The FDA granted clearance for third-party apps to connect with Dexcom’s interoperable continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) by integrating real-time CGM data into their digital health apps and devices.
Patients with diabetes regularly taking an antidepressant had a lower risk for death and diabetes-related complications like heart and kidney disease, stroke, eye, and foot complications. “People who adhere to their antidepressants have better diabetes outcomes and quality of life than those with poor adherence,” said study author Chi-Shin Wu, MD, PhD, of the National Taiwan University Hospital, in a statement. (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Patients on anticoagulants had a higher risk of osteoporosis and lower bone mineral density, with warfarin being a worse offender than direct-acting oral anticoagulants. (Bone)
Maine passed a first-of-its-kind law banning the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — a family of endocrine-disrupting chemicals — by the year 2030. (The Guardian)
Kids exposed to antibiotics within the first few years of life tended to have slightly higher BMIs in early childhood. (JAMA Network Open)
And in related news, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners released a new position statement on how to both prevent and identify kids with overweight and obesity. (Journal of Pediatric Health Care)
The International Osteoporosis Foundation paired with the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association to release new clinical practice guidelines with an algorithm for managing patients with osteoporosis in chronic kidney disease. (Osteoporosis International)
The University of South Florida will receive an NIH grant of nearly $70 million to research how and why children develop type 1 diabetes. (Business Observer FL)
Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and dermatology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company for nearly five years.