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Insulin Pumps Might Have Slight Advantage Over Shots in Type 1 Diabetes

HBNS STORY | January 17, 2010

Teens With Diabetes Might Need Help in Transition to Adulthood

HBNS STORY | April 6, 2010

Dental Treatment Might Lower Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes

HBNS STORY | May 11, 2010

Large Gap in Diabetes, Obesity Screening Among U.S. Health Clinics

HBNS STORY | June 22, 2010

Team Approach to Foot Care Lowers Risk of Amputation in Diabetes

HBNS STORY | August 19, 2010

South Asians in US at Higher Diabetes Risk Than Other Asian Immigrants

HBNS STORY | September 21, 2010

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 + 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.

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.

High Lifetime Costs for Type 2 Diabetes

HBNS STORY | August 8, 2013

A person with type 2 diabetes spends on average more than $85,000 treating the disease and its complications over their lifetime, according to a recent study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Trusting Their Doctor Helps People Manage Diabetes

HBNS STORY | September 26, 2013

Having trust in one’s physician has been correlated with better adherence to diabetes self-care, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

For People With Diabetes, Aggressive Blood Pressure Goals May Not Help

HBNS STORY | November 12, 2013

For people with diabetes and high blood pressure, keeping blood pressure levels lower than the standard recommended offered no benefits, finds a review in The Cochrane Library.

Minorities and Poor More Likely to Suffer from Restless Sleep and Chronic Diseases

HBNS STORY | December 17, 2013

The poor and minorities tend to suffer from poor sleep and chronic disease more often, but sleep does not appear to be a root cause of disease disparity, finds a new study in Ethnicity & Disease.

Weight Loss Efforts Start Well, but Lapse Over Time

HBNS STORY | April 8, 2014

Learning you have an obesity-related disease motivates many to start a weight loss program, but troubling health news is often not enough to sustain weight loss efforts, finds new research in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

More Patient Education, Not Physician Training, Helps Control Diabetes

HBNS STORY | May 8, 2014

Teaching people with diabetes how to control their blood glucose levels, not their doctors, helps them achieve better results, finds a new study in Ethnicity and Disease.

Inadequate Mental Health Care for Blacks with Depression and Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

HBNS STORY | July 24, 2014

A new study in General Hospital Psychiatry confirms that Blacks with depression plus another chronic medical condition, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure, do not receive adequate mental health treatment.

Few Overweight People with Diabetes Getting Recommended Physical Activity

HBNS STORY | September 9, 2014

Women and men with diabetes who are trying to lose weight are not meeting the recommended amounts of physical activity for weight loss, finds a new study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Only Half of U.S. Adults Over 45 Are Screened for Diabetes

HBNS STORY | September 25, 2014

A new cross-sectional study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that only half of adults in the U.S. were screened for diabetes within the last three years, less than what is recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Poor-Quality Weight Loss Advice Often Appears First in an Online Search

HBNS STORY | November 13, 2014

More than 40 percent of U.S. Internet users use online search engines to seek guidance on weight loss and physical activity. A new study in the American Journal of Public Health finds that high-quality weight loss information often appears after the first page of search engine results.

Chronic Care Coordinators Improve Diabetes Monitoring But Not Blood Sugar Control

HBNS STORY | November 11, 2014

Getting support from a chronic care coordinator increases blood-glucose testing and foot and eye exams in people with type 2 diabetes, but it may not improve blood-sugar control, a new study in the journal Health Services Research indicates.