Simon Verhoeven

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OBJECTIVE Chromium treatment has been reported to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, concern exists about the possible toxic effects of chromium picolinate. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chromium treatment in the form of chromium yeast on glycemic control in a Western population of patients with type 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify published studies evaluating the effects of cinnamon on glycaemic control. DESIGN Literature search. METHOD The Medline database was searched using all possible combinations of the words and medical subject headings (MeSH) 'cinnamon', 'diabetes mellitus', 'HbA1C' and 'glucose'. All human or animal studies in which cinnamon was(More)
The prevalence of late complications was determined in four general practices in a representative group of 137 patients with Type 2 diabetes and a control group of 128 non-diabetic individuals. Retinopathy was found in 35% of all diabetic patients, with the same prevalence below and above the age of 70 years. Microalbuminuria was found in 42% of diabetic(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the efficacy and safety of the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) analogues exenatide and liraglutide, and the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vildagliptin and sitagliptin, registered in the Netherlands for treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). DESIGN Literature study. METHOD The Medline database was searched up to(More)
Objective: Chromium treatment has been reported to improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, concern exists about possible toxic effects of chromium picolinate. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of chromium treatment in the form of chromium yeast on glycemic control in a western population of patients with type 2(More)
Prevalence of late complications determined in a representative group of 137 patients with type II diabetes mellitus and a control group of 128 persons without diabetes from the same population. Retinopathy was not rare in type II diabetes mellitus (prevalence 35%), but only 50% of diabetic patients had proper ophthalmological care. Microalbuminuria was(More)
In order to obtain more information on the quality of metabolic control and presence of secondary complications in type 2 diabetic patients treated in a hospital outpatient-clinic, we studied 124 of our diabetic patients (56 males, 68 females, age 65 (SD 11) years, duration of diabetes 9, range 1-32 years). HbA1c levels were 7.9% in patients on oral(More)
Although physicians are confronted with an increasing number of insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, guidelines for the initial insulin regimen and dose adjustment are rare. If the fasting blood glucose level is > 10 mmol/l and the postprandial values are not much higher than the fasting ones, then the patient can be started on 8-12 IU of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of a screening programme with fundus photography for diabetic retinopathy in diabetes mellitus type II patients. DESIGN Prospective. SETTING General practices in the region Zwolle, The Netherlands. METHOD 650 Patients from 50 general practices were photographed after dilating both eyes. Of these 215 were examined by an(More)