Practice Management

Sizeism, Fat Shaming in Medical Settings Leads to Poor Physical Outcomes

Sizeism, Fat Shaming in Medical Settings Leads to Poor Physical Outcomes

Patients stigmatized based on size experience poor psychological and physical health.

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Reducing Physician Burnout By Improving Communication Skills

Good communication between patient and physician can improve care and reduce burnout.

Will ACOs Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs?

Will ACOs Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs?

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Accountable Care Organizations have potential to improve the quality of and access to care, with continued evaluation and adaptation.

Overweight, Obesity Increases Costs in Health Care Settings

Overweight, Obesity Increases Costs in Health Care Settings

Median increases in health care costs were 12% and 36% for people with overweight and obesity.

Link Between Diabetes and Hospital Readmission Rates

Link Between Diabetes and Hospital Readmission Rates

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Patients with diabetes had higher hospital readmission rates compared with patients who did not have diabetes.

Poll: Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Poll: Type 2 Diabetes Medications

Take a moment to participate in this poll on medications you prescribe to your patients with type 2 diabetes.

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

The North American Menopause Society released updated guidelines for hormone therapy use in women who are postmenopausal.

Acceptable Variability With Novel Sensor for Glucose Monitoring in T2D

Acceptable Variability With Novel Sensor for Glucose Monitoring in T2D

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One hundred fifteen patients used the FreeStyle Libre Pro sensor to monitor interstitial fluid glucose for 14 days.

Positive Outcomes Associated With Regular Depression Screening in T2D

Positive Outcomes Associated With Regular Depression Screening in T2D

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Undiagnosed depression in type 2 diabetes can lead to elevated hemoglobin A1c levels, frequent hospital admissions, and poor patient quality of life.

Liraglutide, Metformin, and Gliclazide Compared in Comorbid Type 2 Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Liraglutide, Metformin, and Gliclazide Compared in Comorbid Type 2 Diabetes and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Liraglutide and metformin yielded higher reductions in HbA1c levels when compared with gliclazide.

Patient Preferences Affect Efficacy of Diabetes Care

Patient Preferences Affect Efficacy of Diabetes Care

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Patients were surveyed to determine their personal preferences when receiving diabetes education and self-management direction.

Exercise Protocol Improves Outcomes in T2D

Exercise Protocol Improves Outcomes in T2D

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Exercise regimens were prescribed based on individual disease states: diabetes without complications, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic autonomic neuropathy, or diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

AHA: Promoting Self-Management in CVD Through Education

The most effective approaches to CVD self-management were tailored to individual patient needs and incorporated a multidisciplinary approach.

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Benefit Glycemic Control

Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Type 2 Diabetes Does Not Benefit Glycemic Control

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There were no significant differences in hemoglobin A1c across the 3 self-monitoring blood glucose groups.

Improving Glycemic Control in T2D With Text Message Intervention

Improving Glycemic Control in T2D With Text Message Intervention

Three-times daily text messages over a 6 month period were found to improve glycemic control vs usual care.

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Geographic Information Systems Pinpoint Barriers to Eye Care for Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal telescreenings increased the evaluation rate for diabetic retinopathy.

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

More Health Issues, Poor Outcomes Reported Among Gender Minority Adults

Surveillence data confirms that in the US, gender minority adults experience marked health disparities.

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Does Text Message Monitoring Impact Medication Adherence and Adverse Events?

Ninety-eight percent of participants reported that the text messaging intervention was easy to use.

Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart for Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart for Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes

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Both mealtime and postmeal faster insulin aspart are noninferior to mealtime conventional insulin aspart, regarding HbA1c change from baseline.

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

Osteoporosis Treatment Approaches in Women vs Men

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A review of osteoporosis diagnosis, treatment, and management in both men and women.

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

USPSTF: No Thyroid Cancer Screening in Asymptomatic Adults

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Thyroid cancer screening in asymptomatic adults was given a D recommendation because of the negative effects of screening outweighing any benefits.

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Factors Influencing Physician Burnout

Physician burnout is often caused by a breakdown of 1 of 6 factors, including workload, control, rewards, community, fairness, and values conflicts.

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

The Ugly Truth: Persistent Sexism in Medicine

Elise Barney, DO, discusses the subtleties of modern sexism in medicine in a candid interview.

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Longer In-Office Wait Times Associated With Medicaid

Data from 21.4 million outpatient visits were examined to assessed in-office wait times between patients with Medicaid and private insurance.

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

Using Video as a Medical Educational Resource

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An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

Lower HbA1c Reached With Combined Empagliflozin/Linagliptin vs Monotherapy

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More patients receiving empagliflozin and linagliptin combination therapy were able to reach HbA1c goals compared with those patients receiving monotherapy.

Diabetes Control, HbA1c Improves With Nurse-Led Intervention

Diabetes Control, HbA1c Improves With Nurse-Led Intervention

Researchers examined usual care vs a nurse-led education intervention or a nurse-led education intervention plus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Medical Administrative Recording Improved With Electronic Record App

Electronic medication record use reduced errors in medication administration among patients.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part II: GLP-1 Agonist Adverse Effects and Fixed-Ratio Combinations

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

Type 2 Diabetes Therapy Intensification: Part I: Insulin vs GLP-1 Agonists

When basal insulin no longer provides adequate glucose control in type 2 diabetes, a rapid-acting insulin or a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist may be used to intensify therapy.

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