Type 2

More evidence needed for ADP-antagonists to prevent CVD

More evidence needed for ADP-antagonists to prevent CVD in type 2 diabetes

These drugs have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in non-diabetic patients.  However, few studies have looked at the diabetic population.  As people with type 2 diabetes are at a substantially increased risk of CVD, we might expect ADP receptor antagonists to offer some benefit. Clinical question In patients with type 2 …

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evidence of improved metabolic control in type 2 diabetes after treating periodontal disease

From our Dental Elf: evidence of improved metabolic control in type 2 diabetes after treating periodontal disease

Clinical question: In type 2 diabetes, does non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease lead to improved glycaemic control? Methods: An updated systematic review of randomised trials. Results: The review concluded there was evidence of a small reduction in HbA1c after treatment for gum disease.  However, the studies were of poor quality with some evidence of publication …

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bariatric surgery

New guideline for bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery is increasingly seen as an effective and cost-effective treatment for obesity.  There is even some evidence that it can reverse type 2 diabetes. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have co-produced a guideline for bariatric surgery that includes within its scope, its use in patients with type 2 diabetes. The guideline covers: …

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The views of black and ethnic minority patients on self-management of type 2 diabetes

The views of black and ethnic minority patients on self-management of type 2 diabetes

People in black and minority ethnic (BME) groups have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than the population as a whole and often experience difficulty in managing their condition. A recent systematic review looked at their experiences of self-management of type 2.  This information will be extremely valuable to those running services for BME …

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A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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