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Insulin initiation in primary care improves HbA1c levels

Insulin initiation in primary care improves HbA1c levels

The Stepping Up model of care produced a clinically and significantly significant improvement in HbA1c among adults with type 2 diabetes managed in primary care.

Gastroenterology Information Center Gluten-free diet may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Gluten-free diet may increase risk of type 2 diabetes

Individuals who consume the least amount of gluten are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Resource Center Metformin, vildagliptin have differing effects on heart rate, blood pressure in diabetes

Metformin, vildagliptin have differing effects on heart rate, blood pressure in diabetes

Vildagliptin lowers blood pressure and elevates heart rate, while metformin increases heart rate with no effect on blood pressure.

Diabetes Resource Center Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

Managing diabetic retinopathy: ADA releases new position statement

The position statement by the ADA incorporates updates in treatment and screening for patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Mood Disorder Information Center Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is common in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis but seems to be ineffectively treated.

Diabetes Resource Center Novel oral glucose lowering drugs reduce adverse events in type 2 diabetes

Novel oral glucose lowering drugs reduce adverse events in type 2 diabetes

Researchers observed a reduced risk of all-cause mortality and CVD with dapagliflozin and a lower risk of mortality with dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 inhibitors.

Cardiovascular Disease Information Center Diabetes without insulin may not increase thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation

Diabetes without insulin may not increase thromboembolic risk in atrial fibrillation

Diabetes without insulin did not appear to increase thromboembolic risk in patients with atrial fibrillation treated with anticoagulation.

Diabetes Resource Center The 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: an update from the ADA

The 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: an update from the ADA

The document addresses important new issues in diabetes management, including metabolic surgery and a more specific definition of hypoglycemia.

Diabetes Resource Center CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

CDC tips for prediabetes prevention and treatment

Prediabetes does not always show clear symptoms; however, it can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or stroke.

Diabetes Resource Center Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Among all women, PPD risk increased with advanced age and gestational diabetes.

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Basal insulin for surgical diabetic patients

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Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Medical nutrition
 therapy in diabetes

Developing personalized nutrition goals with a registered dietitian
can be effective in managing non-insulin-dependent diabetes.

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.

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