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Diabetes: Computer Based Interventions Provide Limited Support
HBNS STORY | March 28, 2013
Self-management interventions delivered by computer and mobile phone currently provide limited benefits for people with diabetes, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library.
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PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | March 7, 2013 | Health Behavior News Service
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Diabetes + Depression = Increased Risk of Death
HBNS STORY | February 13, 2013
People living with diabetes who also have untreated depression are at increased risk of death, according to a recent evidence review in General Hospital Psychiatry.
People with Multiple Chronic Illnesses Have Trouble Coordinating Care
HBNS STORY | March 29, 2012
Younger patients and those with several chronic illnesses are more likely to report difficulties with care coordination than older patients with just one chronic illness, finds a new study in Health Services Research.
Diabetes: 'Valuable Truths about Food and Consequences'
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | February 13, 2012 | Conversation Continues
From celebrity chefs, to health news journalists, to the National Institutes of Health ' people are talking about the increasing rate of diabetes, what causes it, and what to do about it.
Study Illuminates Ethnic Disparities in Diabetes and Cognitive Impairment
HBNS STORY | January 31, 2012
A new study finds that decreasing the disparities in rates of type 2 diabetes among Whites, Blacks and Hispanics could eliminate some racial and ethnic disparities in the development of cognitive impairment or dementia. Prior research has shown that type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for all forms of major cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study in Ethnicity & Disease.
Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care for Type 2 Diabetics
HBNS STORY | January 24, 2012
Use of electronic health records shows promise for improving care and outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, but still has considerable room for improvement, according to a new study in the journal Health Services Research.
For Diabetics Not on Insulin, Self-Monitoring Blood Sugar Has No Benefit
HBNS STORY | January 19, 2012
For type 2 diabetics who are not on insulin, monitoring their blood sugar does little to control blood sugar levels over time and may not be worth the effort or expense, according to a new evidence review in The Cochrane Library.
1st Person: Small Steps: Adapting to New Technology for Better Health
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | January 12, 2012 | First Person
Joan Reder, a person with diabetes, spends her days working as a medical transcriptionist, so you might assume she'd be pretty comfortable with anything involving medicine. But recently, the 59 year-old was faced with the daunting prospect of converting from her familiar daily insulin injections to an insulin pump, which would continuously monitor her blood glucose and deliver insulin to her body when needed.
Ethnic Differences in Appointment Keeping Affect Health of Diabetes Patients
HBNS STORY | October 27, 2011
Ethnic differences in appointment keeping may be an important factor in poor health outcomes among some minority patients with diabetes, according to a new study.
Dieting Beats Exercise for Diabetes Prevention, Combination Is Best
HBNS STORY | August 30, 2011
A new study suggests that to prevent diabetes in postmenopausal women, dietary weight loss alone is effective while exercise alone is not effective, and both together are best of all.
Technical Difficulties: Houston, We Have a Problem'
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | August 25, 2011 | Patient Perspectives
Advances in health technology have meant that many illnesses now come with electronic devices used to detect, measure, or alleviate them. But, even the newest instrument can be problematic. Here, four patients share their tech-related stories.
With Diabetes, Untreated Depression Can Lead to Serious Eye Disease
HBNS STORY | July 28, 2011
Patients with diabetes who also suffer from depression are more likely to develop a serious complication known as diabetic retinopathy, a disease that damages the eye’s retina, a five-year study finds.
Accommodations for Chronic Conditions
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | July 25, 2011 | Patient Perspectives
In addition to managing the physical and mental symptoms that so often come along with an illness or impairment, those who are ill sometimes must also cope with discrimination. From food allergies to wheelchair accessibility ' here are patients' perspectives.
1st Person: You Can Do This
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | June 29, 2011 | First Person
With over 60 You Can Do This videos collected so far, diabetic Kim Vlasnik of Texting My Pancreas uses YouTube to encourage and support people with diabetes.
Taking Diabetes Medication Helps Lower Medical Costs, Slightly
HBNS STORY | March 18, 2011
A new study shows that diabetes patients who do a better job of taking their medication have slightly lower health care costs.
Staying a Step Ahead of Diabetes
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | January 10, 2011 | Patient Perspectives
This week's roundup features a collection of patient voices from around the web including: DiabetesMine's Amy Tenderich, D-Mom Leighann Calentine, and a perspective on shared decision making.
Dialysis Center Choice Makes Difference in Death Risk
HBNS STORY | December 9, 2010
A large study found that patients in certain large chain facilities are significantly more likely to die than those treated elsewhere. Mortality was also higher in for-profit than non-profit dialysis centers.
Conversation Continues: Living with Chronic Illness - Julian Seifter's Wise Guidance
PREPARED PATIENT BLOG | December 8, 2010 | CFAH Staff
Jim Sabin, MD, offers his take on Dr. Seifter's insights about living with a chronic illness.
Limiting Salt Lowers Blood Pressure and Health Risks in Diabetes
HBNS STORY | December 7, 2010
For patients living with diabetes, reducing the amount of salt in their daily diet is key to warding off serious threats to their health, a new review of studies finds.
Childhood, Teenage Abuse Raises Diabetes Risk in Women
HBNS STORY | November 9, 2010
A new study of nearly 70,000 women found a clear association between abuse in childhood and adolescence and the risk of type 2 diabetes in adult women.
South Asians in US at Higher Diabetes Risk Than Other Asian Immigrants
HBNS STORY | September 21, 2010
Team Approach to Foot Care Lowers Risk of Amputation in Diabetes
HBNS STORY | August 19, 2010
Large Gap in Diabetes, Obesity Screening Among U.S. Health Clinics
HBNS STORY | June 22, 2010
Dental Treatment Might Lower Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes
HBNS STORY | May 11, 2010
Teens With Diabetes Might Need Help in Transition to Adulthood
HBNS STORY | April 6, 2010
Insulin Pumps Might Have Slight Advantage Over Shots in Type 1 Diabetes
HBNS STORY | January 17, 2010
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