Issue 86 Of Diabetes & Obesity Research Review

    Published: 17 Oct 2014

    The selected papers for this issue, include research from the UK showing that plasma glucose level measured during an emergency hospital admission can help predict subsequent type 2 diabetes and mortality risk. Other UK research has looked at the relationship between adiposity and prevalent diabetes according to ethnicity, while a retrospective analysis of the UK-based General Practice Research Database showed that increasing age, renal failure, cognitive impairment/dementia and current insulin or sulphonylurea use were risk factors for severe hypoglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes newly treated with antidiabetic agents.

    This issue concludes with NZ research reporting suboptimal engagement and modest results with a mobile health programme designed to help individuals lose bodyweight.

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