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Risk of bleeding with daily aspirin may offset benefit in low-risk patients

Chronic use of low-dose aspirin, defined as 300 mg/day or less, is associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal (GI) or cerebral bleeding, a recent review of administrative data found. Patients with diabetes also were found to have a high rate of bleeding, irrespective of aspirin use. Key Point:… 

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Early basal insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes achieves glycemic control better than sitagliptin, but with greater risk of hypoglycemia

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Adding basal insulin (insulin glargine) as a second-line treatment after metformin is superior to adding sitagliptin in achieving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to study data presented at the 72nd Annual (2012) Scientific Sessions… 

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Exenatide better than glimepiride as second option after metformin in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association A recent study found that adding exenatide twice daily is superior to glimepiride once daily to achieve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes who can’t achieve control on metformin. “These results are important because they highlight… 

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Diabetes on the rise in South Asia

The prevalence of diabetes—especially type 2 diabetes—continues to rise in the countries of South Asia. “The contributory factors are genetic and high susceptibility to the adverse effects of unhealthy lifestyle.” -Ambady Ramachandran, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP, MNAMS, FICP, FRCP, diabetologist and chairman/managing director of A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals, Chennai, India;… 

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Elderly hypertensive patients with cardiovascular disease may benefit from combination antihypertensive therapy

Adding a second antihypertensive medication appears to be more beneficial than increasing the dose of a single antihypertensive in reducing all-cause mortality cardiovascular outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This was the main finding of a recent randomized trial that sought to determine the efficacy of high-dose angiotensin receptor… 

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Type 2 diabetes treated with insulin increases lung cancer risk in postmenopausal women

Postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes that requires treatment with insulin demonstrated an increased risk for developing lung cancer, according to an analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study. “Physicians in India should screen diabetes patients, especially women, for lung cancer, particularly those on insulin therapy.” -Vijay Viswanathan, MD,… 

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Diabetic neuropathy may be linked to metabolic risk factors

Neuropathy is a common, disabling complication of diabetes, and its incidence in India is growing as the prevalence of diabetes—especially type 2 diabetes—continues to rise nationally. India has the world’s largest diabetic population, with an estimated 62 million people diagnosed with the condition, according to the Indian Council of Medical… 

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