The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has issued revised care standards for diabetes, with changes affecting glycemic targets, blood pressure goals, treatment, and other issues.
Adequate off-loading with nonremovable casts or fixed ankle walking braces is the optimum modality for treating diabetic foot ulcers, but clinicians aren't always meeting this standard of care, a consensus statement found.
Patients in the intensive treatment group of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) appeared to have modestly lower all-cause mortality over long-term follow-up than those in the conventional treatment group, according to a new study.
Medication titration by nurses according to protocols was associated with a modest improvement in control of some chronic diseases, including diabetes, according to a review and meta-analysis.
Patients who began taking tramadol were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia than those prescribed codeine, a recent study found.