4 New Developments in Diabetes

February 1, 2016
Mark L. Fuerst

Here: a brief overview of 4 recent diabetes developments, including a call for a new way to classify the disease and a new online test for prediabetes.

This very brief overview of 4 recent developments in type 2 diabetes includes: a call for a new way to classify the disease using dysfunctional β-cells, a link between the duration of depression and diabetes, increased risk of diabetes in young patients with antipsychotics, and a new online test for prediabetes.  


1. Schwartz SS. The time is right for a new classification system for diabetes: rationale and implications of the B-cell-centric classification schema.Diabetes Care. 2016;39:179-186.

2. Almeida OP, McCaul K, Hankey GJ, et al. Duration of diabetes and its association with depression in later life: The Health In Men Study (HIMS). Maturitas. Published online January 11, 2016.

3. Galling B, Roldán A, Nielsen RE, et al.  Type 2 diabetes mellitus in youth exposed to antipsychotics.JAMA Psychiatry. Published online January 20, 2016.

4. Press release. First-of-its-kind PSA campaign targets the 86 million American adults with prediabetes. American Diabetes Association. January 21, 2016.

Web site: So, do I have prediabetes? Ad Council. DoIHavePrediabetes.org. Accessed February 1, 2016.