Sports are key for this patient group. Hypoglycemia should be avoided by supplementing carbohydrate intake, preprandial and basal insulin doses reduction, and combining aerobic exercise with other activities.
Oncological treatment with PD1 or PD-L1 inhibitors can trigger type 1 diabetes. This undesirable effect usually occurs early, often accompanied by acute ketoacidosis. Current data on the issue were presented.
People who suffer from diabetes mellitus and have elevated uric acid levels, often also have diabetic nephropathy. The question was clearly answered: uric acid is a biomarker and not a risk factor.
Hypoglycemia in diabetes types 1 and 2 patients has not decreased in recent years despite numerous improvements. The role of C-peptide in hypoglycemia and modern techniques to prevent it were discussed.
This story highlights the shortcomings of the scientific publication system. At a time when studies are unveiled on social networks, collaborative reviewing must be strengthened and expanded.
Dapagliflozin reduced kidney failure risk in patients with CKD, the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalization due to heart failure, and the SGLT2 inhibitor prolonged survival.
Björn Eliasson presented non-insulin-containing therapies, such as dapagliflozin, while Eelco de Koning discussed the pros and cons of pancreatic and beta-cell transplantation.
The previously-released trial results were presented with additional current data, supporting the inhibitor’s use as a further pillar for heart failure treatment in patients with reduced ejection fraction.
The EASD president speaks about the hot topics of this year's congress, new e-learning opportunities, and the measures taken by EASD to support its members in times of COVID-19
Flash glucose monitoring can expand the timeframe in which glucose level is in the range of 70-180 mg/dl, compared to blood glucose self-monitoring, and therefore shortening hypoglycemia phases.
Pulmonary fibrosis can occur secondarily after infection, especially in patients who suffered from severely impaired diffusion capacity during the acute infection.
Older people today have better functional abilities compared with those 30 years ago. Physical and cognitive performance of the 75-80-year-old group was juxtaposed with that of the 1990s.
Singing is as effective as classical pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD patients as a means of improving physical performance.
Physical activity should play a key role in multi-component interventions of sleep apnea patients as it has a positive influence on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index and risk factors for diseases such as diabetes.
An increasing variety of nicotine-containing products is available. The consumption of e-cigarettes, traditional cigarettes, and also cannabis, could be more harmful than smoking alone.
Results from a large pooled cohort study show that even less than 10 cigarettes a day significantly increases the risk of lung cancer or respiratory disease death.
Nasal high-flow therapy and non-invasive ventilation performed equally well in people with cCOPD with hypercapnia. NHF could therefore be a valuable addition to existing oxygen delivery devices.
People infected with COVID-19 often suffer long-term lung function impairment, but preliminary CovILD study results found improvement over time for many patients.
Objective markers for asthma-like coughs can be measured via a smartphone. This technology could solve the current problems in monitoring respiratory diseases.
An analysis of longitudinal data found an association between lung function and cognitive impairment in older people over an average 12-years follow-up period.