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Pharmacist Initiative Improves Diabetes Outcomes

The American Pharmacists Association’s Project IMPACT: Diabetes program helped communities with large numbers of diabetes patients attain reductions in A1C, blood pressure, BMI and other markers across socioeconomic and ethnic groups. The program pairs community pharmacists with diabetes patients for direct counseling sessions, and pharmacists also collaborate with other members …

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BMI During Teen Years Affects Diabetes Risk in Adulthood

New research revealed adults who gained more weight during their teenage years and early 20s had a higher risk of diabetes than those who maintained a stable weight. Researchers also noted a greater risk of adult-onset diabetes in teens who already had a high BMI. Attard SM, et al. "Longitudinal …

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How to Stem the Odds of Type 2 Diabetes

Analysis in the Annals of Internal Medicine revealed undergoing comprehensive lifestyle interventions may help stem the odds of type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients. However, lifestyle initiatives did not appear to cut the risk of all-cause mortality in those who had diabetes, researchers noted. Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct 15, …

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Nobel Winners Shed Light on How Diabetes Functions

The three winners of this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine discovered mechanisms for how hormones, enzymes and other materials are transported inside cells and used throughout the body, helping to reveal the operations of diabetes and other diseases. The three are James E. Rothman of Yale University, Randy …

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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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Texting-based Intervention Can Reduce Diabetes Risk

Data on over 500 men with impaired glucose tolerance showed 18% of those who underwent a text-messaging intervention developed type 2 diabetes, compared with 27% of those who received standard care. Patients in the intervention group also showed better good cholesterol levels and lower total dietary energy intake than those …

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Getting Extra Sleep on Weekends May Reduce Diabetes Risk

Peter Liu of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and colleagues at the University of Sydney checked insulin sensitivity in 19 non-diabetic men who slept about 6 hours a night during the workweek, but 10 hours on weekend nights. "By extending sleep to 10 hours a night versus 6 hours …

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