(MedPage Today) -- Diabetes is a much more heterogeneous disease than the current system of classification implies, a review of the subject suggested.
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(MedPage Today) -- While fertility treatments in vogue since the early 1970s led to a dramatic increase in multiple births, subsequent reduction in the practice of transferring three or more embryos has caused a drop in births of triplets and higher-order multiples, a national survey showed.
(MedPage Today) -- Among patients with type 2 diabetes, treatment with both fenofibrate and a thiazolidinedione was paradoxically tied to a higher likelihood of having an extremely low HDL cholesterol level, researchers found.
(MedPage Today) -- Immune modulation with abatacept (Orencia) helped slow the decline of beta cell function in patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes even after the treatment stopped, researchers reported.
(MedPage Today) -- An investigational long-acting insulin lowered blood sugar with fewer nocturnal hypoglycemic events than conventional insulin glargine (Lantus) in patients with difficult-to-control type 2 diabetes, manufacturer Sanofi announced Tuesday.
(MedPage Today) -- The treatment of type 2 diabetes with liraglutide (Victoza) didn't lead to an increased rate of acute pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer compared with other anti-diabetic drugs, an interim analysis suggested.
(MedPage Today) -- Metabolically healthy obese people have a long-term increased risk for death and cardiovascular events, suggesting there is no such thing as benign obesity, according to a meta-analysis.
(MedPage Today) -- Pregnant women with pre-existing diabetes had increased risks for fetal and infant death, primarily relating to a lack of glycemic control, British researchers reported.
(MedPage Today) -- Exercise training was found to have a small to moderate effect on fasting insulin and insulin resistance in children and teens, according to a meta-analysis.