Transdermal treatment appears to be the safest type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) when assessing for the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), suggests a recent study. However, its use is much less frequent compared to oral preparations.
A nurse-led intervention to support self-management in diabetes patients with comorbid end-stage renal disease (ESRD) was feasible and acceptable, with promising efficacy outcome in improving glycaemic control compared with usual care alone, according to results from C-DIRECT*.
The presence of frailty is associated with an elevated risk of subsequent incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and bone disease among adults infected with HIV, a study has shown. Moreover, an increase in frailty over 48 weeks is tied to a greater risk of death.
Serum-based renal biomarkers, particularly Cystatin C, appear to be predictive of cardiovascular risk in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients with recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS), reports a new study.
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) administration concurrent with the initiation of intensive insulin therapy appears to reduce the required insulin doses in patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, a new study has found.
Use of canagliflozin, compared with a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist, does not increase the risk for fracture in middle-aged patients with type 2 diabetes and relatively low fracture risk, according to a recent study.
Anaemia appears to be prevalent in patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease, although the majority of cases are undiagnosed, a study reports. Inadequate treatment of the blood disorder is also common.
The benefits of SGLT2* inhibitors on certain cardiovascular (CV) outcomes may be restricted to patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a systematic review and meta-analyses of three randomized controlled trials.
A dietary strategy of carbohydrate restriction proves superior to low-fat diets in terms of improving lipid markers in individuals with cardiometabolic risk, owing to its strong effects on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides, according to a meta-analysis.
A low glycaemic index (GI) meal plan consisting of commonly consumed foods in Asia yields reductions in glycaemic response and variability over 24 hours, as well as promotes fat oxidation, in sedentary, normal-weight men, according to a team of Singapore-based researchers.