Monday, January 5, 2009

NEW ADA Guidelines update

Recent article in diabetes care published an update to the ADA diabetes guidelines. Here are some of the updates (great source of board questions)...
  • In patients with coronary heart failure (CHF), thiazolidinedione use is contraindicated. (C)
  • For all patients with diabetes, perform an annual comprehensive foot examination to identify risk factors predictive of ulcers and amputations. The foot examination should include inspection, assessment of foot pulses, and testing for loss of protective sensation (10-g monofilament plus testing any one of: vibration using 128-Hz tuning fork, pinprick sensation, ankle reflexes, or vibration perception threshold). (B)
click here for a complete list of the updates...
A link to the complete guidelines...(click here)

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