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Sleeve gastrectomy better than medical therapy for obesity-related diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Sleeve gastrectomy leads to significant improvement or resolution of type 2 diabetes in morbidly obese patients, and is much more effective than intensive conventional medical therapy, confirms a comparative study of patients treated at the Centre for the Surgical-Medical...

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Different modes of continuous glucose monitoring improve diabetes control

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-term improvement in glycemic control seen with real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is similar whether used in a patient self-management protocol or in a physician-driven manner, a multicenter French team reports in Diabetes Care online March 28. However, “Since...

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Cigarette smoking potentiates effects of clopidogrel in diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cigarette smoking enhanced the effects of clopidogrel in a study of diabetics with coronary artery disease. Accordingly, smokers were less likely to experience high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR), the researchers reported in the March issue of JACC: Cardiovascular...