an assessment of cardiac biomarkers. The results indicate that an underlying cardiac condition may precede peripheral microvascular disease processes. Peripheral microvascular events common to diabetic patients include nephropathy...Read more

IT Management


2014 15 Jul

An inexpensive, portable, nanotech microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes has been invented at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is believed that this innovation could go a long way in improving care for diabetes patients worldwide and enable researchers and medical professionals to better understand the disease. The revolutionary...Read more

ICU Management


2014 21 Jul

Patients with diabetes are at a greater risk of developing complications including mortality after polytrauma compared to those that do not have previous comorbidities, according to findings published in BMC Medicine. While there is no internationally standardised definition, polytrauma refers to a condition where a person has been subjected to multiple...Read more

IT Management


2014 12 Aug

A team of bioengineers from ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) in Basel, Switzerland, have developed an implantable molecular device that is composed of two modules: a sensor that can measure blood pH constantly, and a gene feedback mechanism that produces the necessary amount of insulin. Both modules have been constructed...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 17 Sep

More than 6,000 people with diabetes have leg, foot or toe amputations every year in England. More people with diabetes could be saved from the threat of foot or leg amputation if they are referred more quickly to specialist clinics for less invasive – and potentially less expensive – medical alternatives like interventional radiology (IR), according...Read more

Executive Health Management


2014 14 Oct

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has amended its recommendations on screening for diabetes following a review of current best evidence. According to the revised USPSTF guidelines, screening for diabetes and pre-diabetes should now be performed for all adults over at 45. USPSTF also recommends that uniform insurance coverage...Read more

Lab Management


2014 14 Oct

A team at Harvard University has used stem cells to produce hundreds of millions of cells in the laboratory that control blood sugar levels. These are the beta cells in the pancreas that pump out insulin to control blood sugar levels. In people suffering from Type 1 Diabetes, the immune system starts to destroy these cells, leaving them unable to regulate...Read more

Health Management


2014 08 Nov

Author Dr Kenneth Strauss Endocrinologist and Director of Safety in Medicine, European Medical Association Global Medical Director, Becton Dickinson (BD) In the world of diabetes care, most current discussion centres on effective self-administration, accurate insulin dosage, and the avoidance of short-term lipohy­pertrophy and longer-term...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 28 Nov

New research has found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. The findings, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure , challenge the current belief that much of the cardiovascular disease amongst overweight people is caused...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 11 Dec

In a paper published this week in the European Heart Journal, heart patients have been advised to avoid being outside during rush hour traffic. The paper was written by experts from the European Society of Cardiology and focuses on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. The authors also recommend decreasing the use of fossil fuels. According...Read more

IT Management


2015 29 Jan

Dexcom, Inc. (San Diego, CA) has become the first company to obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market approval for its mobile apps to support continuous glucose monitoring. The new apps are intended to make it easier for care managers and loved ones to closely monitor glucose levels to avoid complications, such as hyperglycaemia, which...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 04 Feb

Although high blood pressure and diabetes are known to raise the risk of stroke, a longitudinal study has shown that, for middle-aged adults, heavy drinking may be one factor that increases this risk even more. Researchers found that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day during middle age raises the risk of stroke by more than a third. Their...Read more

IMAGING Management


2015 06 Feb

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have tested a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to better detect and evaluate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. The new method is known as magnitude-based MRI, which was previously developed by researchers in the UC San Diego Liver Imaging Group, to estimate liver...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 18 Feb

The latest findings from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, show that most coronary patients in Europe are failing to achieve their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets as set out in the latest prevention guidelines. Overall, less than half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 09 Mar

A new study shows that sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen alter cardiovascular risk factors in a way that increases a man's risk of heart disease. The results of this study will be presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego. Doctors have long suspected that testosterone may promote cardiovascular disease and...Read more