Patients at risk for diabetes or heart disease may want to choose their workout intensity based on health goals, according to a study.
Weight loss program may improve HbA1c more than typical diabetes nutrition counseling, study finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Patients participating in Weight Watchers program supplemented with diabetes education lost more weight than a control group by 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of follow-up.
Canagliflozin may not increase fracture risk in patients at low risk for fractures | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Although canagliflozin has been linked to decreased bone mineral density, patients with type 2 diabetes who initiated the drug had similar risk of a first fracture as those who started a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist.
Aspirin primary prevention trial in Japan halted for lack of mortality benefit | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention reduced nonfatal myocardial infarction, but not death from cardiovascular causes, in older Japanese patients, a recent study found.
ACP recommends less intensive glucose control in most cases of type 2 diabetes | ACP Diabetes Monthly
The evidence-based guidance statement from ACP calls for personalized goals and an HbA1c target between 7% and 8% for most patients with type 2 diabetes.
HbA1c levels may overestimate mean glucose in black type 1 diabetes patients, study finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Editorialists cautioned that the study does not suggest that HbA1c has limited utility in black patients, adding that there is a need to better understand the subgroups that may be vulnerable to discordant HbA1c and glucose measures.
Score may help predict which patients are likely to achieve type 2 diabetes cure after bariatric surgery | ACP Diabetes Monthly
DiaRem, a weighted score ranging from 0 to 22 points, is based on age, insulin dependence, diabetes medication use, and HbA1c level.
The statement updates the American Diabetes Association's 2003 position statement on this topic and summarizes clinical trials of intensive hypertension treatment strategies.
A systematic evidence review by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggests that screening asymptomatic adults for elevated glucose levels could help delay progression to diabetes but has not been shown to improve mortality rates.
Lifestyle modification may outperform medications over time for diabetes prevention, meta-analysis finds | ACP Diabetes Monthly
Twenty-five people would need to be treated with lifestyle modification to prevent one diabetes case, according to the analysis of randomized clinical trials that evaluated lifestyle modification and medication interventions for diabetes prevention