Unless steps are taken to improve dental hygiene in the elderly, oral healthcare will cause problems on the same scale as falls, incontinence and mobility limitations, according to recently published research.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Novo Nordisk's prefilled insulin pens called the NovoLog® FlexTouch® and Levemir® FlexTouch®. FlexTouch® pens' dosing mechanism ensures the push-button does not extend at any dose.
Does increased skin temperature indicate a foot ulcer may occur? The answer appears to be yes, a new study has found.
As caregivers, we've long known that we need to monitor three key factors -- blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight -- as these are major indicators of a patient's overall health. Yet collecting vitals can be time and labor-intensive within the long-term care environment.
The ditto Glucose Data System, which has a Bluetooth device, electronic logbook app, and secure web site, offers the ability to monitor blood glucose. The Biomedtrics product communicates with Bluetooth enabled devices, and an app receives the data and syncs with a secure website.
Nearly 100 million Americans are not taking medications as prescribed, leading to unnecessary deaths, hospitalizations and nursing home admissions. This is creating an impending care crisis as the population ages, according to a new report from the National Council on Patient Information and Education.
A new tool can predict the 10-year risk of dementia for patients with diabetes.
U.S. pharmacy giant Eli Lilly and Company and Denmark's Zealand Pharma are working on new treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity, the companies announced.
The American Medical Directors Association has joined with ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely® campaign to promote discussions between healthcare providers and patients for what medical tests or procedures may be unnecessary.
The presence of protein in the urine of those with diabetes can signify a risk for cognitive decline, according to a new study.
Seniors without diabetes but with higher than average blood sugar levels have an 18% increased risk for dementia, a new study shows.
Providers should monitor residents with diabetes to see if they are using recalled blood glucose test trips, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has advised.
Medicare is making questionable payments for diabetes test strips used by residents of skilled nursing facilities, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Seniors with higher than average blood sugar levels have an 18% increased risk for dementia, according to a new study.
Advances in diabetic foot ulcer treatments are helping reduce lower-extremity amputations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation studied a decade's worth of Medicare claims to gain insights on amputation rates and diabetic foot ulcer treatments.
An individualized approach to diabetes treatment results in dramatically better results in adults over age 70 with Type 2 diabetes, a new study finds.
A Georgetown University neurologist "was shocked" to find 48% of his study enrollees showed signs of undiagnosed prediabetes and diabetes.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to ease measures that limit patient access to the diabetes pill Avandia.
University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing a Breathalyzer than can detect and possibly monitor diabetes.
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to ease measures that limit patient access to the diabetes pill Avandia. Many panelists, however, said precautions are still needed.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups do better with a shorter round of prednisone, researchers have found.
Diabetics are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to research in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Researchers recently identified a molecular "switch" mechanism that takes place during successful wound care healing. The discovery is likely to aid in the understanding of how wounds get better, and fuel preventive treatments.
Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia. Researchers at the Duke University School of Medicine looked at about 2,500 diabetes-related trials that appeared on the ClinicalTrials.gov website between 2007 and 2010.
People with diabetes are at risk of developing dementia earlier and dying sooner, according to recently published research.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels. Invokana prevents the kidney from reabsorbing glucose, according to the FDA.
Far too few clinical trials are focused on seniors with diabetes, according to an analysis recently published in the journal Diabetologia.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new kind of type 2 diabetes drug to help better control glucose levels.
Long-term care providers might want to think twice about including oxygen exposure in the treatment regimen for residents with diabetic foot ulcers. Oxygen treatment does not improve wound healing and may actually be harmful, according to new findings by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.
Diabetes medications Januvia and Byetta significantly increase the risk of pancreatic inflammation, according to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers.