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1. Genetics might explain why some patients don't respond to exercise

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 2014

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests some diabetes patients may be genetically less likely to respond to exercise, thwarting the potential of physical activity to improve outcomes. Researchers said identifying patients who are nonresponsive to physical activity may help guide better, more personalized care, including novel approaches. DailyRx.com (11/22)


2. U.S. diabetes care costs soar, study finds

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2014

A study in Diabetes Care found health and other costs associated with diabetes care grew 48% in recent years, to $322 billion yearly. Data also showed the cost of prediabetes care increased 74% and expenses for undiagnosed diabetes grew 82%. HealthDay News (11/20)


3. Study: Interactive online program helps people lose weight

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2014

Brown University researchers say overweight and obese patients who participated in an online behavioral program lost more weight than a control group did. The study in Diabetes Care said the intervention included interactive videos, reporting of daily calorie intake and exercise and feedback based on progress, while the control group viewed online newsletters about healthy eating and exercise. Family Practice News (11/17)


4. Hyperglycemia tied to weaker muscles in diabetes patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2014

A study in Diabetes Care revealed diabetes patients in the highest quartile of A1C exhibited significantly lower muscle strength and muscle quality than those in the lowest quartile. Healio (free registration) (11/18)


5. Analysis: Insurance coverage for diabetes varies greatly

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 20, 2014

An analysis of the summary of benefits and coverage forms from 10 bronze-level health-insurance-exchange plans shows that a patient with type 2 diabetes and $5,400 in annual costs could pay as little as $1,500 out of pocket in Massachusetts and as much as $5,350 in Illinois and Michigan. National Underwriter Life & Health (11/17)


6. Patients with type 1 diabetes show worse survival

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 20, 2014

Swedish researchers found patients with type 1 diabetes exhibited higher mortality risk over 14 years than those without diabetes. Data also showed men and older people with or without diabetes had increased odds of dying during the study period. The findings appear in The New England Journal of Medicine. HealthDay News (11/19)


7. Better outcomes seen with mobile telehealth program for diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 2014

Diabetes patients who underwent a mobile telehealth intervention attained significant improvements in self-care and behavioral metrics, research indicates. The intervention also was linked to better diabetes control and lower costs. The study was reported in The Diabetes Educator. Healio (free registration) (11/21)


8. People on ketogenic diet show reduced hunger, data suggest

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 2014

An analysis in Obesity Reviews showed patients who adhered to ketogenic low-carbohydrate diets exhibited reduced hunger and less interest in eating while losing weight. "Future studies should investigate the minimum level of ketosis required to achieve appetite suppression during ketogenic weight loss diets, as this could enable inclusion of a greater variety of healthy carbohydrate-containing foods into the diet," researchers noted. PhysiciansBriefing.com (11/21)


9. PCI tied to higher heart, death risk for diabetes patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2014

Diabetes patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention had a 33% higher combined risk for stroke, nonfatal heart attack and death than those who had coronary artery bypass grafting, a study indicated. Those who underwent CABG also were less likely to need repeat surgery, according to the study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. DailyRx.com (11/19)


10. Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 20, 2014

Let the American Diabetes Association help you answer some of the many questions your patients have at diagnosis. It all starts with a free booklet for you to give your patients with the information they need on day 1. The booklet also offers them the opportunity to enroll in a free, year-long program to get ongoing information, tools, recipes and support to help them manage and live well with diabetes. Help your patients get started. Order your free booklets today. Blank (04/22)




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