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Decompensated Diabetes More Common in Certain Racial, Age Groups

ATLANTA—Which diabetes patients are most likely to have decompensated diabetes, defined as diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state? A study published in Cureus sought to determine that across age, gender and racial groups of hospitalized... View Article

August 22, 2019

Tight Glycemic Control Increases Fracture Risk in Veterans with Diabetes

DURHAM, NC — Diabetes mellitus among older men has been associated with increased bone mineral density but paradoxically increased fracture risk, according to a study in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.1 The mechanisms... View Article

August 22, 2019

Treating Type 2 Diabetes to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Because of their cardiovascular protective effects, SGLT2 inhibitors have been a game-changer in Type 2 diabetes treatment. That is especially the case, now that the FDA has approved a new indication for canagliflozin to reduce... View Article

May 24, 2019

DHA Considers Expanding Continuous Glucose Monitoring Coverage to Type 2 Diabetes

Results of a range of studies are conclusive: Continuous glucose monitoring can improve glycemic control and reduce hypoglycemia risks in patients with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Now, the Defense Health Agency, which... View Article

May 24, 2019

Greatest VA Weight Gains in Women Veterans Without Diabetes

ATLANTA—How does a diagnosis of diabetes affect weight management among U.S. veterans? A study in the journal Obesity (Silver Spring) sought to assess weight trends and diabetes prevalence among U.S. veterans.1 Atlanta VAMC researchers and... View Article

March 14, 2019

Diabetes Patients Do Well in Military Healthcare-to-VA Transition

SAN DIEGO—When service members leave active duty and receive healthcare in a different setting, care for conditions such as diabetes can suffer. A study in Military Medicine pointed out that changes in healthcare have been... View Article

March 14, 2019

NPs, PAs Have as Good Diabetes Outcomes as Physicians

DURHAM, NC—So-called physician extenders do as good a job as physicians at the VA in helping to achieve good outcomes in diabetes patients, according to a new study. The report in Annals of Internal Medicine... View Article

March 14, 2019

Veterans on Standard Diabetes Care Face Dangers from Hypoglycemia Subhead: Post-hoc VADT Analysis Links Low Blood Sugar to CV Events

BALTIMORE, MD—A post-hoc analysis of the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT) once again shines a spotlight on the dangers of hypoglycemia in veterans treated for Type 2 diabetes. The study published in Diabetes Care found... View Article

March 9, 2019

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