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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetes: Significant Benefits Observed

In the United States, more than 90% of 25.8 million adults with diabetes have type 2 disease, according to the CDC. More than 1.9 million cases were diagnosed in 2010 alone among adults aged 20 and older. Approximately 90% of...

Why A1C Should Be Used for Diagnosing Prediabetes

The epidemic of prediabetes is continuing to plague the United States as at least 60 million Americans—one-third of the adult population—meet the criteria for the condition. About 40% of individuals with prediabetes will develop...

Protecting Against CVD in Type 2 Diabetes

Clinicians should take an active role in helping their patients with type 2 diabetes protect themselves from developing cardiovascular disease, or CVD, in the future. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well documented as a...

Helping Patients With Diabetes Take Control of Their BP

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 macrovascular complications,...

Online Social Tools Helpful for Patients with Diabetes

It is clear that there will be many opportunities to harness the power of social media networks in healthcare. With chronic diseases like diabetes, one-on-one interventions can be expensive and time consuming for patients and...

Tonsillectomy Guidelines for Children

Approximately 530,000 tonsillectomies are performed each year in the United States, making these surgeries the second most routinely performed operation on children. The two most com­mon indications for tonsillectomy are...

American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions

The American Diabetes Association 71st Scientific Sessions was held June 24-28, 2011 in San Diego. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. » Type 1 Diabetes Often Misclassified » Computer-Based...

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