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Acta Angiologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Haematologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Acta Haematologica Polonica     Open Access  
Adipocyte     Open Access  
Advances in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Sanguine     Full-text available via subscription  
American Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Anemia     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Archives of Hematology Case Reports and Reviews     Open Access  
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Artery Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ASAIO Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Best Practice & Research Clinical Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Blood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 296)
Blood Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Blood and Lymphatic Cancer : Targets and Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Blood Cancer Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Blood Pressure     Open Access  
Blood Pressure Monitoring     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Blood Purification     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Blood Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
BMC Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Bone Marrow Transplantation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
British Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
British Journal of Primary Care Nursing - Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Kidney Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Journal of Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Case Reports in Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Clinical Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Clinical Lymphoma & Myeloma     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Conquest : The Official Journal of Diabetes Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Current Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Diabetes Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Current Diabetes Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Opinion in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cytotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Der Diabetologe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Diabetes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 410)
Diabetes aktuell     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Diabetes Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 469)
Diabetes Case Reports     Open Access  
Diabetes Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Diabetes Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Diabetes Spectrum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Diabetes Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Diabetic Foot & Ankle     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Diabetic Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
Diabetologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205)
Diabetologia Kliniczna     Hybrid Journal  
Diabetologie und Stoffwechsel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Egyptian Journal of Haematology     Open Access  
eJHaem     Open Access  
European Journal of Haematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Experimental Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Experimental Hematology & Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Expert Review of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Fluids and Barriers of the CNS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Haematologica - the Hematology journal     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Haemophilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Hematologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hematología     Open Access  
Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Hematology Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Hematology, Transfusion and Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hemodialysis International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Hepatitis Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Immunohematology : Journal of Blood Group Serology and Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Info Diabetologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
InFo Hämatologie + Onkologie : Interdisziplinäre Fortbildung von Ärzten für Ärzte     Full-text available via subscription  
Integrated Blood Pressure Control     Open Access  
International Blood Research & Reviews     Open Access  
International Journal of Clinical Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Hematologic Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Hematology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Laboratory Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Iraqi Journal of Hematology     Open Access  
JMIR Diabetes     Open Access  
Journal of Blood Disorders & Transfusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Blood Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Diabetes and its Complications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Diabetes Investigation     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Diabetes Mellitus     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Diabetes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Hematological Malignancies     Open Access  
Journal of Hematology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hematopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Hypo & Hyperglycemia     Partially Free  
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Social Health and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Kidney and Blood Pressure Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Leukemia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Leukemia and Lymphoma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Leukemia Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Leukemia Research Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leukemia Supplements     Full-text available via subscription  
Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases     Open Access  
Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Diabetologie     Hybrid Journal  
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Oncohematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Diabetes Journal     Open Access  
Open Hematology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Hypertension Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Blood Diseases     Open Access  
Pediatric Blood & Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Peritoneal Dialysis International     Hybrid Journal  
Platelets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Practical Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Primary Care Diabetes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Oncology and Hematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Cubana de Hematología, Inmunología y Hemoterapia     Open Access  
Seminars in Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Thalassemia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Lancet Haematology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38)
Therapeutic Advances in Hematology     Hybrid Journal  
Thrombosis & Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 145)
Thrombosis Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Transfusionsmedizin - Immunhämatologie, Hämotherapie, Immungenetik, Zelltherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Transplantation and Cellular Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Veins and Lymphatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)


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Diabetes Therapy
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  • Association of Time in Range with Endothelial Injury in Patients with
           Type 2 Diabetes Treated with Exenatide

