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Strategies to encourage more patients to undergo eye tests

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Education, along with a screening reminder card, may encourage more patients to get diabetic retinopathy eye screening exams, according to a presenter here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

The NIH has stated that early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of blindness from diseases such as diabetic retinopathy by 95%. In many instances, a comprehensive, dilated eye exam could detect the disease, which is often asymptomatic, while there are still treatment options to preserve vision.

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Sugary drink consumption associated with type 2 diabetes risk in women

June 23, 2017
Thai woman who reported consuming at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes over 8 years vs. those who reported…
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Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may reduce fasting blood glucose in type 2 diabetes, obesity

June 22, 2017
A small group of Scandinavian adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and obesity saw a reduction in both HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose with a daily supplement…
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Glycemic variability tied to depressive symptoms in diabetes

June 22, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for higher depressive symptoms with greater variability in glycemic control whereas mean HbA1c does not affect…
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Strategies to encourage more patients to undergo eye tests

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — Education, along with a screening reminder card, may encourage more patients to get diabetic retinopathy eye screening exams…

In the Journals Plus

Sugary drink consumption associated with type 2 diabetes risk in women

June 23, 2017
Thai woman who reported consuming at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes over 8 years vs…

In the Journals Plus

Concentrated broccoli sprout extract may reduce fasting blood glucose in type 2 diabetes, obesity

June 22, 2017
A small group of Scandinavian adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and obesity saw a reduction in both HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose with…

In the Journals Plus

Glycemic variability tied to depressive symptoms in diabetes

June 22, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk for higher depressive symptoms with greater variability in glycemic control whereas mean…

In the Journals Plus

Elevated immunoglobins increase prediabetes risk in Chinese adults

June 21, 2017
Chinese adults with elevated levels of immunoglobins E and A are more likely to develop prediabetes compared with adults who have normal…

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Low-dose aspirin may reduce breast cancer risk

June 19, 2017
Women with type 2 diabetes who are taking low-dose aspirin had a lower occurrence of breast cancer than those not taking aspirin, according to…

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Proton pump inhibitors may increase 5-year CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

June 19, 2017
Adults with type 2 diabetes who initiate proton pump inhibitor therapy are more likely to experience accelerated diabetes-related renal decline and…

AAFP, ACOG, ACP, others seek input on enhancing women’s health

June 19, 2017
Health care professionals have until this Thursday, June 22, at 11:59 p.m. PST to join the AAFP, American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology and…

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Low-dose glucagon effective for mild to moderate hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes

June 16, 2017
In adults with long-standing type 1 diabetes experiencing mild to moderate hypoglycemia, treatment with a “mini-dose” of ready-to-use…

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Top takeaways from American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions

June 16, 2017
The American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions recently wrapped in San Diego. Topics discussed included lowering cardiovascular risks in…

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