Updates on Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes From EASD 2022

Anne L. Peters, MD


October 14, 2022

Dr Anne Peters, of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, reports on the latest guidelines and updates in glycemic control for persons with type 2 diabetes, as presented at the 2022 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).

Dr Peters opens by reporting on the eagerly awaited joint ADA/EASD guidelines on the management of hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes. The updated guidelines emphasize weight goals and holistic person-centered care as essential components of comprehensive management.

Next, Dr Peters comments on the report of the 44-year UK Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS), which demonstrated the benefits of early intensive blood glucose control over decades. The study began tracking volunteers in 1977 and continued until 2021.

Finally, Dr Peters reports on a real-world data study examining gender disparities in the time to initiation of cardioprotective glucose-lowering drugs in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study showed that although the therapeutic initiation rate for woman and men is comparable after stroke and peripheral arterial disease, men are prescribed cardioprotective glucose-lowering drugs faster than women when diagnosed with heart failure or ischemic heart disease.


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