    • Abstract: Introduction We aimed to investigate whether treatment with exenatide could increase time in range (TIR) and decrease glycemic variability, and to evaluate the association between TIR and endothelial injury in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Methods Two-hundred patients with T2DM treated with exenatide for 16 weeks were included in this study. Seven-point fingerstick blood glucose was used to evaluate derived TIR and glycemic variability. The serum levels of soluble endothelial cell protein C receptor (sEPCR) and von Willebrand factor (vWF) were measured. Ninety-three patients having the data of endothelial injury markers were categorized as derived TIR > 70% or ≤ 70% after the treatment and the association between TIR and endothelial injury were evaluated. Results Treatment with exenatide for 16 weeks resulted in a significant reduction in fasting blood glucose, postprandial 2 h blood glucose, and glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels in patients with T2DM. Compared with baseline, derived TIR value was significantly increased [85.7 (57.1, 100.0) % vs. 42.9 (14.9, 71.4) %, P < 0.001], and the parameters of glycemic variability were remarkably decreased after the treatment. After the treatment, serum sEPCR level was significantly decreased from baseline in patients with TIR > 70% [74.5 (32.8, 122.5) ng/mL vs. 96.9 (48.5, 150.9) ng/mL, P = 0.006] but not in those with TIR ≤ 70%; serum vWF level was remarkably decreased in patients with TIR > 70% [from 1166.2 (848.1, 1335.5) mIU/mL to 907.4 (674.3, 1335.1) mIU/mL, P = 0.001] while this effect was modest in those with TIR ≤ 70%. Conclusions Treatment with exenatide increases TIR and decreases glycemic variability in patients with T2DM. Moreover, the amelioration of endothelial injury is more pronounced in patients with TIR > 70% after the treatment. Trial Registration ChiCTR-IPR-15006558 (registered, 27 May 2015).
      PubDate: 2022-10-01
  • Long-Term Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Once-Weekly Semaglutide versus
           Dulaglutide in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes with Inadequate Glycemic
           Control in China

    • Abstract: Introduction The objective of the current study was to assess the long-term cost-effectiveness of once-weekly semaglutide 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg versus dulaglutide 1.5 mg for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on metformin in the Chinese setting. Methods The Swedish Institute of Health Economics Diabetes Cohort Model (IHE-DCM) was used to evaluate the long-term health and economic outcomes of once-weekly semaglutide and dulaglutide. Analysis was conducted from the perspective of the Chinese healthcare systems over a time horizon of 40 years. Data on baseline cohort characteristics and treatment effects were sourced from the SUSTAIN 7 clinical trial. Costs included treatment costs and costs of complications. Projected health and economic outcomes were discounted at a rate of 5% annually. The robustness of the results was evaluated through one-way sensitivity analyses and probabilistic sensitivity analyses. Results Compared with dulaglutide 1.5 mg, once-weekly semaglutide 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg were associated with improvements in discounted life expectancy of 0.04 and 0.10 years, respectively, and improvements in discounted quality-adjusted life expectancy of 0.08 and 0.19 quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), respectively. Clinical benefits were achieved at reduced costs, with lifetime cost savings of 8355 Chinese Yuan (CNY) with once-weekly semaglutide 0.5 mg and 11,553 CNY with once-weekly semaglutide 1.0 mg. Sensitivity analyses verified the robustness of the research results. Conclusions Once-weekly semaglutide was suggested to be dominant (more effective and less costly) versus dulaglutide 1.5 mg in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on metformin treatment in China.
      PubDate: 2022-10-01
  • Diabetes Mellitus May Exacerbate Liver Injury in Patients with COVID-19: A
           Single-Center, Observational, Retrospective Study

    • Abstract: Introduction The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is having a profound effect on global health. In this study, we investigated early predictors of severe prognosis from the perspective of liver injury and risk factors for severe liver injury in patients with COVID-19. Methods We examined prognostic markers and risk factors for severe liver injury by analyzing clinical data measured throughout the course of the illness and the disease severity of 273 patients hospitalized for COVID-19. We assessed liver injury on the basis of aminotransferase concentrations and fibrosis-4 (FIB-4) index on admission, peak aminotransferase concentration during hospitalization, aminotransferase peak-to-average ratio, and albumin and total bilirubin concentrations. Furthermore, we analyzed age, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) concentrations, FIB-4 index on admission, hypertension, diabetes mellitus (DM), dyslipidemia, cerebral infarction, myocardial infarction, and body mass index as mortality risk factors. Results We identified advanced age as a risk factor. Among biochemical variables, AST concentration and FIB-4 index on admission were associated with high mortality. AST on admission and peak AST during hospitalization were significantly higher in the non-surviving (n = 45) than the discharged group (n = 228). Multivariable Cox hazards analyses for mortality showed significant hazard ratios for age, peak AST, and FIB-4 index on admission (p = 0.0001 and 0.0108, respectively), but not in a model including AST and FIB-4 index on admission. Furthermore, the AST peak was significantly higher among non-surviving patients with DM than in those without DM. Conclusions We found that advanced age, high AST, and FIB-4 index on admission and a higher peak AST during hospitalization are risk factors for poor COVID-19 prognosis. Furthermore, DM was a risk factor for exacerbation of liver injury among non-surviving patients. The AST concentration and FIB-4 index should be assessed periodically throughout hospitalization, especially in patients with high AST values on admission and those with DM.
      PubDate: 2022-09-22
  • Real-World Treatment Patterns of Glucose-Lowering Agents Among Patients
           with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease or At Risk for
           Cardiovascular Disease: An Observational, Cross-Sectional, Retrospective

