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Report and study highlight risk of heart failure in patients with diabetes

The American Diabetes Association made recommendations on diagnosing and treating heart failure in patients with diabetes, and a study found increased risk of progression to clinical heart failure in those with an HbA1c level of 7% or above.

SGLT-2 inhibitors associated with reduced heart failure events versus metformin

A retrospective study of patients who took sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors or metformin as first-line therapy for type 2 diabetes found similar risk for myocardial infarction and stroke with the two drug classes but a difference in hospitalizations for heart failure.

Whole, plant-based diet most effective for type 2 diabetes remission, ACLM says

Diet as a primary intervention can achieve remission for many with type 2 diabetes and should focus on plant-based foods with minimal consumption of meat and other animal products, according to a statement from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM).

MKSAP quiz: Medication for heart failure and diabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 57-year-old woman with a history of ischemic cardiomyopathy with an ejection fraction of 38%, type 2 diabetes, and diabetic kidney disease during a routine follow-up visit.

Spotlight on tirzepatide

The first glucagon-like peptide-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor agonist was approved by the FDA and analyzed by a number of recent studies.

No additional benefit seen for self-monitored blood glucose with community health worker support

In a small trial, patients with insulin-treated diabetes were randomly assigned to usual care, a lottery incentive for daily self-monitored blood glucose, or the lottery plus support from a community health worker if needed.