Posts Tagged ‘hemoglobin A1c’

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September 22nd, 2017

Podcast 213: Continuous glucose monitoring in pregnancies with type 1 diabetes

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes can realize more than better control with continuous glucose monitoring: their babies are less likely to be large for gestational age and less likely to spend time in neonatal ICUs. Dr. Denice Feig, who authored a recent international study in The Lancet, talks about her findings and makes […]


December 10th, 2015

Podcast 192: Are we too sweet on HbA1c testing?

Over half the patients with Type 2 diabetes have their HbA1c measured too frequently — i.e., at least three times a year. Why is that a bad thing? Dr. Rozalina McCoy, the lead author of a paper in The BMJ explains. Using claims data, her group followed over 30,000 patients with stable HbA1c levels and […]


July 1st, 2010

Podcast 94: What does a new meta-analysis tell us about statins and primary prevention?

A meta-analysis of 11 studies encompassing more than 60,000 subjects finds that statins don’t lower all-cause mortality in people without cardiovascular disease. One editorialist calls the study, just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, “the cleanest and most complete meta-analysis of pharmacological lipid lowering for primary prevention.” One of the study’s principal authors, Kausik […]


March 5th, 2010

Podcast 77: We revisit a conversation on treating community-acquired pneumonia according to the guidelines (and we’ve got current news).

Our attempts to get an interview with a researcher were unavailing, so we’ve  gone to plan B and repeat a useful look at treating community-acquired pneumonia according to guideline recommendations. Please leave comments and complaints at jelia@jwatch.org. You can call and voice these at 1-617-440-4374. Interview-related links: Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Guideline-Compliant Treatment Is Better IDSA/ATS guidelines News-related links: Evaluating long-term […]


January 29th, 2010

Podcast 72: A conversation about two new drugs for multiple sclerosis.

We’ve got Dr. William Carroll this week — we tried last week, but the 13-hour time difference between Boston and Perth just stymied me. Dr. Carroll speaks about his NEJM editorial concerning two new drugs for multiple sclerosis. Both are oral therapies that work to keep lymphocytes at bay in this disease. Interview-story link: MS Treatments Said […]


December 12th, 2008

Podcast 23: An interview with J. Michael Gaziano concerning two JAMA studies on the uselessness of dietary supplements in preventing prostate cancer

A week with just a few notable stories, one of which is about using supplements like vitamin C or selenium to prevent prostate cancer. We interview J. Michael Gaziano about two studies in JAMA on that topic. Have a listen, and if you want to react to any of this, call 1-617-440-4374. Links for this […]


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