Tag Archives: diabetes mellitus

Type 2 diabetes increases risk for gastrointestinal cancers in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes demonstrated an increased risk for cancers of the liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. It was estimated that 41 million people in India had type 2 diabetes in 2006, according to a 2010 report… 

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Overtreatment of blood pressure in patients with diabetes mellitus sometimes as common as undertreatment

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that utilization of a clinical action measure was useful in detecting over- and undertreatment of blood pressure (BP) in patients with diabetes mellitus, with similar rates in each clinical scenario. “The problem with blood pressure control to optimum levels… 

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New guidelines compare oral agents for diabetes management

An estimated 50.8 million people in India are living with diabetes, according to the World Diabetes Foundation. Diabetes results in complications ranging from retinopathy and neuropathy to coronary artery disease. Epidemiological demand combined with increased complexity of care make evidence-based treatment guidelines vital for busy clinicians. The American College of… 

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Adding metformin to insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes does not impact long-term outcomes

The addition of metformin to insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes does not significantly impact all-cause or cardiovascular mortality, although the combination reduced hemoglobin A1C values, weight gain, and insulin doses, a recent study found. Combining metformin to insulin also may increase the risk of hypoglycemia. According to… 

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Statin use in postmenopausal women increases risk of type 2 diabetes, but benefits may still outweigh risks

A recent study has found that that the use of statins in postmenopausal women is associated with an increased risk of diabetes mellitus (DM). However, further studies are warranted, and some experts say that the benefits still outweigh the risks. The study set out to evaluate whether statin use in… 

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