New diabetes medications help address linked diseases Experts share updates on new diabetes medications, and provide an overview of what’s coming. Four areas of unnecessary senior healthcare October 04, 2016 By Aine Cryts Two reports highlight areas of elderly care that healthcare systems and health plans should avoid. What is the role of bariatric surgery in treating Type 2 diabetes? Several recent studies explore how weight loss surgery impacts diabetes patient care. Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy possible in children August 03, 2016 By Laird Harrison Screening programmes could catch diabetic retinopathy in children earlier if they began screening 6 years after diabetes is diagnosed. Overtreating glucose levels can take a toll on diabetes patients Mayo Clinic researchers found that beyond overtesting, focus on HbA1C levels can lead to serious harms for patients, especially as more diabetes drugs are needed to keep HbA1C within desired targets. Patient navigators can benefit diabetes outcomes Study seeks to determine whether significant improvement in glycemic control can be achieved when regular coaching is part of the process. Top drivers of diabetes care costs June 19, 2016 By Karen Appold How much does diabetes cost the healthcare system and what's driving cost increases? Find out. Remote monitoring of diabetics: Applications and reimbursement June 18, 2016 By Karen Appold Here’s how remote monitoring works to improve diabetic patient care, and a look at whether payers are paying for it. Put drug development to work for diabetic patients Although the diabetes pipeline is not large, we continue to have progress in meeting the unmet needs of patients with diabetes. Diabetic patients benefit most from personalized strategies May 01, 2016 By Karen Appold Personalization is the key to a healthcare experience that optimizes outcomes, improves the customer experience and, ultimately, lowers costs to the healthcare system. Find out why it’s especially key for diabetic patients.