Conference Highlights: ADA 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at ADA 2016, the annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, from June 10 to 14 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

Heroes in Medicine: Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP | Feature

Congratulations to Patrick Gerard O’Connor, MD, MPH, FACP, of the Yale School of Medicine for being the winner of the “Heroes in Medicine” award from Physician’s Weekly

Conference Highlights: DDW 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at DDW 2016, the annual Digestive Disease Week conference, from May 22 to 24 in San Diego.

Do Doctors Make the Wrong Diagnosis in Their Own Investment Strategies? | Opinion Article

Medicine is one of the highest-paying professions, but whether doctors are able to manage their money wisely is another question. Just 28% of working doctors feel very

Heroes in Medicine: Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD | Feature

Congratulations to Kathleen M. Schmeler, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital for being the winner of the“Heroes

New BMI Cut Points for Diabetes in Asian Americans | Feature

The American Diabetes Association has lowered the BMI cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. The guidelines are concordant with evidence showing that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than other patient groups.

Assessing Gaps in Diabetes Care | Feature

The “cascade of care” concept is a relatively new approach to disease management in that it shows in visual form the number of people living with a

Medical School: Sex Differences & Academic Rank | Feature

According to current estimates, women now make up half of all graduates of medical schools in the United States. Despite this progress, studies suggest that sex disparities

Can Diabetes Be Overtreated? | Feature

Diabetes is highly prevalent among patients aged 65 and older. However, optimal glucose management in this population is not well defined. Most of the evidence used for

Smoking & PAD: Assessing the Costs | Feature

Tobacco use among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) substantially increases the short-term annual risk for PAD-related hospitalizations due to heart and vascular events, with significantly greater costs. Immediate provision of tobacco cessation programs would most likely be cost effective.

CME: Key Determinants for Diabetes Drug Adherence | Feature

Several modifiable and non-modifiable factors appear to be associated with adherence to anti-diabetic medications. Providers and healthcare system leaders should collaborate to develop strategies to reduce out-of-pocket costs in order to improve adherence.

Diabetes Behavior Changes & Mobile Technology | Opinion Article

“Identifying effective ways to help patients achieve behavioral changes in clinical practice is an important step toward improving outcomes.” —Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH

Conference Highlights: AHA 2015 | Opinion Article

New research was presented at AHA 2015, the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions, from November 7 to 11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of

AKH CME: Dyslipidemia in Rural America: When Statins Aren’t Enough | Opinion Article

CME Credit: 1.0 hour activity This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of clinical cardiologists, family practice, and general practice physicians who manage patients with

Insights on Oral Glucose-Lowering Drug Choices | Feature

“Patients who were initially prescribed metformin were less likely to require treatment intensification than those who started taking other drugs.” — Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD

Discharging Patients With Diabetes | Feature

“We’re currently investigating the best way to prevent hypoglycemia at discharge.” - Guillermo Umpierrez, MD

CME: Mental Health & Diabetes | Feature

When mental health comorbidities of diabetes go undiagnosed and untreated, there can be significant consequences for patients. Efforts are needed to better identify and treat patients with diabetes with mental health comorbidities.

Diabetes Prevalence Continues to Rise | News Brief

The prevalence of diabetes appears to have increased in the United States and in all subgroups of Americans evaluated in a study from 1988-1994 to 2011-2012. During

Cardiometabolic Multi-Morbidity & Mortality | News Brief

Mortality rates per 1,000 person-years appear to be similar among patients with diabetes (15.6), stroke (16.1), or myocardial infarction (16.8), according to a large study. The mortality

Improving Pediatric Obesity Care | News Brief

An intervention involving computerized clinical decision support for obesity management for clinicians and self-guided behavior change for families appears to improve BMI among children aged 6 to

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