DPP-4 inhibitors

How to Assess Second-Line Diabetes Agents for Patients at Risk for Major Osteoporotic Fractures

What are the best ways to help prevent your type 2 diabetes patient avoid major osteoporotic fractures many diabetes medications can actually increase the risk of fracture? This interactive case study features can exploration of current science, clinical recommendations and medication options. The case study provides insights into mitigating fracture risk while effectively treating type 2 diabetes.

Incretins and Questions About the Pancreas

 
Over the past six months we have had more questions than answers about the risk of incretin therapy (DPP-4 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists) and the increased risks for both pancreatitis and pancreatic carcinoma. The discussion seems to have resolved to an interim and perhaps temporary conclusion based on the recent American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago in June.
 
At that conference Dr.

Treatment Options for a Young, Newly Diagnosed Patient with a High BMI

Dr. Jack Leahy, endocrinologist and general internist, Dr. Doron Schneider, weigh different initial treatment options presented by leading endocrinologists Silvio Inzucchi, MD, Alan J. Garber, MD and Laurence Kennedy, MD

Listen to the podcast and/or read the transcript.

Management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes: a patient-centered approach: position statement of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Inzucchi, Silvio E; Bergenstal, Richard M; Buse, John B; Diamant, Michaela; Ferrannini, Ele; Nauck, Michael; Peters, Anne L; Tsapas, Apostolos; Wender, Richard; Matthews, David R
Diabetes care; 2012 Jun;35(6):1364-79. PMID: 22517736
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A Newly Diagnosed Patient with a High BMI

A 38-year-old Caucasian male presents to your office reporting symptoms of fatigue, thirst, and weight loss. He has not been to a physician since his late 20s. Your physical examination shows high blood pressure (150/96 mmHg) and a BMI (body-mass index) of 36 kg/m2. There is a family history of cardiovascular disease, although the patient himself reports having no personal history of cardiac symptoms or cardiovascular events.