    • Abstract: Introduction There is limited published literature on longitudinal utilization of glucose-lowering agents (GLAs) among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and cardiovascular disease (CVD or risk of CVD). This retrospective, observational study aimed to provide updated evidence on patient characteristics and utilization of GLAs among patients with T2D and CVD or risk of CVD in the United States. Methods This was a cross-sectional evaluation of patients with T2D aged 50–89 years with annual continuous enrolment in a Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plan, identified from administrative claims data (Humana Research Database). Patients with T2D and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) or heart failure (HF) (CVD cohort), or T2D and an additional CVD risk factor without pre-existing CVD (CVD risk cohort) were identified from 2015 to 2019. Patients were followed from their first observed ASCVD/HF diagnosis or CVD risk factor for each year they were continuously enrolled or until occurrence of a CVD diagnosis (CVD risk cohort only). Use of GLA classes were reported by year, cohort, and age groups (50–64 years and ≥ 65 years). Results The percentage of patients on sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT-2is), glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), and GLP-1 RAs with proven cardiovascular benefit, respectively, increased from 2015 to 2019 among ≥ 65 years (CVD cohort: 1.1–3.4%, 1.6–4.0%, and 1.2–3.8%; CVD risk cohort: 1.4–3.7%, 2.0–4.3%, and 1.5–4.1%); and among 50–64 years (CVD cohort: 2.6–7.3%, 4.3–10.1%, and 3.4–9.4%; CVD risk cohort: 3.3–6.8%, 4.6–9.6%, and 3.5–8.9%). Conclusions Although use of SGLT-2is and GLP-1 RAs increased over time, overall utilization of these agents in patients with T2D and ASCVD/HF or at risk for ASCVD/HF remained low, especially for those aged ≥ 65 years.
      PubDate: 2022-09-21
  • Astragaloside IV Regulates Insulin Resistance and Inflammatory Response of
           Adipocytes via Modulating CTRP3 and PI3K/AKT Signaling

    • Abstract: Introduction Emerging evidence showed that adipocytes are important regulators in controlling insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). So far, compounds isolated from natural plants have been widely studied for their roles in alleviating T2DM-associated complications. This work evaluated the actions of astragaloside IV (AS-IV) on insulin resistance and inflammatory biomarker expression in adipocytes and explored the potential mechanisms. Methods Glucose consumption of the adipocytes was determined by a glucose assay kit; the mRNA expression levels of glucose transporter type 4 (GLUT-4), interleukin-6 (IL-6), TNF-α and C1q tumor necrosis factor-related protein 3 (CTRP3) were measured by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR); the protein levels were determined by western blot assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results AS-IV concentration-dependently increased glucose consumption in the insulin resistance adipocytes. Further qRT-PCR results showed that AS-IV concentration-dependently reduced adipocyte IL-6 and TNF-α expression. Moreover, GLUT-4 expression in adipocytes was also significantly upregulated by AS-IV. Furthermore, we found that AS-IV concentration-dependently increased CTRP3 expression in adipocytes. CTRP3 silence decreased glucose consumption, upregulated IL-6 and TNF-α expression and downregulated GLUT-4 mRNA expression in 200 µM AS-IV-treated adipocytes. Moreover, AS-IV treatment enhanced the activity of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT signaling in adipocytes, which was markedly attenuated by CTRP3 silencing. Importantly, inhibition of PI3K/AKT signaling also attenuated AS-IV induced an increase in glucose consumption and GLUT-4 expression and a decrease in IL-6 and TNF-α expression of adipocytes. Conclusions Collectively, our data indicated that AS-IV attenuated insulin resistance and inflammation in adipocytes via targeting CTRP3/PI3K/Akt signaling.
      PubDate: 2022-09-14
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Profile of Women with Gestational
           Diabetes Mellitus Missed Using Isolated Fasting Plasma Glucose-Based
           Strategies Alternative to WHO 2013 Criteria: A Cross-Sectional Study

