A study in Clinical Diabetes revealed the risk of hypoglycemic events during hospitalization was 2.5 to three times higher in older black men with diabetes, but not in women, compared with other patients ages 65 and older. Higher hospital hypoglycemia rates were also seen in patients ages 75 and older and those with a medical history of cognitive decline, end-stage renal disease and peripheral vascular disease, researchers said.
A task force report by the American Diabetes Association and The Endocrine Society noted that the occurrence of hypoglycemia in the absence of blood glucose readings may be classified as "probable symptomatic hypoglycemia," while hypoglycemic symptoms with a reading above 70 mg/dL may be deemed "pseudo-hypoglycemia." Researchers also highlighted the need for customized diabetes treatments that focus on children and older patients. The report appears in Diabetes Care and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Type 2 diabetes patients who had the disease for more than four decades showed better glycemic control, lipid profiles and blood pressure levels compared with non-survivors, a study in Diabetes Care indicated. However, higher rates of complications were seen in long-term survivors, due in part to age, researchers noted.
Women who had preeclampsia or gestational diabetes mellitus had a twofold increased risk of developing diabetes after having children compared with those who did not have either condition, according to a study in PLOS ONE.
Adding 10 minutes to the time it takes to prepare a meal reduces the chances of exercising for 10 additional minutes, a study presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America revealed. Ohio State University researchers said public health officials should take into account the time people have to spend on healthy behaviors each day and realize one healthy behavior can come at the expense of another.