NPC Archive Item: More on glitazone safety: how do pioglitazone▼ and rosiglitazone compare?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 2nd September 2009 Two recently published Canadian cohort studies have assessed cardiovascular safety and fracture risk with pioglitazone▼ and rosiglitazone. The BMJ study found pioglitazone▼ was associated with a […]

NPC Archive Item: Intensive glucose control in type 2 diabetes: conclusions unchanged

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 3rd August 2009 A meta-analysis of prospective randomised controlled trials suggests a small benefit of intensive glucose control in people with type 2 diabetes in reducing the risk of […]

NPC Archive Item: Latest data on saxagliptin

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 27th July 2009, A phase III, 24 week randomised controlled trial has assessed the efficacy and short-term safety of saxagliptin 2.5, 5 and 10mg versus placebo as add-on therapy […]

NPC Archive Item: Insulin glargine and possible cancer link

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 9th July 2009 New data show that insulin glargine is not associated with an increase in cancer (07/08/12) Since these materials were published, ORIGIN (2012), a 6-year randomised controlled […]

NPC Archive Item: HbA1c to be reported in different units from June 1st 2009.

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 10th June 2009 From 1st June 2009, glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in all people with diabetes will be measured in millimoles per mol (mmol/mol) as well as by percentage (%), […]

NPC Archive Item: NICE updates guidance on management of type 2 diabetes

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 8th June 2009 NICE clinical guideline 87 partially updates recommendations for the management of type 2 diabetes, with specific new recommendations about blood glucose control with sitagliptin▼, vildagliptin▼, pioglitazone▼, […]