Diabetes is one of the most common and most challenging diseases in primary care. How best to help your patients achieve glycemic control? To that end, we have created this resource page.
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As early as 1932, physicians noticed an apparent association between type 2 diabetes and increased cancer risk. In recent years, the epidemiological evidence of such an association has mounted steadily—especially with the emergence of large databases, which have allowed us to document the link.
What is known about diabetes mellitus in older adults? How does it affect them differently than younger adults? What can be done to prevent or manage the disease? These questions and more discussed in this report.Read More
There is insufficient evidence to determine that hormonal contraceptives do not influence glucose and lipid metabolism in women with diabetes mellitus, concluded a systematic review conducted by the Cochrane Fertility Regulation Group. More »
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? More »
Linagliptin achieves significant improvements in glycemic control in a pooled analysis of clinical trials. And a separate randomized trial shows that it can spare insulin and protect kidneys in patients with type 2 diabetes and severe renal insufficiency. More »
An independent panel convened by the National Institutes of Health has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to adopt a 1-step approach to the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). More »
Only 7% of patients with diabetes have reached goals for hemoglobin A1c, LDL cholesterol, and blood pressure. What can be done to help more patients achieve their goals? In this 2-part interview, Dr Edward Shahady shows how group visits can help your patients with diabetes better control their disease and reduce their risk of diabetic complications.
Commentary on Chuang CM, Lin IF, Horng HC, et al. The impact of gestational diabetes mellitus on postpartum urinary incontinence: a longitudinal cohort study on singleton pregnancies. BJOG 2012;119:1334–43.
Implications for practice and research
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an independent risk factor for stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence (UI), up to 2 years postpartum.
2) O'Connor and colleagues do not directly address the question of whether clinicians should screen for type 2 diabetes a debate that has been ongoing for decades. ... Why Consider Screening for Diabetes? The driving forces behind diabetes screening