Over the past decade, gastric bypass surgery has been proven to reverse not only obesity but also type 2 diabetes in patients with both conditions. However, most diabetic patients do not meet current surgery criteria. And of those who do, fewer than two percent actually proceed due to concerns about risks.
Hypertension has become a public health crisis in the United States and around the world. While most hypertension specialists come from the disciplines of nephrology, cardiology or internal medicine, Naomi D. L. Fisher, MD, believes endocrinologists should play a role, too.
The Setting Targets Achieving Results Diabetes Mellitus (STAR-DM) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers your high-risk diabetes patients an intensive management program to meet their clinical targets, such as achieving their A1C target or avoiding too-low blood glucose.
A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found that a single measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (GCD59), a novel biomarker for diabetes, at weeks 24-28 of gestation identified, with high sensitivity and specificity, women who failed the glucose challenge test as well as women with gestational diabetes. Plasma levels of GCD59 were also associated with the probability of delivering a large-for-gestational-age newborn. These findings were published in Diabetes Care. Read More
Although delaying insulin therapy leads to worsening of diabetes, new research by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has found that 30 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes don’t begin insulin, a medication used to lower the body’s blood sugar levels, when it’s initially recommended, with the average start time being two years later. These findings were published today in the journal, Diabetic Medicine.Read More