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Care managers in patient centered medical homes increase improvements in diabetes patients

Patient centered medical homes (PCMHs) have been found to be an effective way to help care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Dr. Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center, and his team conducted a study that shows the strategic placement of care managers [...]

NEJM publishes Takeda EXAMINE cardiovascular safety outcomes trial in type 2 diabetes patients

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) has announced results of the EXAMINE (EXamination of CArdiovascular OutcoMes: AlogliptIN vs. Standard of CarE in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome) cardiovascular (CV) safety outcomes trial, showing the primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared to placebo in addition to standard of care was met with no [...]

Complications In Diabetes Treatment Can Be Avoided When Patients Cooperate With Their Doctor

Patients who cooperate with their general practitioner and set personal goals for treatment while receiving continuous feedback from their doctor can reduce their risk of complications by up to 20 percent. This is one of the research results of a Danish study just published, “Diabetes care in general Practice”. “It is irrational to treat everybody [...]

Study Shows Heart Calcium Scan Predictive Of Diabetes-Related Death From Cardiovascular Disease

People with Type 2 diabetes have two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without the disease. The best way for doctors to predict which diabetes patients are at the greatest risk for heart disease is to use a coronary artery calcium (CAC) test in addition to the most commonly used [...]

A Vital Role Played By Primary Care Physicians In The Care Of Diabetes Patients

Previous research has shown that patients without a consistent primary care physician (PCP) have worse outcomes than those who do, but little is known about why this is true. New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has brought to light the importance of the role of a primary care physician in a population of [...]