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Glucose self-monitoring unnecessary in non-insulin treated diabeticsA lack of improvement in HbA1c compared with patients who monitor glucose indicates that monitoring should not be routine, according to new research.
HbA1c variability linked to depression in elderlyGood, long-term control of HbA1c may help prevent depressive symptoms in elderly with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Long-term commitment to diabetes prevention increases successSticking with a prevention program for one year increased the likelihood of success
Telehealth program reduced unneeded diabetic retinopathy referralsA Los Angeles-based program eliminated 14,000 unnecessary visits to specialty care professionals and reduced wait times for patients in need.
Residential lifestyle intervention can reduce costs type 2 diabetes costsImprovements in glycemic control from combined diet and physical activity intervention drove down use of routine medications, according to new study.
Large, early HbA1c reduction lowered risk for CVD events, deathStudy: Achieving stringent HbA1c goals within 6 months of initiating metformin predicted decreased risk.
Early marker of renal decline discovered in diabetes patientsMonitoring of arterial stiffness could be a potential target for prediction of renal decline in younger type 2 diabetes patients.
USPSTF interventions for CVD risk factors could be cost effectiveTargeting all eligible patients would be cost-effective, but cost might be reduced by focusing on certain patient subgroups.
Diabetes responsible for more U.S. deaths than previously thoughtPrevious estimates based on cause of death on death certificates underestimated the problem.
Abdominal obesity linked to risk of type 2 diabetesA genetic predisposition to having increased abdominal fat increased risk for diabetes and heart disease, according to a new study.