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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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