Monday, 8 September 2014

Hemoglobin A1c, comorbid conditions and all-cause mortality in older patients with diabetes: A retrospective 9-year cohort study

In our patient population, HbA1c scores < 6.4% have significantly higher all-cause mortality. CHF is a major determinant of all-cause mortality. Adults with comorbid CHF and high HbA1c scores have lower all-cause mortality (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)

Illness beliefs predict self-care behaviours in patients with diabetic foot ulcers: A prospective study

Patients’ beliefs are important determinants of foot-care practices. They may, therefore, also be influential in determining ulcer outcomes. Interventions aimed at modifying illness beliefs may offer a means for promoting self-care and improving ulcer outcomes (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)

Estimated insulin sensitivity predicts regression of albuminuria in Type 1 diabetes

Over 6 years, higher baseline estimated insulin sensitivity and change in estimated insulin sensitivity independently predicted regression of albuminuria. Improving insulin sensitivity in people with Type 1 diabetes is a potential therapeutic target to increase rates of regression of albuminuria (Diabetic Medicine)

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