Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Barriers to Initiating Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Development of a New Patient Education Tool to Address Myths, Misconceptions and Clinical Realities

The educational tool developed through this study was designed to help patients who are deciding whether or not to initiate insulin therapy as recommended by their physician, and facilitate patient–health-care provider interactions (The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research)


Assessment of the association between glycemic variability and diabetes-related complications in type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Consistent findings suggest that in type 2 diabetes glucose variability is associated with development of microvascular complications. The role of increased glucose variability in terms of microvascular and macrovascular complications in type 1 diabetes is less clear; more data in are needed (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)


Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2): A novel diagnostic tool for peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes patients

This large study of diabetic patients confirms that the sitting-supine position difference in TcPO2 is higher in DPN patients than control subjects, indicating that TcPO2 examination is a promising valuable diagnostic tool for DPN (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)


Effect of Patients’ Risks and Preferences on Health Gains With Plasma Glucose Level Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Improving glycemic control can provide substantial benefits, especially for younger patients; however, for most patients older than 50 years with an HbA1c level less than 9% receiving metformin therapy, additional glycemic treatment usually offers at most modest benefits (JAMA)

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