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Editor’s Note, DCMS #156:

By the time that you read this newsletter we will either be in a funding gridlock or not, but regardless the Affordable Care Act will have started. A lot of attention has been on government programs but private health insurance is also affected by this new program. This week in …

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CalCutter

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NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene Free For your diabetic patients who love to cook and are willing to experiment, you can now recommend this app courtesy of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. CalCutter allows them to enter their own recipes and intended number …

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Letter from the Editor #696:

Friday I was in Dallas to talk to care and case managers from Blue Cross of Texas. The topic was Hospital Readmissions and the impact on the coordination of care continuum. The focus of the presentation was how to keep patients from returning to the hospital. One of the most …

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“Body on a Chip”

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  "Body on a Chip"  To accelerate the development of new therapies, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine is leading a unique project to develop a "body on a chip." The goal is to build a miniaturized system of human organs to model the body’s response to …

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EASD 2013: HbA1c Should Be Used for Diagnosis

New guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes state that if a patient doesn’t have diabetes on the basis of an HbA1c reading, then he or she should be screened with an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The new guidance also …

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People with Type 1 Diabetes Earn Less Money

People with type 1 diabetes were less likely to get a university degree and earned less money than their peers who didn’t have the condition, a Swedish data study showed. Both men and women with type 1 diabetes had lower odds of getting a university degree than matched controls without …

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Low T Increases Risk for MI

Low testosterone levels predicted a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction in Swedish men with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. Higher total testosterone levels were associated with a 25% reduced risk of acute MI in that group. But no such relationship was seen in men without diabetes or in women …

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