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Exercise tips for type 1 diabetes offered by consensus statement

The consensus statement advises physicians about ways to manage people with type 1 diabetes who exercise regularly, including glucose targets for safe and effective exercise and nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to protect against exercise-related glucose excursions.
10 Feb 2017

No clear-cut choice among once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists

All once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists reduced HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose levels, and either no differences or clinically marginal differences were found among the drugs for blood pressure, blood lipid levels, and C-reactive protein levels, according to the systematic review and network meta-analysis.
11 Dec 2015

Troponin concentration may help stratify risk in those with stable ischemic heart disease and diabetes

Researchers used a high-sensitivity assay to measure cardiac troponin T concentration at baseline, then analyzed whether it was associated with a composite end point (death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, or stroke).
11 Sep 2015

Weight loss, improvement in comorbid conditions after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy appear to decline with time, study finds

Bariatric surgery with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves weight loss and comorbid conditions related to obesity in the short term, but its effects decline over the long term, according to a new study.
14 Aug 2015

Preventing and treating diabetic nephropathy

Managing kidney disease in diabetes requires meeting individualized parameters and balancing risks in nephrology and cardiology, according to experts featured in a recent article in ACP Internist.
9 Nov 2012

Aspirin primary prevention trial in Japan halted for lack of mortality benefit

Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention reduced nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not death from cardiovascular causes, in older Japanese patients, a recent study found.
12 Dec 2014

GLP-1 agonist plus basal insulin beat other diabetes treatment regimens in meta-analysis

Patients on combination treatment with a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1) agonist and basal insulin had better HbA1c values, less weight gain, and similar hypoglycemia rates compared to patients on other type 2 diabetes treatment regimens, a recent analysis of previous trials found.
10 Oct 2014

ACE inhibitors, ARBs most effective against ESRD in patients with diabetes, kidney disease

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) appear most effective in preventing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with diabetes and kidney disease, although no regimen to lower blood pressure seems to prolong survival, a recent analysis has found.
12 Jun 2015

Teaching diabetes self-management ‘basic survival skills'

Diabetes self-management education is a cost-efficient, effective treatment that is underused in the United States, according to speakers at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association.
14 Sep 2012

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