Diabetes in Men versus Women
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  June 11, 2018  
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 Diabetes in Men versus WomenDiabetes in Men versus Women
 
Diabetes, especially type 2, is more common in males rather than females. However, females often have more serious complications and a greater risk of death.
 
   People with type 1 diabetes for decades show signs of mild drop in cognitive abilitiesPeople with type 1 diabetes for decades show signs of mild drop in cognitive abilities
 
People who live with type 1 diabetes for very long duration show signs of mild decreases in cognitive abilities, primarily in memory, compared to those who don't have the disease, Joslin Diabetes Center researchers have shown.
 
   Alcohol and DiabetesAlcohol and Diabetes
 
Diabetes is defined as an imbalance of glucose metabolism, leading to high blood sugar levels and serious health consequences. Alcohol can both increase and decrease the levels of these blood sugars, exacerbating pre-existing diabetic symptoms.
 
 Depression in type-1 diabetes patients linked with higher levels of inflammatory protein
 
Depression in type-1 diabetes patients linked with higher levels of inflammatory proteinDepression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to research published in Endocrine Connections.
 
 
 Diabetes Risk Factors
 
Diabetes Risk FactorsRisk factors for type 1 diabetes include infection and autoimmunity, whereas type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity and obesity-related disorders.
 
 
 CDC interventions targeting gestational diabetes may help mitigate risks for mother and baby
 
CDC interventions targeting gestational diabetes may help mitigate risks for mother and babyDiabetes in pregnant women can have serious health consequences for both mother and baby, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified four target areas in which increased surveillance, screening, and preventive care can improve maternal and infant health.
 
 
 New guidance published on managing diabetes in elderly, frail adults
 
New guidance published on managing diabetes in elderly, frail adultsNew guidance has been published on managing diabetes in the elderly, including for the first time how to manage treatment for the particularly frail.
 
 
 Lower sleep efficiency in people with diabetes and prediabetes associated with poorer cognitive function
 
Lower sleep efficiency in people with diabetes and prediabetes associated with poorer cognitive functionA study published in the journal Acta Diabetologica reports that people with diabetes and prediabetes who have lower sleep efficiency – a measure of how much time in bed is actually spent sleeping – have poorer cognitive function than those with better sleep efficiency.
 
 
 Study changes clinical practice for children with diabetes
 
Study changes clinical practice for children with diabetesInfants with diabetes can drop insulin syringes. This will be new clinical practice after a recent study, now published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers from Bergen and Exeter have been leading the work, which causes children worldwide to replace insulin syringes with tablets.