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Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACC), and American Heart Association (AHA) for glycemic control and prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes.
Case study: A 50-year-old woman with a history of hyperlipidemia visits your office for a physical examination. Her blood pressure is 140/82 mm Hg, and her body mass index is 30 kg per m2.
Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in asymptomatic adults with sustained blood pressure (treated or untreated) greater than 135/80 mm Hg.
Nov 1, 2009 Issue
Low Glycemic Index Diets for the Management of Diabetes [Cochrane for Clinicians]
The low glycemic index diet (sometimes called a low glycemic load diet) lowered the A1C level by a weighted mean difference of 0.5 percent when compared with a high glycemic index (or glycemic load) diet. Fewer episodes of hypoglycemia occurred with a low glycemic index diet compared with a high glycemic index diet.
What are the effects of interventions to prevent foot ulcers and amputations in persons with diabetes? What are the effects of treatments in persons with diabetes with foot ulceration?
Jul 15, 2009 Issue
Risk-Assessment Tools for Detecting Undiagnosed Diabetes [Point-of-Care Guides]
Early intervention with lifestyle modifications or pharmacotherapy has been shown to effectively delay or prevent type 2 diabetes in adults.
Mar 1, 2009 Issue
Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 Inhibitors for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes [Cochrane for Clinicians]
When used as monotherapy or in conjunction with metformin (Glucophage) or thiazolidinediones, the DPP-4 inhibitor sitagliptin (Januvia) decreases A1C levels by 0.7 percent, but there are no data on patient-oriented outcomes or long-term safety. Until more studies are completed, it should only be use...