Double diabetes: watch out for ketoacidosis with some drug combinations
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Double diabetes: watch out for ketoacidosis with some drug combinations

The use of adjuvant drugs for obese, insulin resistant type ones is increasing. What can you expect from therapy with some of the newer add on drugs? This article in Diabetes in Control tells you. Type I Diabetes Mellitus: A Triple Therapy Approach September 3rd, 2016 What are the benefits of dapagliflozin for type 1 … Continue reading

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Choosing medication in type two diabetes

Cardiovascular Mortality of Diabetes Medications from Diabetes in Control September 17th, 2016   What should be the proper treatment selection for patients with type 2 diabetes? The incidence of diabetes has been growing and the complications arising from uncontrolled blood glucose has been increasing along with it. It is estimated that more than 80% of … Continue reading

Influenza vaccine reduces total mortality in diabetics
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Influenza vaccine reduces total mortality in diabetics

  From Diabetes in Control Could Influenza Vaccination Prevent More Than Just the Flu? September 10th, 2016   Influenza vaccination may reduce cardiac-related hospital admissions and all cause mortality in patients with diabetes. Currently, only low-quality evidence exists to support efficacy of influenza vaccination to prevent seasonal influenza in patients with diabetes. There is even … Continue reading

Ghost pills: has it happened to you?
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Ghost pills: has it happened to you?

  From Diabetes in Control: Disasters averted series August 2nd, 2016   When it comes to metformin, when appropriate, I recommend the extended release version. Last week my patient, female, 56 years of age, type 2 diabetes, visited. A1C was elevated, and she gained 5 pounds.  She had been on metformin ER for the last … Continue reading

Forthcoming Drug Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetics from NICE
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Forthcoming Drug Recommendations for Type 2 Diabetics from NICE

NICE have some drug recommendations to make for diabetics in their forthcoming guidelines later this year. It can be seen that NICE are heavily influenced by drug costs. So what could these new guidelines mean for you? The blood pressure recommendations have scarcely changed but the use of Repaglinide first or second line for blood … Continue reading