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Managing Cognitive Decline in Older Adults With Diabetes

This Physician’s Weekly feature on managing cognitive decline in older adults with diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. More than 25% of Ameri­cans aged 65 and older has...

Glycemic Control After Surgery in Kids

Tight glycemic control appears to be achievable following cardiac surgery in children ages 0 to 36 months, with low rates of hypoglycemia, according to a randomized, control trial. The researchers noted, however, that tight...

Goal Setting for Older Adults With Diabetes

To successfully manage type 2 diabetes in older adults, clinicians must recognize and understand the unique challenges these individuals face. While the benefits of tight glycemic control in older adults are similar to those of...

Transitioning From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care

This Physician’s Weekly feature covering the transitioning from pediatric to adult diabetes care was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. During childhood and adolescence, diabetes care...

Structuring Behavioral Interventions for Diabetes

Approximately 45% of patients with diabetes have not achieved an A1C level of less than 7%. Studies show that improved glycemia helps delay or prevent serious diabetes complications. However, poor adherence to medication...

Controlling Glucose: Mobile Apps to the Rescue

In the United States, diabetes affects 25.8 million people, for whom the costs of care exceed $100 billion annually. Clinical trials suggest that improved self-care and lifestyle changes can lead to better diabetes-related...

A Once-Weekly Diabetes Medication

Exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension (Bydureon, Amylin) has been approved by the FDA as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. The glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist is indicated as an adjunct to diet...

Strategies for Improving Diabetes Care

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 endocrinology practices have seen...

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