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Admission hyperglycemia in AMI patients may indicate developing or unrecognized diabetes

Hyperglycemia at hospital admission for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) may indicate developing or unrecognized diabetes in patients with no history of the condition, according to a new study.

Nurse phone coaching program didn't improve outpatient glycemic control

A nurse-delivered phone coaching initiative that aimed to improve outpatients' glycemic control wasn't more successful than usual care, a new study found.

Stepwise insulin intensification non-inferior to basal-bolus regimen

Stepwise prandial insulin intensification provided glycemic control that was non-inferior to a full basal-bolus regimen after 32 weeks, with significantly lower hypoglycemia risk and better patient satisfaction, an industry-funded study found.

MKSAP Quiz: Treating hyperlipidemia and type 2 diabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 56-year-old man who received a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus 6 months ago and is returning for follow up.

Score predicts diabetes remission after Roux-en-Y surgery

Researchers created a new score, based on four variables, which can help predict whether a patient will have remission of type 2 diabetes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

Intensive insulin after PCI didn't reduce infarct size

Intensive use of insulin to regulate hyperglycemia in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients did not reduce infarct size, and may have caused harm, a new study found.

Diabetic foot care begins with bare feet

Get advice on heading up a care team that intervenes early and often to prevent the ulcerations, pressure points and neuropathies that can progress to infection and possibly amputation in the October ACP Internist.

Insulin pumps with a sensor and threshold-suspend reduced nocturnal hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes and documented nocturnal hypoglycemia who were randomized to receive sensor-enhanced insulin pump therapy with a threshold-suspend feature had reduced nocturnal hypoglycemia and no difference in glycated hemoglobin levels compared to those on sensor-augmented insulin pump therapy alone, a recent study found.

Advice for patient education about diet

When counseling patients with type 2 diabetes about their diets, some general principles may be helpful.

Spotlight on European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference

The annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes was held in Barcelona, Spain in September. Research presented at the meeting covered risks of sulfonylureas, pioglitazone and macular edema, treatment intensification and erectile dysfunction.

Physician editor: David V. O'Dell, MD, FACP