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EASD-ADA issue guidelines on hyperglycaemia for T2DM

The European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have produced an updated consensus statement on how to manage hyperglycaemia  in patients with type 2 diabetes. The consensus paper was co-published in Diabetologia, the journal of EASD, and Diabetes Care, the journal of the ADA, during the annual meeting of EASD in Berlin, Germany.

Improved glycaemic control with Tresiba vs Glargine U100

According to results of a post-hoc analysis people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in clinical practice may achieve improved glycaemic control (HbA1c) with Tresiba (insulin degludec) versus insulin glargine U100, without an increase in hypoglycaemia (potentially dangerous low blood sugar) (1). The results of this new analysis from the SWITCH 1 and 2 trials were presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD 2018) in Berlin, Germany.

Intensive glucose control for T2DM can increase the risk of mortality

The common approach of intensive glucose control to achieve low blood sugar targets in type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of mortality, according to a study by researchers from Cardiff University, UK. The findings of the study also suggest that neither randomised trials nor observational studies have been able to demonstrate a consistent pattern of association between levels of glucose control and adverse outcome, without any explanation as to why.

Grip strength a strong predictor of metabolic disease

A simple test to determine a person's grip strength may be a predictor of developing metabolic disorders in middle or older age, a cross-continental study has found.

Weight gain, hypoglycaemia and the banded-bypass

Dr Rudolf Steffen is a bariatric and metabolic surgeon at the Hirslanden Klinik Beau-Site in Bern, Switzerland, one of the leading centres in the country for bariatric and metabolic surgery. Since 2003, he has performed more than 3,000 banded bypass operations and has recently utilised the MiniMizer Ring (Bariatric Solutions) as part of his procedure. Bariatric News talked to Professor Steffen to discuss the reasons why patients experience weight regain, the benefits of the banded-bypass and the advantages of the MiniMizer Ring.

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