The oral glucose tolerance test may outperform hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level in identifying patients with diabetes and prediabetes, a study reported this month.
Patients with type 2 diabetes who had proteinuria and systolic blood pressure less than 130 mm Hg had a higher risk of cardiovascular and total mortality than those with higher blood pressure and no proteinuria, a study found.
Any drug-eluting stent was safer and more efficacious than bare metal stents in diabetics, with the everolimus-eluting stent appearing to have the best results, a meta-analysis found.
Intensive hypertension treatment slightly reduced the risk of stroke in type 2 diabetics, but had no effect on mortality or myocardial infarction, a new review found.
Among elective surgery patients, nearly one-fourth (24%) were diagnosed with previously unknown diabetes or prediabetes based on blood tests conducted while they were fasting preoperatively, researchers found.
Diabetics benefit less from receiving clopidogrel after myocardial infarction than non-diabetics, a study found.
Diabetes self-management education is a cost-efficient, effective treatment that is underused in the United States, according to speakers at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.