For individuals with normal fasting glucose, following the American Heart Association’s heart healthy guidelines was tied to an 80% reduction in diabetes risk, a new study found. (Diabetologia)
Physical activity should be prescribed as part of a type 2 diabetes treatment regimen to reduce mortality, according to a position paper by the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. “I can’t stress enough how effective even small increases in activity can benefit patients with type 2 diabetes and heart problems,” said lead author Hareld Kemps, MD, of Máxima Medical Centre in the Netherlands. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)
Researchers developed an improved type 1 diabetes genetic risk score for screening newborns. (Diabetes Care)
People with poorly controlled type 1 diabetes — an HbA1c over 8% — may have a higher risk for fracture than those with an HbA1c of 7% or less. No such association was observed in those with type 2 diabetes. (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Glycemia alert dogs, trained for type 1 diabetes, may be more reliable at alerting their owners to hypoglycemic episodes than previously thought. (PLOS One)
Research from the Mayo Clinic suggests the benefits of mindfulness meditation may extend to menopausal symptoms, too.
Although children conceived by medically assisted reproduction have an increased risk for adverse birth outcomes such as lower birth weight or being born preterm, a group of researchers argue that this may not actually be due to the medically assisted reproduction treatment. (The Lancet)
An upcoming federal appeals case will determine whether or not morbid obesity is classified as an impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (National Law Review)