Higher HDL-C Linked to Better Cognition in Older DM Patients

(HealthDay News) Higher serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is associated with better executive function among older patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), research in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation suggests. The authors assessed baseline clinical features and changes in cognitive measures in non-demented older people with DM and found no significant clinical predictor of cognitive decline. However, higher HDL-C was associated with better executive performance at follow-up.

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 ENDOCRINOLOGY
Semaglutide Found to Be Effective Against Type 2 Diabetes

(HealthDay News) Semaglutide is safe and effective for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, according to a review in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. “Semaglutide is a potent once-weekly glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist, reducing significantly HbA1c, body weight, and systolic blood pressure. However, it is associated with increased incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events,” the authors write.

Mon, 21 May 2018 ENDOCRINOLOGY
Gestational Diabetes May Indicate Future Subclinical Renal Issues

(HealthDay News) Researchers recently found that, compared with women without GDM, women with a history of GDM had significantly higher estimated glomerular filtration rate. “These findings suggest that women with GDM-complicated pregnancies may represent a high-risk group that could benefit from regular monitoring for early-stage renal damage,” the authors write.

Fri, 11 May 2018 ENDOCRINOLOGY