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GLP-1 drugs associated with hospitalizations for pancreatitis

Sitagliptin and exenatide were associated with increased risk of hospitalization for acute pancreatitis, according to a recent study of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Hyperbaric oxygen fails to improve wound healing or prevent amputation

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy didn't improve the likelihood that a wound would heal or prevent amputation in diabetes patients compared to other conventional therapies, a new study found.

Study examines heterogeneity of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes appears to have different subtypes based on how it is diagnosed, according to a recent study.

MKSAP Quiz: muscle weakness and uncontrolled diabetes

A 67-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-day history of severe muscle weakness. The patient experienced significant weight gain and developed hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus 2 years ago. She also reports developing muscle weakness of the lower extremities 6 months ago. Her diabetes is only partially controlled by metformin. Following a physical exam and lab results, what tests should be performed to reveal the cause of her diabetes?

Angina not associated with mortality in diabetes patients with coronary artery disease

Patients with type 2 diabetes and stable coronary artery disease (CAD) had similar risk of cardiovascular events and death, regardless of whether they had angina or angina-like symptoms, a study found.

Similar glycemic control found with basal bolus and basal plus regimens

For hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes, a regimen of daily glargine supplemented with corrective doses of glulisine controlled blood glucose as well as a standard basal bolus regimen, a new study found.

Tips to help patients manage type 1 diabetes when they're sick

Key messages for patients about sick days include five recommendations.

Spotlight on diabetes knowledge and practice

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.