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1 Metformin powder formulation compared to metformin tablets on glycemic control and on treatment satisfaction in subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Hemoglobin A1c and the progression of coronary artery calcification among adults without diabetes Diabetes Care, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Therapeutic effect of pregabalin, Vitamin B-groups and their combination on patients with diabetic peripheral poly neuropathy Full Text Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Log (TG)/HDL-C ratio as a predictor of decreased islet beta cell function in patients with type 2 diabetes: 6-year cohort study Journal of Diabetes, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

5 A meta-analysis of passive smoking and risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, October 20, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Is insulin the most effective injectable antihyperglycaemic therapy? Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Validity of self-measured waist circumference in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease Full Text BMC Medicine, October 20, 2014

8 Serum vaspin levels and vaspin mRNA expression in subcutaneous adipose tissue in women with gestational diabetes mellitus European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Sirtuin 6 expression and inflammatory activity in diabetic atherosclerotic plaques: Effects of incretin treatment Diabetes, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article
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10 Combined lowering of low grade systemic inflammation and insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome patients treated with Atherosclerosis, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Heel bone strength is related to lifestyle factors in Okinawan men with type 2 diabetes mellitus Journal of Diabetes Investigation, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Health-related quality of life 5 years after carpal tunnel release among patients with diabetes: a prospective study with matched controls Full Text BMC Endocrine Disorders, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Salivary Il-17 and TNA-A in relation to periodontitis and glycemic status in type 2 diabetes mellitus Journal of Diabetes, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

14 White coat effect and masked uncontrolled hypertension in treated hypertensive-diabetic patients: prevalence and target organ damage Journal of Diabetes, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Acarbose treatment affects the serum levels of inflammatory cytokines and the gut content of bifidobacteria in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus Journal of Diabetes, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Osteoprotegerin is associated with subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction in diabetic hypertensive patients: A speckle tracking study Canadian Journal of Cardiology, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Decreased retinal capillary flow is not a mediator of the protective myopia-diabetic retinopathy relationship Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Nickel exposure is associated with the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults International Journal of Epidemiology, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Weight loss required by the severely obese to achieve clinically important differences in health-related quality of life: two-year prospective cohort study Full Text BMC Medicine, October 20, 2014

20 Evaluation and treatment of older patients with hypercholesterolemia: A clinical review JAMA, October 20, 2014    Clinical Article

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Aspirin has a dose-independent effect in T2DM

As reported in The International Journal of Clinical Practice, the dose of aspirin (75 mg/d, 300 mg/d, or 3.6 g/d) had an independent effect on markers of vascular inflammation, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, and endothelial function in patients with T2DM (n=17; mean age = 57.4 y).

Parenteral vitamin D improves insulin sensitivity

As reported in Swiss Medical Weekly, supplemental vitamin D3 (300,000 IU im) in patients (n=55) with T2DM of > 10 y duration resulted in a 12.8% decrease in HOMA-IR at 6 months compared to an increase of 10% in patients who received placebo.

TNFR1 predicts all-cause mortality in diabetic kidney disease

As reported in Diabetes Care, type 2 diabetics (n=522) with diabetic kidney disease (eGFR< 60 or urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio > 30 mg/mmol) with TNFR1 levels in the highest quartile were at increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to diabetics with TNFR1 levels in the lowest quartile (aHR = 2.98). One hundred ninety-six deaths occurred in 48 months of follow-up.


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