ACP responds to criticism from the ADA, the Endocrine Society, the AACE, and the AADE of guidance that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most people with type 2 diabetes.
Decision support systems in clinical settings can dramatically decrease the time and manpower needed to perform a variety of tasks, but do they cause more harm than good?
Evidence of the streetlight effect can be found across several fields, where investigators draw conclusions from analysis of irrelevant or most readily available data.
The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.
The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.
Despite multiple measures and goals to reduce US maternal mortality rates, the latest data suggest the United States is far behind the rest of the world in maternal health care.
An endocrinologist shares his experience of using concept videos to teach medical students.
One practicing endocrinologist ponders whether mentoring medical students requires more than imparting knowledge.
Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.
A clinician examines the downside to "minute clinics" vs traditional primary care.
Studies designed to address real-world challenges can potentially lead to both better-informed clinical decision making and improved outcomes.
One clinician proposes that pharmaceutical companies turn their attention to developing a compassion pill -- for fellow clinicians.
An endocrinologist discusses the value of using everyday analogies to explain diabetes management issues to his patients.
Calorie tracker apps are often superior to fitness apps when it comes to increasing weight loss.
One clinician reflects on the effects of "managed care" on the health care system.
The role of uncertainty in clinical practice, and its implications for physicians, is thoughtfully examined by an endocrinologist in this opinion piece.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American College of Endocrinology are seeking to eliminate the stigma surrounding the term "obesity" and clarify information about obesity as a disease state.
The natural curiosity provoked by looking at research and clinical care with a sense of wonder may help us find new ways to deal with old problems.
Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.
Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her experience with opting out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.
Harpreet Bajaj, MD, MPH, ECNU, FACE, offers perspective on his study of various insulin regimens in type 2 diabetes.
In addition to financial and time barriers, patients encounter an array of problems that interfere with their achieving optimal control of their diabetes.
Several strategies may help patients incorporate lifestyle changes into their daily lives.
FDA approval of the first closed-loop insulin delivery system is exciting for both physicians and patients. What does this mean for the future?
How can we encourage academic and community physicians to fill gaps in health care?
Edward C. Chao, DO, highlights important considerations for developing technology for diabetes management.
Often, patients as consumers may not be aware that the products they are using for diabetes care are not protected by HIPAA.
Joan K. Bardsley, MBA, RN, CDE, describes a joint position statement regarding implementation of diabetes self-management education.
Diabetes educators can help patients with obesity achieve long-term weight loss and prevent gaining it back.
The Holy Grail of health care is delivery of quality care at a reduced cost. But what exactly is quality care? How do we really know we are cutting costs?
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