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 June 2015
Position statement: Self-management education and support crucial and underused
Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) is proven to be effective, but the numbers of patients who are referred to and receive it are "disappointingly small," according to a recent statement by 3 health organizations. More...
Early insulin initiation may benefit older adults with type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control
Older patients with type 2 diabetes and inadequate glycemic control may benefit from earlier initiation of insulin therapy, according to a recent study. More...
HbA1c results may be affected by anemia
Anemia affects the reliability of HbA1c results, concluded a new systematic review that offered 4 tips for incorporating this knowledge into clinical practice. More...
MKSAP quiz: Type 1 diabetes, ketoacidosis, and fungal infection
This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 40-year-old man admitted to the emergency department with a 1-day history of headache and epistaxis. More...
From Annals of Internal Medicine
Metformin rarely prescribed for prediabetes, study finds
Very few patients with prediabetes are prescribed metformin, according to a recent study of working-age adults. More...
From ACP Internist Weekly
Task Force releases systematic review about diabetes screening
A systematic evidence review by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggests that screening asymptomatic adults for elevated glucose levels could help delay progression to diabetes but has not been shown to improve mortality rates. More...
ACE inhibitors, ARBs most effective against ESRD in patients with diabetes, kidney disease
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) appear most effective in preventing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in patients with diabetes and kidney disease, although no regimen to lower blood pressure seems to prolong survival, a recent analysis has found. More...
SGLT2 inhibitors associated with ketoacidosis
Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, including canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin, may cause ketoacidosis, the FDA recently warned. More...
Spotlight on intensive glycemic control
Three recent studies reanalyzed past data about the effects of intensive glycemic control and published new findings about how and which patients may benefit. More...
Physician editor: David V. O'Dell, MD, FACP
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