Friday, 21 March 2014

Longitudinal assessment of neuropathy in type 1 diabetes using novel ophthalmic markers (LANDMark): Study design and baseline characteristics

The LANDMark baseline findings confirm a reduction in corneal sensitivity only in Type 1 patients with neuropathy. However, corneal nerve fibre length is reduced in Type 1 patients without neuropathy with an even greater deficit in Type 1 patients with neuropathy (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)

Hemoglobin A1c assay variations and implications for diabetes screening in obese youth

Clinically significant inter-method A1c variability exists that impacts patient classification and treatment recommendations. In the screening of obese youth for diabetes, A1c results should be interpreted with caution (Pediatric Diabetes)

CHMP Recommends Empagliflozin for Approval to Reduce Blood Sugar Levels in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Europe

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly announce a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency, recommending approval of empagliflozin, an investigational sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control, or blood glucose levels, in adults with type 2 diabetes

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