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Patients with diabetes face higher health care costs

July 30, 2015

Patients living with diabetes incur significantly higher health care costs, the majority of which resulted from hospital inpatient stays and prescription costs, compared with people without diabetes, according to recent study findings.

In the retrospective study, Leonard E. Egede, MD, MS, of the Medical University of South Carolina, and colleagues used the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC) to assess a weighted population representing 189,013,514 adults aged 17 years and older from 2002 to 2011. The MEPS offers nationally representative approximations of health care utilization, expenses, payment sources and health insurance coverage for the U.S. civilian community-dwelling population.

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Screening men with erectile dysfunction may detect diabetes

July 30, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes compared with those without erectile dysfunction, according to recent study findings…
Elizabeth Walker In the Journals

Telephone counseling improves diabetes management among urban adults

July 30, 2015
Urban-area adults with diabetes improved both their HbA1c and diabetes self-management routines following telephone counseling with community-based health educators…
David Weber In the Journals

Fractures common in type 1 diabetes

July 29, 2015
Increased risk for fracture, beginning in childhood and extending through life, is associated with type 1 diabetes, according to recent study findings published in…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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In the Journals

Patients with diabetes face higher health care costs

July 30, 2015
Patients living with diabetes incur significantly higher health care costs, the majority of which resulted from hospital inpatient stays and…
In the Journals

Screening men with erectile dysfunction may detect diabetes

July 30, 2015
Men with erectile dysfunction are more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes compared with those without erectile dysfunction, according to recent…
Elizabeth Walker In the Journals

Telephone counseling improves diabetes management among urban adults

July 30, 2015
Urban-area adults with diabetes improved both their HbA1c and diabetes self-management routines following telephone counseling with community-based…
David Weber In the Journals

Fractures common in type 1 diabetes

July 29, 2015
Increased risk for fracture, beginning in childhood and extending through life, is associated with type 1 diabetes, according to recent study…
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Skipping breakfast alters glucose regulation throughout day

July 29, 2015
Adults with diabetes who skip breakfast increase their risk for postprandial hyperglycemia and an impaired insulin response that will continue even…
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Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015
Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG…
Johan Eriksson In the Journals

Childhood BMI, length at birth affect risk for type 2 diabetes

July 28, 2015
Adults with a low BMI at birth but high childhood BMI have increased odds of developing type 2 diabetes, as do adults with both a low BMI and short…
Barbara Bendlin In the Journals

Insulin resistance increases Alzheimer’s risk in middle-aged adults

July 27, 2015
Late middle-aged adults with insulin resistance may be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to research in JAMA
James Floyd In the Journals

CV risk similar for second-line diabetes drugs plus metformin

July 27, 2015
Adults with type 2 diabetes using metformin combined with insulin have a similar cardiovascular risk when compared with adults using metformin…
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