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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #1: Diabetes in the Emergency Department

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David Levy, MD, FRCP INTRODUCTION Every day many patients with established or newly diagnosed diabetes pass through emergency departments. Few require admission, but all need careful evaluation and management: emergencies in diabetes can develop rapidly, and they carry a risk of mortality. Deciding who needs admission requires clinical skill and experience. …

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DPP-4 Inhibitors in Combination with Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

The addition of a DPP-4 inhibitor decreased HbA1C while not requiring an increase in insulin, and subjects remained weight neutral without experiencing an increase in hypoglycemic events… Currently approved dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors include alogliptin, linagliptin, saxagliptin, sitagliptin and vildagliptin. DPP-4 inhibitors work by enhancing glucose dependent insulin secretion and …

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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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