2012 American Diabetes Association

2012 American Diabetes Association
June 12, 2012
In this video, Margaret Powers, PhD, talks about obesity's impact on the management of chronic illnesses. Dr. Powers also talks about the benefits of obese patients losing 5% to 7% of body weight and working out 150 minutes a week to lower their risk of developing diabetes and other chronic conditions.
June 12, 2012
Some studies have found that individuals with diabetes have a heightened risk of morbidity and premature death associated with macrovascular complications among smokers. In this study, researchers tested an educational, interventional program led by non-doctor health professionals in order to assist adult male diabetes patients to quit smoking.
June 12, 2012
In this video, Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, speaks about the importance of patient-reported outcomes in improving the effectiveness of specific interventions and treatments. Hill-Briggs also talks about the role of comparative effectiveness in patient-reported outcomes.
June 12, 2012
Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH, addresses the technologies available that impact behavioral outcomes in diabetes, such as mobile devices, PDAs, and the Internet. These technologies can be leveraged to improve self-management behaviors and outcomes in diabetes.
June 12, 2012
The following are highlights of late-breaking abstracts that were on display at the ADA's 72nd Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA. The abstracts were submitted after April 2012.
June 11, 2012
Diabetes is a condition that has many variables. Researchers are finding more and more about how genetics and patient behavior play a role; however, it turns out that socioeconomic status, education, and ethnic background all play a role as well.
June 11, 2012
Allison Rosen, MD, ScD, talks about using value-based insurance design as an incentive to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes.
June 11, 2012
Simon Heller, MB, DM, discusses the various ways hypoglycemia can affect the cardiovascular system. Examples of these consequences are thrombosis, heart disease, and myocardial infarction.
June 11, 2012
Monday morning at the ADA's 72nd Scientific Sessions featured the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards Presentation and Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture. This year's recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award was David Altshuler, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, for his work on genetic-based research regarding the inherited basis of type 2 diabetes, cholesterol levels, myocardial infarction, and a number of other conditions.
June 10, 2012
Roman Hovorka, PhD, talks about the prohibitive costs in continuous glucose monitoring. He states that if these costs can be reduced there will be wider acceptance and therefore a benefit to diabetes care.
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