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More sensitive medication adherence measures needed for high-risk diabetes

July 6, 2016

The agreement between self-reported medication adherence and directly observed counts of pills and insulin pens was only “fair” among a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for complications, recent study findings show.

Katherine Kelly, FNP, of the department of advanced clinical practice at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina, and colleagues analyzed data from 430 adults with type 2 diabetes at high risk for serious adverse events or death participating in the Southeastern Diabetes Initiative (SEDI), a prospective, clinical intervention home visit cohort (mean age, 59 years; 48.8% white; 54.9% women; 74.5% living with a partner; 84% insured by Medicare/Medicaid). The study included adults from Cabarrus and Durham counties, North Carolina, Quitman County, Mississippi and Mingo County, West Virginia.

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AMA calls for public, private health plans to cover CDC diabetes prevention program

June 24, 2016
The AMA during its annual meeting in Chicago announced a new policy encouraging both private and public health care plans to include the CDC’s National Diabetes…
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Poor risk management observed in women after gestational diabetes

June 21, 2016
Competing priorities and a low motivation for self-care often prevent women with gestational diabetes from undergoing continued postpartum monitoring for development of…
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Parent-to-parent support program feasible for those with children with type 1 diabetes

June 21, 2016
Within the setting of recently diagnosed childhood diabetes in the United Kingdom, the establishment and maintenance of a parent-to-parent support service is feasible in…
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

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More sensitive medication adherence measures needed for high-risk diabetes

July 6, 2016
The agreement between self-reported medication adherence and directly observed counts of pills and insulin pens was only “fair” among a…

Meeting News Coverage

AMA calls for public, private health plans to cover CDC diabetes prevention program

June 24, 2016
The AMA during its annual meeting in Chicago announced a new policy encouraging both private and public health care plans to include the CDC’s…

In the Journals

Poor risk management observed in women after gestational diabetes

June 21, 2016
Competing priorities and a low motivation for self-care often prevent women with gestational diabetes from undergoing continued postpartum monitoring…

In the Journals

Parent-to-parent support program feasible for those with children with type 1 diabetes

June 21, 2016
Within the setting of recently diagnosed childhood diabetes in the United Kingdom, the establishment and maintenance of a parent-to-parent support…

In the Journals

Educational intervention ineffective in children with type 1 diabetes

June 9, 2016
An intervention program in the United Kingdom aimed at using psychological delivery methods to educate children and adolescents on diabetes control…

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Insulin treatment may affect outcomes after PCI in patients with diabetes

May 31, 2016
In a secondary analysis of the TUXEDO trial, patients with insulin-treated diabetes had a significantly increased risk for adverse CV events after…

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ATMOSPHERE: Aliskiren fails to benefit patients with HF, diabetes vs. enalapril

May 26, 2016
In patients with diabetes and HF, the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren did not significantly improve outcomes compared with the ACE inhibitor…

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Gap exists between intention, use of technology among diabetes educators

May 18, 2016
Diabetes educators in Australia reported that they intended to use insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, apps and videoconferencing…

Diabetes educator Susan Weiner honored by Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

May 15, 2016
The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation conferred its Dare to Dream Award on Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, at the organization’s 11th…

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Integrative health coaching improves medication adherence, psychosocial measures in type 2 diabetes

May 9, 2016
Internal motivation is targeted and behavior change is supported with integrative health coaching for patients with diabetes, and according to…

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