Diabetes Management

Diabetes Diagnosis May Impact Health Behaviors of Family

Diabetes Diagnosis May Impact Health Behaviors of Family

Small changes in health behaviors seen for partners of those newly diagnosed with diabetes.

<I>Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes</I> modified for cardiovascular disease

Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes modified for cardiovascular disease

The ADA's updates include a modified patient-focused care algorithm as well as improved risk management for CVD.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

New strategies against obesity comorbidities

New strategies against obesity comorbidities

Obese adults are at risk for many serious health conditions, including diabetes, coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), depression and liver disease.

Prescribing diabetes medications

Prescribing diabetes medications

Before prescribing medications to control diabetes, clinicians should consider potential adverse events and drug interactions.

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.

Insulin detemir as first-line diabetes treatment

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

More aggressive, practical oral drug regimens necessary for type 2 diabetes

Many clinicians do not work close enough with diabetes patients to develop well-tailored, affordable treatment strategies, according to a speaker at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 26th Annual NP meeting.

Metformin protects against CV events

Metformin protects against CV events

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Metformin, the first-line drug of choice for controlling type 2 diabetes, has performed favorably in a study comparing its long-term risks with those of individual insulin secretagogues.

FDA warns of health risks with diabetes drug

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Patients who take the diabetes drug liraglutide may be at increased risk for thyroid cancer and pancreatitis.

Diabetes guidelines not often implemented in practice

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Clinicians generally agree that diabetes guidelines are useful, but few consistently adhere to these resources in primary care, according to research presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 39th Annual PA Meeting.

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