Tag: Diabetes

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Heart disease-protective diabetes drug not used equitably, study finds

A medication typically used for treating diabetes, glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA), could also be used to prevent cardiovascular disease and major cardiovascular events, but a new study showed inequities in its use based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Looking at four years of data, researchers […]

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Gap in diabetes technology use among Black and white Medicare beneficiaries is worsening

Study highlights unconscious bias and limited access to care as causes of health disparities WASHINGTON—The gap in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) among Black and white Medicare beneficiaries widened from 2017-2019, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Reducing health disparities is a major […]

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Diabetes detection with whole-body magnetic resonance imaging

Being overweight and having a lot of body fat increase the risk of diabetes. However, not every overweight person also develops the disease. The decisive factor is where the fat is stored in the body. If fat is stored under the skin, it is less harmful than fat in deeper areas […]

Proof in produce: Voucher program may help diabetes patients manage their health

What’s a potential recipe for helping some patients with diabetes better manage their health? Start with a group of family medicine residents, throw in a dash of community health workers, fold in an abundance of vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables and mix in local produce stands in […]

National Kidney Foundation and Labcorp Data Show Millions Aren’t Tested for Kidney Disease

Authors studied lab results for 28 million Americans with the highest risk and found most are not getting recommended tests to detect life-threatening disease NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New data suggest that millions of patients most at-risk for life-threatening kidney disease are unaware they have it because […]

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