Medical practitioners believe that the extensivist model can significantly benefit the care of vulnerable patients. Extensivist medicine, also known as coordinated care, involves coordinating patient care across multiple consulting… Read More
A recent South Korean study is debunking the idea that it is possible to be “fat and fit.” Researchers have found that obese and overweight individuals who are otherwise metabolically healthy continue to be at a high risk of developing CKD, … Read More
Researchers recently found that geriatric bypass surgery can increase a person’s life expectancy. The greatest survival boost from this procedure tended to be for middle-aged and older obese adults; however, the same results were not found… Read More
Recently, a proposal was made to the New York City Council that would potentially make fast food meals for children healthier. If this new policy is approved, any fast food meals that come with toys would need to have less than 500 calories and… Read More
Some students headed for college this fall will get top-drawer health coverage at little or no cost, because Medicaid will pay the premium for the college’s student health plan.
The program is already being used at some Minnesota and… Read More
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), established in 1950, is an umbrella organization that includes over 200 national diabetes associations in over 160 countries. It is currently holding its World Diabetes Conference, a biennial… Read More
The National Institutes of Health listed brittle type 1 diabetes as a rare disease, a distinct and separate form of type 1. An estimated 3,700 to 8,700 persons in the United States have the condition.
Brittle diabetes is characterized rapid,… Read More
Researchers at Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute recently identified the TXNIP gene as a type 2 diabetes biomarker. The study indicates that the methylation of the gene–or the process that modifies DNA–is associated… Read More
Researchers in Slovakia have found that kids with type 1 diabetes get poorer quality of sleep than their peers who do not have diabetes. Researchers studied 40 children–30 with type 1 diabetes and ten healthy controls without diabetes. Every… Read More
A recent study found that a mini-dose of glucagon can be an effective treatment option for adults with type 1 diabetes dealing with mild hypoglycemia. Mini-dose glucagon treatments are especially beneficial because they do not require patients… Read More