Ten studies from 2013 with potential to change endocrinology practice were summarized in Annals of Internal Medicine's annual Update in Endocrinology, published in the June 3 issue.
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.
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
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.
In a propensity-matched Scandinavian study, new users of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors had a lower risk of renal replacement therapy and hospital admission for renal events than new users of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4)
Patients with diabetes and mild-to-moderate cardiomyopathy had higher mortality risk than nondiabetic patients with severe cardiomyopathy, suggesting that they may benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators, according to the study authors.
A retrospective cohort study used electronic health record data from one health care system to assess postoperative mortality and readmission rates in adults who had major surgery.
The authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis recommended reconsideration of guidelines on sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors to increase use among patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
While weight loss and improved fitness should both be recommended for patients with diabetes, these observational results highlight the need for further research to test whether prevention strategies focusing on improving
About one-third of men approached in barbershops owned by black individuals were willing to be screened for diabetes, and 9% of them had undiagnosed diabetes while 28% had prediabetes.