One Extra Insulin Dose as Effective as Three
SAN DIEGO — Adding one additional dose of insulin to the basal dosage may be as effective in controlling blood glucose levels as adding two or three doses at mealtimes in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers suggested here.
Prophylactic Metformin Cuts Medical Costs
SAN DIEGO — Starting patients on metformin and lifestyle interventions are both cost-effective means of preventing diabetes in at-risk patients, researchers said here.
Public Knows About Diabetes, Takes No Action
SAN DIEGO — By and large, Americans are well informed about the risks, dangers, and signs of diabetes — but that knowledge does not appear to translate into actions to prevent or control the disease, researchers reported here.
Tiny Pump Helps Improve Glycemic Control
SAN DIEGO — A matchstick-sized implantable subcutaneous pump that delivers a steady flow of the GLP-1 agonist exenatide (Byetta) maintained improvements in glycemic control over a year, researchers said here.
Unintended Glucose Patterns Predict Death
SAN DIEGO — Day-to-day glucose levels that stray too high when tight control is the aim or too low when therapy isn't intense may signal mortality risk, an ACCORD trial subanalysis indicated.