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HOTTOPS Diabetes Fall 2016

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4 On February 20, 2016, the American Association of Clinical Endocinologists convened a diverse cross-section of thought leaders from the diabetes arena to examine and advance the use of continuous glucose monitoring technology use. This summary statment reflects the consensus arrived at during the event; however, the final guidelines will be formally published in 2017. Hot Topics in Diabetes, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Management Case Study: Type 2 with HbA1c of 8.6% In the News Video Theater The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 2016 Continuous Glucose Monitoring Consensus Conference Summary Statement Useful Resources Register to receive future newsletters, or other information, by clicking HERE Access the summary statement HERE Read more HERE Read more HERE The ADA has created checklists to help medical professionals identify patients who may be affected in their daily lives. The Diabetes Discrimination Checklist for Pediatric Patients covers issues that may negatively affect your pediatric patients, including: blood glucose control, risk for serious complications, and their ability to learn and fully participate in school and school-related activities. This checklist can help you identify affected patients and refer them for help. School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist from the ADA Download the checklist HERE P These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Matrix Medical Communications or Abbott for any products, services, or opinions expressed in the content of these external links. Matrix Medical Communications and Abbott bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external sites or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external sites for answers to questions regarding content. Society Updates American College of Physicians Internists say Cost Sharing, Particularly Deductibles, May Cause Patients to Forgo or Delay Care ACP Position Paper Offers 5 Recommendations, including encouraging use of high-value healthcare and implementing a large-scale demonstration to test the short- and long-term effects of cost sharing in different populations. Microbiome and Diabetes Researchers have developed a way to study the gut microbiome in unprecedented detail. The authors of a recent study c ompared bacteria in the stool samples from individuals with type 1 diabetes with samples from healthy close relatives of the patients. They conclude that although there is much less of a difference in bacterial species composition between people with and without diabetes than had long been believed, there are clear differences in what the bacteria do. Read more HERE Internists Offer Practical Alternatives to Simplify Implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) The ACP offered its recommendations for improvements to the proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) in a letter submitted today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt. Meet Mark, a patient who was diagnosed with T2DM four years ago at the age of 40. Mark's BMI of 34kg/m 2 falls into the weight category considered "obese" and his current HbA1c of 8.6% is outside the range established by the American Diabetes Association and The Endocrine Association for the Study of Diabetes Guidelines for optimum diabetes care (HbA1c < 7%). Learn how continuous glucose monitoring helped Mark create an action plan of awareness and self-management skills to help get his T2DM under control. Visit http://www.freestylelibrepro.us/glucose-variability-hba1c.html and Click "View Case" button under Mark's photo to watch the video

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