Tag: diabetes mellitus

1 Month of DAPT Inadequate After Recent ACS

One month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) followed by 11 months of clopidogrel monotherapy failed to prove noninferiority to 12 unbroken months of DAPT for...

Metformin Disappoints in Two Phase 2 Lung Cancer Trials

Although well tolerated, metformin does not improve survival when given alongside chemoradiotherapy to patients with locally advanced non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and may even...

Salt Substitute Reduces Stroke, CV Events, and Death

Switching from regular salt to a low-sodium salt substitute has major public health benefits, including a reduction in stroke, cardiovascular events, and death, a new...

LOOP Trial Undercuts Long-term Continuous ECG Screening for AF

Maybe short, asymptomatic bouts of atrial fibrillation (AF) that show up on long-term, continuous monitoring aren’t worth hunting for just so oral anticoagulation (OAC) can...

Low-to-Moderate Coffee Intake in Midlife Tied to Heart Benefits

Among middle-aged people without heart disease, drinking up to 3 cups of coffee per day was associated with a lower risk for stroke or death...

Finerenone Cuts CV Risk in T2D Across CKD Spectrum

New data on using the nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist (MRA) finerenone to treat patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease did more than...

Gestational Diabetes Increasing Among US Women

Women in the United States are developing gestational diabetes at a higher rate than a decade ago, and disparities have persisted between White women and...

Pay Attention for Signs of Atypical Diabetes

It’s important to be alert for signs that a person with diabetes might be among the minority, of around 5%, who have an atypical type,...

Questions Remain as More ‘Twincretin’ Data in Diabetes Published

The streak of positive phase 3 trial results for the novel “twincretin” tirzepatide when treating patients with type 2 diabetes continued in a report in...

Task Force Affirms Routine Gestational Diabetes Testing

Asymptomatic pregnant women with no previous diagnosis of type 1 or 2 diabetes should be screened for gestational diabetes at 24 weeks’ gestation or later,...

A Centuries Old ‘Superfood’ as Diabetes Treatment

If asked to think of a camel, many will invariably call up the emblematic image of a humped animal crossing the horizon in a blazing...

Tackle Obesity to Drop Risk for Secondary Cardiac Event

Patients who had been hospitalized for heart attack or cardiovascular revascularization procedures commonly were overweight (46%) or had obesity (35%), but at a follow-up visit,...

Artificial Pancreas Tried in Type 2 Diabetes Patients on Dialysis

A fully closed-loop artificial pancreas system improved glucose control and reduced hypoglycemia compared with standard insulin therapy in adult outpatients with type 2 diabetes requiring...

Warning on Risk of Serious Infections in Those With Diabetes

People with diabetes are at increased risk of hospitalization for infection, as well as infection-related mortality, shows a large US study that suggests the risk...

Hospital Intervention Fails to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

A clinical trial of an intervention designed to improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with heart failure shows that the strategy was not successful compared to...

Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent metabolic surgery reported improved general health, mobility, and energy, along with less pain and diabetes-related concerns compared with...

Family Doctors Omit Tests for Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes

Nikita Stempniewicz U.S. primary care physicians are not properly checking patients with type 2 diabetes for chronic kidney disease (CKD) nearly as often as they...

Diabetes Drug’s New Weight Loss Formula Fuels Cost-Benefit Debate

The long list of side effects that follow ads for the newer expensive drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes sometimes include an unusual warning: They...

‘Shocking’ Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes

Newly published data show alarmingly high rates and severity of early diabetes-specific complications in individuals who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age. This...

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes

In type 2 diabetes (T2D), a greater degree of hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, was associated with measurable cognitive impairment even among patients with...

Women’s Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications

Women with prepregnancy cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors have increasingly worse pregnancy outcomes, including a higher rate of maternal intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and...

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease

Patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were in the DAPA-CKD trial had cardiorenal benefits from dapagliflozin that were similar to those of...

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?

  Chef Michel Nischan has won the prestigious James Beard Award four times, written cookbooks, and launched a restaurant with the late actor Paul Newman....

Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program

Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, partly because his size embarrassed his wife but even...

HIV Increases Risk for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. HIV increases the risk for severe COVID-19 by 6% and the...