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Statin prescribing varies in patients with diabetesWide variation exists in practice-level statin prescribing for patients with diabetes, according to a new study.
Insurer diabetes program engages consumers, lowers costs
Insurer diabetes program engages consumers, lowers costsAnthem Blue Cross recently launched a year-long diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support its qualified California members who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Aggressive blood sugar control slows diabetic eye disease progressionNIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control.
Know these barriers to reduce type 2 diabetes costsIMS Health study: Up to 15% of healthcare system costs avoidable and effective patient activation by multiple stakeholders is key to driving improvement.
Health costs rise for diabetes patientsHealthcare spending for people with diabetes rose nearly 6% in 2014, according to a new study. Find out what contributed to the rise.
Diabetes increases risk of heart attack by halfUK study: Diabetes increases risk of heart attack death. Here are the surprising details.
Patient navigators can benefit diabetes outcomesStudy seeks to determine whether significant improvement in glycemic control can be achieved when regular coaching is part of the process.
Empowered patients more likely to stick to diabetes treatmentsEmpowerment is an important factor to address everyday aspects of dealing with a chronic disease, including diabetes, according to a study that evaluated the effect of diabetes empowerment on medication adherence and self-care behaviors in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Older diabetic patients often overprescribed
Older diabetic patients often overprescribedA study published in the October 26th issue of the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that physicians don't typically reduce older patients' diabetic medications, even when the patients have low blood sugar levels.
Mount Sinai diabetes program uses “smart data”A new joint program with the Mount Sinai Health System and Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company, is expected to help diabetics manage their disease better.