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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles June 2019

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

One-Third of Statin Users Do Not Reach Healthy LDL-C Levels

New research suggests a large proportion of statin-treated patients may not meet appropriate LDL-C thresholds and remain at-risk for CVD events, indicating “an unmet preventive need.”

Diabetes Is an Independent Predictor of Advanced Liver Disease

Because of the common nature of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the chance of progression to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma, researchers sought to estimate the risk of acquiring advanced liver disease and identify potential predictors of disease progression.

Liraglutide Improves Glycemic Control in Youth With Diabetes

While metformin is the most common treatment of choice in children with type 2 diabetes, early loss of glycemic control has been observed with metformin monotherapy.

Common Diabetes Drug Class Linked to Rare Form of Gangrene

Previous research has indicated that use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors could be associated with a rare urologic necrotizing infection. In a recent analysis, the FDA sought to further examine this relationship.

ADA Updates Recommendations for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

In response to results from a placebo-controlled trial on the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, the ADA has released new updates to their Living Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes.