Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Self-monitoring of blood glucose: a promise still unfulfilled?

It is the responsibility of diabetes specialists to ensure that people with diabetes are equipped with the knowledge to use self-monitoring more effectively (Diabetologia)

Soluble Glucagon Formulation for Pumps

Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Investigational Soluble Glucagon Formulation for Pumps (Xeris Pharmaceuticals)

Statins impair glucose uptake in human cells

Statins impair glucose uptake by cells involved in regulation of glucose homeostasis by inducing cholesterol-dependent conformational changes in GLUTs (BMJ Open, Diabetes Research & Care)

Magnetic Resonance Neuroimaging Study of Brain Structural Differences in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

This is the first study to focus on structural changes in the brain associated with DPN. Our findings suggest increased peripheral gray matter volume loss, localized to regions involved with somatosensory perception in subjects with DPN. This may have important implications for the long-term prognosis of DPN (Diabetes Care)

Combination therapy with metformin plus sulfonylureas versus metformin plus DPP-4 inhibitors: association with major adverse cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality

There was a reduction in all-cause mortality for patients treated with metformin combined with DPP-4i versus metformin plus SU, and a similar trend for MACE (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)

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