Adopting Multiple Healthy Lifestyle May Reduce the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. A new study suggests that a combination of five healthy lifestyle factors may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, even in the presence of a positive family history and suboptimal weight status.
FDA Finalizes New Restrictions on Rosiglitazone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just announced new restrictions to the prescribing and use of rosiglitazone-containing medicines to treat type 2 diabetes.
New AACE Guidelines: Developing Individual Treatment Plans for People with Diabetes. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has released new evidence-based medical guidelines to help you develop comprehensive care plans for patients with diabetes. The guidelines are presented in a question-and-answer format to make it easier for you to deliver relevant and individualized treatment plans for even the most challenging patients.
AAN Issues New Guidelines for the Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. Painful diabetic neuropathy is among the most common neurological problems, affecting an estimated 16% of the 25 million Americans living with diabetes. Primary care has an increasing role in the diagnosis and treatment of PDN, as early accurate diagnosis and intervention can greatly improve the prognosis.
Numbers of Americans With Diabetes Rises. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the 26 million, 7 million do not know they have the disease. In a study published in November of 2009, the CDC projected that as many as one in three U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue.
Number of Americans With Diabetes Projected to Double or Triple by 2050. As many as 1 in 3 U.S. adults could have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue, according to new data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This projection assumes that recent increases in new cases of diabetes will continue and people with diabetes will also live longer.
Continuous Glucose Sensing - Are Your Patients Candidates? Let’s start with a basic quiz for all you readers who do NOT have diabetes. A mother with type 1 diabetes, on an insulin pump, is preparing to take drive to a soccer field 20 minutes away 2 hours after eating lunch. She has 3 small kids in her car. As a safety precaution, Mom decides to perform a glucose test. The meter reading is 90 mg/dL. Is Mom safe to drive?
Managing the Common Complications of Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care Patients. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 24 million people in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, have been diagnosed with diabetes, while an additional 6 million people remain undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% to 95% of all diagnosed diabetes cases. Within the United States, the prevalence of diabetes varies from state to state, with higher rates generally observed in the southern and eastern states.
Avoiding Clinical Inertia When Treating Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. In 2007, diabetes was estimated to affect 24.1 million people in the United States, an increase of more than 3 million in approximately 2 years. Of these individuals, up to one-third may not know they have the disease.