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  The Effect of Diabetes Self-Management Education on Body Weight, Glycemic Control, and Other Metabolic Markers in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  DSME, even though in low intensity, significantly improved the glycemic and body weight control in patients with type 2 diabetes (Journal of Diabetes Research)
   
  Barriers to Initiating Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes Patients: Development of a New Patient Education Tool to Address Myths, Misconceptions and Clinical Realities
  The educational tool developed through this study was designed to help patients who are deciding whether or not to initiate insulin therapy as recommended by their physician, and facilitate patient–health-care provider interactions (The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research)
   
  Assessment of the association between glycemic variability and diabetes-related complications in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  Consistent findings suggest that in type 2 diabetes glucose variability is associated with development of microvascular complications. The role of increased glucose variability in terms of microvascular and macrovascular complications in type 1 diabetes is less clear; more data in are needed (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)
   
  Increased Circulating Levels of Betatrophin in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic Patients
  Circulating concentrations of betatrophin are significantly increased in T2DM patients. Our results suggest that betatrophin may play a role in the pathogenesis of T2DM (Diabetes Care)
   
  Transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2): A novel diagnostic tool for peripheral neuropathy in type 2 diabetes patients
  This large study of diabetic patients confirms that the sitting-supine position difference in TcPO2 is higher in DPN patients than control subjects, indicating that TcPO2 examination is a promising valuable diagnostic tool for DPN (Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice)
   
  Effect of Patients’ Risks and Preferences on Health Gains With Plasma Glucose Level Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  Improving glycemic control can provide substantial benefits, especially for younger patients; however, for most patients older than 50 years with an HbA1c level less than 9% receiving metformin therapy, additional glycemic treatment usually offers at most modest benefits (JAMA)
   
  Can people with type 2 diabetes live longer than people without diabetes?
  Patients with type 2 diabetes initiated with metformin monotherapy had longer survival than did matched, non-diabetic controls. Those treated with sulfonylurea had markedly reduced survival than both matched controls and those receiving metformin monotherapy. This supports the position of metformin as first-line therapy and implies that metformin may confer benefit in non-diabetes. Sulfonylurea remains a continued concern (Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism)
   
  Novartis to license Google "smart lens" technology
  Helping diabetic patients manage their disease by providing a continuous, minimally invasive measurement of the body's glucose levels via a "smart contact lens" which is designed to measure tear fluid in the eye and connects wirelessly with a mobile device (Novartis)
   

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