What is Metabolic Surgery and how did it Make its Way into the ADA Algorithm?

Did you notice an update to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) treatment algorithm? It now includes metabolic surgery as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity who do not respond to conventional treatment. Considering that nearly 90% of people with type 2 diabetes also.

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Closing Gaps in Care with Clinical Guidance In Between Visits To the Doctor

Health plans across the country are strategizing ways to improve health outcomes and quality scores. According to Dr. Philip Finocchiaro, physicians and staff spend an average of 15 hours per week closing gaps in care and satisfying quality measures. However, with complex diseases like diabetes,.

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Can You Hear Me Now: Hearing Loss & Diabetes

Hearing loss is an often overlooked potential complication of diabetes. However, according to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes have twice the risk of hearing problems as those without diabetes. Individuals with prediabetes have a 30% higher risk compared to persons with.

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Diabetes and Eye Health: What You can do to Protect Your Eyes

Eye health is often one of the last things we think of when we consider diabetes management, and that may be because diabetes can affect the eyes without noticeable signs or symptoms. Over time, high blood sugar damages the tiny blood vessels in the eyes causing them to leak or bleed which if gone.

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One is the Loneliest Number: Who are your healthcare team members and why are they important?

“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do…” - “One” by Harry Nilsson. Many people with diabetes feel alone in their journey, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Diabetes affects many parts of a person’s life, so having a support team on this journey can be greatly beneficial.

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