diabetes screening

Diabetes prevention programs avert, delay disease onsetDiabetes accounts for one out of every 10 American healthcare dollars spent, but new national programs are helping address this issue.
Pharmacists Are Central to Supervalu Diabetes CampaignSupervalu’s diabetes campaign offers risk assessments, screening, and food education.
Earlier detection of diabetic retinopathy possible in childrenScreening programmes could catch diabetic retinopathy in children earlier if they began screening 6 years after diabetes is diagnosed.
Undiagnosed diabetes: A high cost for the health systemConsequences range from cardiovascular disease to renal disease
Using predictive modeling to prevent diabetes
Using predictive modeling to prevent diabetesHumana is using past evidence to reach patients at risk for diabetes.
In the pipeline: diabetes care improvementsAs 2016 gets underway, improvements in diabetes health management are expected to progress. Here are some of the noteworthy trends to watch.
2015: A year of improvements in diabetes managementWhile diabetes, particularly type 2, remains an epidemic, the number of new diagnoses has begun to slow. Here are some developments contributing to the decrease.
Blood glucose awareness: The first step to lowering diabetes costs
Blood glucose awareness: The first step to lowering diabetes costsDiabetes costs $322 billion per year in the U.S. Help empower consumers for a healthier bottom line.
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetes
The importance of multidisciplinary care for diabetesRecently, a colleague wrote me to express his concern about a primary care physician (PCP) in his community acquiring digital retinal photographs of his diabetes patients. One of those patients presented to the optometrist’s office with the impression that “all he needed was a refraction” since the PCP had “already checked him for diabetic retinopathy.”
What we can learn from managing diabetic patients
What we can learn from managing diabetic patientsMany diabetics neglect their eyecare due to not knowing and/or misunderstanding the effects of diabetes to the eyes and visual system. Much of the inadequacies in patient education can be attributed to the absence or insufficient communication among healthcare providers, including optometrists, and our patients.