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Diabetic Patients with Psoriasis May Have Higher Risk of Complications

Condition increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications… In a new study, diabetic patients with psoriasis generally had an increased risk of microvascular and macrovascular complications compared with diabetic patients without psoriasis. However, greater severity of psoriasis was not associated with a greater risk of diabetic complications. April W. Armstrong, …

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Avoiding Fraud and Waste with Diabetic Therapeutic Footwear

Criteria for a diabetic patient’s therapeutic footwear. Since 1993 Medicare has covered therapeutic shoes for diabetic patients. Within 5 years of the benefit’s availability, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the United States found that 57% of paid claims had missing or inadequate documentation, while an …

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Preventing Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetics

Controlling factors such as HbA1c, LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and smoking can all help to reduce risk… Researchers assessed the incidence of major cardiovascular (CV) hospitalization events and all-cause deaths among adults with diabetes with or without CV disease (CVD) associated with inadequately controlled glycated hemoglobin (A1C), high LDL cholesterol …

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