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Meta-analysis examines risks, benefits of third-line antihyperglycemic drugs added to combination therapy

Antihyperglycemic drugs added to metformin/sulfonylurea combination therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes vary in efficacy and risks for adverse effects, according to a recent study.

Telephone interventions may improve HbA1c control in low-income populations

The addition of telephone calls by health educators to printed self-management materials may improve diabetes control in low-income diabetics with worse metabolic control, a study found.

Pioglitazone use not associated with increased risk of bladder cancer, study finds

Pioglitazone was not found to be associated with a statistically significant increased risk of bladder cancer or 8 of 10 additional cancers in a recent study.

MKSAP quiz: Statin therapy for type 2 diabetes patient

This month's quiz, from MKSAP 17, asks readers to evaluate a patient with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity.

Task force recommends combined diet and physical activity effort for diabetes prevention

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended the use of combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes in a recent clinical guideline.

New weight loss device approved

A new balloon device (the ReShape Dual Balloon) was recently approved by the FDA to treat obesity without invasive surgery.

Weight loss, improvement in comorbid conditions after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy appear to decline with time, study finds

Bariatric surgery with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves weight loss and comorbid conditions related to obesity in the short term, but its effects decline over the long term, according to a new study.

Diabetes Collaborative Registry seeks primary care participants

ACP has partnered with the American College of Cardiology to participate in the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, a national clinical diabetes registry and interdisciplinary collaboration designed to assess and improve the quality of a practice's diabetes care for free.

Spotlight on cardiovascular disease

The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association recently released a joint scientific statement on prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults with type 2 diabetes.

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