Diabetes Overtreatment Continues for Older VA Patients

Some Clinicians Worry More About Malpractice Than HypoglycemiaBy Brenda L. MooneyANN ARBOR, MI — Despite a VA campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycemia and recommendations from the national Choosing Wisely campaign to less aggressively treat older patients with...

VA Tackles Obesity Paradox:

VA Tackles Obesity Paradox:

Why Do Overweight Patients Live Longer with Heart Failure?
Now the leading cause of hospital admissions in the VA Health Care System, heart failure is associated with high mortality rates and poor quality of life.

Test Strip Overuse Common with Dual Benefits

PITTSBURGH - Veterans who double dip benefits, receiving glucose test strips through both the VA and Medicare, use more strips and are more likely to potentially overuse the measurement devices, according to a new study. “These results illustrate the profound...

Insomnia Doubles Risk of Chronic Diseases in Servicemembers

BETHESDA, MD - Chronic insomnia doubles the risk of developing hypertension and type 2 diabetes in servicemembers compared to military personnel who have not been diagnosed with that sleep problem. That’s according to a report in Medical Surveillance Monthly Report...

Mindfulness Training Helps Vets with Diabetes

PITTSBURGH - Veterans who participated in mindfulness training lowered their diabetes-related distress and glucose levels while improving their self-management of the disease, according to a new study. The training included focused breathing and awareness training,...

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