Sep 1, 2012 Issue
AAN, AANEM, and AAPMR Publish Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy [Practice Guidelines]

Painful diabetic neuropathy is a chronic disease that affects approximately 16 percent of patients who have diabetes mellitus. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and ...

May 1, 2012 Issue
Diabetic Nephropathy--The Family Physician's Role [Article]

Nearly one-half of persons with chronic kidney disease have diabetes mellitus. Diabetes accounted for 44 percent of new cases of kidney failure in 2008. Diabetic nephropathy, also called diabetic kidney disease, is associated with significant macrovascular risk, and is the leading cause of kidney fa...

May 1, 2012 Issue
Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Not Using Insulin [Cochrane for Clinicians]

For patients who have had diabetes longer than one year and are not using insulin, evidence suggests that the benefit of self-monitoring of blood glucose in lowering A1C levels is small at six months and disappears by 12 months. Self-monitoring of blood glucose does not improve health-related qualit...

Mar 1, 2012 Issue
ADA Releases Revisions to Recommendations for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

Caring for patients with diabetes mellitus requires addressing many issues beyond glycemic control. To help physicians provide optimal care for these patients, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) releases annual revisions to its clinical practice recommendations for standards of medical care. Th...

Nov 1, 2011 Issue
ACP Releases Guideline on Intensive Insulin Therapy in Hospitalized Patients [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has issued a clinical guideline on the use of intensive insulin therapy in hospitalized patients with or without diabetes mellitus to achieve glycemic control and improve health outcomes.

Jul 15, 2011 Issue
Insulin Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus [Article]

Insulin therapy is recommended for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and an initial A1C level greater than 9 percent, or if diabetes is uncontrolled despite optimal oral glycemic therapy. Insulin therapy may be initiated as augmentation, starting at 0.3 unit per kg, or as replacement, starting ...

Mar 15, 2011 Issue
Diabetic Nephropathy: Preventing Progression [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments to prevent progression of nephropathy in persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and early and late nephropathy?

Dec 15, 2010 Issue
Updated Recommendations on Daily Aspirin Use in Patients with Diabetes [Practice Guidelines]

To address the uncertainties about aspirin use in persons with diabetes, experts from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and American College of Cardiology Foundation reviewed the current evidence and updated the 2007 recommendations.

Dec 15, 2010 Issue
Thiazolidinedione Therapy for Managing Metabolic Syndrome [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

There is no patient-oriented evidence supporting the use of TZD therapy in patients in the general population who have metabolic syndrome. Rosiglitazone (Avandia) use decreases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with metabolic syndrome who are undergoing coronary stenting.

Nov 1, 2010 Issue
Does Metformin Increase the Risk of Fatal or Nonfatal Lactic Acidosis? [Cochrane for Clinicians]

In patients without standard contraindications to metformin therapy, metformin does not increase the risk of lactic acidosis.

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