Gretchen Cuda Kroen

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Diabetes Study Shows Lifestyle Interventions and Metformin Continue to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes After 2 Decades

June 16, 2020

New data released today from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) shows that in over 2000 patients followed for an average of 22 years, lifestyle programs and treatment with metformin continues to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in at risk populations.

Research Illuminates Origins of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease

June 15, 2020

New data from the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study illuminate the environmental triggers that are thought to cause the autoimmune response leading to type 1 diabetes(T1D) and celiac disease. The data was presented in a symposium at the American Diabetes Association meeting.

New Guidance for Treating Diabetic COVID-19 Patients in the ICU

June 10, 2020

According to the report, more than 20 percent of COVID patients in the ICU are patients with diabetes, presenting challenges for the clinicians managing their care.  Diabetic patients with COVID-19 in the ICU need both complex medical management of their COVID disease, along with blood sugar control to minimize complications and mortality risk- and that can require multiple patient interactions that put the provider at risk.

ACE’s and ARBs Not Linked to COVID-19 Mortality But Hypertension Doubles Risk

June 09, 2020

Hypertensive patients have a two-fold increased risk of dying from the coronavirus COVID-19 compared to patients without high blood pressure, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal.  In addition, if the hypertension is untreated, the risk is greater.