Dec 1, 2004 Issue
Link Between Metformin and Lactic Acidosis? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is no evidence that metformin causes lactic acidosis, even in patients with renal insufficiency or other comorbidities. Although caution is still indicated in patients with multiple or severe comorbidities, it appears that the initial concern about lactic acidosis with this drug was misplaced.

Aug 15, 2004 Issue
ACP Releases Guideline on Lipid Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Practice Guidelines]

A guideline on the management of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus has been published by the Clinical Efficacy Assessment Subcommittee of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Rescue, Augmentation, and Replacement of Beta-Cell Function [Article]

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by progressive beta-cell failure. Indications for exogenous insulin therapy in patients with this condition include acute illness or surgery, pregnancy, glucose toxicity, contraindications to or failure to achieve goals with oral antidiabetic medications, and a need ...

Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glucose [Article]

Impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose form an intermediate stage in the natural history of diabetes mellitus. From 10 to 15 percent of adults in the United States have one of these conditions. Impaired glucose tolerance is defined as two-hour glucose levels of 140 to 199 mg per dL ...

Feb 1, 2004 Issue
Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: KC, a 46-year-old woman, visits your office to refill her cholesterol-lowering medication. She says she saw a recent news feature on the “diabetes epidemic” and asks if she needs to be tested.

Jan 15, 2004 Issue
Facilitating Treatment Adherence With Lifestyle Changes in Diabetes [Article]

Healthy eating and increased physical activity can prevent or delay diabetes and its complications. Techniques that facilitate adherence to these lifestyle changes can be adapted to primary care. Often, the patient's readiness to work toward change must be developed gradually. To prepare patients wh...

Oct 15, 2003 Issue
Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Message from the National Diabetes Education Program [Article]

Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 65 percent of deaths in persons with type 2 diabetes. However, awareness of cardiovascular disease risk factors among patients with diabetes remains low, resulting in missed opportunities to lower risks for coronary events and strokes. The National Diabetes ...

May 15, 2003 Issue
Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for type 2 diabetes in adults and the supporting scientific evidence.

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.

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