Sandeep Dhindsa, MD:The Chicken or the Egg: Which Comes First, Diabetes or Low Testosterone in Men?
Sandeep Dhindsa, MD, an an associate professor of medicine at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences discusses the relationship between diabetes and low testosterone in men, and also notes the significance of accounting for BMI and obesity.
This video was taken at the American Diabetes Associations 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
Edmund J. Pezalla, MD, MPH, national medical director, Aetna Pharmacy Management, says that Aetna recognizes the implications of the obesity epidemic and how it contributes to a variety of other medical problems such as diabetes and hypertension.
Out-of-pocket expenses for diabetes treatment have gone down for many U.S. patients over the past decade, according to a new study. But nearly a quarter of people with diabetes still face high expenses.
Women with diabetes are 14 percent less likely to be screened for breast cancer compared to women without diabetes, according to a study. "Managing the demands of a chronic condition such as diabetes is challenging for many women, leaving other preventative actions, like screening for cancer, to fall by the wayside," said a physician and author. "Our study found having diabetes posed a significant barrier to breast cancer screening even after considering a woman's socioeconomic status, a known contributor to disparities in care among women."
As hundreds of thousands of diabetics get health coverage under the federal law, insurance companies are aggressively targeting this glut of new patients, who are expensive to treat and often lax in taking medications and following their diet.
The American Journal of Managed Care brought together than 125 diabetes advocates,
providers, and educators, along with health plan leaders and pharmaceutical executives, to
Princeton, N.J. Attendees gained insights into giving persons with diabetes with the right level
of support to manage their disease.
Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine.com, a web-based news source for persons with diabetes, took part in panel discussions at “Patient-Centered Diabetes Care: Putting Theory into Practice,” sponsored by The American Journal of Managed Care.