The intervention for Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes includes at least 16 weekly hour-long sessions over months 1 to 6 and at least 6 monthly maintenance sessions over months 6 to 12.
The study included patients 65 years of age and older with type 1 or type 2 diabetes admitted to a Veterans Affairs nursing home, and they were categorized by baseline HbA1c (6.0% to 6.9%, 7.0% to 7.9%, 8.0% to 8.9%, and 9.0% or higher).
highlight the need for early intervention aimed to reduce risk factors for overweight or obesity in type 2 diabetic individuals to preserve their brain structure and cognitive function,” the authors wrote.
Continuous glucose monitoring associated with lower HbA1c in type 1 diabetes treated with insulin injection
An editorial accompanying the two trials of continuous glucose monitoring stressed that the physicians involved had extensive experience with the technology and noted that the necessary changes in lifestyle and insulin dosing can be variable and
The blood glucose awareness training involved three 2.5-hour group sessions over 4 weeks plus 2 online modules to be done between group meetings.
Non-endocrinologist clinicians who electronically ordered glargine at a dose of 0.5 units/kg or greater incurred a warning screen, which advised either lowering the dose or contacting the diabetes consult service for approval.
These results clearly highlight the need to respect existing recommendations for dose reduction of sulphonylureas when initiating treatment with DPP-4 inhibitors, and the urgency to determine the efficacy of this
Incretin-based drugs not associated with higher risk of pancreatitis in large, population-based study
The findings of this study should provide some reassurance to patients treated with incretin-based drugs, according to the authors.
Despite increasing adoption of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, control of HbA1c hasn't necessarily improved, the authors noted.
The differences among ethnic groups may be due to genetic, environmental, and behavioral factors, and highlight the need to identify ways to reduce disparities, they said.