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Adding insulin to metformin may increase risk for nonfatal CV events, all-cause mortality versus adding a sulfonylurea

Adding insulin to metformin as second-line therapy may increase risk for nonfatal cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality compared with adding a sulfonylurea, according to a recent study.

Diabetes associated with higher risk of coronary heart disease in women than men

Women with diabetes have a more than 40% higher risk of incident coronary heart disease than men, a new meta-analysis found.

HbA1c levels appear to be higher in older patients

HbA1c levels appear to increase as patients age, independent of glucose levels and insulin resistance, according to a new study.

MKSAP quiz: Pneumonia vaccination of type 2 diabetes patient

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 58-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia as a new patient.

Update in Endocrinology highlights top diabetes research of 2013

Ten studies from 2013 with potential to change endocrinology practice were summarized in Annals of Internal Medicine's annual Update in Endocrinology, published in the June 3 issue.

New recommendations on insulin pump use

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology offered guidance on optimal and safe use of insulin pumps in a recent consensus statement.

Higher-potency statins associated with more new diabetes cases

Patients taking higher-potency statins for secondary prevention are more likely to develop diabetes than those on lower-potency statins, a recent study found.

Number of Americans with diabetes up to 29 million, CDC estimates

More than 29 million people in the U.S., 9.3% of the population, have diabetes, according to a new estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Spotlight on bariatric surgery

Three comparisons of bariatric surgery and medical management for obese type 2 diabetes patients were recently published in journals of the American Medical Association.