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More guideline-recommended diabetes care provided to older U.S. adults, not other age groups

From 2005 to 2018, the proportion of diabetes patients receiving care as recommended by the American Diabetes Association increased from 29.3% to 44.2% among those ages 65 years or older but did not change significantly for those ages 40 to 64 years (25.2% to 25.8%) or 20 to 39 years (9.9% to 26.0%).
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/05/14/2.htm
14 May 2021

CGM improves glucose control in high-risk groups with type 1 diabetes, studies find

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) was associated with improved HbA1c levels among adolescents and young adults in one trial and less hypoglycemia among older adults in another.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2020/07/10/2.htm
10 Jul 2020

AHA issues policy statement on reducing lower-extremity amputations

Amputations among U.S. patients with diabetes decreased between 2000 and 2009 but increased by 50% from 2009 to 2015, leading the American Heart Association (AHA) to call for better identification and treatment of peripheral artery disease and propose policy solutions.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/04/09/3.htm
9 Apr 2021

GLP-1 receptor agonists, thiazolidinediones associated with lower risk of ischemic stroke

A recent meta-analysis from Denmark looked at patients with genetic variations that cause increases in plasma glucose levels and found that their elevated ischemic stroke risk appeared to be mitigated by treatment with certain classes of diabetes drugs.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/04/09/2.htm
9 Apr 2021

Exercise and CBT are cost-effective for diabetes patients with depression

A study used simulation modeling to project the long-term effects of a three-month exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder. It found clear cost-effectiveness with the interventions alone or combined.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/03/12/3.htm
12 Mar 2021

KDIGO made 12 recommendations for managing diabetes with CKD

The kidney group's guideline supports metformin and sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors as first-line therapies for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) based on consistent trial data showing their effectiveness, noted an ACP Journal Club commentary.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/03/12/6.htm
12 Mar 2021

Studies find link between metformin and reduced COVID-19 mortality, mixed results for DPP-4 inhibitors

Prior metformin use was associated with a threefold decrease in mortality from COVID-19 in one study of patients with type 2 diabetes, while three other studies found mixed results on whether dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors affect COVID-19 outcomes.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/02/12/2.htm
12 Feb 2021

Biomarker score predicts heart failure risk with diabetes and prediabetes

The score, which was based on cardiac troponin, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide, C-reactive protein, and electrocardiography, could be used to target specific therapies to the highest-risk patients, study authors said.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/01/08/3.htm
8 Jan 2021

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/01/08/2.htm
8 Jan 2021

Hospitalizations for diabetes complications fell, were replaced by other causes

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.
https://diabetes.acponline.org/archives/2021/12/10/1.htm
10 Dec 2021

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