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Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

Clinical Case: Shortness of Breath in a Woman With Hypertension, Diabetes

A woman presents to the emergency department with lethargy and marked shortness of breath after being discharged from another hospital for pyelonephritis complicated by cardiac arrest.

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T2D May Play a Protective Role Against Developing Aortic Diseases

T2D May Play a Protective Role Against Developing Aortic Diseases

The novel findings in this study suggest that patients with type 2 diabetes have a significantly reduced risk for short-term mortality after hospitalization for aortic aneurysm compared with population-based control subjects.

Reducing Eating Speed May Prevent Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Reducing Eating Speed May Prevent Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes

Eating speed can affect changes in obesity, body mass index, and waist circumference in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Mortality Trends in Adults With Low eGFR, No Albuminuria

Diabetes Mortality Trends in Adults With Low eGFR, No Albuminuria

A recent study examined mortality trends in adults with diabetes and assessed albumin-to-creatinine ratios and estimated glomerular filtration rates.

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Reducing CV Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes

Abatacept conferred a greater reduction in cardiovascular risk compared with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

Risk Factors for Diabetes May Be Identified 20 Years Before Diagnosis

Risk Factors for Diabetes May Be Identified 20 Years Before Diagnosis

Risk of developing type 2 diabetes is associated with subtle elevations of glucose and lipids more than 20 years before diagnosis.

Physician-Patient Communication Key for Improving Diabetes Care

Physician-Patient Communication Key for Improving Diabetes Care

Diabetes care can be improved with enhanced communication between providers and patients and improved communication between members of the primary care team.

Metformin Safe in T2D With Moderate to Severe Chronic Kidney Disease

Metformin Safe in T2D With Moderate to Severe Chronic Kidney Disease

This is the first study to have validated a metformin dose adjustment as a function of the estimated glomerular filtration rate in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease.

Increased Risk for Severe Hypoglycemic Events Associated With CV Outcomes

Increased Risk for Severe Hypoglycemic Events Associated With CV Outcomes

The bidirectional relationship between severe hypoglycemic events and cardiovascular outcomes suggests that there may be a common "frail" type 2 diabetes phenotype of patients who are susceptible to both of these events.

CDC Reports Rate of Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits

CDC Reports Rate of Diabetes-Related Emergency Department Visits

In 2015, the rate of diabetes-related visits to the emergency department was 92 per 1,000 persons for those aged 45 and older.

Disordered Eating Affects HbA1c in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

Disordered Eating Affects HbA1c in Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes

For youth with type 1 diabetes, disordered eating behaviors are associated with higher hemoglobin A1c but not with measures of glycemic variability.

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