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Recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes have been updated

ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM

Additional focus on lifestyle management, self-management education and support emphasized
A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
Intensive blood pressure therapy is associated with significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events when using data reweighted to better reflect the U.S. adult population with diabetes

Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events

Findings based on data reweighted to reflect the adult population with diabetes in the U.S.
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors
Lorcaserin reduces the risk for diabetes in obese or overweight patients with prediabetes or without diabetes and reduces hemoglobin A1c among those with diabetes

Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese

Lorcaserin reduces risk for diabetes for those with prediabetes, without diabetes; reduces HbA1c
For patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria
Best practices have been updated for screening and managing congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to steroid 21-hydroxylase deficiency. The updated Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline was published online Sept. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Best Practices for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Updated

Recommendations address screening, treatment approaches and emphasize shared decision making
Industry employees are often involved in the design

Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies

Many trials published in high-impact journals involve funder, academic author in study design, reporting
For patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM

Despite having been withdrawn, albiglutide is superior to placebo for reducing cardiovascular events
Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency

Medical residents should understand their income, create a budget and stick to it, save for the future