392 Search Results for Diabetes


Caution Urged in Use of Sulfonylureas in Some T2 Diabetes Patients with CAD

VA clinicians should exercise caution with use of sulfonylurea in some patients with co-morbid type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to new research.

November 29, 2018
Department of Veterans Affairs

Adherence to New Medications Is Critical for Veterans With Diabetes

How important is adherence to oral medications in reducing complications for veterans with diabetes?

August 19, 2018
air pollution

VA Research Links Global Air Pollution to Diabetes Risk

Air pollution, even at levels technically falling into safe ranges, are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, according to a new study involving VA researchers.

August 18, 2018
Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Evidence of CV Benefit Influences Diabetes Treatment Recommendations

In a significant change, the American Diabetes Association’s 2018 guidelines advocate use of a glucose-lowering agent with proven cardiovascular benefit or mortality reduction in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and co-morbid cardiovascular disease.

June 19, 2018

Diabetes Prevalence Higher Among Veterans Than General Population

Overall prevalence of diabetes was 20% for the general U.S. population but nearly 25% for veterans, according to a recent study using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

June 19, 2018
Glucose Monitoring

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Highly Effective But Underused in Diabetes

Recent clinical studies have documented why continuous glucose monitors (CGM) can offer significant benefits to patients diagnosed with diabetes.

June 19, 2018
Breast Cancer

DoD Study Finds That Type 2 Diabetes Increases Breast Cancer Mortality

Having Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM-2) increases mortality risk in breast cancer patients, regardless of whether diabetes was diagnosed before or after breast cancer, according to a recent study.

May 13, 2018

VHA’s Type 1 Diabetes Telehealth Care Saves Time, Money

About 5% of the United States population has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and the great majority are diagnosed before age 25. Since a diabetes diagnosis prevents enlistment in the military, relatively few veterans have the condition compared to type 2 diabetes, which affects about a fourth of VHA patients.

April 22, 2018

Focus on Diabetes Control, Cancer Screening Helps Reduce MS Deaths

OKLAHOMA CITY — While multiple sclerosis (MS) itself remains incurable, development of more effective treatments over the past 25 years has increased life expectancy for patients with the disease. Today, MS patients have a life expectancy only about seven years less than individuals without the disease, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

March 20, 2018

VA Study Shows Kidney Disease Ups Diabetes Risk

LOUIS—For years, research has shown that patients with diabetes have an increased risk of kidney disease. But what about the reverse? A new study published in the journal Kidney International provides evidence that kidney dysfunction... View Article

February 8, 2018

HCV Eradication Lowers Glucose Levels in Veterans With Diabetes

PORTLAND, OR—Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is linked to diabetes and often worsens glycemic control in patients with diabetes. A study published in Diabetes Care investigated whether eradication of HCV infection with direct-acting antiviral (DAAs)... View Article

December 15, 2017

VA Study Finds Older Medicare Patients Often Are Overtreated for Diabetes

It’s not only the VA that struggles with the balance between just enough treatment of older Type 2 diabetes patients and too much.

December 15, 2017

Be Aware of New Clinical Recommendations on Diabetes, Back Pain, PTSD, Amputation, Opioids

Diabetes Guidelines Don’t Include Specific Pharmacotherapy Advise By Annette M. Boyle WASHINGTON —The VA and DoD Evidence-Based Practice Work Group has recently released five updated clinical practice guidelines. They cover common conditions such as Type... View Article

November 9, 2017

Biomarkers Different in Acute HF Patients With, Without Diabetes

How diabetes affects pathophysiological processes among patients with acute heart failure (AHF) is unclear, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.1

October 16, 2017

Biomarkers Different in Acute HF Patients With, Without Diabetes

GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS – How diabetes affects pathophysiological processes among patients with acute heart failure (AHF) is unclear, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Heart Failure.1 To add to that information, a... View Article

August 28, 2017

Metformin Appears Safe for Heart Failure, Other Diabetes Co-Morbidities

DURHAM, NC – While recent changes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration boxed warning for metformin are likely to increase the common diabetes drug’s use in patients with historical contraindications or precautions, prescribers are... View Article

June 30, 2017

New Tools Help Reduce CVD Risk in Veterans with Diabetes

By Annette M. Boyle The search has been on for decades: A medication that can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in Type 2 diabetes patients. Late last year, an existing drug was approved... View Article

May 31, 2017

VA Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Clinic Improves Glycemic Control, Reduces Costs

SAN DIEGO — Many veterans drift for years with out-of-control diabetes, despite regular visits with their primary care physician and prescriptions for anti-glycemic agents.

April 10, 2017

Obesity Raises Diabetes Rates for Veterans, Servicemembers

Obesity and related health issues remain a significant concern for U.S. servicemembers and veterans, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.

February 14, 2017

Veterans with HIV Responsive to Standard Diabetes Therapy

With Type 2 diabetes increasingly common in HIV-infected individuals, are standard oral diabetes medications as effective in that population?

February 14, 2017