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November 19, 2012
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  Diabetes in Focus 
  • Diabetes research pioneer passes away
    Dr. George Eisenbarth, a world-renowned diabetes expert who pioneered research on type 1 diabetes being an autoimmune disorder, succumbed to pancreatic cancer last week at age 65. His work helped scientists focus on genetic causes and ways of inhibiting type 1 diabetes onset in children. The Denver Post (11/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Another diabetes research pioneer has died: Pioneering diabetes researcher Dr. Samuel Rahbar, who discovered elevated levels of the molecule HbA1c in people with diabetes -- a finding that revolutionized the way the disease is diagnosed and treated -- has died of an intracranial hemorrhage at age 83. In June, Rahbar received the Samuel Rahbar Outstanding Discovery Award from the American Diabetes Association during the ADA's 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Nutrition & Wellness 
  • Children in poorer areas have higher obesity risk
    A study in Social Science & Medicine found that children living in middle-class areas were 17% more likely to become obese and those in poor communities had a 28% increased risk of obesity compared with children in more affluent neighborhoods. Neighborhoodwide initiatives and individual-level programs are necessary to help address childhood obesity, researchers said. HealthDay News (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Parents ID challenges in dealing with teen obesity
    Uncertainty on how to discuss weight-related issues and an inability to manage children's diet and activities were among the frequently cited issues of parents with 12- to 19-year-olds who were currently or previously overweight, a study showed. Creating a healthy household was the advice parents gave most frequently to others dealing with the same concerns. The findings were reported in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. News (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Practice Update 
  • Agency asks for public comment on proposed stage 3 MU measures
    CMS seeks public input on potential stage 3 meaningful use measures developed by Mathematica Policy Research and the National Committee for Quality Assurance to be used by health care professionals participating in the EHR Incentive Programs. The proposed measures will evaluate key parts of the yearly wellness visit benefit for Medicare beneficiaries. (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Report: Care coordination important in Medicare bundled pay project
    The amount hospitals spend on post-acute care varies, but those that coordinate efforts with primary care physicians and other partners stand to do the best in Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors say readmissions are a big part of the variations and highlight the opportunity for post-discharge patient outreach that ensures people schedule timely primary care visits, take their medications and follow plans to address problems. MedPage Today (free registration) (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ADA News 
  • Get ready for American Diabetes Month®
    Spread the word about diabetes and its deadly consequences this November. Download resources that will encourage your community to share a photo of what A Day in the Life of Diabetes means to them. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Peer reviewed highlights from the 72nd Scientific Sessions - MD Conference Express
    The highlights of the meeting are written from primary sources and are peer-reviewed to ensure that the advances in diabetes care are reported with accuracy and balance. The publication is a valuable resource and has proven to be an enduring reference of the meeting. Read about the clinical trial summaries, therapeutic updates and more today! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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