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.
The ACO and Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, an initiative of The American Journal of Managed Care, held its most recent WebEx session this week. Participants discussed new strategies and technologies that both employers and healthcare organizations can use to get patients to take ownership over their own care.
A new study shows only a small share of patients with private insurance who were newly diagnosed with diabetes in 2011-2012 enrolled in self-management training, raising questions about how well managed care could address both long-term health and cost control for this important group. These patients are a target for special attention under the ACA.
Benefits of a patient-centered multimorbidity care management program occurred early, and were evident only among patients with depression and unfavorable medical control of diabetes and heart disease.
Diabetes advocates are pressing for a bill that would compel Medicare to cover CGM technology. They cite a study in The American Journal of Managed Care, which found it costs $17,564 every time a person with diabetes goes to the emergency department with hypoglycemia.