Diabetes

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM

Additional focus on lifestyle management, self-management education and support emphasized

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Findings based on data reweighted to reflect the adult population with diabetes in the US.

Insulins

Insulin products chart with pharmacokinetic properties.

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria.

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM

Despite having been withdrawn, albiglutide is superior to placebo for reducing cardiovascular events

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

Diabetes Population Has Higher Incidences of Bladder, Kidney Cancer

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Finnish study of individuals with type 2 diabetes reveals a 17% and 42% higher incidence of bladder and kidney cancer, respectively, compared with the general population.

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

Diabetes Develops At a Higher Rate in the CKD Population

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New study reveals a type 2 diabetes incidence rate of 17.81 cases per 1000 person-years, a rate much higher than in the general population.

Obesity Treatments

Treatment options for obesity including strength, form, and dosing details.

Diabetes Treatments

Antidiabetic agents for the treatment of diabetes including maintenance and max doses chart.

Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Plasma Copeptin More Accurate for Diabetes Insipidus Diagnosis

Measurement of plasma copeptin better than water-deprivation test in patients with hypotonic polyuria.

Sulfonylureas as 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk

Sulfonylureas as 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk

Associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, severe hypoglycemia.

FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones

FDA Requires Safety Label Changes for Fluoroquinolones

Changes will describe hypoglycemic coma and clarify and identify mental health side effects.

Working More Than 45 Hours Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk in Women

Working More Than 45 Hours Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk in Women

Increased risk seen for women but not men; slightly attenuated after adjustment for mediating factors.

FDA Approves Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

FDA Approves Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Eversense CGM, which has fully implantable sensor to detect glucose, approved for adults with diabetes.

Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

Metformin Added to Prostate Cancer ADT Ups Survival

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Metformin plus androgen deprivation therapy is associated with a lower death risk vs ADT alone in men without diabetes, study of US veterans shows.

ADA: Closed-Loop Insulin Improves Glycemic Control

ADA: Closed-Loop Insulin Improves Glycemic Control

Better glycemic control than conventional subcutaneous insulin therapy in patients with T2DM.

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

Aspirin Use Doesn't Cut Cancer Incidence in Older T2DM Patients

In subgroup analyses, reduced incidence of cancer seen in participants aged younger than 65 years.

HbA1c Targets Should Be Personalized in Type 2 Diabetes

HbA1c Targets Should Be Personalized in Type 2 Diabetes

Target HbA1c 7 to 8 for most patients with T2DM; deintensification of tx with HbA1c 6.5

Elevated NT-proBNP Found to Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

Elevated NT-proBNP Found to Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

Independently linked to major cardiovascular events, especially heart failure hospitalizations.

Diabetes Meds Reconciliation May Reduce Risk of ER Visits

Diabetes Meds Reconciliation May Reduce Risk of ER Visits

Medication reconciliation linked to lower risk of combined ER visits, hospitalization over 6 months.

CKD Prevalence, Progression Rate High Among Elderly Diabetics

CKD Prevalence, Progression Rate High Among Elderly Diabetics

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In a South Korean study, nearly 60% of elderly patients with type 2 diabetes had chronic kidney disease at baseline.

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Cancer Development Linked to Increased Diabetes Risk

Increased risk of subsequent diabetes independent of traditional diabetes risk factors.

Metformin Can Be Used Safely at Lower Levels of Renal Function

Metformin Can Be Used Safely at Lower Levels of Renal Function

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New study shows metformin is not associated with an increased risk of acidosis in patients with type 2 diabetes and an eGFR of 30 to 60 mL/min/1.73 m2.

Elevated HbA1c Usually Leads to Prompt Tx Start, Intensification

Elevated HbA1c Usually Leads to Prompt Tx Start, Intensification

Within 6 months of elevated HbA1c, rate of initiation 63%, rate of intensification 82%.

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

ESRD Risk Small Among Type 2 Diabetics

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Type 2 diabetes is among the leading causes of end-stage renal disease (ESRD), but the estimated cumulative risk of ESRD at 20 years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is less than 1%.

Insulin Pen Devices

Insulin Pen Devices comparison chart for patients with diabetes mellitus.

2003 to 2014 Saw Rise in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admissions

2003 to 2014 Saw Rise in Diabetic Ketoacidosis Admissions

Decrease in length of stay and mortality, but increase in mean hospital charges during study period.

Glyburide Not Noninferior to Insulin for Gestational Diabetes

Glyburide Not Noninferior to Insulin for Gestational Diabetes

Frequency of primary outcome was 27.6 and 23.4% in glyburide and insulin groups, respectively.

Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes

Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes

Major adverse CV and cerebrovascular events with noncardiac sx have also increased in DM patients

Aortic Stiffness, Concentric LV Remodeling Linked in T2DM

Aortic Stiffness, Concentric LV Remodeling Linked in T2DM

Aortic distensibility independently linked to concentric left ventricular remodeling

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