Medication Updates 2017
Feeling overwhelmed by all the new recently approved diabetes medications? Concentrated insulins are causing confusion and the first bio-similiar insulin was recently approved. There are 2 new insulin + GLP-RA combo medications on the market and a new oral combo medication was just approved.
Are you wondering how to apply the new ADA and AACE Medication Management Guidelines into practice?
We have lots of resources to help out!
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Articles on Diabetes Medications
§ADA-Standards of Care PDF 2017 – This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidenced based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam.
Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Treatment. This hyperglycemia road map details strategies to achieve glucose control for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Section 8 of Standards of Care, Jan 2017.
Novel Agents for the Treatment of Type 2 – 2014 – Diabetes Spectrum
» Recent innovative treatment approaches target the multiple pathophysiological defects present in type 2 diabetes. Optimal management should include early initiation of combination therapy using multiple drugs with different mechanisms of action. This review examines novel therapeutic options that hold particular promise.
Metformin and B12 Deficiency
» This complication affects about 30% of patients with diabetes who take metformin. Despite its common occurrence, vitamin B12 deficiency is often unrecognized and untreated. For this reason, patients on metformin should have their B12 level monitored annually. Published in BMJ. 2010;340:c2198
Origin Trial – NEJM 2012 – Outcome Reduction with an Initial Glargine Intervention
» This large randomized prospective trial followed patients with prediabetes and diabetes who were on daily doses of basal insulin for 6 years. The study demonstrated that Lantus therapy had a neutral effect on cardiovascular outcomes and cancers. And it reduced new onset diabetes in those with prediabetes.
Medications for Neuropathy
Painful Diabetic Neuropathy » scientific article that includes the latest research and medications that improve neuropathic pain. Also includes a step wise approach and dosing strategies for the different types of medications. Authored by Dr. Ziegler, Diabetes Care, 2009 32 (Supp 2).
Neuropathy Medications Summary Sheet
» this “at a glance” summary page is designed to be a helpful tool to evaluate therapeutic improvements for your patients with diabetes neuropathy. Authored by Beverly Thomassian.