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.
Glycemic control as measured by HbA1c level remains strongly and independently associated with cardiovascular outcomes in high-risk patients with diabetes on statin therapy.
The frequency of diabetes visits varied across health systems, but within most of the studied organizations, patients with high HbA1c levels were not seen any more often than those with lower levels.
Unintentional weight loss and weight loss in those with a body mass index already in the normal range were particularly associated with risk of pancreatic cancer among patients with recent-onset diabetes, a study found.
In a systematic review and meta-analysis, no difference was seen between high- and low-dose sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors in overall safety or specific safety outcomes, other than a mild increased risk for adverse events with
The findings may reassure prescribers of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors that the drug class does not significantly increase the risk of adverse pancreatic outcomes compared with other second-line therapies, study authors said.
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.
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.
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.
The study highlights the role of depression as specific risk factor for death in patients with diabetes after major LEA and suggests including its definition and management in strategies to reduce