Drawing lines. Envision a scenario: Milt is 87. Over the years he's developed diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, lumbago (back pain), hearing loss, too many moles to count, and high
A fixed-dose combination pill of sitagliptin and simvastatin (Juvisync). The first product to combine a type 2 diabetes drug and a statin, it is currently available in dosage strengths for ... Prescribing information for the drug informs doctors of the
Liraglutide (Victoza) as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. ... It is not recommended as first-line therapy for patients who have inadequate glycemic control on diet and exercise, and pancreatitis
He reports no shortness of breath on exertion. He does not have cerebrovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, renal failure, or angina.
He recommended that physicians encourage their patients to maintain healthy weight through diet and exercise to avoid NAFLD just as they would to prevent diabetes. ... These patients were likely to be on aspirin-anticoagulant-antiplatelet therapy for a
For example, the chance that a patient is being seen just for diabetes is low. ... Many people with diabetes also have hypertension or hypercholesterolemia. “Having a guideline recommendation that addresses a single disease condition may not be enough
New drugs for type 2 diabetes have been approved recently and have given physicians more options for treatment. ... thought. Our story looks at the risks and benefits of prescribing new drugs in patients with diabetes and how to determine which
As temperatures edge upward, doctors should watch out for vulnerable patients, whether it's those with respiratory conditions and other chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, those who have
CMS officials believe that the adopted CPT transitional care management codes are defined broadly enough to incorporate treatment of chronic conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and HIV, and the
That's not necessarily the case. One example is, we want to get HbA1c under 8% for patients with diabetes. ... We can discuss what number is best for patients. We can say that most people with diabetes should be at 7%.