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News from the research files on Diabetes- Dr Malik says:

  1. Metformin, for so long the 1st line agent to treat diabetes, may not reduce death and heart attack rates. The data suggesting it did all come from one study, UKPDS-34, and gave not been reproduced. BMJ 2016;352:h6784
  2. What is the right target for sugar control? A suggestion of HbA1c of 53mml/mol (7%), for some at risk of hypoglycaemia, and 48 for others, is coming into fashion. Www.NICE.org.uk/guidance/ng28/chapter/1-recommendations

By Dr Iqbal Malik

Posted on 04 March 2016
Author: LCC
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