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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 August 2016


HbA1c variability linked to risk of adverse long-term outcomes in type 2 diabetes

The effect of HbA1c variability on outcomes, including mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke, appeared to be independent of directional trends or baseline HbA1c level. More...

Incretin-based drugs not associated with higher risk of pancreatitis in large, population-based study

The findings of this study should provide some reassurance to patients treated with incretin-based drugs, according to the authors. More...

Very low systolic blood pressure associated with less CV risk in diabetes patients

Patients with type 2 diabetes and a systolic blood pressure of 110 to 119 mm Hg appeared to have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than patients who had systolic blood pressures of 130 to 139 mm Hg, according to a registry study. More...

Test yourself

MKSAP quiz: Hypertension treatment with newly diagnosed diabetes

This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a 51-year-old man who was recently diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. More...

From ACP Journal Club

In insulin-treated type 1 diabetes, canagliflozin increased diabetic ketoacidosis

Taking canagliflozin, at a dose of either 100 mg or 300 mg per day, was associated with risk of diabetic ketoacidosis, according to a trial that randomized patients with type 1 diabetes to either of the doses or a placebo. More...

Incretin-based drugs were not linked to HF hospitalization compared with other oral antidiabetic drug combinations

Incretin-based drugs did not appear to be associated with greater heart failure hospitalization risk compared with commonly used combinations of oral antidiabetic drugs, a cohort study found. More...

From ACP Internist Weekly

GLP-1 analogues may be associated with bile duct, gallbladder disease

Current use of DPP-4 inhibitors was not associated with increased risk for bile duct and gallbladder disease versus current use of at least 2 oral antidiabetic drugs, but an increased risk was seen with use of GLP-1 analogues. More...

FDA update

New daily injection approved for adults with type 2 diabetes

Lixisenatide (Adlyxin), a once-daily injection, was approved by the FDA on July 28 to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. More...

Keeping tabs

Spotlight on telehealth for diabetes management

Two recent studies analyzed telehealth interventions to improve glycemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes and high HbA1c levels. More...

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

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