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 August 2015
Meta-analysis examines risks, benefits of third-line antihyperglycemic drugs added to combination therapy
Antihyperglycemic drugs added to metformin/sulfonylurea combination therapy in adults with type 2 diabetes vary in efficacy and risks for adverse effects, according to a recent study. More...
Telephone interventions may improve HbA1c control in low-income populations
The addition of telephone calls by health educators to printed self-management materials may improve diabetes control in low-income diabetics with worse metabolic control, a study found. More...
Pioglitazone use not associated with increased risk of bladder cancer, study finds
Pioglitazone was not found to be associated with a statistically significant increased risk of bladder cancer or 8 of 10 additional cancers in a recent study. More...
MKSAP quiz: Statin therapy for type 2 diabetes patient
This month's quiz, from MKSAP 17, asks readers to evaluate a patient with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and obesity. More...
From Annals of Internal Medicine
Task force recommends combined diet and physical activity effort for diabetes prevention
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommended the use of combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes in a recent clinical guideline. More...
New weight loss device approved
A new balloon device (the ReShape Dual Balloon) was recently approved by the FDA to treat obesity without invasive surgery. More...
From ACP Internist Weekly
Weight loss, improvement in comorbid conditions after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy appear to decline with time, study finds
Bariatric surgery with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) improves weight loss and comorbid conditions related to obesity in the short term, but its effects decline over the long term, according to a new study. More...
Diabetes Collaborative Registry seeks primary care participants
ACP has partnered with the American College of Cardiology to participate in the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, a national clinical diabetes registry and interdisciplinary collaboration designed to assess and improve the quality of a practice's diabetes care for free. More...
Spotlight on cardiovascular disease
The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association recently released a joint scientific statement on prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults with type 2 diabetes. More...
Physician editor: Daisy Smith, MD, FACP
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