US Endocrinology – Volume 17 Issue 1
Welcome to the 2021 edition of US Endocrinology. In this issue we present authoritative, up-to-date information on a wide range of salient topics, across diabetes and thyroid disorders. First, we present a review on the current barriers and benefits of diabetes technology in the treatment of older adults with diabetes. We also present two case reports, one on continuous glucose monitoring in a 71-year-old man with diabetes and COVID-19 who underwent an episode of cardiac arrest, and the second on a presentation of pseudohypoparathyroidism type 1b with Albright’s hereditary osteodystrophy and laryngospasm.
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Perspectives on the Barriers and Benefits of Diabetes Technology in Older Adults with Diabetes in the USA
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines older adults as people aged 65 years or older.1 Today, older adults with diabetes mellitus (DM) are a growing population, with 33% of older adults meeting the criteria for DM.2 The risk of DM-related complications is elevated in this population; functional decline, comorbid conditions, hypoglycemia and polypharmacy-related adverse events cause significant […]
Continuous Glucose Monitoring in a 71-year-old Man with Diabetes and COVID-19 During an Episode of Cardiac Arrest: Return of Spontaneous Circulation and Subsequent Death
Diabetes is one of the most common co-morbidities associated with hospitalizations for SARS-CoV-2 infection, with recent estimates of diabetes prevalence ranging from 33.8%1 to 58.0%2 among hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the USA. Hyperglycemia during the first hours after cardiac arrest is associated with poorer outcomes.3 Previous studies have been unable to consistently examine blood glucose patterns during […]
Presentation of Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type 1b with Albright Hereditary Osteodystrophy and Laryngospasm: Case Report
The clinical presentation of hypocalcemia varies based on the degree and chronicity of the derangement. Although many patients remain asymptomatic, mild symptoms of hypocalcemia include circumoral and extremity paresthesia, Chvostek’s sign and Trousseau’s sign; more severe derangements can present with cardiac arrythmias and seizures.1–3 Chronic hypocalcemia may present with cataracts and basal ganglia calcifications.2,3 Due […]
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