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Minority of patients with type 1 diabetes achieve ADA goals for glycemic control, study finds

Despite increasing adoption of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, control of HbA1c hasn't necessarily improved, the authors noted.

3 actions may help reluctant patients begin insulin therapy for type 2 diabetes

Patients' perceived helpfulness of certain actions by health care professionals was linked to earlier insulin initiation and greater insulin continuation over time, a survey found.

Poor glycemic control associated with fracture in type 1 but not type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 1 diabetes and a mean three-year HbA1c level greater than 8.0% had a higher fracture risk than those with a mean three-year HbA1c level of 7.0% or less.

MKSAP quiz: Adding a diabetes medication

This month's quiz asks readers to choose a second-line medication for a 45-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and an HbA1c value of 9.1%.

Spotlight on insulin costs

A study compared patients' HbA1c levels on human and analogue insulins, a report analyzed insulin price changes between 2012 and 2016, and politicians asked pharma companies for answers.

Early-onset diabetes tied to higher risk for all-cause hospitalization

Patients who were diagnosed with diabetes before age 40 years had significantly higher risk of hospitalization for renal, cardiovascular, and infectious causes, but this was reduced with good risk factor control.