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Insulin pumps for type 1 diabetes associated with lower mortality rates

Insulin pump users had lower cardiovascular mortality than similar patients with type 1 diabetes who injected their own insulin, a study found.

Patients with prediabetes diagnosis more likely to change health behaviors

Patients who are aware of their prediabetes are more likely to adopt lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of developing diabetes, according to a recent study.

Metformin associated with increased all-cause mortality risk in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced CKD

Metformin is associated with higher risk for all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes and advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a recent study.

MKSAP quiz: Treating prediabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 52-year-old man with prediabetes who is concerned about his weight.

Review: Intensive blood pressure control reduces retinopathy in diabetes

Intensive control of blood pressure reduced incidence of retinopathy, but not progression of established retinopathy, in patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes, according to an analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials.

Incretin use was not associated with increased risk for acute pancreatitis

Patients who took incretin-based drugs had the same risk of acute pancreatitis as those who took other hypoglycemic medications or took neither type of drug, a case-control study found.

Spotlight on thiazolidinediones

Some beneficial effects of rosiglitazone and pioglitazone were described by studies published in the last month.