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 September 2015
Extending DAPT for more than 1 year shows benefit in diabetic patients
Extended dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) was associated with lower rates of death and myocardial infarction in patients with diabetes who received first-generation drug-eluting stents, but not those without diabetes, a study found. More...
Metformin potentially underused among patients with mild kidney disease, study finds
More patients would be eligible for metformin use if estimated glomerular filtration rate were used to define kidney disease rather than serum creatinine, a recent study concluded. More...
Diabetes prevalence remains high in U.S. adults
The estimated prevalence of diabetes among U.S. adults ranged between 12% and 14% in 2011-2012, according to a recent study. More...
MKSAP quiz: Cardiovascular risk reduction in type 2 diabetes
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 48-year-old woman with a 5-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus. More...
From ACP Internist Weekly
Troponin concentration may help stratify risk in those with stable ischemic heart disease and diabetes
Researchers used a high-sensitivity assay to measure cardiac troponin T concentration at baseline, then analyzed whether it was associated with a composite end point (death from cardiovascular causes, myocardial infarction, or stroke). More...
Warning on DPP-4 inhibitors and insulin recall
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors may cause joint pain that can be severe and disabling, and some insulin pods may fail, the FDA recently warned. More...
Spotlight on insulin formulations
Two papers published in the past month compared human and analog insulins, while another looked at the advantages and disadvantages of inhaled insulin. More...
Physician editor: David V. O'Dell, MD, FACP
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