Lipids & Metabolic

Just 21 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) meet the treatment goals outlined by the American Diabetes Association, according to a study published Jan. 18 in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics.

The average annual cost of managing type 1 diabetes has skyrocketed, with the rising cost of insulin being a main contributor, according to a new issue brief from the Health Care Cost Institute.

An advisory panel to the FDA voted 8-8 Jan. 17 on a motion to approve the type 1 diabetes drug sotagliflozin, Reuters reported.

Trained “glycemia alert dogs” are more reliable in signaling out-of-range (OOR) blood sugar levels to their owners with type 1 diabetes than previously reported, according to a new study published in PLOS One.

Hong Kong researchers have identified “a previously unknown burden” of mental illness among those with young-onset type 2 diabetes (YOD), with a study suggesting more than one-third of days those patients spend in the hospital before age 40 can be attributed to mental health.

Following simple heart health guidelines may also cut individuals’ 10-year risk of developing diabetes, Ohio State researchers reported Jan. 16.

In the past year bone broth—the result of simmering animal bones with herbs and vegetables for anywhere between 20 minutes and 20 hours—has been lauded as a superfood, promoted as a Hollywood diet and linked to benefits like better gut health and stronger joints. Now, research out of Spain is proving at least some of those claims are true.

Older adults living in long-term care facilities experienced a similar risk of mortality and cardiovascular hospitalizations regardless of whether they were taking intensive or more moderate doses of statins, a retrospective study found.

High retail prices for diabetes test strips are driving a “gray market” in the U.S. as an increasing number of uninsured diabetics struggle to afford something they need as often as 10 times a day, the New York Times reports.

Long-term sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at a higher risk for circulatory and metabolic diseases, especially if they’re men, according to research out of Siena, Italy.

Clinicians’ personal beliefs about the safety and efficacy of statins play a larger role in their likelihood of prescribing the medications than their knowledge of cholesterol guidelines, according to a study published Jan. 4 in the American Journal of Cardiology.

Smoking hookah could raise users’ risk of developing diabetes or becoming obese, the Telegraph has reported of a study out of Brighton and Sussex Medical School.