Glycemic Control

CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

CPAP leads to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes

The CPAP group had a larger decrease in HbA1c levels after 6 months.

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

Potato consumption pre-pregnancy linked to diabetes

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Eating more potatoes before pregnancy may be associated with greater risk of gestational diabetes mellitus,

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.

Strict glycemic control may decrease cardiovascular events in diabetes patients

Strict glycemic control may decrease cardiovascular events in diabetes patients

The glycated hemoglobin in the intensive control group was 6.9%, on average. For those on standard care, the glycated hemoglobin average was 8.4%.

Patients lack proper hypoglycemia management, prevention knowledge

Patients lack proper hypoglycemia management, prevention knowledge

A majority of patients with diabetes are worried about experiencing hypoglycemia, with many being uncertain about how to manage the condition.

Dizziness, decreased mobility in an elderly diabetes patient

Dizziness, decreased mobility in an elderly diabetes patient

Lack of confidence when mobilizing and hypoglycemia in an elderly lady with type 2 diabetes.

Bariatric surgery improves long-term glycemic control

Bariatric surgery improves long-term glycemic control

Better glycemic control, lower medication use among obese patients with diabetes who undergo bariatric surgery.

FDA approves 3 new diabetes treatments

FDA approves 3 new diabetes treatments

The FDA has approved Nesina, Oseni, and Kazano as adjuncts to diet and exercise for treating adults with type 2 diabetes.

Legume-rich diet improves glycemic control

Legume-rich diet improves glycemic control

Encouraging patients with type 2 diabetes to incorporate legumes into their diet may help improve glycemic control, lower coronary heart disease risk.

Interventions for prediabetes

Interventions for prediabetes

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

How much insulin does it take to lower blood sugar?

How much insulin does it take to lower blood sugar?

A patient with newly diagnosed diabetes has a hemoglobin (Hb) A1c of 12.2% and glucose 350 mg/dL, despite increasing insulin (glargine [Lantus]) to 25 units. What else can be done to lower blood sugar?

FDA approves Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump

FDA approves Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump

The FDA has approved a new insulin pump system -- Roche's Accu-Chek Combo -- that combines a blood glucose meter and insulin pump, which exchange information using Bluetooth technology.

ADA: Glucose control in prediabetes cuts diabetes risk

ADA: Glucose control in prediabetes cuts diabetes risk

Patients with prediabetes who achieve normal glucose regulation, even just one time, have a lower risk for progressing to diabetes.

Hyperglycemia predicts death in pneumonia

Hyperglycemia predicts death in pneumonia

Risk of death at 90 days up for pneumonia patients without preexisting diabetes who present with hyperglycemia.

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.

Tight glycemic control not beneficial for premature infants

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The benefits of tight glycemic control may not outweigh the risks among premature infants with hyperglycemia, results of a randomized clinical trial suggest.

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.

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?

FDA approves Byetta as insulin glargine add-on

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The FDA has expanded indications for the type 2 diabetes drug exenatide (Byetta) for use in conjunction with insulin glargine, diet and exercise in adult patients.

Settlement reached in malpractice case involving physician's death

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A doctor with Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome was mistakenly administered insulin by a nurse who neglected to read a note in his medical history specifying the patient could not receive the drug.

Diagnosing new-onset diabetes in children and teens

Diagnosing new-onset diabetes in children and teens

Type 2 diabetes in this population is increasing, but type1 diabetes is more prevalent. The ability to differentiate between these conditions is crucial.

Screening for B12 deficiency in diabetic patients

What is the treatment goal for B12 in a patient with diabetic neuropathy, given the wide range of normal (200-950 pg/mL)?

FDA adds bladder cancer warning to pioglitazone label

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Interim findings from an epidemiological study involving 193,099 patients with diabetes showed that using pioglitazone longer than one year increased patients' risk for bladder cancer.

HbA1c can diagnose diabetes, prediabetes

HbA1c can diagnose diabetes, prediabetes

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The American Diabetes Association has approved evidence-based guidelines hemoglobin A1c use diabetes diagnosis and management, and a recent study has shown that the test is an effective tool for identifying prediabetes when used in combination with impaired glucose fasting.

Tradjenta to reduce hemoglobin A1c levels

Tradjenta to reduce hemoglobin A1c levels

Linagliptin increases the concentrations of active incretin hormones, stimulating the release of insulin in a glucose-dependent manner and decreasing the levels of glucagon in the circulation.

Are certain antidiabetes drugs better than others after gastric bypass?

Following gastric bypass surgery, many patients will still need metformin or glipizide (Glucotrol). Is there any evidence that one class of hypoglycemic agents is better absorbed than another?

Insulin detemir as first-line diabetes treatment

What are the effects of using insulin detemir as first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes?

Metformin's impact on levels of vitamin B12

How much B12 supplement is adequate for patients on metformin?

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