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Oral care associated with lower risk of heart failure in patients with diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who received a professional dental cleaning at least once a year and brushed their teeth at least twice a day had lower risk of developing heart failure than those who didn't, even if they were missing teeth.

Liraglutide shows some benefits as adjunctive therapy in type 1 diabetes, review finds

A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies involving four glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists found that liraglutide had the greatest effect on HbA1c level, weight, and total insulin dose, although odds of nausea and ketosis were higher.

Portable point-of-care screening may help improve diabetic retinopathy diagnosis

An Australian study found that 39.6% of patients at high-risk diabetes clinics had diabetic retinopathy and 15.8% had vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy, previously undiagnosed in 59.3% and 62.8%, respectively.

MKSAP quiz: Diabetes and an enlarged liver

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 60-year-old man with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and asymptomatic hepatomegaly.

Spotlight on lifestyle factors and diabetes outcomes

In patients with type 2 diabetes, a healthier lifestyle was associated with reduced risk of macrovascular and microvascular disease, one study found, while another showed the same for diabetic kidney disease and a third highlighted the benefits of leisure-time physical activity.

Insulin costs, diabetes and testosterone

An Ideas and Opinions piece explained some of the factors behind insulin prices, and a meta-analysis looked at testosterone levels in men with diabetes.

Insulin pump system cleared for marketing

The alternate-controller-enabled (ACE) pump delivers insulin under the skin, either as a stand-alone or with other devices.