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11-14-2017 | Canagliflozin | News

Canagliflozin benefits may extend to primary prevention

Further analysis of the CANVAS trial suggests that the benefits of canagliflozin treatment are broadly consistent in type 2 diabetes patients with and without pre-existing cardiovascular disease,

11-08-2017 | Long-acting insulins | Editorial | Article

Longer-acting basal insulin analogs: What, how, why, when, and who?

Advisory Board member and pharmacist, Josh Neumiller, presents a practical guide to support clinical decision-making in the initiation and titration of U-300 insulin glargine and insulin degludec.

Metabolically healthy obesity: Laying a controversial concept to rest

The concept of metabolically healthy obesity has produced huge numbers of seemingly contradictory studies, and polarized opinion among researchers. medwireNews looks back at the big data, the high-impact publications, and the underlying hypotheses that helped the concept to persist for so long, and asks if the field has finally reached consensus.

Latest from across the site

11-17-2017 | Primary care | News

Care delivery variation affects glycemic control for type 1 diabetes patients

If all UK primary care practices operated to the standards of the top-performing centers there would be a marked nationwide increase in the proportion of patients with type 1 diabetes achieving glycemic control, say researchers.


Diabet Med 2017; Advance online publication

11-16-2017 | Cardiovascular disorders | News

Coronary artery calcification predicts CVD risk regardless of diabetes status

Results of a multiethnic cohort study suggest that coronary artery calcium scoring can predict long-term cardiovascular risk in patients with and without metabolic abnormalities.


JAMA Cardiol 2017; Advance online publication

11-15-2017 | Neuropathy | News

Spinal cord stimulation efficacy sustained in patients with diabetic polyneuropathy

Patients with painful diabetic polyneuropathy continue to experience pain relief in the lower extremities for at least 5 years of spinal cord stimulation, suggest study findings.


Diabetes Care 2017; Advance online publication

11-14-2017 | Glycemic control | News

News in brief

Improvements in glycemic control may have stagnated

Data from the US NHANES surveys show no improvements in glycemic control over recent years, despite greater patient awareness of their test results and glycated hemoglobin targets.

11-14-2017 | Obesity | Article

Talking point

Has a consensus emerged?

After years of controversy and heated debate, is a consensus finally emerging? We look at the latest evidence, and consider the broader implications.

11-14-2017 | Obesity | Article

Talking point

Unpicking the mechanisms: Could there be something in it?

It is hard for epidemiologic associations to retain credibility for long without a plausible biologic basis. We look at the potential explanations that helped to keep the theory alive,

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