    • Abstract: Introduction The aim of the study was to evaluate the differences in the continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS)-based glycemic parameters between women with normoglycemia and early gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) identified on the basis of mild fasting plasma glucose elevation (FPG, 5.1–5.5 mmol/L) and/or post-load plasma glucose elevation (PLG, 1-h ≥ 10.0 mmol/L or 2-h ≥ 8.5 mmol/L). Methods This cross-sectional study included women with singleton pregnancy (8+0 to 19+6 weeks of gestation) and normoglycemia or GDM per World Health Organization (WHO) 2013 criteria. We evaluated the glycemic parameters of clinical interest using blinded CGMS evaluation and reported them per standard methodology proposed by Hernandez et al. Results A total of 87 women (GDM, n = 38) were enrolled at 28.6 ± 4.5 years. Among women with GDM, 10 (26.3%) had isolated mild FPG elevation (5.1–5.5 mmol/L), 10 (26.3%) had isolated PLG elevation (1-h ≥ 10.0 mmol/L or 2-h ≥ 8.5 mmol/L), and 7 (18.4%) had a combination of both. The remaining 11 (28.9%) had elevated FPG (≥ 5.6 mmol/L) with or without PLG elevation. Thus, when an isolated FPG cutoff ≥ 5.6 mmol/L is used to diagnose GDM, 27 (71.0%) women would be perceived as normoglycemic. Such women had significantly higher CGMS parameters of clinical interest, such as 24-h mean glucose, fasting glucose, 1-h and 2-h postprandial glucose (PPG), 1-h PPG excursion, and peak PPG. Conclusions An isolated FPG threshold, especially the higher cutoff ≥ 5.6 mmol/L, can potentially miss a large proportion of women (nearly three-fourths) diagnosed with GDM per WHO 2013 criteria. Eventually, such women fare significantly differently from normoglycemic women in various CGMS parameters of clinical interest.
      PubDate: 2022-09-14
  • Barriers and Facilitators to the Initiation of Injectable Therapies for
           Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Mixed Methods Study

    • Abstract: Introduction Initiation of injectable therapies in type 2 diabetes (T2D) is often delayed, however the reasons why are not fully understood. Methods A mixed methods study performed in sequential phases. Phase 1: focus groups with people with T2D (injectable naïve [n = 12] and experienced [n = 5]) and healthcare professionals (HCPs; nurses [n = 5] and general practitioners (GPs) [n = 7]) to understand their perceptions of factors affecting initiation of injectables. Phase 2: video-captured GP consultations (n = 18) with actor-portrayed patient scenarios requiring T2D treatment escalation to observe the initiation in the clinical setting. Phase 3: HCP surveys (n = 87) to explore external validity of the themes identified in a larger sample. Results Focus groups identified patients’ barriers to initiation; fear, lack of knowledge and misconceptions about diabetes and treatment aims, concerns regarding lifestyle restrictions and social stigma, and feelings of failure. Facilitators included education, good communication, clinician support and competence. HCP barriers included concerns about weight gain and hypoglycaemia, and limited consultation time. In simulated consultations, GPs performed high-quality consultations and recognised the need for injectable initiation in 9/12 consultations where this was the expert recommended option but did not provide support for initiation themselves. Survey results demonstrated HCPs believe injectable initiation should be performed in primary care, although many practitioners reported inability to do so or difficulty in maintaining skills. Conclusion People with T2D have varied concerns and educational needs regarding injectables. GPs recognise the need to initiate injectables but lack practical skills and time to address patient concerns and provide education. Primary care nurses also report difficulties in maintaining these skills. Primary care HCPs initiating injectables require additional training to provide practical demonstrations, patient education and how to identify and address concerns. These skills should be concentrated in the hands of a small number of primary care providers to ensure they can maintain their skills.
      PubDate: 2022-09-02
  • Prediabetes in Syria and Its Associated Factors: A Single-Center
           Cross-Sectional Study

