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Monthly videoconferencing improves self-management, not HbA1c, in adolescents with type 1 diabetes

May 5, 2016

Adolescents with type 1 diabetes assigned to monthly videoconference sessions with a diabetes nurse educator and social worker for 6 months showed improvements in aspects of self-care but did not improve their glycemic control vs. those assigned to usual care, according to study findings presented at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore.

“Based on this pilot study, a telehealth intervention incorporating monthly videoconference visits with a diabetes nurse educator and social worker over 6 months is a feasible method of increasing interaction between adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the diabetes care team and may improve aspects of diabetes self-management,” Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH, director of endocrinology health care research and quality, division of endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, told Endocrine Today. “A longer and/or more intensive intervention may be needed to improve glycemic control.”

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Delayed diagnosis, barriers to care increase morbidity in children with Cushing’s syndrome

May 5, 2016
Hispanic and black children diagnosed with Cushing’s syndrome are more likely to present with higher cortisol measurements and larger tumor size vs. white…
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ABIM to offer new MOC assessment options in January 2018

May 5, 2016
The American Board of Internal Medicine plans to offer a new Maintenance of Certification examination option in January 2018, according to a press release issued by the…
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Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring

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Januvia fails to improve liver fat in patients with NAFLD

May 5, 2016
BARCELONA — Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease did not have improved liver fat outcomes after treatment with Januvia compared with patients who…
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, 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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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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