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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Clin Pract
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Exenatide may improve glycemia in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Exenatide also promotes weight loss and may reduce blood pressure.

  • Clinical Essentials from BJS
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Obesity and gallstones: cholecystectomy should come before gastric bypass

Scandinavian population study uncovers optimal sequence to reduce complications.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatrics
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Youth antidepressant use tied to type 2 diabetes

Blood sugar monitoring might be prudent in these patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Heart Fail
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DPP-4 inhibitors: use caution in patients with type 2 diabetes and heart failure

Vildagliptin has no major effect on LVEF, but there is an unexplained increase in LV volume.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Gestational diabetes is associated with future CVD risk

Obstetrical history is important in assessing future health risks and should be part of the medical record.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes
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Why do patients with type 2 diabetes stop taking GLP-1 receptor agonists?

Physician perceptions don’t always match patient experiences.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Higher beta-blocker doses benefit heart failure patients with diabetes

There is often a reluctance to prescribe beta-blocker doses used in clinical trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Surg
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Is bariatric surgery safe for IBD patients?

Reassuring results, for the most part, in a retrospective study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Study reveals uptick in CV risk factors among patients with stroke

A cohort study of more than 900,000 admissions for acute ischemic stroke.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Med
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What’s the best way to screen for diabetes in the hospital setting?

Inpatient glucose levels are higher for those who later develop diabetes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Nutr Metab
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Is resveratrol supplementation helpful in managing type 2 diabetes?

Meta-analysis identifies improvements in some, but not all, metabolic parameters.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Insulin pumps found to be beneficial in youth with type 1 diabetes

Pump therapy with rapid-acting insulin allows for more physiologic insulin replacement.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetologia
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In oral glucose tolerance tests, 30-min value independently predicts diabetes

Subgroups at high risk for diabetes and mortality may be missed when only fasting and 2-h values measured.