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According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), 60% to 70% of diabetes patients develop peripheral nerve damage.

Management of Acute Diabetic Foot Disease 6/19/2014

Diabetic foot disease is a spectrum of disorders involving the cutaneous, soft-tissue, and osseous structures of the foot.

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This sensor-augmented pump monitors moment-to-moment glucose changes.

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Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an important part of modern therapy for diabetes mellitus.



SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Review of Canagliflozin 10/18/2013

This novel medication for treatment of type 2 diabetes provides an alternative for patients who are not well controlled on current drug therapy or diet and exercise.

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The device measures blood glucose readings every 5 minutes for 7 days.


Diabetes Drug Shows Promise for Weight Loss 6/21/2013



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Diabetic Foot Infections: An Update on Treatment 4/19/2013

Foot infection, a common and serious complication of diabetes, increases the risk of hospitalization, amputation, and death.

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 3/20/2013

Although it is not entirely clear why diabetes causes nerve damage, it is thought to be a result of poorly controlled blood glucose over a long period of time.

Diabetes and Sudden Cardiac Death 2/20/2013

Sudden cardiac death is an event that can occur in asymptomatic individuals, as well as in those with advanced cardiovascular disease.

Antipsychotic-Induced Diabetes Mellitus 11/20/2012

Metabolic consequences of antipsychotic use include weight gain, hyperglycemia, and dyslipidemia.

Lucentis Approved to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema 9/19/2012



An Overview of Hypoglycemia 6/20/2012

Most hypoglycemia is iatrogenic and associated with drug-treated diabetes mellitus.

Disordered Eating in Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Omission and Diabulimia 5/22/2012

Young adults with diabetes are at increased risk for developing psychiatric comorbidities, including eating disorders, because of the complex nature of chronic disease management as well as the effects of chronic disease on psychosocial functioning.

Metformin May Lower Parkinson’s Risk in Diabetes 5/22/2012



Bariatric Surgery Reduces Diabetes 4/23/2012



Complications of Cellulitis in Diabetic Foot Infections 8/19/2011

Community pharmacists can play an integral role in educating patients about foot care and in recognizing ulcers that can lead to skin infections such as cellulitis.

Intensive Statin Therapy Confers Increased Risk of Diabetes 7/20/2011



Access to Rosiglitazone Restricted 6/20/2011



Bariatric Surgery for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: What Are the Options? 5/18/2011

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Study Shows Actos Prevents Onset of Type 2 Diabetes 4/20/2011



Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy 4/20/2011

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Management of metabolic complications, including diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, in the psychiatric patient is complex.

Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Diabetes 10/20/2010

Based on evolving clinical evidence, the American Diabetes Association modified primary-prevention aspirin recommendations in 2010 to encompass only patients with a 10-year cardiovascular risk greater than 10%.

Smoking Linked to Elevated Diabetes Risk 10/20/2010



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Challenges When Recommending Nonprescription Products for Patients With Diabetes 6/17/2010

Pharmacists must know which products carry warnings against usage by individuals with diabetes and be able to counsel patients about which products are safe.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Assessment and Treatment: A Pharmacist’s Guide 6/17/2010

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Type 3 Diabetes: Brain Diabetes? 5/20/2010

A relationship between diabetes mellitus (DM) and dementia is undeniable, with numerous studies concluding that DM increases the risk of cognitive decline and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

NCPA Partners With AADE to Expand Diabetes Counseling Options 10/21/2009



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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus 9/21/2009

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of glucose intolerance that occurs with pregnancy or is first discovered during pregnancy. GDM, which is the most common metabolic complication associated with pregnancy, imposes risks on both mother and fetus.


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Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes in the Elderly 7/20/2009

By optimizing medication use and reducing the risks of polypharmacy, the pharmacists plays a key role in decreasing morbidity and mortality in this patient population.


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Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is one of the most common complications of diabetes.

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Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes 11/18/2008

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T he American Diabetes Association (ADA) defines diabetes mellitus as a group of metabolic diseases characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both.

FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Regranex 8/19/2008

The FDA added a boxed warning to the label of Regranex Gel 0.01% (becaplermin)--a topical cream for treating stubborn leg and foot ulcers in diabetic patients--due to increased risk of death from cancer.

Caffeine Raises Blood Sugar in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes 7/18/2008

Researchers at Duke University have discovered that caffeine taken in even moderate doses could impair glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Statin Therapy Shown Effective in Diabetes and Pneumonia 5/20/2008

Two separate research studies suggest that statins may play a role in reducing cardiovascular risk in patients with diabetes as well as reducing the number of deaths among pneumonia patients.

Hepatotoxicity of Antidiabetic Drugs 5/20/2008

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Genetics Contribute Small Portion to Longevity 3/20/2008

When many centenarians are asked about the secret to their longevity, a common answer is "good genes."

CVD in Adults with Diabetes 2/20/2008

Adults with diabetes are at greater risk than those without for dying from heart disease.

The Guardian REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System 12/20/2007

Diabetes mellitus, the fifth deadliest disease in the United States, is the result of abnormalities in protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism that manifest as hypergly­ cemia.

Cinnamon–More Than Just a Flavoring Agent 12/20/2007

It is impossible to obtain the strong, sweet, and inviting aroma of cinnamon bread and cookies without cinnamon; however, cinnamon is more than just another flavoring agent.

Clinical News Digest 11/19/2007

Seeing Red in Cherries May Promote Health Benefits Researchers at the Ohio State University and University of Michigan suggest that the coloring in cherries and other fruits and vegetables may help slow the growth of colon cancer cells or lower the risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease.

DPP-4 Inhibitors and the Quest for HbA1c Control 10/18/2007

Currently, there are 20.8 million people, or 7% of the U.

Inhaled, Dry Powder Insulin 10/18/2007

Diabetes mellitus (DM) currently affects an estimated 20.8 million people within the United States, with a current worldwide prevalence estimated at 180 million and which is expected to double by 2030.

How to Initiate, Titrate, and Intensify Insulin Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes 10/18/2007

Diabetes is a major public health problem that affects 7% of the United States population, or 20.8 million people.

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes 10/18/2007

Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic and progressive syndrome characterized by several metabolic factors that eventually lead to hyperglycemia.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Preliminary research published in a recent issue of JAMA suggests that the dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids by children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes is associated with a reduced risk of pancreatic islet autoimmunity, which is linked to the development of this disease.

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Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as onset or first recognition of carbohydrate intolerance during pregnancy; 1-3 this definition does not encompass women who are known to have diabetes prior to conception.

At-Home Device for Glucose and Cholesterol Screening 9/19/2007

Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide.

It's Not Really a Guy Thing 8/20/2007

What makes men think they are invincible when it comes to getting sick? That's one of those age-old questions that's right up there with why men don't ask for directions.

Causes of Death in Men 8/20/2007

According to the CDC's 2003 mortality statistics, the top two causes of death--heart diseases and cancers--accounted for 51% of all deaths, compared with 59% in 1980.

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Diabetes Reduces Life Expectancy It is a well-know fact that diabetes can lead to serious health issues, including heart disease, the most common malady.

Diseases Most Prevalent in Older Americans 6/19/2007

According to surveys by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, older Americans have high hopes of more drugs being available in the near future.

Diabesity: A Global Epidemic 4/17/2007

Obesity has become an epidemic on a global scale and poses one of the biggest concerns to human health and well-being.

Nonprescription HbA1c Monitor for Home Use 1/23/2007

In 2005, an estimated 20.8 million people in the United States had diabetes mellitus.

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