Caution: The risk of severe hypoglycemia is elevated in diabetic adults with NAFLD
New findings suggest that NAFLD may be an independent risk factor for CVD
Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disorder increasing morbidity and mortality worldwide with cardiovascular disease (CVD) being the main cause of death.1 Recent findings from a meta-analysis of observational studies demonstrated an increased cardiovascular risk with NAFLD, especially with advanced fibrosis.2 Therefore, with several studies highlighting this association, it may be important to consider cardiovascular screening in NAFLD patients in addition to the management of liver disease due to its potential in decreasing the disease burden.3
Semaglutide aids weight loss in adults with type 2 diabetes and reduces major adverse cardiovascular events
Weight control remains an indispensable component for the clinical management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in preventing cardiometabolic morbidity.1-3 People with T2DM who received weekly subcutaneous injection of semaglutide 2.4mg achieved superior and clinically meaningful reduction of body
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Prevalence and management in Hong Kong
Fatty liver encompasses broad spectrum of conditions that lead to accumulation of fat in the liver. In Asia, the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and its subsets are increasing due to altered dietary habits and lifestyle factors.1
Vitamin D fails to prevent people at high risk from developing type 2 diabetes
Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in at least 1 billion people worldwide, while 50% of the population has vitamin D insufficiency.1 Vitamin D deficiency arises from multiple causes including inadequate diet and insufficient exposure to sunlight.2
Diminished risk of kidney failure in diabetes patients with SGLT2 inhibitors
The increased prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may cause an increase in chronic kidney disease burden.1 Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are used to lower blood glucose levels in patients with T2DM,
Debates on self-monitoring blood glucose, are patients testing their blood too frequently?
Self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) is an integral part of self-management in patients with type 1 diabetes. However, the use of SMBG in patients with type 2 diabetes has caused some debates in the field.
Real-world analysis found no amputation risk with canagliflozin for treating type 2 diabetes
Canagliflozin is the first sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.1 Although canagliflozin offers benefits such as reductions in body weight, blood pressure, and risk for hypoglycemia,2 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has included a