Diabetes & Endocrinology
Learn how illnesses that require long-term management are on the rise — and the impact that is having on healthcare costs.
A quality-improvement initiative in Texas sheds light on strategies for providing enhanced care to patients with diabetes.
These devices in the works may enhance disease detection, dietary tracking and infant incubation.
Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness
For decades, medical professionals have relied on the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for scientific guidelines on prevention and management of the nation’s most prevalent chronic diseases.
In 1958, roughly 1% of the U.S. population had diagnosed diabetes. By 2010, that number had increased to nearly 7%. To put that in tangible figures, the number of diagnosed diabetes cases climbed from 1.6 million to 21.1 million. Now, it is estimated that 25.8 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes — diagnosed and undiagnosed combined.
When Catherine Carver, M.S., ANP, CDE, Vice President of Planning and Advocacy for the Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, was in public health school, part of the students’ presentation to community health centers was to hurl a container of confetti at the audience and, after the flecks settled, point out that anyone who had a speck on them likely knew someone or had a family member with diabetes.
Through new technology, a recent study identified increased risk of bone fracture as a complication of Type 2 diabetes.
Two drugs approved by the FDA for other uses have a synergistic relationship that may reduce the need for insulin shots among patients with Type 1 diabetes, researchers at the University of Florida (UF) have discovered.
JDRF (formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is a charitable organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The word “juvenile” is no longer descriptive of the disease or those burdened with it. Today, 85% of those in the United States with T1D are adults. JDRF is an organization for people of all ages and in all stages of T1D.