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October 1, 2012
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  • Task force updates diabetes education, support standards
    An updated version of the national standards for diabetes self-management education and support says providers should regularly communicate with care team members to appropriately address patients' entire clinical profile, according to a report in the journal Diabetes Care. A task force from the American Diabetes Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators created the new standards based on available evidence and expert consensus. News (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Diabetes patients on DPP-IV inhibitors have lower heart risks
    Data on 8,544 type 2 diabetes patients revealed those who took dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors showed a lower risk of cardiovascular events compared with those who took oral diabetes drugs, according to an analysis in the American Journal of Cardiology. The reduction in CV event risk may be due to DPP-IV inhibitors' ability to curb postprandial glucose levels and to increase the levels of angiogenesis-increasing HMGB1 protein, the study's authors said. Healio/Endocrine Today (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sleep deprivation raises type 2 diabetes risk in teens
    Lack of sleep was linked to higher levels of insulin resistance in teens, increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study in the journal SLEEP indicated. The researchers found that one extra hour of sleep was associated with a 9% improvement in insulin resistance in teens who usually slept for only six hours a night. (9/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CMS taps 7 groups to assist 145 nursing facilities in HIT program
    CMS has tapped seven groups to offer on-site services and technical assistance to 145 nursing facilities in seven states that are participating in a new hospitalization reduction program. The Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents aims to evaluate new health IT models to boost care quality and lessen the hospitalizations of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Among the organizations chosen to participate by CMS are the Greater New York Hospital Foundation, Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation and Indiana University. Health Data Management (9/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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