Inpatient hyperglycemia found on admission blood tests can be explained by medications, stress reaction, or, “Other.” When is “other” a red flag for diabetes? A new online tool from Scotland may help answer that.
Not all patients who meet indications for statin therapy are at equal risk for the development of diabetes. What would you tell this 58-year-old man who just learned he’s a candidate for a high-potency formulation?
The patient, an active 49-year-old man, had an HbA1c of 8.6 after diabetes was first diagnosed. It’s now 7.6 with metformin and lifestyle measures. Is the current A1c goal adequate, or should you treat more aggressively?
Achieving sustained reductions of hyperlipidemia and blood pressure in a patient with diabetes is not impossible, but it's a challenge. A new study comparing two health systems shows which factors increase the odds of success.