Focus on Diabetes

Focus on Diabetes

  • Focus on Diabetes
  • ReachMD takes an in-depth look at diabetes, a disease identified in nearly 1 in 10 Americans, which ...


Inhaled Corticosteroids and the Risks of Diabetes Onset and Progression

Hosted by: Mary Leuchars Guest: Christopher Slatore Systemic corticosteroids increase the risk of diabetes, but what about in patients who take high-dose inhaled corticosteroids? How do we best manage the risk-benefit equation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD)? Dr. Christopher Slatore, assistant professor in the divis...

November 17, 2014 | 14 min

Clinical Limitations of the Metabolic Syndrome: Do We Need to Redefine the Concept?

Hosted by: Maurice Pickard Guest: Gerald Reaven Metabolic syndrome is generally considered to be a combination of conditions that increases a patient's risk of developing coronary artery disease. These conditions include elevated blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance, elevated C-reactive proteins and high triglycerides or HDL cholesterol. If ...

November 17, 2014 | 15 min

The Hygiene Hypothesis and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Hosted by: Mary Leuchars Guest: Carolyn Paris Improved living conditions and hygiene may be contributing to the rise of type 1 diabetes in children, but does the "hygiene hypothesis" fully explain the onset of type 1 diabetes in this population? What factors might explain the increased incidence of type 1 diabetes among pediatric patients in the US...

November 10, 2014 | 15 min

Gastric Banding for Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Hosted by: Mark Nolan Hill Guest: John Dixon There is mounting evidence that surgery can be a key weapon against diabetes, improving glycemic control or sending the disease into remission entirely. As the scourge of diabetes continues across our country and abroad, safety and efficacy of surgery are two legitimate concerns. How does gastric banding...

November 10, 2014 | 15 min

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