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Patient-led titration of basal insulin appears effective in type 2 diabetes

A meta-analysis of six studies found that patient-led titration was associated with lower HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose levels than physician-led titration, although hypoglycemia risk and body weight were slightly higher.
14 Aug 2020

Consensus report aims to define remission of diabetes

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

Spotlight on amputations

Recent studies analyzed data on lower-extremity amputations among patients with diabetes, including recent trends in this complication and its associated mortality, effects of the pandemic, and relationships with diabetes drugs.
14 Aug 2020

Few diabetes, hypertension patients get recommended testing for kidney disease

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.
13 Aug 2021

Quarter of U.S. diabetes patients report using at least one strategy to reduce drug costs

In a survey of U.S. adults with diabetes, about 13% who were prescribed medication said they did not take it as prescribed, and about 24% said they asked their doctors for a lower-cost medication.
13 Sep 2019

Pain in diabetes-related polyneuropathy associated with adverse events, death

Patients with type 2 diabetes who had no diabetes-related polyneuropathy, diabetes-related polyneuropathy with pain, and diabetes-related polyneuropathy without pain were compared in an industry-funded retrospective study.
10 Jul 2020

Health care organizations push for diabetes self-management education and support

A new consensus report urged clinicians to discuss self-management education and support with all diabetes patients and provide referrals at four critical points in care, including diagnosis.
12 Jun 2020

Patients with type 1 diabetes spending more on supplies than insulin

Mean out-of-pocket spending for all care among a national sample of insured patients with type 1 diabetes was nearly $2,500 in 2018, according to one study, while a second study found that commercially insured patients' out-of-pocket insulin costs have peaked.
12 Jun 2020

Influenza vaccination decreased risk of influenza hospitalization in patients with diabetes

On average during six influenza seasons, the protective effect of the vaccine in preventing influenza hospitalization was 46% for current-season vaccination and 44% for vaccination in prior seasons only, a Spanish study found.
12 Jun 2020

ADA updates 2021 Standards of Care to address latest research on diagnosis, treatment

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2021 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes now reflect new data on teplizumab and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors, as well as the effects of dapagliflozin and finerenone on patients with chronic kidney disease.
9 Jul 2021

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