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Naps Longer than 30 Minutes Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Older people who nap longer than 30 minutes are at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Preventing Chronic Disease Can Reduce Medicare 10%
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Medicare can cut 5% to 10% of its total spending if it focuses on chronic disease prevention and coordinated care for those with chronic conditions.

How Should We Treat the Elderly with Diabetes?
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
More than one-quarter of all adults over age 65 have diabetes but there is little research on how to treat the disease in older adults.

Tighter Glycemic Control Leads to Increased Risk for Hip Fractures in Type 2 Elderly
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2012
Researchers found a three-fold increase in the odds of hip fracture for HbA1c levels below 6% relative to levels above 8%; for HbA1c levels between 6% and 7%, the odds of fracture were doubled.

Cocoa Can Boost Cognitive Function
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By improving glucose-insulin metabolism, regular consumption of cocoa flavonol may improve cognitive function in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

New Position Statement on Diabetes for Older Adults
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Three international diabetes groups have taken the first step toward developing a global initiative to improve diabetes care for older people.

Chemicals in Cosmetics Linked to Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Serum levels of phthalate metabolites are linked with the development of type 2 diabetes in the elderly.

Retinopathy Can Signal Impending Cognitive Decline
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012
In a group of healthy older women, retinopathy was associated with worsening cognitive function over 10 years and with larger ischemic lesion volumes on brain imaging.

New Codes for Reimbursement from Medicare for Preventive Services
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Medicare now covers an additional set of preventive services, such as intensive behavioral therapy for cardiovascular disease risk and obesity, and screening for depression. But do you know the rules concerning these services or the G-codes for them?.

Diabetes Affects Hearing Loss
Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012
Having diabetes may cause women to experience a greater degree of hearing loss as they age, especially if the metabolic disorder is not well controlled with medication.

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