Mothers’ Diabetes Linked to ADHD in Their Children

Children born to women who develop diabetes either before or during their pregnancy could be at risk for developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, data from a large multinational cohort study appear to show. Considering more than 4.5 million mother-child pairs, it was found that children whose mothers had diabetes around the time of their pregnancy were 16% … Read more

Nutrition Gets Short Shrift in Battle Against Chronic Disease

Good nutrition is foundational to preventing chronic disease and helping people live a healthier life, and yet physicians responding to a Medscape Medical News survey said they believe that only about half of their patients would benefit from counseling on diet. In the online survey of 1005 physicians, doctors said that 55% of their patients … Read more

Metformin Linked With Less Dementia in People With Diabetes

The study covered in this summary was published on medRxiv as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Why This Matters Type 2 diabetes is a well-established risk factor for dementia and PD, suggesting that metformin might reduce the risk of these neurodegenerative diseases, but findings from prior studies have been … Read more

Self-Injury and Suicide ‘All Too Common’ in Type 1 Diabetes

Depression, self-harm, and suicide among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are “underappreciated” among healthcare practitioners, according to Katharine Barnard-Kelly, PhD, who founded the Reducing Suicide Rates Among Individuals With Diabetes (RESCUE) advocacy group in 2021. “We have the most advanced technology to achieve glycemic control, but the mental burden remains underappreciated,” she … Read more

Antidepressant Drug Use in Patients With T2D Lacks Research

researchers published the study covered in this summary on medRxiv.org as a preprint that has not yet been reviewed. Key Takeaways The authors of this systematic review attempted to assess and synthesize the long-term outcomes from observational studies of people with type 2 diabetes and comorbid depression who received treatment with prescribed antidepressants. No studies … Read more

Does Metformin Blunt Diabetes Link to Brain Aging?

Researchers published the study covered in this summary on medRxiv.org as a preprint that has not yet been reviewed. Key Takeaways Type 2 diabetes appears to significantly accelerate normal brain aging. Metformin use does not appear to prevent neurocognitive decline. Why This Matters Although preliminary evidence links type 2 diabetes to neurologic and cognitive decline, … Read more

Exercise Provides Twice the CV Benefit in Anxiety, Depression

Meeting guideline-recommended exercise targets is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in everyone, but the benefits may be particularly clear for people with anxiety and depression, a new analysis suggests. In a study of more than 50,000 adult patients with or without CVD or risk factors who were followed for a median … Read more

Sexual Dysfunction Overlooked in Women With Diabetes

Among patients with diabetes, women are just as likely as men to suffer from sexual dysfunction, but their issues are overlooked, with the narrative focusing mainly on the impact of this issue on men, say experts. Women with diabetes can experience reduced sexual desire, painful sex, reduced lubrication, and sexual distress, increasing the risk of … Read more