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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 October 2016


New drugs did not change overall glycemic control in U.S. patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

The proportion of type 2 diabetes patients with HbA1c levels of 9% or greater or HbA1c between 8% and 9% increased from 2006 to 2013, while the proportion with an HbA1c less than 6% decreased. More...

3 biomarkers may refine standard cardiovascular risk algorithms for diabetes

Elevations in high-sensitivity troponin T or N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide were significantly associated with risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, and hospitalization for heart failure, while C-reactive protein was a less significant predictor. More...

Weekly GLP-1 analogue associated with reduced MI, stroke risk, industry study finds

The trial of semaglutide included 3,297 patients with type 2 diabetes, 83% of whom had established cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, or both. More...

Test yourself

MKSAP quiz: Management of new type 1 diabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to manage recent hypoglycemia in a 21-year-old woman diagnosed 3 months ago with type 1 diabetes after presenting to the emergency department with diabetic ketoacidosis. More...

From ACP Journal Club

Intensive glucose-lowering in type 2 diabetes was linked to hypoglycemia in high-complexity patients

More than 20% of patients with type 2 diabetes received treatment more intensive than that recommended by HbA1c-based guidelines, a study of Medicare patients found. More...

From Annals of Internal Medicine

Beyond the Guidelines: Should we screen for type 2 diabetes?

Whether to screen a patient for type 2 diabetes is the focus of a Beyond the Guidelines feature in the Oct. 4 Annals of Internal Medicine. More...

From ACP Internist Weekly

Ischemic heart disease linked to worse prognosis in heart failure patients with type 2 diabetes

Mortality risk was highest in patients who had both type 2 diabetes and ischemic heart disease and had not had previous revascularization. More...

Keeping tabs

Spotlight on new technologies for type 1 diabetes

Two recent studies and FDA approval of the first "artificial pancreas" highlight new technological advances in type 1 diabetes care. More...

Physician editor: David V. O'Dell, MD, FACP

About ACP Diabetes Monthly

ACP Diabetes Monthly is a monthly newsletter produced by the staff of ACP Internist. It is automatically sent to all College members who have an e-mail address on file with ACP.

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