ADA Position Statement 2014: New HbA1c Targets for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Through the Life Span: A Position  Statement  of  the American Diabetes Association (2014) DOI: 10.2337/dc14-1140 American Diabetes Association (ADA) »» In a position statement, the American Diabetes Association now says that all children with type 1 diabetes should strive for a hemoglobin A1c target of less than 7.5%. Previously, different pediatric age […]

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CDC (USA) National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC USA) »» Diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States, all ages, 2012 Total:  29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes. Diagnosed: 21.0 million people. Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed). Download U.S. National Diabetes Statistics Report 2014 »» […]

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Higher-Dose Statins Linked to Moderate Increase in Diabetes Risk

Higher doses of statins are associated with greater risk for incident diabetes than lower doses, according to a BMJ study (full article) »» (Published 29 May 2014) Abstract Objective To evaluate the incremental increase in new onset diabetes from higher potency statins compared with lower potency statins when used for secondary prevention. Design Eight population […]

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Guidelines for Preventing Reccurent Stroke, AHA – ASA 2014

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) have released updated guidelines for preventing recurrent stroke in patients who’ve experienced a stroke or transient ischemic attack. A few of the changes from the groups’ 2011 guidelines: Systolic blood pressure below 140 mm Hg and diastolic pressure below 90 mm Hg are reasonable […]

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Changes in Diabetes-Related Complications in the United States, 1990–2010, NEJM

From The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) »» Changes in Diabetes-Related Complications in the United States, 1990–2010 N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1514-1523 – DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1310799 Preventive care for adults with diabetes has improved substantially in recent decades. We examined trends in the incidence of diabetes-related complications in the United States from 1990 through […]

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