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June 16, 2014
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Diabetes in Focus 
  • Diet improvements curb type 2 diabetes risk in study
    A study presented at the ADA 74th Scientific Sessions revealed participants who reduced their diet quality scores by more than 10% over four years had a 27% increased risk of type 2 diabetes, compared with an 18% lower risk in those who increased their diet quality scores by 10% or more over four years. (6/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Nutrition & Wellness 
Practice Update 
  • Curbing patient tardiness may boost clinic schedule adherence
    Reduced patient tardiness was associated with greater likelihood of appointment completion within schedule from 38% before to 51% a year after a policy was implemented to reschedule any late arrivers, according to a study in BMJ Open. Researchers noted a slight increase in patient wait time due in part to patients arriving early for their clinical visits. Reuters (6/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: EHR users investing in patient engagement
    A Software Advice survey revealed 35% of EHR users are spending more this year on patient engagement tools compared with the previous year, while most providers will maintain spending levels on EHRs, e-prescribing, and billing and scheduling tools. One-fourth of respondents said their EHR systems allow highly satisfactory levels of patient engagement. EHR Intelligence (6/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Top five news stories selected by DiabetesPro SmartBrief readers in the past week.

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Trends & Technology 
  • FDA clears iHealth Labs' smartphone-connected glucometer
    IHealth Labs' iHealth Align, a smartphone-connected device designed to help consumers monitor their blood glucose at home, has received clearance from the FDA and will be available starting in July. The company also launched its Simple Savings initiative that cuts the cost of test strips for iHealth Align and the Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System. (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll finds less support for repealing the ACA
    Fifty-three percent of Americans polled said they oppose the Affordable Care Act, but the percentage who want the law repealed in its entirety has dropped to 32%, a Bloomberg National Poll found. Ten percent said they would leave the law alone, and 56% said it should undergo "small modifications." Bloomberg (6/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
ADA Scientific Sessions 
  • The following content is from the official meeting newspaper Diabetes Dispatch.
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  • Banting medal winner presents lecture on "Metabolic Messages from the Gut"
    The winner of the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, Dr. Daniel J. Drucker, spent three decades investigating the glucagon gene and has been involved in studies that led to DPP-4 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists and GLP-2 receptor agonists being used in diabetes and other therapeutic areas. "The glucagon gene has already produced more approved drugs than any other gene in the human body," Dr. Drucker said. He presented his award lecture, "Deciphering Metabolic Messages from the Gut Drives Therapeutic Innovation," on Sunday. ADA Diabetes Dispatch (2014) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • ADA presidential address highlights importance of research and advocacy
    Diabetes research funding is declining as the incidence of the disease is soaring, and more help is needed, said ADA President, Medicine & Science, Dr. Elizabeth R. Seaquist in her Sunday morning presidential address. She cited the importance of the ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes program and other research grants, as well as the ADA's advocacy and public awareness efforts, and emphasized the importance of ADA membership in achieving the organization's mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of people with diabetes. ADA Diabetes Dispatch (2014) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Award winner presents research into brain control of glucose balance
    The winner of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, Dr. Joel K. Elmquist, will present "Claude Bernard Was Right -- Brain Control of Glucose Homeostasis" today, a lecture that describes his research into pathways in the brain that regulate glucose homeostasis. "The hope for the future of this work and diabetes therapy is to target these signaling pathways to increase insulin sensitivity in the peripheral tissues," he said. ADA Diabetes Dispatch (2014) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Conference Information 
  • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open -- Halls A-C (South Building)
    View exhibiting companies. (Subject to change). LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards Presentation and Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture
    Room: W-3001 LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Noon-2:00 p.m. General Poster Session/Guided Audio Poster Tours -- Hall D
    Explore the Poster Hall with a Guided Audio Poster Tour. Moderators will lead attendees on one-hour tours, sharing their perspectives and highlighting novel or recent developments in question-and-answer sessions with poster presenters. There is no required sign-up for the tours; however, space and equipment on each tour is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Refer to the Final Program for participation instructions. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Access the 74th Scientific Sessions App
    Use our app for on-the-go access to meeting information on your smartphone or handheld device. Abstract titles and presenters are now available, as well as detailed speaker, topic and schedule information. Features include a customizable calendar and itinerary builder, exhibitor listing with interactive booth map, social media interface and special meeting alerts. Get the app. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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