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Non-invasive device could end daily finger pricking for people with diabetes

A new laser sensor that monitors blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin could transform the lives of millions of people living with diabetes. Currently, many people with diabetes need to measure their blood glucose levels by pricking their fingers, squeezing drops of blood onto test strips, and processing the results with portable glucometers. The [...]

Joint statement outlines guidance on diabetes self-management education, support

American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourage providers to refer patients at four critical life junctures A joint position statement outlining when, how and what type of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S) should be delivered to patients was released at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th [...]

Picture perfect: Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease. The sophisticated scientific instrument? A camera. More than 13,000 children and teens are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes each year. To find [...]

NYU researchers find diabetes perceptions vary according to risk factors

Perceptions among adults at-risk may differ from those with frank diabetes Recent research published in The Diabetes Educator by Dr. Shiela Strauss, associate professor of nursing and co-director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for NYU’s Colleges of Nursing and Dentistry, along with a team of NYU researchers, reveals differing perceptions among adult populations [...]

Diabetics with ankle fractures have longer lengths of stay, more health care costs

New research from NYU Langone orthopaedic surgeons finds patients with diabetes who fracture their ankle incur significantly more inpatient health care costs compared to patients who do not have diabetes. The research, led by Kenneth A. Egol, MD, a professor and vice chair of education in the Department of Orthoapedic Surgery at NYU Langone, showed [...]