New guidance for treating hypoglycemia in long-term care stresses understanding of glucagon
Aug 21, 2023
There’s some new guidance on treating hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, in long-term care communities. It’s specifically geared for healthcare workers, though anyone who is a caregiver for someone...
Most nursing home docs don’t prescribe SGLT2Is yet for diabetes: study
Apr 23, 2023
Most nursing home clinicians do not include sodium/glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2Is) in their diabetes treatment toolkit. But use of the glucose-lowering drugs is growing in this setting, investigators...
Marry for love, or for blood sugar?
Apr 06, 2023
As a wounded veteran of multiple misguided unions, the McKnight’s headline raised at least one of my eyebrows: “Marriage, acrimonious or not, appears to protect blood sugar levels in seniors.” From...
FDA approves diabetes drug with evidence of superior blood sugar control
Alicia Lasek (f3)
May 17, 2022
Mounjaro was more effective than other type 2 diabetes drugs at helping clinical trial participants control blood sugar and lose weight, the FDA reports.
Two-in-one shot may help better control blood sugar in diabetes, say researchers
May 11, 2020
Investigators have created a protective coating that wraps around insulin and amylin molecules, allowing them to coexist in a single syringe or insulin pump.
Insomnia recipe for older women: diet high in refined carbs
Dec 12, 2019
A diet high in refined carbohydrates may trigger insomnia in older women, a new study has found.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, November 18
Nov 15, 2019
Common cognitive disorder often misdiagnosed as dementia … Belly fat finding may lead way to age-related metabolic disease prevention … Older adults have less diabetes distress, better blood sugar...
Late-in-the-day eating not heart healthy for women
Nov 12, 2019
Women who eat the bulk of their daily calories in the evening face a higher heart disease risk, according to new research from Columbia University.
Clinical Briefs for Thursday, July 25
Jul 24, 2019
High rate of pressure ulcers, infections in residents discharged to SNFs from hospitals … Aggressive blood sugar lowering doesn’t benefit stroke patients … Senate bill would reduce drug costs for...
Blood sugar, dementia link
Sep 01, 2013
Seniors without diabetes but with higher than average blood sugar levels have an 18% increased risk for dementia, a new study shows.