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Intervention with web-based component appears to raise hypoglycemia awareness

The blood glucose awareness training involved three 2.5-hour group sessions over 4 weeks plus 2 online modules to be done between group meetings.
11 Nov 2016

Intensive therapy to lower HbA1c, BP, and cholesterol failed to reduce mortality

The trial included 2,542 patients ages 45 to 69 years who had type 2 diabetes with an HbA1c of 6.9% or higher and hypertension, dyslipidemia, or both, recruited at 81 sites in Japan.
10 Nov 2017

3 biomarkers may refine standard cardiovascular risk algorithms for diabetes

Elevations in high-sensitivity troponin T or N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide were significantly associated with risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and hospitalization for heart failure, while C-reactive protein was a less significant predictor.
7 Oct 2016

Restricting orders for insulin glargine may lower hypoglycemia rates, study finds

Non-endocrinologist clinicians who electronically ordered glargine at a dose of 0.5 units/kg or greater incurred a warning screen, which advised either lowering the dose or contacting the diabetes consult service for approval.
16 Sep 2016

Intense multifactorial intervention associated with increased life span, time to CVD events in type 2 diabetes

The intensive intervention was initially conducted for a median of 7.8 years and used both pharmacologic and behavioral methods to target coexisting risk factors for late complications of diabetes.
16 Sep 2016

Incretin-based drugs not associated with higher risk of pancreatitis in large, population-based study

The findings of this study should provide some reassurance to patients treated with incretin-based drugs, according to the authors.
12 Aug 2016

Very low systolic blood pressure associated with less CV risk in diabetes patients

Patients with type 2 diabetes and a systolic blood pressure of 110 to 119 mm Hg appeared to have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than patients who had systolic blood pressures of 130 to 139 mm Hg, according to a registry study.
12 Aug 2016

Continuous glucose monitoring may help type 2 diabetes patients

An industry-funded trial found slight decreases in HbA1c among insulin-using patients with type 2 diabetes who tried continuous glucose monitoring, compared to usual care.
8 Sep 2017

Diabetes groups update standards for self-management

The 2017 revision from the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators offers recommendations on both diabetes self-management support and education.
11 Aug 2017

Socioeconomic status appears linked to mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes

The study looked at data from the Sweden National Diabetes Register to determine what patient characteristics were related to all-cause mortality or death from cardiovascular-, diabetes-, or cancer-related causes.
15 Jul 2016

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