National Diabetes Month PlatformQ Health

It’s National Diabetes Month: PlatformQ Health Shares Patient Education to Improve Outcomes

November is National Diabetes Month and PlatformQ Health is excited to support the awareness and empowerment of patients and caregivers managing diabetes by providing them with interactive education. National Diabetes Month is a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. PlatformQ Health […]

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Joslin Diabetes CME

New Diabetes CME & Education for Patients

On Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET, a diabetes CME program about new long acting insulins for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes will air live on DiabetesSeriesLive. New Long-acting Insulins for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Data, Guidelines, and Perspectives on Patient and Provider Barriers will cover: • […]

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The Struggles of Being Diabetic

Please join DiabetesCoachLive for a special program designed for diabetic people and their loved ones. Patients and experts from Joslin Diabetes Center will be walking through insulin options, debunking myths about side effects, and answering questions from the audience. Watch on demand now >>   When people think of diabetes, their mind immediately jumps to […]

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Diabetes Mellitus and motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is a form of counseling developed by William R. Miller, PhD and Professor Steven Rollinick in 1983. First devised to help in the treatment of alcoholics, motivational interviewing can serve as a framework for evoking any motivation to change and has been used for many conditions including substance abuse, smoking, obesity and diabetes. […]

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The Evolving Genesis of Obesity

Over the past many years or decades, people believed that obesity was caused by a misbalance of calories: obese patients consume more calories that they expend. While this is true in many cases, it is not the complete picture. Recent research is discovering a whole host of causes that contribute to obesity and it is […]

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Diabetes Injectable Medications

Diabetes Injectables Reference Chart for Clinicians

Our medical directors compiled this clinical reference chart for injectables used to treat diabetes. It is current as of September 2016, and lists the class, onset, dose and peak for each medication. Physicians, nurses and other health care providers can refer to the digital chart or print the two-page pdf for wall posting. To find […]

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Diabetes Injectable Medications

2016 Screening Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes

The ADA and AACE just jointly released 2016 screening guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes; they cast a significantly wider net. They now recommend screening everyone over the age of 45.  In addition, they are eliminating the term “diabetic” to describe a person living with diabetes.  Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, family practitioner, talks about the impact the new guidelines will […]

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Tackling CVD Residual Risk with Novel Therapies

Editor’s note: This article on CVD Residual Risk addresses the HCP treatment and management of patients living with diabetes who have an increased risk for heart disease.  If you are interested in more information, check out our CME programs.  An expert cardiologist, takes an in-depth look at CVD residual risk. Topics covered include reasons for […]

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Updates on Bariatric Surgery

Drs. Caroline M. Apovian and Louis J. Aronne examine the 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS Guideline for Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, paying special attention to the recommendation to advise obese adults who meet criteria that surgery may be an option in “Updates in Bariatric Surgery: Guidelines, Patient Selection,” presented by DiabetesSeriesLive. Dr. Caroline M. Apovian, […]

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Using Case Studies to Personalize Insulin Treatment Initiation and Therapies

Incorporating more insulin into a patient’s treatment plan can be difficult. In “Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Intensification: Case Discussions – Part 1,” diabetes experts address issues surrounding initial insulin treatment by examining case studies with the goal of helping clinicians learn how to approach common clinical scenarios. Presenters for this program include Richard Beaser, MD, […]

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An Ophthalmologist’s Role in Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy treatment requires a team approach. A care team comprises primary care physicians, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists and other specialists. To gain insights into the emerging approaches from the ophthalmologist’s perspective, DiabetesSeries Live created “Achieving Better Outcomes for Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy: The Expanding Role of the Ophthalmologist.” This interactive presentation features speakers Andrew A. Moshfeghi, […]

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