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Mercy's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program Receives American Diabetes Association's Education Recognition Certificate

Mercy Medical Center's Center for Endocrinology's Diabetes Education Program has been awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA)'s Education Recognition Certificate

A Response from ADA

Last Friday, I received a phone call from Michelle Kirkwood, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Media Relations at the American Diabetes Association.  We had a candid discussion about the email that was sent out last week from the ADA with the subject line “Cause of death:  Diabetes“.  I shared my concerns with Michelle about the doom and despair approach, and we...

Childhood obesity is a grave threat to our nation’s health

We’ve known for some time the prevalence of obesity is growing among Americans — not just adults, but children, too. Obesity is associated with a long list of medical problems, including heart and other vascular diseases, diabetes, and joint problems. It is encouraging that recently the seemingly inexorable growth of pediatric obesity prevalence seems to have […]

ADA’s 2018 Standards of Medical Care Released

Every year the American Diabetes Association (ADA) puts out an updated Standards of Medical Care approved by their board of directors which is their official position and provides all of their current clinical practice recommendations. In this year’s Standards they state that “To update the Standards of Care, the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee (PPC) performs […]

The Two Levels of Hyperglycemia and a Separate Definition for People With Diabetes

A Steering Committee made up of representatives from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, The Leona M. Show More Summary

The Three Levels of Hypoglycemia

A Steering Committee made up of representatives from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society, JDRF International, The Leona M. Show More Summary

Risk for aging-related diseases elevated among thyroid cancer survivors

(American Association for Cancer Research) Risk for aging-related diseases such as heart disease and diabetes was significantly higher among thyroid cancer survivors in Utah than it was among age-matched, cancer-free individuals, with those diagnosed before age 40 having the highest risk for some of the diseases.

Study of Amish suggests mutation linked to longer life span

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A particular mutation identified among Old Order Amish in Indiana is associated with a longer life span, improved metabolism and a lower occurrence of diabetes, according to a new study.

Type 2 diabetes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer in black women

(Boston)-- African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer. The findings appear in the journal Cancer Research. Evidence has emerged in recent...Show More Summary

African-American women with type 2 diabetes may have higher risk for ER-neg breast cancer

(American Association for Cancer Research) Among African-American women, those with type 2 diabetes may have a higher risk of developing estrogen receptor (ER)-negative breast cancer.

Type 2 diabetes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer in black women

(Boston University School of Medicine) African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer.

Researchers Link Western Diet to Vascular Damage and Prediabetes

Could short-term exposure to the average American diet increase one's risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease? According to a recent study funded by the American Heart Association (AHA), researchers from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) provide compelling evidence to support this hypothesis.

Researchers at NYITCOM link Western diet to vascular damage and prediabetes

(New York Institute of Technology) Could short-term exposure to the average American diet increase one's risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease? According to a recent study funded by the American Heart Association, researchers from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) provide compelling evidence to support this hypothesis.

One in 4 people leave work a year after a heart attack, Danish study finds

(American Heart Association) One in four people in Denmark who suffer a heart attack leave their jobs within a year of returning to work.Heart attack survivors with diabetes, heart failure, depression and lower educational and income levels were the most likely to not be working a year after their heart attack.

Examining the management of diabetes in special populations

Diabetes affects roughly 30 million Americans, and is one of the leading causes of disability and mortality. As a result, organizations such as the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Endocrine Society and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) have made efforts to move away from the one size fits all management of diabetes. Show More Summary

How to Give and Get Help After Hurricane Irma

As with Hurricane Harvey, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), JDRF, and Insulin for Life USA are working together to coordinate donations and help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Information for Those Affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida If you are affected by Hurricane Irma, here is some information about how you can get help. As […]

Why Do I Keep Fighting for Diabetes Awareness?

This is the question I asked myself as I looked at the many attendees at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting who stopped in to the presentation of the incredibly knowledgeable Susan Weiner and myself at our missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. People believe that speaking in front of a large […]

Telehealth and Online Platforms Should not be Overlooked as Key Tools in 2018 Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP)

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) filed public comments recently on a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide education on how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes via the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). Show More Summary

Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We found that hospitalizations up to the age of 18 involving endocrine and metabolic morbidity were found to be more common in the early-term group as compared with the full-term group, especially at ages five and older,' says Prof. Show More Summary

WellDoc, AADE Jointly Launch The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network

WellDoc, a digital health company revolutionizing chronic disease management to help transform lives has announced the launch of ‘The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network’ in collaboration with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Show More Summary

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