Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs for Prevention of Diabetes: Community Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

Annals of Internal Medicine, 14 July 2015 Description: Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recommendation on the use of combined diet and physical activity promotion programs to reduce progression to type 2 diabetes in persons at increased risk.… Recommendation: The Task Force recommends the use of combined diet and physical activity promotion programs by […]

CMS Competitive Bidding Hurts Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes

EndocrinologyAdvisor, 18 June 2015 BOSTON — The competitive bidding program implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reduced beneficiaries’ access to self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) supplies, resulting in increased mortality rates, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston. CMS implemented a competitive […]

Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Diabetes Care, July 2015 Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires a person with diabetes to make a multitude of daily self-management decisions and to perform complex care activities. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) provides the foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate these decisions and activities and has been shown to improve […]

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Release New, Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines and Updated Algorithm for Developing a Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Care Plan

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 9 April 2015 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of new, expansive diabetes clinical practice guidelines and an updated diabetes algorithm to assist clinical caregivers with the medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The 2015 guidelines advocate for comprehensive control of […]

Basics About Diabetes

CDC, 31 March 2015 Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the […]

Job Strain as a Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes: A Pooled Analysis of 124,808 Men and Women

Diabetes Care August 2014 Abstract OBJECTIVE The status of psychosocial stress at work as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes is unclear because existing evidence is based on small studies and is subject to confounding by lifestyle factors, such as obesity and physical inactivity. This collaborative study examined whether stress at work, defined as “job strain,” […]

Evaluating Diabetes Outcomes and Costs Within an Ambulatory Setting: A Strategic Approach Utilizing a Clinical Decision Support System

Clinical Diabetes July 2014 Diabetes affects 22.3 million people in the United States.1 It is a major cause of heart disease and stroke and is the seventh leading cause of death.2 Patients with diabetes are at two to four times greater risk of myocardial infarction (MI) than those without diabetes, and diabetes is the primary reason for renal […]

Statins and the Risk of Diabetes: Evidence From a Large Population-Based Cohort Study

Diabetes Care August 2014 OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between adherence with statin therapy and the risk of developing diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The cohort comprised 115,709 residents of the Italian Lombardy region who were newly treated with statins during 2003 and 2004. Patients were followed from the index prescription until 2010. During this period, patients who […]

Genetic Testing and Type 2 Diabetes Risk Awareness

The Diabetes EducatorJuly/August 2014 Abstract Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine the motivational, attitudinal, and behavioral predictors of interest in genetic testing (GT) in those with and without awareness of their risk for type 2 diabetes (T2DM). Methods A convenience sample of adults visiting emergency departments, libraries, or an online research registry was surveyed. […]

Genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes and obesity: from genome-wide association studies to rare variants and beyond

Diabetologia/ Springer: 8/1/14 During the past 7 years, genome-wide association studies have shed light on the contribution of common genomic variants to the genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes, obesity and related intermediate phenotypes. The discoveries have firmly established more than 175 genomic loci associated with these phenotypes. Despite the tight correlation between type 2 diabetes and […]

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