2012 American Diabetes Association


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Allison Rosen, MD, ScD, talks about using value-based insurance design as an incentive to improve type 2 diabetes outcomes.
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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.
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