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Extreme hyperglycemia linked to antipsychotic use by elderly diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Upon starting an antipsychotic drugs, older patients with diabetes are prone to episodes of hyperglycemia severe enough to require hospitalization, Canadian researchers report in the Archives of Internal Medicine for July...

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Many Chinese stop taking antihypertensives within a few months

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Nearly one out of six patients in China who is prescribed an antihypertensive agent will discontinue treatment within 6 months. Multiple factors affect poor adherence rates, including younger age, male sex, being drug...

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Intensive therapy markedly reduces complications of type 1 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The results of a 30-year study indicate that intensive glucose control can substantially reduce the rates of retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular disease in patients with type 1 diabetes. “The demonstration that...