After the oral rotavirus vaccine joined the routine immunization schedule, type 1 diabetes incidence declined 14% in Australian infants and young children. (JAMA Pediatrics)
From 2012 to 2015, there was a 92% median price increase in several insulin products on the market, according to Health Care Cost Institute data.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) launched an online Lipids Resource Center this week. “The AACE Lipids Resource Center will not only serve AACE’s practicing endocrinologists, but also has been designed as a go-to, open-access platform offering the meaningful information sought by those in the health care arena who care for those with lipids disorders,” said Chris Guerin, MD, chair of the AACE committee overseeing the initiative, in a statement.
Thin people may actually have a genetic advantage, according to a genome-wide association study. (PLOS Genetics)
Babies exposed to untreated gestational diabetes in utero may be more insulin resistant. “Our study shows that independent of a mother’s weight or genetic predisposition to diabetes, a mother’s blood sugar level during pregnancy independently adds to the risk of both obesity and glucose intolerance in her child,” said lead author Boyd Metzger, MD, of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in a statement. (Diabetes Care)
Demonstrating the injection process, explaining the benefits of insulin, and a collaborative style: these were the three key actions of healthcare professionals in helping adult patients with type 2 diabetes transition to insulin therapy. (Journal of Diabetes and its Complications)
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are unlikely to harm fertility or impede assisted reproduction treatments, but effects on sperm quality are still unclear. “In reproductive-age men and in couples trying to conceive, a discussion regarding the possible effects of SSRIs on sperm and fertility may be warranted,” authors of a literature review wrote. (Harvard Review of Psychiatry)
No surprise here: women who regularly ate fried foods — and especially fried chicken, fish, and shellfish — died sooner. (BMJ)