Research Summaries

Keep up with the latest diabetes and diabetes-related studies with these brief overviews. Each summary provides main points, methods, and findings and includes a link to the article.

Diabetes Management and Education

Reaching Treatment Goals Could Improve Life Expectancy

Reaching treatment goals could help people living with type 2 diabetes increase their life expectancy by 3 years or in some cases by as much as 10 years. Read the summary.

Diabetes Education Is Linked to Improved Self-Care Practices

Adults who receive diabetes education are more likely to follow recommended preventive care practices that lead to better diabetes management. Read the summary.

Treatment Options for Diabetes Eye Complications
Diabetes can cause eye complications. Learn about treatment trends and options. Read the summary.
Mental Health Care for Young People With Diabetes
Research shows that depression and anxiety are more common in US adults and young people with diabetes than those without diabetes. Read the summary.
Diabetes Complications Are Costly in Older Adults

In 2017, the total cost of diabetes complications was over $37 billion among Medicare beneficiaries 65 or older with type 2 diabetes. Read the summary.

Diabetes in Young People Is on the Rise

Kids and teens can get both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. New research shows how diabetes rates in young people may rise by 2060. Read the summary.

An Additional 12 Million US Adults Become Eligible for Diabetes Screening

New USPSTF and ADA guidelines lower the age for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes screening to 35. This study examined if testing practices aligned with guidelines and which populations were less likely to receive testing. Read the summary.

Trends in New Diabetes Cases Among Young People

The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study reports trends in young people who are being diagnosed with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Read the summary.

Use of New Diabetes Medicines

Recent guidelines recommend newer types of diabetes medications, and most Americans living with type 2 diabetes are eligible. Read the summary.

 Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney Failure Cases Are Increasing

End-stage kidney disease—kidney failure that requires dialysis or a kidney transplant—can lead to disability and early death, is expensive to treat, and cases are on the rise. Read the summary.