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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 May 2016


Online reporting of blood glucose may lower HbA1c in diabetes patients on oral meds

The results suggest that highly adherent diabetes patients who self-monitor their blood glucose could benefit from reporting their results, study authors concluded. More...

Adding DPP-4s to sulfonylureas may increase hypoglycemia risk

The review of 10 randomized controlled trials found 1 excess case of hypoglycemia for every 17 patients in the first 6 months of combined treatment. More...

1-hour glucose value may predict mortality risk

A 1-hour glucose value above 155 mg/dL predicted mortality even when the 2-hour glucose value was below 140 mg/dL, according to the 33-year study. More...

Test yourself

MKSAP quiz: first-line medication for type 2 diabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to choose a medication for a patient who has been managing her type 2 diabetes with lifestyle modifications. More...

From Annals of Internal Medicine

Heart failure hospitalizations similar with DPP-4 inhibitors and other drug options

The retrospective cohort study used data on almost 80,000 new saxagliptin users and almost 300,000 new sitagliptin users, gathered through the FDA's Mini-Sentinel program from 2006 to 2013. More...

From ACP Internist Weekly

Score may help predict which patients are likely to achieve type 2 diabetes cure after bariatric surgery

DiaRem, a weighted score ranging from 0 to 22 points, is based on age, insulin dependence, diabetes medication use, and HbA1c level. More...

Keeping tabs

Spotlight on metformin

In the past month, a new meta-analysis compared metformin to other diabetes drugs, and the FDA expanded metformin's indications in patients with reduced kidney function. More...

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

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