Diabetes is a disease in which levels of blood glucose are too high. Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people living with HIV than in the general population.

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    As you get older, it’s even more important to regularly attend clinic appointments and stay in touch with your healthcare providers. Your HIV clinic appointments will include...

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  • Type 2 diabetes and HIV

    Changes to your lifestyle can reduce your risk of diabetes.Diabetes requires frequent monitoring and can have serious consequences if left untreated. Rates of diabetes are higher in people...

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    Smoking, lack of exercise, eating a lot of fatty foods and drinking a lot of alcohol can cause changes to blood fats and to the way your...

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    Lipodystrophy is a condition which causes changes in body shape and involves fat loss or fat gain in certain parts of the body. Long-term use of some older anti-HIV...

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  • Switching to Raltegravir or Dolutegravir Improves Leptin and Insulin in HIV

    Switching to either raltegravir or dolutegravir from a ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitor during combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with improved serum leptin levels and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA) index scores in people with HIV infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

    27 February 2019 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • As Waistlines Increase, Diabetes Sets In In Tanzania

    Fast-changing lifestyle coupled with improving household economies have propelled the rate of obesity which culminates in diabetes at an alarming rate in Tanzania, with urban areas leading the tally. Medical experts say the metabolic disease is a looming health hazard in the country.

    16 January 2019 | Health Policy Watch
  • Rising Incidence of Diabetes in Adults With HIV on Antiretroviral Therapy

    The burden of diabetes and prediabetes is rapidly increasing in people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to research published in Epidemiology.

    27 March 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Long-Term Treated HIV No Defense Against Diabetes Risk

    It has long been thought that the heightened risk of diabetes among people living with HIV was mostly due to early-generation antiretroviral drugs that raised glucose levels. But a longitudinal Australian study published in the Feb. 20, 2018, issue of AIDS found that, even in the modern treatment era, HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) developed diabetes at an extremely high rate.

    06 March 2018 | The Body Pro
  • Older antiretroviral regimens raise diabetes risk in HIV-positive adults

    HIV-positive adults who initiated older formulations of antiretroviral therapy are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than patients who initiated therapy between 2010 and 2015, according to study findings reported in BMJ Open Diabetes Research.

    05 December 2017 | Healio
  • Many adults with diabetes delay insulin therapy

    Three in ten adults with type 2 diabetes who need to start taking insulin to lower their blood sugar don’t begin treatment when their doctors tell them to, a recent study suggests.

    02 October 2017 | Reuters
  • Widely used diabetes test may not be suitable for Africans

    People of African descent may mistakenly get the all-clear from a widely used type 2 diabetes test called HbA1c, according to an international study. The findings have important implications as they suggest that using this test as the sole means to diagnose diabetes would do harm, said University of the Witwatersrand endocrinologist Alisha Wade.

    14 September 2017 | Medical Brief
  • HCV eradication in HIV coinfected patients linked to reduced diabetes, chronic renal failure

    Eradication of hepatitis C virus infection among patients coinfected with HIV was associated with reductions in diabetes and chronic renal failure in addition to reduced mortality, HIV progression and liver-related events, according to the results of a Spanish cohort study. These findings led investigators to conclude that HIV coinfected patients should receive HCV therapy regardless of their fibrosis stage.

    31 January 2017 | Healio
  • People with HIV more likely to develop diabetes, study finds

    A new study suggests the diabetes prevalence is much higher among HIV-positive individuals than the general population, even when obesity is not present.

    31 January 2017 | HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
  • Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

    A diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lower blood sugar in patients with HIV. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests the drug may prevent cardiovascular problems because it works to reduce inflammation that is linked to heart disease and stroke in these patients. The drug both improved metabolism and reduced inflammation in HIV-positive adults on antiretroviral therapy.

    15 May 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
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