Patients who began taking tramadol were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia than those prescribed codeine, a recent study found.
Preoperative factors may help predict long-term weight outcomes after gastric bypass, study finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Only 3 factors were associated with greater long-term weight loss: preoperative insulin use, history of smoking, and use of 12 or more medications before surgery.
Patients at risk for diabetes or heart disease may want to choose their workout intensity based on health goals, according to a study.
Weight loss program may improve HbA1c more than typical diabetes nutrition counseling, study finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Patients participating in Weight Watchers program supplemented with diabetes education lost more weight than a control group by 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of follow-up.
Canagliflozin may not increase fracture risk in patients at low risk for fractures | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Although canagliflozin has been linked to decreased bone mineral density, patients with type 2 diabetes who initiated the drug had similar risk of a first fracture as those who started a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist.
ACP recommends less intensive glucose control in most cases of type 2 diabetes | ACP Diabetes Monthly
The evidence-based guidance statement from ACP calls for personalized goals and an HbA1c target between 7% and 8% for most patients with type 2 diabetes.
Aspirin primary prevention trial in Japan halted for lack of mortality benefit | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention reduced nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not death from cardiovascular causes, in older Japanese patients, a recent study found.
HbA1c levels may overestimate mean glucose in black type 1 diabetes patients, study finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Editorialists cautioned that the study does not suggest that HbA1c has limited utility in black patients, adding that there is a need to better understand the subgroups that may be vulnerable to discordant HbA1c and glucose measures.
The statement updates the American Diabetes Association's 2003 position statement on this topic and summarizes clinical trials of intensive hypertension treatment strategies.
Score may help predict which patients are likely to achieve type 2 diabetes cure after bariatric surgery | ACP Diabetes Monthly
DiaRem, a weighted score ranging from 0 to 22 points, is based on age, insulin dependence, diabetes medication use, and HbA1c level.