Start Weight and Bone Well being; 2020 Diabetes Loss of life Spike


There was an association between higher birth weight and an increased risk of osteoporosis later in life. “Our results can improve our understanding of the impact of fetal characteristics on outcomes in late adulthood and could provide clues for early prevention of osteoporosis,” Shu-Feng Lei, PhD, of Soochow University Medical College in China, said in a statement. (Journal of Bone and Mineral Research)

Dexcom’s next-generation interoperable continuous glucose monitor – the G7 – will be 60% smaller than the G6 and will feature an all-in-one sensor applicator and transmitter, a 30-minute warm-up, and interoperability with many insulin delivery devices. (FierceBiotech)

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 also saw the sharpest increase in death rates from diabetes in the last 20 years. (Abc news)

In a 9-year study, people with type 2 diabetes who frequently had trouble sleeping had an 87% higher risk of death from any cause compared to people without diabetes or sleep disorders. (Journal of Sleep Research)

During the second half of the menstrual cycle, heavy drinking can reduce a woman’s chances of conceiving. (Human reproduction)

A two-year randomized study of 602 hospital employees used automated intervention in the cafeteria to email personalized feedback on purchases and incentives to make healthier choices, but it didn’t help staff prevent weight gain. (JAMA network open)

Men who experienced sensory loss, and particularly hearing loss, were more likely to be obese than women. “Although women were generally less physically active than men, we found an association between physical inactivity and obesity in men but not women,” said Shahina Pardhan, PhD, of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, in a statement. (European Journal of Public Health)

A California woman with diabetes drove the wrong direction on the freeway after being disoriented from hypoglycemia and killing herself and two police officers in an accident. Her husband said she went this morning to get more insulin. (AP)

  • Kristen Monaco is an associate specializing in Endocrinology, Psychiatry, and Dermatology. She has been with the company from her New York City office for nearly five years.