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Individualizing Comprehensive Diabetes Care

Dec 26, 2011

Patients with diabetes suffer from multiple comorbidities and complications and frequently experience decreased quality of life, as well as earlier mortality. About one-third of Americans have diabete...

Improving Adherence to Diabetes Treatments

Nov 28, 2011

Research has shown that taking medications and making lifestyle changes to manage diabetes can be challenging for patients. In general, diabetes self-management behaviors are multidimensional; for exa...

Conference Highlights: Anesthesiology 2011

Nov 15, 2011

The American Society of Anesthesiologists' annual meeting, Anesthesiology 2011, held on October 15-19 in Chicago, was a comprehensive education program in anesthesiology, focusing on transforming pati...

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Nov 15, 2011

This Physician’s Weekly feature was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Published research suggests that approximately 30% of people older than 65 ha...

Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care

Nov 09, 2011

This Physician’s Weekly feature was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Over the last decade, healthcare providers in primary care settings and endoc...

Just 3 Questions May Target Diabetes Risk

Nov 03, 2011

A simple 3-item screener for age, body mass index (BMI), and family history appears to accurately identify patients at risk for type 2 diabetes. Further, the new tool may have advantages over more est...

Helping Patients With Diabetes Take Control of Their BP

Nov 01, 2011

Research has shown that most patients with type 2 diabetes also have comorbid hypertension, with the prevalence depending on other factors, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), microvascular and macr...

Guidelines for Transitioning Diabetic Patients to Adulthood

Oct 31, 2011

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) published a position statement in the November issue of Diabetes Care outlining strategies to effectively transition patients with diabetes from pediatric to ad...

Need a Blood Glucose Meter? There’s an App for That!

Oct 27, 2011

A new device allows patients with diabetes to monitor their blood glucose using a smartphone.  Smartphone applications that assist people with myriad aspects of their lives seem to be emerging hourly...

Detecting and Diagnosing Gestational Diabetes

Aug 09, 2011

According to the CDC, the reported rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) range from 2% to 10% of all pregnancies. Immediately after pregnancy, 5% to 10% of women with GDM are found to have diab...

Physical Activity Recommendations for Patients With Diabetes

Jun 07, 2011

This Physician's Weekly feature on physical activity recommendations for patients with diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. The CDC estimat...

The Diabetes Type 3 Enigma: Can Alzheimer’s Drug Help?

Mar 22, 2011

Diabetes Type 3—a “brain specific” disease—is far from understood and very much uncharted territory in the medical community. Diagnosis and treatment strategies remain in the early stages, and...

Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes

Nov 29, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering guidelines for heart health in diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Research has shown that patients...

Setting the Stage for Good Nutrition in Diabetes

Nov 23, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering nutritional recommendations and interventions for diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association.  Medical nut...

Preventing Diabetes Complications to Improve Outcomes

Nov 23, 2010

More than 84 million people in America have diabetes or are on the verge of getting it, and 90% of these people have type 2 diabetes. Between 2002 and 2007, the cost of diabetes-related complications ...

Preventing Diabetes Complications Improves Outcomes

Nov 19, 2010

A recent survey found that more than 80% of physicians believe that a team of specialists designated to help in the early stages of type 2 diabetes may help improve patient outcomes. However, 93% did ...

Effective Approaches to Managing Newly Diagnosed Diabetes Patients

Nov 15, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering effective approaches to managing newly diagnosed diabetes patients was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Accor...