    • Abstract: Introduction Prediabetes is a major risk factor for diabetes and many chronic complications, particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD). Risk factors vary among races and demographics. This is the first study to assess prediabetes in Syria and its relevant risk factors. Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted in a primary health clinic in Al-Mouwasat University Hospital, the major Hospital in Damascus, Syria. Interviews, examinations, and blood investigations were carried out by qualified physicians in the clinic. Results This study included 406 participants, of which 363 (89.4%) were females, 43(10.6%) were males, 91 (22.4%) had prediabetes, 108 (26.6%) were overweight, and 231 (56.9%) were obese. Older age, positive family history of diabetes, obesity, abdominal obesity in females, high cholesterol, being married, and CVD were statistically significantly associated with prediabetes (p < 0.05). However, prediabetes was not associated with gender, living in the city or country, cigarette smoking, hypertension, diet, triglycerides, or polycystic ovary syndrome (p > 0.05). However, in the multivariable analysis, only high cholesterol, familial diabetes, and waist diameter had significant association. Conclusions Prevalence of prediabetes in our study in Syria was higher than what was estimated by previous studies. While many risk factors were similar to other countries in the regions, other risk factors differed. These results were highly reflective of high burden of prediabetes and diabetes, mainly in relatively young females. Further studies are required to tackle this rising issue as it imposes major complications in the long term, and the high financial burden on the health care system.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
  • Distress and Living with Diabetes: Defining Characteristics Through an
           Online Survey

    • Abstract: Introduction There is considerable evidence for diabetes reducing quality of life. The impact of such a diagnosis on mental health is less well understood and was subsequently explored here. Methods Online PHQ-9 scores (which calculate the severity of depression), Diabetes Distress Screening Scale (DDSS) and EQ-5D-5L (quality-of-life) questionnaires were completed by patients with diabetes, followed by the extraction of data where possible from responders’ clinical records. Results A total of 133 people submitted questionnaires. However, not all data items could be completed by each patient; 35% (45/130) had type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM); 55% (64/117) were women. The overall median age of 117 responders was 60 (IQR 50–68 years). The median aggregated response scores were: EQ-5D-5L 0.74 (IQR 0.64–0.85) (lower quality of life than UK population median of 0.83), DDSS 1.9 (IQR1.3–2.7) (≥ 2 indicates moderate distress) and PHQ-9 5 (IQR2-11) (≥ 5 indicates depression). Higher diabetes distress (DDSS)/lower quality of life EQ-5D-5L/higher depressive symptoms (PHQ-9) linked to female sex (DDSS 0.5/25% above median), younger age (< 50 years DDSS 0.7/35% above median), fewer years after diagnosis (< 10 years DDSS 0.8/40% above median), and obesity (BMI > 35 DDSS 0.6/30% above median). Additionally, a HbA1c reading of ≤ 48 mmol/mol was associated with higher DDSS scores, as did a reduction of more than 5 mmol/mol in HbA1c over the last three HbA1c measurements. The 30 individuals with a history of prescribed antidepressant medication also showed higher diabetes distress scores (DDSS 0.9, equating to 45% above the median). The DDSS score elevation came from an increase in emotional burden and regimen-related distress. DDSS scores were not significantly linked to diabetes type, insulin use, absolute level/change in blood glucose HbA1c. Physician-related distress showed a similar pattern. Conclusions A low level of stress in relation to diabetes management may be associated with lower HbA1c. The larger impact of diabetes on mental health in younger women/people with shorter diabetes duration should be noted when considering psychosocial intervention/behavior change messaging. Physician-related distress is a potentially remediable factor. However, this sample was self-selecting, limiting generalization to other samples.
      PubDate: 2022-09-01
  • The Dual Pandemics of COVID-19 and Obesity: Bidirectional Impact

