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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2020

December 2020 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Diabetes Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, is a chronic inflammatory state that can lead to an ineffective immune response. Patients with COVID-19 and uncontrolled diabetes have an increased risk for medical complications, including death. 
KDIGO Releases New Diabetes/CKD Guidelines

The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes organization has published its first clinical practice guideline for the management of patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
WHO: New Guidelines on Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior

The World Health Organization has released new guidance for recommended amounts of physical activity, and health outcomes associated with sedentary behavior.

CVD Risk Is Lowered by Polypill, Aspirin

A reduction in cardiovascular events may be possible with the use of a new combination pill of blood-pressure- and cholesterol-lowering medications. In this trial, the researchers examined how this “polypill”, aspirin, and the 2 together impact the risk of cardiovascular disease events. 
Bariatric Surgery Decreases CAD Risk

Researchers conducted a retrospective review of data from patients who underwent bariatric surgery in order to examine the effects of the procedure of pericardial fat thickness and the risk of developing coronary artery disease.