BY MEDICAL EXPRESS: New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that ketogenic diets, which are low carbohydrate high fat eating plans that are known to lead to weight loss, may cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the early stage of the diet.
Type 2 diabetes is one of the most pressing challenges of our time and its ultimate cause has not been fully understood. Ketogenic diets, which are low in carbohydrate and high in fat, are known to lead to weight loss and have been considered to be healthy. These findings raise new questions about ketogenic diets and whether or not they are actually healthy. (read more)
New ADA position statement stresses differences between pediatric, adult management of type 1 diabetes
BY DESMOND SCHATZ: Type 1 diabetes management for children and adolescents must not be extrapolated from adult diabetes care, and providers should consider a child’s evolving developmental stages in creating an adaptive care plan to best suit his or her changing needs, according to a position statement released today by the American Diabetes Association.
“There have been tremendous strides in the management of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and tremendous technology advances as we push toward the holy grail of a true artificial pancreas,” Desmond Schatz, MD, an author of the updated position statement and 2016 president of medicine and science for the ADA, told Endocrine Today. “But type 1 diabetes remains a challenge. There are more and more cases occurring each year and with the demands on physicians and on patients overall, it is important that we put guidelines forward for the optimal management of all youth with type 1 diabetes.” (read more)
BY MATTHEW LIN AND LEAH H. CARR: 1. Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a child with a neurodevelopmental or psychiatric disorder.
2. Mothers with severe obesity and insulin-dependent, pregestational diabetes had a sixfold increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (read more)
BY PAULINE BARTOLONE: Low-income people with diabetes are better able to afford their medications and manage their disease in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a new study suggests.
The Health Affairs study, released Monday afternoon, found a roughly 40 percent increase in the number of prescriptions filled for diabetes drugs in Medicaid programs of the 30 states (including Washington, D.C.) that expanded eligibility in 2014 and 2015, compared with prior years. (read more)
BY TYLER RICE.: According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, intermittent energy restriction is an effective alternative diet strategy for reducing HbA1C in patients with type 2 diabetes and is comparable to continuous energy restriction.
To determine whether intermittent energy restriction offers similar glycemic control benefits as continuous energy restriction, researchers conducted a randomized noninferiority trial in which 137 adults with type 2 diabetes (mean age, 61.0 years) were assigned to parallel diet groups. Baseline characteristics were comparable between the 2 groups. (read more)