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Expert panel recommends target ranges for continuous glucose monitoring data

Adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes should aim to spend more than 70% of each day in the target range of 70 to 180 mg/dL (3.9 to 10.0 mmol/L), which corresponds to an HbA1c level of about 7%, the consensus report said.

ADA updates standards of care related to CV, renal health in type 2 diabetes

The updates were based on findings from the industry-funded CREDENCE (Canagliflozin and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes and Nephropathy) trial.

AHA offers new guidance on treating diabetes and heart failure

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the Heart Failure Society of America describes new approaches to medications, lifestyles, and the importance of multidisciplinary care that includes physicians and other clinicians.

MKSAP quiz: Type 2 diabetes and anemia

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a patient with type 2 diabetes, an HbA1c of 7.3%, and a ferritin of 11 ng/mL.

Spotlight on diabetes prevention

Recent studies looked at vitamin D supplementation, peer mentoring, and physician referrals to diabetes prevention programs among patients with prediabetes.

Review: Viscous fiber reduces HbA1c, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes

An ACP Journal Club commentary recommends advising patients with type 2 diabetes who don't smoke and who take metformin to also consider increasing their soluble fiber intake by more than 10 g/d.

Do not use unauthorized devices for diabetes management, FDA warns

Use of such devices, either alone or with authorized devices, could result in inaccurate glucose level readings or unsafe insulin dosing, potentially leading to death or injury.