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Diabetes Self-management Education Standards
ADA and AADE’s key education topics
The diabetes education topics and programs goals as required by the National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support are highlighted to help physician's appreciate the role of the diabetes educator in patient care.
Diabetes Educators: Referral and Reimbursement
Diabetes self-management and medical nutritional therapy
Information about referring a patient to a Diabetes Educator, as well as insurance and reimbursement issues are included in this physicians' resource.
Bariatric Surgery
Potential Benefits, Risks and Types of Bariatric Surgery
Many people with obesity can’t simply lose weight with healthy eating and physical activity, despite how hard they may try. Bariatric (obesity) surgery is performed to treat people who have morbid obesity.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in Female Teenagers and Women
About PCOS and the possible symptoms, risks, and causes
Learn about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This is a common condition that causes a range of symptoms, including irregular periods, unwanted hair growth, acne, and weight problems.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Treatment
Learn to recognize the symptoms so you are in the best position to seek help from your doctor to managing your PCOS.
While there is no cure for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), there are many ways to manage symptoms using both lifestyle changes and medication, if necessary. Learn how here.
Recall: TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Blood Glucose Meters
Voluntary Recall Announced by Nipro Diagnostics™
There are 501 affected TRUEbalance™ and 105 affected TRUEtrack® Blood Glucose Meters that were distributed in the United States from September 2008 to May 2013 involved in this voluntary recall.
Broken ankles do not necessarily indicate osteoporotic fracture risk among aging women
Though a number of studies have associated hip and vertebral pressure fractures with an increased likelihood of osteoporosis, a new study from a team of Canadian researchers indicated that broken ankles do not confer a greater risk of subsequent osteoporotic fractures among women age 50 or older.
Type 1 Diabetes Slideshow
Common Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments for Type 1 Diabetes
This slideshow explains the most common causes, symptoms, and treatments for type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes.
CDC updates diabetes prevalence estimates
The number of individuals who have either type 1 or type 2 diabetes continues to rise at an alarming rate, according to new numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most med school grads are unprepared to treat diabetes
Many recent graduates of medical school programs may have very little training in how to care for chronic disease, which could greatly impair their ability to treat a patient who has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University.
Groups applaud Congress for extending diabetes programs
Diabetes advocacy groups are praising the efforts of Congress following their renewal of funding for several diabetes initiatives.
Glucosamine supplements may increase diabetes risk
Glucosamine supplements have become a popular option for individuals with arthritis and other conditions who are looking to improve their joint health. However, the findings of a new study indicate that prolonged exposure to this amino acid may kill pancreatic cells and increase the risk of developing diabetes.
Celebrities with Diabetes
You probably already know someone who has diabetes because it’s a very common disease—even in celebrities. Learn what famous people are living—and thriving—with diabetes.
Diabetics find communication with doctors important, but aren't willing to pay for it
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be difficult conditions to control. They demand constant attentiveness and collaboration between patients and their physicians.
Experts express concerns about non-insulin diabetes treatments
Therapies for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes that do not include insulin are becoming increasingly popular. However, some health experts are not totally convinced of their safety.

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