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Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetes Linked with Greater Death Risk

Lower Extremity Amputation in Diabetes Linked with Greater Death Risk

Some, but not all, of the increased risk attributed to diabetes-related complications.

Heart Attack Risk Similar for Metformin With Insulin or Sulfonylureas

Heart Attack Risk Similar for Metformin With Insulin or Sulfonylureas

Similar risk of heart attack and stroke for second-line therapies for type 2 diabetes in combination with metformin.

Cannabis Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Cannabis Relieves Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Dose-dependent reduction in pain with inhaled cannabis in trial of 16 patients.

Glitazone Linked to Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease

Glitazone Linked to Lower Risk for Parkinson's Disease

Lower risk of Parkinson's seen only with current use of glitazone.

Metoclopramide Reduces Gastroparesis Symptoms in Diabetic Women

Metoclopramide Reduces Gastroparesis Symptoms in Diabetic Women

Nasal spray at 10-mg or 14-mg reduces symptoms for women, but not men, with diabetes.

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Should Prompt Diabetes Screening

Men with ED had more than twice the odds of undiagnosed diabetes.

Blood Glucose Meter Readings Questionable at Lower Range

Blood Glucose Meter Readings Questionable at Lower Range

The study findings raise questions regarding the safety and accuracy of blood glucose meters for measuring blood glucose at home and in trials.

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Blacks at Higher Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Higher rates of sudden cardiac arrest are seen in blacks versus whites and often at younger ages.

Diabetes Patients Not Following Vaccine Guidelines

Diabetes Patients Not Following Vaccine Guidelines

Ubiquitous nonadherence to 2011 Advisory Committee's hepatitis B recommendation.

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo

Combination of diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke linked to 15 years of reduced life expectancy.

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout Increases Risk of Erectile Dysfunction

Gout is associated with an elevated likelihood of both organic and psychogenic ED.

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Drug Controls Hyperkalemia in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Patiromer's efficacy and safety confirmed out to 52 weeks.

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Poorly Controlled Diabetes May Increase Dementia

Older patients with more diabetes complications have greater cognitive decline, study finds.

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

Chronic Kidney Disease Risk Higher in Female Diabetics

In a study, CKD was 35% more likely to develop in female than male diabetics in adjusted analyses that took into account death as a competing risk.

Telemedicine Worse Than Usual Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Telemedicine Worse Than Usual Care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

No significant difference versus standard care for amputation, healing; but increase in mortality seen.

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