The addition of telephone calls by health educators to printed self-management materials may improve diabetes control in low-income diabetics with worse metabolic control, a study found.
Home use of a closed-loop insulin delivery system, or artificial pancreas, appeared to be effective in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to 2 recently published reports conducted under regular living conditions.
Anemia affects the reliability of HbA1c results, concluded a new systematic review that offered 4 tips for incorporating this knowledge into clinical practice.
Metformin associated with increased all-cause mortality risk in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced CKD
Metformin is associated with higher risk for all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a recent study.
Early insulin initiation may benefit older adults with type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control
Older patients with type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control may benefit from earlier initiation of insulin therapy, according to a recent study.
This observational study suggests that metformin use in hyperglycemic older patients is associated with vitamin B12 and B6 (pyridoxine) deficiency and poorer cognitive performance.
Metformin appeared to be effective as monotherapy for a longer period than sulfonylurea or meglitinide in treatment-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes, a recent study reports.
Two new studies looked at how and why statin treatment increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetic patients with low health literacy and persistently elevated HbA1c levels were more likely to have the erroneous impression that their glucose was well controlled, according to a recent study.
Managing diabetes has become more expensive in the past 20 years, mostly due to more spending on drugs, a study found, while a second paper suggested that older patients are more likely to be using medications to control their condition.