The results support coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with optimal medical therapy as the preferred management strategy, with optimal medical therapy alone as the next best therapeutic approach, the study authors said.
Intense multifactorial intervention associated with increased life span, time to CVD events in type 2 diabetes
The intensive intervention was initially conducted for a median of 7.8 years and used both pharmacologic and behavioral methods to target coexisting risk factors for late complications of diabetes.
Non-endocrinologist clinicians who electronically ordered glargine at a dose of 0.5 units/kg or greater incurred a warning screen, which advised either lowering the dose or contacting the diabetes consult service for approval.
Review: In type 2 diabetes, adding dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors to sulfonylureas increases hypoglycemia
Adding dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors to sulfonylureas was associated with 1 excess case of hypoglycemia for every 17 patients in the first 6 months of treatment, the systematic review and meta-analysis found.
Only 3 factors were associated with greater long-term weight loss: preoperative insulin use, history of smoking, and use of 12 or more medications before surgery.
Studies published in the past month looked at statin prescriptions for patients with diabetes and osteoporotic fracture risk in women with diabetes.