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DPP-4 inhibitors associated with risk of cholecystitis, meta-analysis finds

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were randomized to receive dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors had higher rates of gallbladder disease than those who got placebo or nonincretin drugs, but no difference in risk of cholelithiasis or biliary diseases.

Disparities by race, hospital type exist in diabetes-related lower-extremity amputations

The authors of a recent study called for public awareness, screening, and accessible and early multidisciplinary care, as well as neighborhood-level public health interventions, to reduce the disproportionate burden of lower-extremity amputation in underserved communities.

Dietary protein sources associated with type 2 diabetes risk, study finds

Data from the Women's Health Initiative indicated that when 5% of energy intake from plant protein was substituted for animal protein, type 2 diabetes risk was estimated to decrease by approximately 21%.

MKSAP quiz: Type 2 diabetes and burning pain in feet

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 44-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes diagnosed 20 years ago and recent onset of burning pain in both feet.

Spotlight on inpatient hyperglycemia

A new guideline offered recommendations on managing hyperglycemia in hospital patients with or without diabetes. Recent studies looked at the effects of elevated blood glucose levels after surgery and in the ICU.

Targeting social needs may help improve type 2 diabetes outcomes, review finds

A systematic review found that HbA1c levels were improved significantly by food supplementation with referral and diabetes support, financial incentives with education and skills training, housing relocation with counseling support, and the integration of nonmedical interventions into medical care.