    • Abstract: Abstract The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has been shown to disrupt many organ systems in the human body. Though several medical disorders have been affected by this infection, a few illnesses in addition may also play a role in determining the outcome of COVID-19. Obesity is one such disease which is not only affected by the occurrence of COVID-19 but can also result in a worse clinical outcome of COVID-19 infection. This manuscript summarizes the most recent evidence supporting the bidirectional impact of COVID-19 and obesity. It highlights how the presence of obesity can be detrimental to the outcome of COVID-19 in a given patient because of the mechanical limitations in lung compliance and also by the activation of several thrombo-inflammatory pathways. The sociodemographic changes brought about by the pandemic in turn have facilitated the already increasing prevalence of obesity. This manuscript highlights the importance of recognizing these pathways which may further help in policy changes that facilitate appropriate measures to prevent the further worsening of these two pandemics.
      PubDate: 2022-08-27
  • Diabetes Therapy Podcast: Mind–Body Medicine in Diabetes Management

    • PubDate: 2022-08-26
  • The Case for Early and Universal Screening for Gestational Diabetes
           Mellitus: Findings from 9314 Pregnant Women in a Major City in Nigeria

    • Abstract: Introduction Risk-based screening has been replaced by universal screening as the recommended course of care for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). As of 2016, no state in Nigeria had implemented a policy of universal screening for GDM. This research aimed to assess findings from a universal screening programme and its implication for scaling up universal and early screening for GDM. Methods This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted in Rivers State Nigeria between February 2017 and January 2020. Multistage sampling was used to recruit 9314 pregnant women from 30 primary, secondary, and tertiary health facilities in the state. An interviewer-administered structured questionnaire was used by trained healthcare workers to collect socio-demographic, obstetric and medical information. All study participants had a plasma glucose test on their first hospital visit and a diagnosis made using the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria. Data obtained was analysed using the IBM Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23. Results Most women [5683 (61.0%)] were aged 25–34 (mean 29.60 ± 5.64) years. The prevalence of GDM in this study was 5.2% with a prevalence of GDM in the first, second and third trimesters of 4.9%, 4.2% and 6.7%, respectively. The prevalence of GDM among persons with a family history of diabetes was 13.2% (97 persons) while 4.6% (391 persons) without family history were diagnosed with GDM. Gestational age, family history of diabetes and age group were found to be significant predictors of GDM among the study participants after adjusting for confounding variables. Conclusion The practice of universal screening was useful in identifying GDM in 1 out of 20 pregnant women in the study sample. Screening at all trimesters was useful in identifying GDM. There is an urgent need to scale up early and universal screening for GDM across sub-Saharan Africa.
      PubDate: 2022-08-25
  • Effectiveness and Safety of Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Japanese Patients
           with Type 2 Diabetes in Treatment Intensification: A Retrospective
           Observational Single-Center Study

    • Abstract: Introduction Once-weekly (OW) glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) semaglutide has been shown to have a more potent glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c)-lowering effect than other oral hypoglycemic agents and existing GLP-1RAs in global randomized controlled trials. The study aim was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of OW semaglutide in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a real-world clinical setting and identify pre- and post-treatment predictors of good response. Methods We investigated the change in HbA1c, percentage of patients achieving < 7% HbA1c, and factors contributing to the effect 6 months after OW semaglutide use in Japanese patients with T2DM. We also examined differences in effectiveness between patients with different backgrounds. Results At baseline, the 77 patients had a mean baseline HbA1c of 8.1% ± 1.23%, 74% of the patients were injecting another GLP-1RA, and 42.9% of the patients were being treated with insulin. HbA1c decreased by 0.89% and by 0.66% in the other GLP-1RA users. The rate of achievement of < 7% HbA1c increased from 21% to 43%. There were no differences in effect by age, sex, or body mass index. Higher baseline HbA1c and shorter duration of diabetes were associated with greater HbA1c reduction. OW semaglutide was tolerable for the majority of our study population. Conclusion This study provided real-world evidence showing that OW semaglutide significantly reduced HbA1c in Japanese patients with T2DM who had inadequate HbA1c control.
      PubDate: 2022-08-25
  • Diabetic Mononeuropathies and Diabetic Amyotrophy

