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Providing patients with online (computer and mobile) portal access is associated with significantly improved diabetes medication adherence and glycemic control

Online Patient Portal Access Aids Diabetes Management

Significant benefit seen for medication adherence, glycemic control with online portal access
One in 10 older adults hospitalized for common medical conditions are discharged with intensified diabetes medications

Many Older Adults Receive Inpatient Diabetes Rx Intensification

Benefit unlikely in half due to limited life expectancy or already being at their HbA1c goal
From 2009 to 2015

2009 to 2015 Saw Increase in Hyperglycemic Events

Diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state events increased in emergency, inpatient settings
Diabetes-related lower-extremity complications are a large and increasing contributor to the global burden of disability

Diabetes-Related Lower-Extremity Complications Increasing

In 2016, 1.8 percent of global population had DRLECs, which increased from 1990 estimates
Adherence to antimalarials may offer a protective effect against type 2 diabetes mellitus among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Antimalarials May Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Lupus Patients

T2DM risk reduced by 39 percent for those with high adherence to antimalarial therapy for managing lupus
Improved oral hygiene is associated with a reduced risk for new-onset diabetes in a population-based cohort from South Korea

Improved Oral Hygiene Tied to Lower Risk for Incident Diabetes

Periodontal disease, missing teeth linked to increased risk, while frequent tooth brushing may lower risk

February 2020 Briefing – Diabetes & Endocrinology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for February 2020. This roundup includes...
Primary care practices certified as medical homes have more practice systems and higher performance on diabetes care versus uncertified practices

Certified Medical Homes Tied to Better Diabetes Outcomes

Certified practices have more practice systems, modestly higher performance on measures of quality diabetes care
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart

Findings show benefit for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of kidney function
From 2002 to 2015

2002 to 2015 Saw Increase in Incidence of Diabetes in Youth

Incidence of type 1, type 2 diabetes increased; rates of increase higher in racial/ethnic minorities