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Personalized Assessments During Eye Visits Don’t Lower HbA1c

No benefit for personalized education, risk assessment performed during ophthalmologic visits

April 2015 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for April 2015. This roundup includes...
Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus have increased long-term risk of death after coronary artery bypass grafting

Long-Term Post-CABG Mortality Increased With Diabetes

More than two-fold increase with T1DM; small but significant increased risk for T2DM
During the first six years of follow-up

Lasting Mortality Risk Increase With Hyperglycemic Crises

Among geriatric patients with new-onset diabetes, mortality risk up during six years of follow-up
The effect of intensive versus standard type 2 diabetes treatment varies according to the hemoglobin glycation index (observed hemoglobin A1c − predicted hemoglobin A1c)

Hemoglobin Glycation Index IDs Harms, Benefits of T2DM Tx

Effect of intensive treatment varies for patients with low, moderate, high hemoglobin glycation index
Concomitant use of metformin and histamine H2-receptor antagonists or proton pump inhibitors has the potential to induce vitamin B12 depletion and neuropathy

Concomitant Metformin, GERD Meds Up Vitamin B12 Depletion

Concomitant use of these medications may result in B12 deficiency-induced neuropathy
One in 10 acute myocardial infarction patients without a previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) have underlying DM

One in 10 AMI Patients Have Unrecognized Incident Diabetes

Few not recognized as having DM during hospitalization on meds six months after discharge
An abridged version of the 2015 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes has been produced for primary care physicians. The condensed guidelines were published in the April issue of Clinical Diabetes.

Abridged Standards of Care for Diabetes Developed for PCPs

Abridged version specifically focuses on evidence-based recommendations for primary care
Despite evidence that has suggested metformin might have potential in cancer

AACR: Metformin Benefit Lacking in Pancreatic Ductal CA

Survival not significantly different for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma patients
Calorie restriction and exercise-induced weight loss have additive benefits on glucoregulation

Additive Effect for Calorie Limit, Exercise on Glucoregulation

Insulin sensitivity index values increased more in calorie restriction and exercise weight loss group