Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
- Severe autoimmune diabetes (formerly type 1 diabetes): affected 6% of patients in the derivation cohort; characteristics include early-onset disease, relatively low BMI, and GADA-positive
- Severe insulin-deficient diabetes: 18% of patients; GADA-negative but similar to cluster 1; lowest HOMA2-B scores
- Severe insulin-resistant diabetes: 15%; higher HOMA2-IR scores
- Mild obesity-related diabetes: 22%; obese, but not insulin resistant
- Mild age-related diabetes: 39%; older than other clusters, but largely similar to cluster 4
Quoted from NEJM Journal Watch.
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Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a machine that increases air pressure in the throat to keep the airway open during sleep.
Jun emphasized that the study was limited by studying people with severe OSA and obesity, thus limiting the ability to apply the findings to all OSA patients. The researchers also did not compare CPAP use to a sham CPAP control group to exclude a potential placebo effect
I stopped running over ten years ago to preserve my surgically repaired knees.
Two years ago I had difficulty on the way down from a 7200 ft climb up to Hanging Lake. Last year I was limited to flat hikes.
Time to start running again?