In the News


Diabetes raises coronary artery disease risk more in women under 60

Young and middle-aged women with diabetes have about 4 times the risk of coronary artery disease as same-age women without diabetes and similar risk to same-age diabetic men, an analysis found.

CABG and PCI offer similar improvements in quality of life for diabetics

In patients with diabetes, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents improved health status and quality of life to similar degrees.

eGFR overestimates kidney function in patients with poor glycemic control

Poor glycemic control causes overestimations in calculations of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), according to a recent study that developed a formula to correct the problem.

MKSAP Quiz: Elderly patient with episodes of confusion

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate an 82-year-old with a 6-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and a 5-year history of heart failure.

ADA updates nutrition guidelines to address varied eating patterns

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently released new recommendations on nutrition therapy for adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

ACE inhibitors may be better than other antihypertensives for diabetes patients

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors were found to possibly improve outcomes for patients with diabetes more than other antihypertensives, a recent meta-analysis found.

Review: Bariatric surgery improves weight and glycemia in nonmorbidly obese adults with diabetes

A review of 3 randomized controlled trials found that surgical treatment increased weight loss and improved diabetes-related outcomes more than nonsurgical treatment in moderately obese patients.

A lifestyle intervention did not reduce cardiovascular outcomes in overweight or obese patients with type 2 diabetes

The Look AHEAD trial randomized more than 5,000 overweight and obese type 2 diabetics to intensive lifestyle intervention or diabetes support and education and found that the intensive group reduced several risk factors, but not the primary outcome.

Advice for patient education about exercise

When counseling patients with type 2 diabetes about their exercise habits, consider some advice from ACP Smart Medicine and ACP DiabetesMonthly's physician editor.

Spotlight on lifestyle change

The effects of lifestyle interventions on patients with diabetes were analyzed by several recent studies.

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