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Efficacy and safety of basal-bolus insulin vs glp-1 receptor agonist plus basal insulin in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the safety and effectiveness of insulin detemir (Levemir) plus liraglutide (Victoza) vs insulin detemir plus insulin aspart (Novolog) in the management of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The authors concluded that detemir plus liraglutide is a safe and more...

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How common is undiagnosed coronary artery disease in adult patients with long term type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the frequency of undiagnosed coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with long-term type 1 diabetes (T1D). The authors concluded that UCAD was very common and that high cholesterol and HbA1c (a measure of blood glucose control over the past 3 months) were associated with CAD.  Some background...

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How often should self-monitoring of blood glucose be done in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the impact of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) frequencies on glucose control (GC) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who are not on insulin. The authors concluded that frequent SMBG (8-14 times/week) is effective for these patients. Some background T2D is a disorder where the body can no longer...

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Induction of labor vs expectant management for gestational diabetes

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated whether the induction of labor (IOL) in mothers with gestational diabetes (GDM) at term decreases cesarean section (CS) rate and the rate of adverse neonatal outcomes compared with expectant management (EM). The authors concluded that IOL in GDM mothers at term does not reduce CS rate and is associated with an...

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Laser treatment combined with growth factor injection for diabetic macular edema

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the effect of minimally invasive laser treatment combined with injection of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) for diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients with diabetes.  The authors concluded that this combination therapy improved visual acuity (VA; how clear you can see) and alleviated...

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