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TAHLEQUAH, OK - Fifty years ago, the Cherokee had no word for diabetes.
VA Seeks to Mitigate Dangers, Especially for Elderly
SAN DIEGO — For the more than one million veterans with diabetes, recent research raises new concerns about the risks of severe low blood glucose levels or hypoglycemia.
ATLANTA - Can lifestyle changes be achieved in a large-scale healthcare setting, with patients maintaining improvement over several years? An Emory University study of VA’s Managing Obesity and Overweight Veterans Everywhere! (MOVE!) program suggests that they can.
TAMPA, FL - Because U-500 concentrated regular insulin is five times more concentrated (500 units/1 mL) than the more commonly prescribed U-100 insulin (100 units/1 mL), fewer injections are required, which may result in improved adherence and patient satisfaction.
HOUSTON - To improve specialty care accessibility, the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC (MEDVAMC) in Houston began the Diabetes Mellitis Electronic Consultation Service (DMECS) to provide specialty recommendations about diabetes care to primary care physicians (PCPs).
ATLANTA - Poor diabetes control with HbA1c levels exceeding 9% is a common problem, even at the VA where 20% of all patients with diabetes fall into that category despite established care.
Weight Gain Often Occurs Soon After Discharge
WASHINGTON - For veterans, one of the riskiest times for weight gain is immediately following discharge. The transition from the active military lifestyle to a relatively sedentary one can be a struggle for former servicemembers who are trying to maintain healthy weight and physical fitness levels.
SAN CARLOS, CA — A mobile health application that helps families manage their healthcare is the grand-prizewinner of the HHS Healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.
SAN DIEGO - Low levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of developing "insulin-requiring" diabetes, according to a study of active-duty servicemembers.
ATLANTA - An intensive weight loss program involving dieting, counseling and physical activity offers the promise of diabetes remission, especially in patients who are recently-diagnosed, not on insulin and have lower hemoglobin A levels
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