Diabetes patients who developed cardiovascular disease were found to be older, to have had diabetes longer, and to have significantly higher and lower levels for total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol, respectively, as well as having high coefficients of variation for HbA1c and systolic blood pressure.
The warnings are based on a review finding 73 cases of ketoacidosis in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and 19 cases of life-threatening urosepsis and pyelonephritis.
A “virtual clinic” model involving consultations between diabetes subspecialists and primary care physicians was associated with glycemic improvements in treated patients and controls from the same practices, a British study found.
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 59-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes who has continued to have chest pain with exertion despite the addition of multiple antianginal agents.
Women who breastfed exclusively had a hazard ratio for diabetes of 0.46 compared to women who used formula exclusively.
All once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists reduced HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose levels, and either no differences or clinically marginal differences were found among the drugs for blood pressure, blood lipid levels, and C-reactive protein levels, according to the systematic review and network meta-analysis.