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Simple call center intervention can improve diabetes-specific outcomes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association A multifactorial intervention approach that included call center support focused on disease management improved several diabetes-specific outcomes in a pilot study conducted at Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India. Key Point: An intervention that includes telephone-based counseling… 

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Early intensive therapy in type 2 diabetes may preserve beta cell function

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association Intensive therapy initiated in newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes preserved beta-cell function over the course of a 3.5-year study. The study’s lead investigator, Ildiko Lingvay, MD, recommended that “we try to achieve glycemic normalization as quickly… 

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Diabetes increases risk of premature mortality, including mortality from several specific types of cancer

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of death, including death from several specific forms of cancers, according to an analysis from the Cancer Prevention Study-II.

India is the country with the greatest number of diabetes patients in the world, according to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

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Many patients with type 2 diabetes take basal insulin incorrectly, self-manage hypoglycemia

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Few patients with type 2 diabetes are taking their basal insulin correctly, according to the results of a multi-country survey. This is especially relevant information for Indian physicians who treat patients with type 2 diabetes, since India is… 

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Polyphenol resveratrol may boost effect of oral hypoglycemic agents in Indian patients

A daily resveratrol supplement used for 3 months improved glycemic control in a small study of Indian patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking oral hypoglycemic agents, found researchers from the JSS College of Pharmacy in Tamilnadu, India. Key Point: Oral supplementation of resveratrol improves glycemic control and… 

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Statin benefits in primary prevention outweigh risk of diabetes

The benefit of preventing vascular events outweighs the increased risk of new-onset diabetes in patients without cardiovascular disease but with an elevated level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), researchers have found. India is the country with the greatest number of diabetes patients in the world, according to the International Diabetes… 

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Chronic kidney disease underdiagnosed in patients with type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is significantly underdiagnosed in the population with type 2 diabetes, say investigators who conducted a recent multi-site observational cross-sectional study. This is an especially important finding for Indian physicians and patients, since the International Diabetes… 

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