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March 12, 2013
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Better diabetes management seen with Chronic Care Model
    The Chronic Care Model, which gives patients tracking systems and self-management skills, showed efficacy in diabetes care and helped boost patient data management and provider responses to clinical data, researchers reported in the CDC's Preventing Chronic Disease journal. Further evaluation may enable health care personnel and administrators to decide how to better coordinate the model with primary care initiatives for diabetes patients. Healio (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Low fruit intake does not improve glycemic control
    A study of newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients found that those in a low-fruit-intake group and a high-fruit-intake group had similar reductions in A1C levels, body weight and waist size, suggesting that patients don't need to restrict their fruit consumption, according to a study on the website of Nutrition Journal. Medscape (free registration) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Prenatal use of diabetes drugs doesn't affect infant size
    Australian researchers looked at 478 women with gestational diabetes mellitus who were treated with either metformin or insulin and found little difference in circulating maternal and neonatal markers of metabolic status for the two groups. The study in Diabetes Care also found no differences in measures of offspring birth weight between the groups. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • State Innovation Models topic of CMS call
    A CMS conference call today will address the State Innovation Models initiative and how providers can be part of the program. Six states have received funding to evaluate models for improved health care delivery and payment under Medicare and Medicaid, and 19 states were awarded money to develop plans to do so. AHA News Now (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Telehealth tools can help patients lower blood pressure
    Using telehealth tools to monitor and report blood pressure and other medical information was associated with improvements in blood pressure and provided support for lifestyle changes, according to a study that was to be presented at the American College of Cardiology conference. Participants without diabetes saw their blood pressure improve by 58.2%, while participants with diabetes reduced their blood pressure by 45.2%. The study was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Modern Healthcare (subscription required) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Content, personality fit affect med students' choice of specialty
    A survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges found 98% of graduating medical students considered the content of a specialty and personality fit as the two major influences on their choice of specialty. Researchers also found 47% of respondents said income expectation was a significant factor, while 27% said education debt level would influence their choice of specialty. American Medical News (free content) (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • Join The Guideline Advantageā„¢ for a free quality improvement webinar -- Legacy Effects of Glucose Control
      
    Glucose control in diabetes has provided great outcomes in terms of microvascular reduction, but cardiovascular disease reduction has been elusive. On March 13, Dr. Jay Shubrook, D.O., will share in regards to numerous studies that have shown there are legacy effects from tight glucose control. Dr. Shubrook will review the data from the DCCT, UKPDS, Steno-2 trial and discuss how the ACCORD, ADVANCE and VADT may have been flawed from a study design perspective. Advance registration is required. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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