Patients with type 2 diabetes who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery maintained significant, although shrinking, improvements in HbA1c compared to those receiving lifestyle and medical management.
The researchers found an inverse association between insulin initiation and age, and black and Hispanic participants were less likely to have insulin initiated compared with white participants.
A cost-effectiveness analysis found that individualized control saved $13,547 per patient compared with uniform intensive control, primarily due to lower medication costs, and increased quality-adjusted life-years by 0.10.
A recent scientific statement on diabetes and heart failure summarizes the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and impact of diabetes on outcomes in heart failure; reviews pharmacological therapy and lifestyle modification; highlights the value
Incorporating intensive weight management with a low-carb diet into standard group medical visits for patients with diabetes “should be considered as an alternative, noninferior approach for glycemic management that has additional clinical
The studied risk factors were HbA1c level, LDL cholesterol level, presence of albuminuria, smoking status, and blood pressure.
Participants were randomized to receive either ezetimibe or placebo in addition to background simvastatin, and the subgroup of patients with diabetes was compared to those without the disease.
The most important predictors of the trajectory of glucose control were body mass index and levels of HbA1c and triglycerides, according to the study of registry data from the Netherlands.
A study conducted in Australia found that general practitioners with specialization in diabetes care and subspecialist-led clinics reduced HbA1c levels by similar amounts in patients with complex type 2 diabetes.
The findings underscore the urgency of early diagnosis of diabetes and the consequences of failing to achieve near-normal glycemia soon after patients are diagnosed, according to the study authors.