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New Guidelines Address Treatment of Hospitalized Patients with High Blood Sugars
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A consensus statement of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) issues clinical recommendations on the proper treatment of hospitalized patients with high blood glucose levels.

Intensive Medical Intervention Successful in Primary Care Setting for Obese Patients
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Patients with extreme obesity achieved 8.3% weight loss after 2 years of intensive medical intervention compared with 0.5% in a control group, according to new research.

One-Third of all Type 1 Cases are Misdiagnosed: New Study
Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
A THIRD of all Type 1 diabetics were initially misdiagnosed as having the more common Type 2 or some other illness, a study shows, and it's a mistake that can be deadly.

A Superior Alternative to the Stethoscope
Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2008
The stethoscope is perhaps the most identifiable symbol of a medical doctor, but it might soon become obsolete. A new study has applied a digital, mathematical approach to diagnosing heart problems, and it appears to be more effective in this task than the typical doctor-stethoscope combination.

Shortage of Endocrinologists Expected to Get Even Worse
Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
Practicing endocrinologists are in short supply in many areas of the country, and the situation only has worsened since a 2003 study that showed the national supply to be 12% lower than demand, according to several experts.

Risks OF Tight Glucose Control In ICU Outweigh Benefits
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2007
Intensive care physicians need to "think hard and long" about aiming for tight glycemic control. "We need to be very conservative about starting insulin regimens the minute someone comes into the ICU."

Barriers to Medication Adherence America's Other Drug Problem
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007
Patient adherence to medical therapy has been called the next frontier in quality improvement. The need to focus on this issue is due to abundant evidence suggesting that adherence to chronic pharmacologic therapy is poor, leading to worsening disease severity and increased cost.

Study: Most Diabetics Don't Exercise
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Doctors don’t have the time to teach and patients are too busy to do what is necessary to improve their health! Medical professionals have to do more!

Alternate-day Dosing of Statins in Type 2 Diabetic Patients with Dyslipidemia
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006
Alternate-day dosing of atorvastatin could be an effective and safe alternative to daily-dosing in some type 2 diabetic patients.

Medication Nonadherence Prevalent in Diabetics is Associated with Adverse Outcom
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
Medication nonadherence was significantly associated with increased risks for all-cause hospitalization and for all-cause mortality.

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