Evidence-Based Diabetes Management | March 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

An analysis of nationally representative survey-based data finds that 5.2% of adults with type 2 diabetes were in remission, without bariatric surgery, at the end of the second year.
Five-year results of the Why WAIT study at Joslin Diabetes Center.
Three cardiologists, including the 2015-2016 president of the American College of Cardiology, review the evidence in support of lifestyle modification for diabetes management or remission.
Recent studies have linked yoga and mindfulness with reduced stress, improved glycemic control, and even lower medical costs. Should these low-cost practices find ways to standardize to meet payers' needs? Or is it managed care that needs to adapt?
Authors from the digital health provider Noom offer an update of a successful employer-based initiative.
Using digital health to manage chronic disease means creating new payment models that recognize care is an ongoing process.
A landmark reimbursement decision from Medicare, and news in diabetes prevention.
Recommendations to interrupt long periods of sitting challenge both insurers and employers to find methods, based on evidence, to encourage physical activity throughout the day to improve health. Aetna has pursued programs with Apple with its own employees.
How tailoring a diabetes self-management program to patients' cultural and individual needs brought success.

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