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Study looks at changes in glucose-lowering medications after CV events

Research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, based on the DATAFILE study involving 1,060 type 2 diabetes patients, found that metformin prescriptions were the only glucose-lowering medication to report a significant decline among those with a cardiovascular event, compared with those without CVE. Italian researchers found increases in insulin prescribing for those who were withdrawn from metformin after a CVE, compared with controls, while CV medication prescriptions substantially increased among both groups.

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