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Diabetes

Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Perioperative Management of Diabetes [Article]

Maintaining glycemic and metabolic control is difficult in diabetic patients who are undergoing surgery. The preoperative evaluation of all patients with diabetes should include careful screening for asymptomatic cardiac or renal disease. Frequent self-monitoring of glucose levels is important in th...


Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Skin Rash in a Patient with Diabetes [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Nov 1, 2002 Issue
Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Pathogenesis and Management [Article]

Foot ulcers are a significant complication of diabetes mellitus and often precede lower-extremity amputation. The most frequent underlying etiologies are neuropathy, trauma, deformity, high plantar pressures, and peripheral arterial disease. Thorough and systematic evaluation and categorization of f...


Nov 1, 2001 Issue
Charcot Foot: The Diagnostic Dilemma [Article]

Primary care physicians involved in the management of patients with diabetes are likely to encounter the diagnostic and treatment challenges of pedal neuropathic joint disease, also known as Charcot foot. The acute Charcot foot is characterized by erythema, edema and elevated temperature of the foot...


May 1, 2001 Issue
Oral Agents in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Article]

Despite exhaustive efforts to better manage patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus), attempts at maintaining near normal blood glucose levels in these patients remains unsatisfactory. This continues to pose a real challenge to physicians as ...


Mar 15, 2001 Issue
Insulin Resistance Syndrome [Article]

Insulin resistance can be linked to diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease and other abnormalities. These abnormalities constitute the insulin resistance syndrome. Because resistance usually develops long before these diseases appear, identifying and treating insulin-resistant ...


Dec 15, 2000 Issue
Attenuating Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes [Article]

Patients with type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin-resistant diabetes) have a significantly increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Once clinical cardiovascular disease develops, these patients have a poorer prognosis than normoglycemic patients. By inducing endothelial change...


Sep 1, 2000 Issue
Alternative Therapies: Part 1. Depresssion, Diabetes, Obesity [Article]

Natural supplements are widely used in the United States and, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research does not always support their effectiveness. St. John's wort acts as a weak selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with fewer side effects. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) has...


Jan 15, 2000 Issue
AHA Examines Cardiovascular Problems in Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued recommendations for interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes mellitus.


Jan 1, 2000 Issue
Why Can't This Patient Take Insulin? [Curbside Consultation]

One of the prevailing challenges for physicians is dealing with noncompliant patients—those patients who seem unable or unwilling to comply with their treatment plan. When faced with such a patient, the physician's first impulse is frequently one of anger and frustration. The reasons for these feeli...


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