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December 18, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • High-fat meals raise insulin needs, glucose levels in type 1 diabetes
    Type 1 diabetes patients who ate a high-fat meal required more insulin units but still had higher postprandial glucose levels than those who ate a low-fat meal, a study found. "The evidence from this study that dietary fat can cause postprandial hyperglycemia in some individuals with type 1 diabetes highlights the limitations of the current carbohydrate-based approach to bolus dose calculation that is widely used in intensive diabetes management," researchers wrote in Diabetes Care. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Practice Update 
  • Medical home models cut health care costs, study finds
    A study by the HealthPartners Research Foundation showed that patient-centered medical homes may help reduce total and outpatient care costs for individuals with complex conditions. Researchers said PCMHs helped curb overall costs by $446 per patient in 2005 and by $184 in 2009, while outpatient expenses were lowered by $241 per patient in 2005 and $54 in 2009. Patients with complex cases were defined as those taking at least seven medications. BeckersHospitalReview.com (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • States show improvements in EHR adoption
    Data from the 2012 Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT annual meeting revealed that Maine, Delaware and Massachusetts were among the states with the highest percentages of providers receiving incentives for adopting EHR systems. States that showed improvements in EHR attestation were also recognized. Healthcare IT News (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Editor's Note 
  • Best of 2012: 18 SmartBrief interviews with industry thought leaders
      
    SmartBrief's SmartBlogs network interviewed 18 industry thought leaders this month, including Dr. Vivian Fonseca for the DiabetesPro SmartBrief Best of 2012. Find out what these leaders are projecting for their industries in 2013, and see what other free SmartBrief newsletters you may be missing out on. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men."
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