• Older woman develops acute, painless, monocular vision loss

    9 days ago - By Healio

    An 88-year-old woman developed an acute onset of painless, monocular vision loss in the right eye.
    She had a medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, type 2 diabetes, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, anxiety and diverticulitis.
    She had presented to the emergency department 2 days prior for several days of discomfort with swallowing, increasing generalized weakness and bloody stools and had been admitted with an acute gastrointestinal bleed, symptomatic anemia and oropharyngeal dysphagia. During her inpatient admission and before ophthalmic
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  • Disparities in GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Use in Type 2 Diabetes

    Disparities in GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Use in Type 2 Diabetes

    9 days ago - By Medscape

    White and more affluent patients with type 2 diabetes are significantly more likely to receive GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy than individuals who are Black, Asian, Hispanic or low-income, a US study suggests.
    Reuters Health Information
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  • The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes

    9 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    With nearly 10% of the world's population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue. An excessively sedentary lifestyle and a too-caloric diet encourage the development of this metabolic disease by altering the functioning of pancreatic cells and making blood sugar regulation less effective. However, fat, which is often cited as the ideal culprit, could be rehabilitated. Indeed, fat does not necessarily aggravate the disease and could even play a protective role: by studying insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells, scientists have shown that these cells suffered less from...
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