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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 2015


Empagliflozin associated with reduced mortality risk in patients with cardiovascular disease

Patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease who received empagliflozin had lower rates of cardiovascular-related and all-cause mortality than those on placebo, an industry-funded study found. More...

Review compares once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonists to other diabetes meds

Once-weekly glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists lower HbA1c without increasing body weight, a review found. More...

Studies offer support for home use of artificial pancreas in type 1 diabetes

Home use of a closed-loop insulin delivery system, or artificial pancreas, appeared to be effective in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to 2 recently published reports conducted under regular living conditions. More...

Test yourself

MKSAP quiz: Next steps in gastroparesis management

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 60-year-old woman who has gastroparesis associated with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus. More...

From Annals of Internal Medicine

Meta-analyses look at effects of behavioral programs for diabetes

More intensive behavioral programs were more effective at helping patients with type 2 diabetes lower their HbA1c levels but not those with type 1, according to systematic analyses recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine. More...

From ACP Journal Club

Review: Type 2 diabetes screening does not reduce mortality but treating dysglycemia delays onset of diabetes

A systematic evidence review by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found no evidence of mortality benefit from screening for diabetes, based on 2 large randomized controlled trials conducted in the United Kingdom. More...

FDA update

Warning on risks of canagliflozin

The FDA on Sept. 10 released a strengthened warning on canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) about increased risk of bone fractures and decreased bone mineral density. More...

New long-acting insulin drugs approved

Insulin degludec injection (Tresiba) and insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection (Ryzodeg 70/30) were approved by the FDA on Sept. 25. More...

Keeping tabs

Spotlight on bariatric surgery for diabetes

Recent studies assessed the impact of bariatric surgery on diabetes remission, mortality, and health care costs. More...

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

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