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Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

Report on Racial Disparities in Hospitalized Patients with Hyperglycemia and Diabetes

J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 6 January 2016 Context: A higher prevalence of diabetes-related complications is reported in minority populations; however, it is not known if there are racial disparities in diabetes care and outcomes in hospitalized patients. Objective: To determine the association between hyperglycemia, in patients with and without DM (non-DM), and complications among different racial groups. … […]

Diabetes Among Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders — United States, 2011–2014

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, 20 November 2015 Asians and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are fast-growing U.S. minority populations at high risk for type 2 diabetes. Although national studies have described diabetes prevalence, incidence, and risk factors among Asians and NHPIs compared with non-Hispanic whites, little is known about state-level diabetes prevalence among these […]

Big Data Study Reveals Possible Subtypes of Type 2 Diabetes

NIH Director’s Blog, 10 November 2015 In recent years, there’s been a lot of talk about how “Big Data” stands to revolutionize biomedical research. Indeed, we’ve already gained many new insights into health and disease thanks to the power of new technologies to generate astonishing amounts of molecular data—DNA sequences, epigenetic marks, and metabolic signatures, to name […]

Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Adults in the United States, 1988-2012

JAMA, 8 September 2015 Importance Previous studies have shown increasing prevalence of diabetes in the United States. New US data are available to estimate prevalence of and trends in diabetes. Objective To estimate the recent prevalence and update US trends in total diabetes, diagnosed diabetes, and undiagnosed diabetes using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. … […]

Diabetes: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA, 8 September 2015 Importance Chronic diseases have overtaken acute diseases, such as infections, as the major cause of premature mortality worldwide. Diabetes mellitus, a chronic degenerative metabolic disease, has reached epidemic proportions in the past 30 years, with worldwide prevalence approaching 400 million people. … Conclusions and Relevance Improved glycemic control and better management of other identified […]

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Competitive Bidding Program: Assessment of Impact on Beneficiary Acquisition of Diabetes-Testing Supplies and Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics Orthotics and Supplies–Associated Health Outcomes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) manages the Medicare program, which generally pays for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and other medical supplies (DMEPOS) on the basis of fee schedules. … The DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) is CMS’s prescription to remedy the overpayments engendered by fee-schedule reimbursements. … This report reviews the impact of […]

CMS Competitive Bidding Hurts Medicare Beneficiaries With Diabetes

EndocrinologyAdvisor, 18 June 2015 BOSTON — The competitive bidding program implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reduced beneficiaries’ access to self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) supplies, resulting in increased mortality rates, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston. CMS implemented a competitive […]

Diabetes Self-management Education and Support in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Position Statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Diabetes Care, July 2015 Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires a person with diabetes to make a multitude of daily self-management decisions and to perform complex care activities. Diabetes self-management education and support (DSME/S) provides the foundation to help people with diabetes to navigate these decisions and activities and has been shown to improve […]

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Release New, Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines and Updated Algorithm for Developing a Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Care Plan

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 9 April 2015 JACKSONVILLE, Fla.– The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the publication of new, expansive diabetes clinical practice guidelines and an updated diabetes algorithm to assist clinical caregivers with the medical management of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). The 2015 guidelines advocate for comprehensive control of […]

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