Leah Lawrence
Physicians have new tools for treating, monitoring diabetes
2017 has seen two key advancements for diabetes patients, but affordability remains an issue.
Physicians shouldn’t underestimate link between diabetes, cancer
Diabetes and high BMI were responsible for an estimated 800,000 new cases of cancer worldwide in 2012.
Physicians have more options to provide CVD protection in diabetic patients
Glucose lowering drugs provide additional cardiovascular benefit to patients with diabetes.
New tool identifies diabetic patients’ risk for hypoglycemia
Patients at high risk could be identified and targeted for intervention, resulting in the potential for high healthcare cost savings.
Longer sleep duration could lessen children’s risk for T2D
Study shows that longer sleep duration was associated with reductions in several markers for type 2 diabetes.
Younger age at menopause linked with increased likelihood of T2D
Women who experienced premature or early menopause were more than twice as likely to have type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
Adult diabetic medication adherence tied directly to financial issues
More than twice as many adults aged 45 to 65 with diabetes reported skipping doses of medication to save money, according to new data.
HbA1c variability linked to depression in elderly
Good, long-term control of HbA1c may help prevent depressive symptoms in elderly with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
Glucose self-monitoring unnecessary in non-insulin treated diabetics
A lack of improvement in HbA1c compared with patients who monitor glucose indicates that monitoring should not be routine, according to new research.
Telehealth program reduced unneeded diabetic retinopathy referrals
A Los Angeles-based program eliminated 14,000 unnecessary visits to specialty care professionals and reduced wait times for patients in need.