    • Abstract: Abstract This brief review describes the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, therapy and prognosis of the diabetic mononeuropathies and diabetic amyotrophy and neuropathic cachexia. Mononeuropathies include cranial neuropathies, of which the oculomotor nerve is most commonly affected, and are thought to be due to microvascular occlusion. Peripherally, entrapment neuropathies occur in both the upper and lower limbs and are due to compression of an already damaged nerve in anatomically restricted channels. Diabetic radiculopathies occur in the dermatones of the thorax and abdomen, mimicking intraabdominal or intrathoracic pathology. I also describe the features of the rare but very distinctive diabetic amyotrophy and neuropathic cachexia. Overall, the prognosis from these conditions is excellent with residual pain or muscle weakness being rare with the exception of diabetic amyotrophy where the prognosis is dependent upon cooperation with intensive rehabilitation. Therapies include “watchful waiting,” physical therapy and rarely surgical intervention, which may be urgently needed for nerve decompression and reversal of motor defects.
      PubDate: 2022-08-15
  • A Response to: Letter to the Editor regarding “Importance of Early
           Screening and Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2

    • PubDate: 2022-08-05
  • Letter to the Editor Regarding “Importance of Early Screening and
           Diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes”

    • PubDate: 2022-08-05
  • Cost-Effectiveness of iGlarLixi Versus Premix BIAsp 30 in People with Type
           2 Diabetes Suboptimally Controlled by Basal Insulin in the US

    • Abstract: Introduction Many people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) experience suboptimal glycemic control and require therapy advancement. This cost-effectiveness analysis was conducted to compare iGlarLixi (insulin glargine 100 U/mL plus lixisenatide) versus BIAsp 30 (biphasic insulin aspart 30) in people with T2DM suboptimally controlled with basal insulin. Methods The IQVIA Core Diabetes Model was used to estimate lifetime costs and outcomes for people with T2DM from a US healthcare payer perspective. Initial clinical data were based on the phase 3 randomized, open-label, active-controlled SoliMix clinical study, which compared the efficacy and safety of once-daily iGlarLixi with twice-daily BIAsp 30. Lifetime costs (US$) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) were predicted, and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) for iGlarLixi versus BIAsp 30 was estimated; the willingness-to-pay threshold was considered to be $50,000. A subgroup analysis considered people with T2DM aged ≥ 65 years. Results Estimated QALYs gained were slightly higher with iGlarLixi compared with BIAsp 30 (9.3 vs. 9.2), with lower costs for iGlarLixi ($117,854 vs. $120,109); the ICER for iGlarLixi was therefore considered dominant over BIAsp 30 in the base case. Key drivers for cost savings were the higher dose and twice-daily administration for BIAsp 30 versus once-daily administration for iGlarLixi. The robustness of the base-case results was confirmed by sensitivity and scenario analyses. Results were similar in a subgroup of people with T2DM aged ≥ 65 years. Conclusion In people with T2DM with suboptimal glycemic control on basal insulin, iGlarLixi confers improved QALYs and reduced costs compared with BIAsp 30.
      PubDate: 2022-08-05
  • Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump with Predictive Low-Glucose Suspend (PLGS):
           Determining Optimal Settings of Pump and Sensor in a Multicenter Cohort of
           Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

    • Abstract: Introduction The use of predictive low-glucose suspend (PLGS) sensor-augmented pumps has been shown to lead to a significant reduction in hypoglycemic episodes in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but their effects on hyperglycemia exposure are heterogeneous. The aim of this study was to determine the settings of the Medtronic 640G system to obtain the optimal balance between occurrence of both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Methods The hypo- and hyperglycemia area under the curve (AUC), as well as system settings [hypoglycemic threshold, mean insulin total daily dose (TDD), mean basal insulin percentage, and mean daily duration of PLGS] were collected between 2 and 12 times during 1 year in patients from four university hospital centers. Univariate/multivariate analyses and receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves were performed to determine factors associated with hyper- and hypoglycemia AUC. Results A total of 864 observations were analyzed from 110 patients with T1D. Two preselected settings predictive of low hyperglycemia AUC were a basal insulin percentage < 52.0% [sensitivity (Se) = 0.66 and specificity (Sp) = 0.53] and a PLGS duration > 157.5 min/day (Se = 0.47 and Sp = 0.73). The preselected setting predictive of a low hypoglycemia AUC was a PLGS duration ≤ 174.4 min (Se = 0.83 and Sp = 0.51). Between-visit variation of PLGS and TDD was positively correlated (r = 0.61; p < 0.0001). Conclusion The most important Medtronic 640G setting was the mean daily PLGS duration, where a value between 157.5 and 174.4 min/day was associated with the best reduction in both hypo- and hyperglycemia AUC. In this study, we showed that PLGS duration could be indirectly modified through total daily insulin dose adaptation. Trial Registration: This study is registered in (NCT 03047486).
      PubDate: 2022-08-01
  • The Effects of Imeglimin on the Daily Glycemic Profile Evaluated by
           Intermittently Scanned Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Retrospective,
           Single-Center, Observational Study

