ACP Diabetes Monthly
Welcome to this month's issue of ACP Diabetes Monthly, an update for internists published by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the month of April 2015
4 techniques most effective for getting patients active, analysis finds
Certain behavior change techniques implemented by clinicians were associated with increased physical activity by patients with type 2 diabetes, a recent analysis of a systematic review found. More...
Metformin appears more durable as monotherapy versus sulfonylurea or meglitinide, study finds
Metformin appeared to be effective as monotherapy for a longer period than sulfonylurea or meglitinide in treatment-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes, a recent study reports. More...
MKSAP quiz: Obese patient with elevated fasting glucose
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 48-year-old woman who is concerned about her gradual weight gain over the years and requests counseling on how she can most effectively lose weight. More...
From Annals of Internal Medicine
Commentary on the 2015 Standards for Diabetes Care
Of the many recommendations in the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) updated Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, 3 were chosen as particularly important for nonendocrinologists by the authors of a recent commentary in Annals of Internal Medicine. More...
From ACP Journal Club
Review: In diabetes with multivessel or left main CAD, PCI increases death/MI/stroke combo compared with CABG
In patients with diabetes and multivessel disease or left main coronary artery disease (CAD), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with a higher rate of death, myocardial infarction (MI), or stroke than coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), a meta-analysis found. More...
From ACP Hospitalist Weekly
ICUs were faster to adopt tight glycemic control than to deadopt it
Glycemic control gradually tightened in U.S. ICUs after the publication of a trial supporting tight control, but practice changed little when a subsequent trial found harm from tight control, a new study notes. More...
Aflibercept approved for diabetic retinopathy in diabetic macular edema
Aflibercept (Eylea) has received expanded approval to treat diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME), the FDA recently announced. More...
Spotlight on heart failure
The risk of heart failure in patients taking medication for type 2 diabetes was analyzed by 2 recent studies. More...
Editorial note: ACP Diabetes Monthly will not be published next month due to Internal Medicine Meeting 2015.
Physician editor: David V. O'Dell, MD, FACP
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