The study did not find any consistent trend in mortality risk with increasing duration or dose, and the effect of pioglitazone on mortality was significantly modified by history of diabetes complications, chronic kidney disease, and macrovascular disease.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery maintained significant, although shrinking, improvements in HbA1c compared to those receiving lifestyle and medical management.
The researchers found an inverse association between insulin initiation and age, and black and Hispanic participants were less likely to have insulin initiated compared with white participants.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 47-year-old man who is obese and has hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and obstructive sleep apnea.
The review found that sulfonylureas were more cost-effective than newer agents, but an ACP Journal Club commentary stressed the importance of shared decision making in the choice of a second agent.
Prognostic value of acute-to-chronic glycemic ratio better than glycemia at admission for AMI patients
Patients' A/C glycemic ratio predicted a composite of in-hospital mortality, acute pulmonary edema, and cardiogenic shock as well as troponin I peak value, a prospective study in Italy found.