Rita Basu, MD, Discusses The Role of Testosterone Supplementation in Men with Diabetes
Accounting for what is known about the association between diabetes and low testosterone in men, Rita Basu, MD, a professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN provides her insights on the role of testosterone supplementation in men with diabetes, and notes how clinical and managed care perspectives are integrated in practice.
This video was taken at the American Diabetes Associations 73rd Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
Patients with diabetes who received prescribed heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Whereas population health focuses on the outcomes within a specific group, personalized medicine seeks to customize care delivery at the individual level. A recent discussion between Dr Eric Topol, director, Scripps Translational Science Institute, and Dr Farzad Mostashari, former director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, highlighted the diverging opinions of where future healthcare models need to go.
Findings indicate that patients using mail order pharmacies had significantly better adherence to antidiabetics, antihypertensives, and antihyperlipidemics than patients who used the retail dispensing channel.
In this interview, Curtis Triplitt, PharmD, associate professor and assistant dean of research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Permian Basin, explains why diabetes should be treated with a patient-centered approach.