Author | Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS

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Early Diabetic Ketoacidosis may Impact Brain Development

April 09, 2019

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In very young children with type 1 diabetes, even a single episode of moderate/severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) can potentially have long-term effects on cognitive abilities and brain growth, a study shows.

Is less than 7 percent a reasonable A1C goal?

April 02, 2019

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At ENDO 2019, two experts offered differing perspectives on optimal A1C targets. Blood sugar levels, one doctor said, should fall under 7 percent. Another physician argued for 7-8 percent. Learn more about the debate in this article.

Should Pregnant Women be Screened for Thyroid Disease?

April 02, 2019

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Primary care providers, endocrinologists and obstetricians have been challenged with the question of whether to screen all pregnant women for thyroid disease. The debate springs primarily from unknown clinical implications of subclinical thyroid disease during pregnancy. This issue was addressed at ENDO 2019.

Tumor Growth Rate Doesn’t Predict Malignancy in AUS-A Thyroid Nodules

April 02, 2019

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The American Thyroid Association guidelines recommend repeat fine-needle aspiration, molecular testing or diagnostic surgical resection if thyroid nodule size increases significantly, but a new study shows there is little evidence that significant tumor growth is a predictor of malignancy, especially in architectural atypia of undetermined significance (AUS-A) cases.