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Use of an outpatient electronic health record at Kaiser Permanente Northern California was associated with significant decreases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations among patients with diabetes.
Fluoroquinolones have been linked to increased risks of dysglycemia in patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy in diabetic and non-diabetes patients.
Psoriasis is linked to a 22% increased risk for type 2 diabetes as well as a greater prevalence of other systemic comorbidities.

Cumulative exposure to metformin after prostate cancer diagnosis was linked to a nearly 25% decreased risk for cancer-related mortality in men with diabetes.

Cognitive decline in patients with diabetes may be associated with microvascular changes in the kidneys, leading to microvascular changes in the brain, a new research study suggests.

Patients with type 2 diabetes who are taking glucose-lowering medications are at risk for severe hypoglycemia regardless of whether their diabetes is poorly or well controlled, according to data fr

There is currently insufficient evidence to support a definitive link between antihyperglycemic medications and cancer development, according to a consensus statement released by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

Many patients with diabetes take complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies—some to lessen the number of diabetes agents they need and others to treat comorbidities such as peripheral neuropathy

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening recommendations missed detecting more than 50% of cases of undiagnosed diabetes.

Conventional dietary wisdom holds that eating frequent but small meals—“grazing”—helps to maintain steady blood glucose and promotes weight loss.

In diabetic patients with below-the-knee critical limb ischemia, use of a drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for angioplasty lead to markedly lower restenosis rates at 1 year compared to conventional angio

Less than one-third of patients with diabetes in a recent retrospective study brought their glucose meters to office visits.

Salsalate, a generic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat arthritis, significantly lowered blood glucose levels and decreased inflammatory mediators in patients with type 2 di

Children and teenagers with type 2 diabetes are at high risk for developing early and rapidly progressing signs of risk for heart disease and kidney disease, as well as faster deterioration of &bet

Primary care physicians (PCPs) are less likely to order recommended diabetes tests and statins for women than for men—even when these women had a history of at least one diabe

A higher intake of whole grains may be associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A team of researchers in Seoul, Korea set out to understand how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) might serve as a predictor for type 2 diabetes.
A study examined the association between both impaired sleep quality and amount of daytime sleepiness on patients’ diabetes control and self-management.
See whether the severity of diabetic retinopathy affects coronary heart disease or stroke risk in patients living with type 2 diabetes.
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