Diabetes Management

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

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An older patient with type 2 diabetes expresses concern about potential peripheral neuropathy.

Eating breakfast helps control glucose in type 2 diabetes

Eating breakfast helps control glucose in type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes who skipped breakfast had a higher risk of postprandial hyperglycemia.

Getting hemoglobin A1c under control after a relapse

Getting hemoglobin A1c under control after a relapse

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A patient with diabetes questions the necessity of starting a statin.

More diabetes complications increase dementia risk

More diabetes complications increase dementia risk

Diabetes patients who had a greater number of diabetes-related complications had an increased risk for dementia.

Intensive glucose control lowers cardiovascular risk in diabetes

Intensive glucose control lowers cardiovascular risk in diabetes

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For patients with diabetes, strict glucose control lowers the risk for cardiovascular events.

Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbs last in a meal lowers glucose levels

Eating carbohydrates last helped lower glucose levels, especially if vegetables and proteins were eaten first.

When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

When type 1 diabetes complicates surgery

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The patient, aged 69 years, had a 43-year history of type 1 diabetes and was scheduled to undergo a chest wall resection.

New SGLT2 inhibitor shows promise as diabetes treatment

New SGLT2 inhibitor shows promise as diabetes treatment

SGLT2 inhibitor remogliflozin etabonate lowered HbA1c levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Metformin better for initial type 2 diabetes treatment

Metformin better for initial type 2 diabetes treatment

Compared with sulfonylurea, thiazolidinedione, or DDP-4 inhibitor, patients who started their initial T2DM treatment with metformin did not need additional medication.

Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

Debunking diabetes nutrition, carbohydrate myths

The Grain Foods Foundation explores popular carbohydrate-related myths and assumptions patients with diabetes have likely encountered.

Long-term use of sulfonylureas ups coronary heart disease risk

Long-term use of sulfonylureas ups coronary heart disease risk

Women who manage their type 2 diabetes using sulfonylureas are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).

Low-income patients more likely to undergo diabetes-related amputation

Low-income patients more likely to undergo diabetes-related amputation

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Researchers found that more non-English speaking, older male patients from low-income areas had preventable amputations.

CDC: 1 in 10 primary-care visits involves diabetes

CDC: 1 in 10 primary-care visits involves diabetes

Nearly $245 billion each year goes to the management of diabetes.

Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

Language barriers not associated with diabetes complications

A study of immigrant patients in Canada suggests that language barriers don't impact the risk for diabetes complications in non-native patients.

Educating at-risk patients reduces diabetes risk factors

Educating at-risk patients reduces diabetes risk factors

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A reduction in weight and glycohemoglobin was seen in patients that completed a diabetes prevention course.

Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

Advise patients to eat whole grains for health

More than 90% of American adults and children fall short of the daily recommendations for fiber intake.

Intensive tx doesn't reduce long-term diabetes complications

Intensive tx doesn't reduce long-term diabetes complications

Multifactorial management did not significantly reduce frequency of microvascular complications in type 2 diabetes patients.

Techniques for blood glucose monitoring

Techniques for blood glucose monitoring

Many patients with diabetes develop poor blood-glucose monitoring habits over time. Reviewing technique helps assure the process is painless.

Depression screening in diabetes improves outcomes

Depression screening in diabetes improves outcomes

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A depression screening tool is cost and time effective and has been shown to make a positive impact on the management of DM in the outpatient setting.

Interventions for prediabetes

Interventions for prediabetes

Two clinicians disagree on a diagnosis after reviewing two-hour oral glucose tolerance test results. Who is correct?

Combo treatment more effective for glycemic control in adolescents

Combo treatment more effective for glycemic control in adolescents

Rosiglitazone plus metformin beat metformin alone or lifestyle interventions in adolescents with type 2 diabetes.

Twice-daily tablet to control blood sugar

Twice-daily tablet to control blood sugar

Jentadueto is an oral formulation of linagliptin and metformin indicated as an adjunct therapy to diet and exercise for treating type 2 diabetes.

When managing diabetes, consider lifestyle changes before surgery

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Bariatric surgery for diabetes management offers a quick fix, but does not address the underlying behaviors that cause the disease in the first place.

ACC: Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in diabetes

ACC: Bariatric surgery improves glycemic control in diabetes

Significantly more patients achieve glycemic control with surgery plus medical therapy than with medication alone.

Less than half of new diabetes patients achieve HbA1c goals

Less than half of new diabetes patients achieve HbA1c goals

Initiating insulin therapy at lower levels of HbA1c may help patients attain glycemic control.

Novel diabetes drug improves glycemic control

Novel diabetes drug improves glycemic control

TAK-875 increased insulin secretion without raising hypoglycemia risk in patients with type 2 diabetes who did not respond to diet modification or treatment with metformin.

Improving foot exam compliance among patients with diabetes

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A simple strategy helps more patients with diabetes receive annual clinical foot exams, but can it be translated to other aspects of diabetes management?

Raising vs. lowering bedtime insulin

How can a clinician determine whether it's appropriate to raise or lower bedtime insulin in a patient experiencing difficulty controlling morning glucose levels?

Biweekly visits help control diabetes

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Seeing a primary-care provider every two weeks is the best way for patients with diabetes to achieve target levels of hemoglobin (Hb) A1c, blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein.

Alternative therapy for gestational diabetes

Alternative therapy for gestational diabetes

Insulin is the only agent recommended to lower glucose levels in pregnant 
women, but a second-generation sulfonylurea may provide another option.

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