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ACCORD Analysis Suggests Intensive Glucose Lowering May Reduce Ischemic Cardiovascular Events

Higher A1C target recommended for patients over 65 with comorbidities… A team of Canadian and American researchers have analyzed data from the ACCORD trial to investigate whether the intensive lowering of glucose concentrations affects the risk of ischemic heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers assessed 10,251 …

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Metformin Is Best Initial Oral Drug for Lowering Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients

Metformin, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinedione, and DPP-4 inhibitors were compared to evaluate the effects on the time to subsequent treatment… There are many classes of oral drugs used for diabetes therapy, but there is a lack of evidence as to which drug is best for use as initial therapy. Most patients diagnosed …

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