Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Strategy Improves BP Control

#ISC17 News: Results from the ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ trial: http://wb.md/2mvYh9L

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Strategy Improves BP Control

The Kaiser Permanente intervention asks participants to ‘shake’ the salt habit; ‘rattle’ the intensity of blood pressure management, and use interventions easily “rolled” out in the community.

2017-03-24 08:52:41

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Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women

The higher the dose, the greater the risk. http://wb.md/2nGPPnR

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women

A new analysis homing in on elderly women finds increased risk of diabetes in users of statins vs nonusers and suggests doctors pay heed to careful risk/benefit assessment in this patient population.

2017-03-24 04:30:36

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Practice Nurse Model Improves Primary-Care Diabetes Outcomes

When nurses take the lead, more patients initiate insulin. http://wb.md/2n9MCfv

Practice Nurse Model Improves Primary-Care Diabetes Outcomes

A primary-care model in which nurses guide patients with type 2 diabetes on starting insulin therapy, in collaboration with physicians and diabetes nurse educators, improves glycemic control.

2017-03-22 20:36:03

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Registry Confirms Low Risk of DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes

While DKA is potentially life-threatening, the excess risk associated with SGLT2 inhibitor treatment is not significant the researchers say. http://wb.md/2mQC3vb

Registry Confirms Low Risk of DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Diabetes

Danish registry data suggest diabetic ketoacidosis risk is slightly but not significantly elevated among type 2 diabetes patients using the drug class.

2017-03-22 00:41:14

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Paradigm Change in Diabetes Care: Prompt, Intensive Therapy

Steno-2 trial recap: http://wb.md/2nHM6Ud

Paradigm Change in Diabetes Care: Prompt, Intensive Therapy

Gregory Nichols links the findings of two important diabetes trials to suggest that earlier and more effective therapy could save lives and prevent complications.

2017-03-21 02:36:00

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It Worked! Sugary-Drink Sales Fell After Community Campaign

No unpopular sugar tax! http://wb.md/2nrJLzQ

It Worked! Sugary-Drink Sales Fell After Community Campaign

This should be a “road map for change,” experts say of a 3-year campaign with a media blitz, community-group efforts, and policy changes.

2017-03-20 04:58:52

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Two Words Can Soothe Patients Who Have Been Harmed: We’re Sorry

An apology goes a long way. http://wb.md/2nQeQcH

Two Words Can Soothe Patients Who Have Been Harmed: We’re Sorry

For patients killed or maimed by medical errors, doctors and hospitals still often deny wrongdoing. But newer programs offering prompt disclosure of medical errors, an apology and compensation for them or their families are growing.

2017-03-19 22:37:51

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