Screening tool identifies high-risk drivers with type 1 diabetes and website helps to avoid future accidents
Significant independent predictors of risk for driving mishaps included annual driving distance and presence of peripheral neuropathy. Researchers developed an 11-item questionnaire to further refine risk prediction.
Compared to those with type 1 diabetes, participants with type 2 had a significantly higher age-adjusted prevalence of diabetic kidney disease, retinopathy, peripheral, arterial stiffness, and hypertension by age 21.
Dapagliflozin associated with lower risk for all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes regardless of CVD risk, study finds
The population-based retrospective cohort study included 22,124 type 2 diabetes patients from a British national primary care database, 4,444 of whom had taken dapagliflozin.
Mean HbA1c was 5.7% in the African-American participants with sickle cell trait and 6.0% in those without, despite similar mean fasting and two-hour glucose values.
Supplemental triglyceride-lowering therapy may lower CVD risk in statin-treated patients with diabetic dyslipidemia, study finds
The rate of nonfatal myocardial infarction, nonfatal stroke, or death from cardiovascular causes was 27% lower in participants with dyslipidemia randomized to fenofibrate than among those randomized to placebo.
ACP recommended that clinicians prescribe metformin for type 2 diabetes when pharmacologic therapy is needed to improve glycemic control in a strong recommendation based on moderate-quality evidence.
The position statement recommends that physicians consider assessing cognitive capacities and symptoms of diabetes distress, depression, anxiety, and disordered eating at the initial visit and at periodic intervals.
Some other new or revised recommendations include the following:. The ADA updated the nutrition section to highlight the importance of weight loss in patients at high risk and added recommendations on
The study included patients 65 years of age and older with type 1 or type 2 diabetes admitted to a Veterans Affairs nursing home, and they were categorized by baseline HbA1c (6.0% to 6.9%, 7.0% to 7.9%, 8.0% to 8.9%, and 9.0% or higher).
The intervention for Medicare beneficiaries with prediabetes includes at least 16 weekly hour-long sessions over months 1 to 6 and at least 6 monthly maintenance sessions over months 6 to 12.