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Review looks at metformin safety, effectiveness in patients with reduced renal function

Metformin appears to be associated with reduced mortality at estimated glomerular filtration rates as low as 45 mL/min/1.73 m2, but safety concerns arise with rates at or below 30 mL/min/1.73 m2.
11 Jun 2021

Quarter of U.S. diabetes patients report using at least one strategy to reduce drug costs

In a survey of U.S. adults with diabetes, about 13% who were prescribed medication said they did not take it as prescribed, and about 24% said they asked their doctors for a lower-cost medication.
13 Sep 2019

Influenza vaccination decreased risk of influenza hospitalization in patients with diabetes

On average during six influenza seasons, the protective effect of the vaccine in preventing influenza hospitalization was 46% for current-season vaccination and 44% for vaccination in prior seasons only, a Spanish study found.
12 Jun 2020

Patients with type 1 diabetes spending more on supplies than insulin

Mean out-of-pocket spending for all care among a national sample of insured patients with type 1 diabetes was nearly $2,500 in 2018, according to one study, while a second study found that commercially insured patients' out-of-pocket insulin costs have peaked.
12 Jun 2020

Meta-analysis quantifies survival gains from bariatric surgery

According to an analysis of studies of severely obese patients, metabolic-bariatric surgery was associated with median life expectancy gains of 9.3 years in patients with diabetes and 5.1 years in patients without diabetes.
14 May 2021

SGLT-2 inhibitors associated with fewer serious renal events than DPP-4 inhibitors

In a propensity-matched Scandinavian study, new users of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors had a lower risk of renal replacement therapy and hospital admission for renal events than new users of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors.
8 May 2020

Preop metformin associated with better postop outcomes in type 2 diabetes

A retrospective cohort study used electronic health record data from one health care system to assess postoperative mortality and readmission rates in adults who had major surgery.
8 May 2020

Task Force draft recommendation supports earlier diabetes screening

The draft recommendation calls for screening patients ages 35 to 70 years who are overweight or obese. It is open for public comment through Monday, April 12.
9 Apr 2021

Diabetes-related variables, general comorbidities may predict major osteoporotic fractures

A study of African-American, Hispanic, and Caucasian patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes found that the most significant predictors of fracture risk varied by race and ethnicity.
10 Apr 2020

Type 2 diabetes, elevated glucose associated with increased risk of unspecified dementia

Risk of Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia was not associated with nonfasting plasma glucose levels in a large Danish study that included patients with and without diabetes.
10 Apr 2020

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