ACP Diabetes Monthly delivers a monthly summary of news about diabetes, including the latest research, clinical guidelines, and FDA drug actions.
One study found that personalized text messaging improved patients' self-management while another looked at the potential value of providing social comparisons to other patients' diabetes control.
Three comparisons of bariatric surgery and medical management for obese type 2 diabetes patients were recently published in journals of the American Medical Association.
Intensive blood pressure control may increase diabetic patients' risk of stroke or coronary heart disease, a group of researchers recently concluded in two separate publications.
Knowledge among U.S. patients and clinicians about recommended care for diabetes is good but could still use improvement, one can conclude from studies published this month.
Recent trials examined the potential effects of probiotic supplements and sucrose octasulfate dressings.
The annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes was held in Barcelona, Spain in September. Research presented at the meeting covered risks of sulfonylureas, pioglitazone and macular edema, treatment intensification and
Two recent studies looked at cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women with type 2 diabetes, finding that fenofibrate may be associated with lowered risk and sulfonylureas with increased risk.
One recent study examined rates of autism spectrum disorder in children in California, while another in Sweden compared birth defects in infants of mothers with type 1 diabetes and infants of mothers without diabetes.
When initiating oral therapy for patients in whom diet and exercise do not adequately control type 2 diabetes, consider some advice from ACP Smart Medicine and ACP DiabetesMonthly's physician editor.