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Researchers identify 5 subgroups of patients with type 2 diabetes

The Swedish study grouped patients based on six key variables, including presence of glutamate decarboxylase antibodies, age at diagnosis, body mass index, HbA1c level, and estimates of beta-cell function and insulin resistance.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2018/03/09/1.htm
9 Mar 2018

Continuous glucose monitoring associated with lower HbA1c in type 1 diabetes treated with insulin injection

An editorial accompanying the two trials of continuous glucose monitoring stressed that the physicians involved had extensive experience with the technology and noted that the necessary changes in lifestyle and insulin dosing can be variable and complicated.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2017/02/10/3.htm
10 Feb 2017

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2017/01/13/3.htm
13 Jan 2017

ACP releases updated guideline on oral pharmacologic treatment of type 2 diabetes

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2017/01/13/2.htm
13 Jan 2017

Pioglitazone use associated with reduced mortality risk, cohort analysis finds

The study did not find any consistent trend in mortality risk with increasing duration or dose, and the effect of pioglitazone on mortality was significantly modified by history of diabetes complications, chronic kidney disease, and macrovascular disease.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2018/02/09/1.htm
9 Feb 2018

ADA's updated standards of diabetes care include recommendations for hypertension, screening high-risk youth

The American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s 2018 update also recommends that adults with type 2 diabetes and heart disease receive a medication proven to improve heart health, after lifestyle management and metformin.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2018/01/12/1.htm
12 Jan 2018

Clinicians should integrate psychosocial components into diabetes care, ADA recommends

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2016/12/09/2.htm
9 Dec 2016

No apparent association between glycemic control, outcomes in diabetic nursing home residents

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).
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2016/12/09/3.htm
9 Dec 2016

Medicare finalizes policies to expand its Diabetes Prevention Program Model

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2016/11/11/2.htm
11 Nov 2016

Metformin appears better than sulfonylureas as first-line therapy for patients with CKD

Metformin was associated with a lower risk of mortality than sulfonylureas both overall and in all categories of estimated glomerular filtration rate, the observational study found.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2017/12/08/1.htm
8 Dec 2017

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