    • Abstract: Introduction Imeglimin is a novel antidiabetic drug that amplifies glucose-stimulated insulin secretion (GSIS) and improves insulin sensitivity. Several randomized clinical studies have shown the efficacy of imeglimin for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). We aimed to evaluate the short-term effects and safety of imeglimin in terms of glycemic control, as assessed by intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring (isCGM). Methods This retrospective and observational study of 32 patients who were administered imeglimin in addition to existing treatment regimens was designed to evaluate glycemic profiles. The patients were monitored for more than 4 weeks, including the day of starting imeglimin. The changes in glycemic indices, including mean glucose level, coefficient of variation (CV), time in range (TIR) and time above range (TAR), before and after imeglimin administration were analyzed, and data on adverse effects were collected by interview. Results Imeglimin administration significantly improved the mean values of glucose (from 159.0 ± 27.5 mg/dL to 141.7 ± 22.1 mg/dL; p < 0.001), TIR (from 67.9 ± 17.0% to 79.5 ± 13.3%; p < 0.001) and TAR (from 29.4 ± 17.5% to 17.9 ± 13.7%; p < 0.001) and tended to improve CV (from 29.0 ± 6.1 to 27.4 ± 5.58; p = 0.058). The curves of 24-h mean glucose level for all 32 subjects were shifted downward from the baseline after imeglimin administration. The high mean glucose level, high TAR, low TIR, low body mass index and low C-peptide were related to the efficacy of imeglimin for glycemic control. The main adverse effects were gastrointestinal disorders, and the incidence of hypoglycemia was increased in cases receiving a combination of imeglimin plus insulin or a glinide agent. Conclusion Imeglimin clearly shifted the daily glucose profile into an appropriate range in Japanese T2D patients, indicating improvement of short-term glycemic control. Imeglimin is thought to be a promising therapeutic agent for T2D patients, especially those with a low insulin secretory capacity, which is a common phenotype in East-Asian subjects with glucose intolerance.
      PubDate: 2022-07-27
  • Comparison Between Continuous Versus Flash Glucose Monitoring in Children,
           Adolescents, and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes: An 8-Week Prospective
           Randomized Trial

    • Abstract: Introduction To assess the impact of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) instead of first-generation flash glucose monitoring (FGM) on hypoglycaemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Methods In this randomized controlled interventional study, young individuals with type 1 diabetes used RT-CGM or FGM for 8 weeks. We evaluated changes in time below range (TBR), severe hypoglycaemia (SH), HbA1c, glycaemic variability, and impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia with RT-CGM (intervention group) in comparison with FGM. Results We randomly assigned 37 participants to either the intervention group (n = 19) or the control group (n = 18). At 8 weeks, we did not find a decrease in TBR in either group, but there was a significant reduction in SH in the intervention group. For participants with TBR ≥ 5% at baseline, we observed significant reductions in 24-h TBR, wake TBR, sleep TBR, and glucose variability at 8 weeks in the intervention group. Conclusions The use of RT-CGM versus FGM decreased SH in young individuals with type 1 diabetes, and TBR and glucose variability in patients with a higher TBR at baseline. The patient's history should be taken into account when advising on the method of blood glucose monitoring, as RT-CGM could be more effective in younger patients at high risk for SH. Trial registration NCT04249102.
      PubDate: 2022-07-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s13300-022-01297-x
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