Diabetes & Endocrinology
Bariatric surgery continues to proliferate — and that has significant implications for surgeons who perform the procedures, for physicians who treat obesity-related comorbidities and for plastic surgeons.
Two types of bariatric surgery were markedly more effective than lifestyle interventions alone at producing at least partial remission of Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study. The findings add to the evidence of weight-loss surgery’s effectiveness as a diabetes treatment for certain individuals.
Using an experimental synthetic ROR inverse agonist, SR1001, a team of researchers prevented mouse models from developing Type 1 diabetes.
Learn how illnesses that require long-term management are on the rise — and the impact that is having on healthcare costs.
A quality-improvement initiative in Texas sheds light on strategies for providing enhanced care to patients with diabetes.
These devices in the works may enhance disease detection, dietary tracking and infant incubation.
Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness
For decades, medical professionals have relied on the American Cancer Society (ACS), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) for scientific guidelines on prevention and management of the nation’s most prevalent chronic diseases.
In 1958, roughly 1% of the U.S. population had diagnosed diabetes. By 2010, that number had increased to nearly 7%. To put that in tangible figures, the number of diagnosed diabetes cases climbed from 1.6 million to 21.1 million. Now, it is estimated that 25.8 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes — diagnosed and undiagnosed combined.
When Catherine Carver, M.S., ANP, CDE, Vice President of Planning and Advocacy for the Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, was in public health school, part of the students’ presentation to community health centers was to hurl a container of confetti at the audience and, after the flecks settled, point out that anyone who had a speck on them likely knew someone or had a family member with diabetes.