About one-third of men approached in barbershops owned by black individuals were willing to be screened for diabetes, and 9% of them had undiagnosed diabetes while 28% had prediabetes.
While both procedures were associated with high rates of type 2 diabetes remission, the rate of remission five years after surgery was about 10% higher in patients who had gastric bypass than in those who had sleeve gastrectomy.
While weight loss and improved fitness should both be recommended for patients with diabetes, these observational results highlight the need for further research to test whether prevention strategies focusing on improving
Clinicians should be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of diabetes apps and be able to advise patients on their use, according to the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.
Glycemic control as measured by HbA1c level remains strongly and independently associated with cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients with diabetes on statin therapy.
An accompanying editorial noted that the results from this Chinese study highlight the need for a global emphasis on preventing cardiovascular disease.
The results highlight the heterogeneity of type 2 diabetes and may help explain the differences in disease progression and response to glucose-lowering treatment seen in clinical practice, an accompanying comment
The frequency of diabetes visits varied across health systems, but within most of the studied organizations, patients with high HbA1c levels were not seen any more often than those with lower levels.
While the proportion of U.S. adults with diabetes who attained glycemic, blood pressure, and lipid control increased during the study period, there was a lack of progress related to dietary guidelines.
Only 21% of patients with diabetes, hypertension, or both underwent urine albumin-to-creatinine ratio testing in a year, despite guideline recommendations, a large recent study found.