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Diabetes med changes at hospital discharge may not help

A study published in JAMA Network Open found that only 20% of diabetes patients were likely to benefit from medication intensifications given at hospital discharge, 31% received intermediate benefit, and 49% received little or no benefit. The findings also revealed that having poor glucose control the year prior to hospital admission, as well as having high inpatient glucose levels, were linked to a higher odds of receiving medication intensification -- with the highest rate of intensification found in patients with both characteristics.

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