Surgical, drug treatments have similar outcomes in patients with vitreous hemorrhage from proliferative diabetic retinopathy
A randomized trial found equivalent improvements in visual acuity at two years with either therapy but identified some differences in outcomes that could help patients and clinicians choose a treatment method.
8 Jan 2021
A small subgroup analysis of two randomized trials found that median time to resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis was 13 hours in patients who received balanced crystalloids versus nearly 17 hours in those who received saline.
11 Dec 2020
An analysis of excess hospitalizations among people with diabetes in England from 2003 to 2018 found that diabetes caused fewer of their hospital stays, with respiratory disease and cancer becoming more predominant diagnoses.
10 Dec 2021
Compared with people who did not achieve remission, those in remission tended to be older, to have a lower HbA1c level at diagnosis, to have never taken any glucose-lowering medication, to have lost weight since diabetes diagnosis, and to have had bariatric surgery.
12 Nov 2021
In a recent study, a serum C-peptide testing program resulted in reclassification of the cause of diabetes in about 7% of the cohort tested at one diabetes center in Scotland. Reclassification was most likely in those diagnosed at age 30 years or older.
13 Nov 2020
The report from the American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes offers guidance on diagnosis, management, and treatment, among other topics. Their recommendations are evidence-based where possible but represent the consensus opinion of the authors.
8 Oct 2021
An international expert group convened by the American Diabetes Association proposed that the criterion for diabetes remission be an HbA1c level below 6.5%, measured at least three months after glucose-lowering drugs are stopped.
10 Sep 2021
A pooled analysis of three randomized clinical trials found reductions in major adverse cardiac or cerebrovascular events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at 3.9-year follow-up only in patients with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL at one year.
13 Nov 2020
The advent of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists could reduce cardiovascular adverse events and progression to end-stage kidney disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement noted.
9 Oct 2020
The authors of the retrospective study called for additional research on the pathogenesis of acute kidney injury (AKI) and the associated risk factors, such as medications, in diabetic patients.
9 Oct 2020