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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles March 2021

March 2021 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Does Exercise Intensity Affect Mortality Risk? 

While moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is adequate for achieving recommended weekly exercise goals, whether higher proportions of vigorous exercise can affect mortality risk is unclear. 

Semaglutide Could Improve Weight Loss Efforts

In a recent study, researchers examined whether semaglutide, in addition to lifestyle interventions, could affect weight among patients without diabetes. 

Hypoglycemia Awareness is Limited Among Type 1 Diabetes Patients

Recent studies have suggested that rates of hypoglycemia among patients with type 1 diabetes are as high as 35%. In order to assess these rates further, the researchers conducted a study of data from a cohort of patients with type 1 diabetes.

Does Prediabetes Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Adults?

Prediabetes is often used to identify patients who are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. However, multiple prediabetes definitions and a lack of characterization makes this common association unreliable. In a recent study, researchers examined the risk of progression to diabetes in older adults with prediabetes. 

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.