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Youth with diabetes who are involved with the decision to start continuous glucose monitoring are more likely to continue using the technology

Shared Decision Making Improves Youth Continuous Glucose Monitor Use

Findings for study involving youth with diabetes, with follow-up two months after initiation
In an Ideas and Opinions article published online Aug. 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase
Many children are eligible for type 2 diabetes screening

Many U.S. Children Eligible for Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Sensitivity and specificity low for detecting any hyperglycemia with HbA1c, FPG screening criteria
Expanding Medicaid to all states could reduce the number of uninsured by 28 percent based on pre-COVID-19 data

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low
Flu vaccination is underused in high-risk patients but is associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events among patients who do receive it

Flu Vaccination in High-Risk Groups May Reduce CV Events

Hospitalized patients at high risk who are vaccinated have lower rates of MI, TIA, cardiac arrest, death
In patients who have previously suffered a vertebral fracture

Longer Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Up Fracture Risk

For those with previous vertebral fracture, major osteoporotic fractures increased with holidays >12 months
Life expectancy for 2009 to 2011 was 78.60 years for the total U.S. population

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men
For patients with type 2 diabetes

Short-Term Risk for Below-Knee Amputation Not Increased With SGLT2i

Risk for below-knee amputation not increased versus DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with type 2 diabetes
Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men
Since 2009

Diabetes-Related Lower-Limb Amputations Up in Older Adults

Absolute rates for amputation among Medicare beneficiaries highest in oldest old, blacks, men