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2015 diabetes care recommendations: 3 things primary care physicians need to know

New evidence-based clinical practice recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) cover three important topic areas that may affect how primary care physicians care for their patients with diabetes. According to a commentary being published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ADA’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes puts the patient ‘center stage’ with individualized [...]

Cough suppressant improves blood sugar levels in diabetes mellitus

The active ingredient dextromethorphan, which is contained in many over-the-counter cough remedies, has been shown to improve blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus). That was the finding of a recent international study, in which the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology of MedUni Vienna played a significant part and which has now been [...]

Post hoc analysis of data from the EXAMINE cardiovascular safety outcomes trial for Alogliptin published

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) has announced that a post hoc analysis of data from the global EXAMINE (EXamination of CArdiovascular OutcoMes: AlogliptIN vs. Standard of CarE in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome) cardiovascular (CV) safety outcomes trial were published in The Lancet.1, 2 An analysis of data from the [...]

More children showing early signs of serious diabetes complications, reveals new UK report

1,000 more children in England and Wales with diabetes were reported last year (2013/14) – and despite the quality of care improving, there remains significant variation across regions and between units, according to the latest National Paediatric Diabetes Audit report. Published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, the audit also reveals that [...]

Study shows that use of statins increases risk of developing diabetes by 46 percent

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that use of statins is associated with a 46% increase in the risk of developing diabetes, even after adjustment for confounding factors. The study is by Professor Markku Laakso, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Eastern Finland and [...]