Posts Tagged ‘type 2 diabetes’

Surgery versus Medical Therapy in Obese Diabetics

Posted by • April 25th, 2012

In a randomized, controlled study of obese patients with type 2 diabetes, those who received medical therapy plus bariatric surgery had significantly better glycemic control at 12 months than did those who received medical therapy alone. The growing incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus globally is widely recognized as one of the most challenging contemporary threats… Read More…

Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by • April 6th, 2012

The latest article in our Clinical Practice series provides a framework for establishing glycemic targets for patients with type 2 diabetes, taking into account both psychosocial and clinical factors, and discusses strategies to achieve the targets. First-line treatments and additional therapies are discussed. T2DM is the leading cause of blindness, nontraumatic lower-limb amputation, and chronic kidney disease… Read More…

Panretinal Photocoagulation

Posted by • October 21st, 2011

In the latest article in our Clinical Therapeutics review series, proliferative retinopathy develops in a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes. Panretinal photocoagulation, which causes reduced production of VEGF by destroying hypoxic retinal cells, is recommended. Diminished peripheral and night vision can occur. Data from the Diabetic Retinopathy Study indicate that approximately half of all eyes… Read More…