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February 11, 2013
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Teens with diabetes have more sedentary lifestyles
    Overweight teens with type 2 diabetes were less active and spent more time sitting compared with their overweight counterparts who did not have diabetes, researchers reported in the journal Pediatrics. Obese teen girls with diabetes also showed lower heart and respiratory fitness levels than those without diabetes. (2/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Macleods gets FDA nod for generic Actos
    Macleods Pharma received FDA approval for its pioglitazone hydrochloride tablets in three strengths: 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg. The drug is a generic formulation of the diabetes treatment Actos, made by Takeda. Drug Store News (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Study ties women's bone mass to higher BMI
    Women who had high bone mass were nearly 20 pounds heavier and had a 4.5% lower portion of lean body mass than those in the control group of a study that suggests bone mass may be linked with BMI. Researchers noted "a particular tendency toward central adiposity" among patients with high bone mass and suggest the relationship is a causative one, but more study is needed. The findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Healio/Endocrine Today (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Practice Update 
  • Study: Obesity counseling is affected by physician perceptions
    Physicians who see overeating as the cause of obesity were more likely to tell patients to cut back on portion sizes and calorie consumption, while those who believe sugary drinks cause the condition were more likely to urge patients to reduce intake, a study found. The results in Preventive Medicine suggest that doctors' perception of obesity causes may influence their weight-loss advice, and that education for physicians may help improve the nutritional counseling they provide. HealthDay News (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Incorporating health literacy may bolster patient engagement
    A commentary in Health Affairs suggests hospitals that make health literacy a priority may improve patient engagement. Researchers outlined a model that incorporates the six structural aspects of the Care Model with strategies from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit. (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Study: Early adopters make up more than half of private practices
    Data from a WhiteSpace Health Care study showed 55% of private practice managers and doctors say their practices follow an "early adopter" approach to operating decisions. Researchers also found 23% of respondents perceived their practices as "innovators," while 19% felt they were "late adopters" and 3% reported being "laggard" practices. (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Developer unveils telemedicine tool for iPad
    The ControlStation App for iPad was recently unveiled by InTouch Health. The application, which works as an interface physicians can use to hold telehealth consultations with patients, can be linked to any InTouch devices, such as the RP-VITA. (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • Correction
    A headline in Friday's DiabetesPro SmartBrief incorrectly characterized the findings of a study. The study found that frequent blood glucose monitoring can boost diabetes management. SmartBrief regrets the error. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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