Medicare Will Now Support CGM Smartphone App Use for Diabetes Medicare Will Now Support CGM Smartphone App Use for Diabetes

The Centers for Medicare&Medicaid Services has reversed its previous stance regarding coverage under'durable medical equipment. 'Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSION: WFRP is fast and effective in screening for diabetic retinopathy. The severity grade of the disease was similar to the gold standard of FRP in most cases. WFRP could thus be used in mass screening for diabetic retinopathy. PMID: 31104875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Journal of Geriatric OncologyAuthor(s): Elizabeth J. Siembida, Erin E. Kent, Keith M. Bellizzi, Ashley Wilder SmithAbstractObjectivesPhysical activity (PA) promotes physical functioning and health-related quality of life in older survivors of cancer. Using a population-based sample of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, we aimed to characterize the survivors who reported discussing PA with their healthcare provider.Materials and MethodsData from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) cancer registries was linked with the 2008–2014 Medicare Health Out...
Source: Journal of Geriatric Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A Kansas City physician and diabetes researcher has been named chief medical officer for California-based Glooko. Dr. Mark Clements, has served on Glooko's medical advisory board since the diabetes data management company was formed in 2015. Glooko's software integrates with patient electronic health records and synchronizes data from more than 190 diabetes devices and fitness and activity trackers. It uses t his information to deliver patient data, including glucose levels, blood pressure and insulin…
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A recentNew York Timesarticle reports that today ’s Democratic primary in Philadelphia partially represents a referendum on the city’s soda tax, even though it is not on the ballot. Incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney, the engineer of the 1.5 cents per ounce tax on sugary and artificially sweetened beverages which took effect in 2017, is facing two Dem ocratic challengers who both support repealing the controversial tax.Since its inception, the tax has faced vigorous opposition from a coalition of the beverage industry, grocery store owners, and Teamsters, as well as citizens and politicians who worried that it would un...
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As technology has improved, it has become easier for diabetes patients to monitor their blood sugar levels. The number of businesses offering monitoring devices is competitive, however.
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ConclusionsReLTX is a reasonable option for a selected group of patients. Ideally a number of well-established risk factors is avoided and the ReLTx performed more than one year after the PLTx.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, Jun, Ptgs2, Fn1, Cdk2, Fos, Hspa5, Hsp90b1, Hyou1, RHOB, CFH and KLF15 may be potential therapeutic targets for mesangial cells associated with DN, which may provide insight into DN treatment strategies. PMID: 31105790 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Authors: Samy AL, Kamaruzzaman SB, Krishnaswamy S, Low WY Abstract OBJECTIVES: To study the prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) among older people attending primary care clinics and its predictors of QOL. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted at two primary care clinics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recruiting 271 participants by utilizing the universal sampling method. Every patient who attended both the clinics during the study period and met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were approached and briefed about the study. Patients who gave consent were recruited as study participants. Informa...
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Toshiyuki Takasu, Shoji TakakuraAbstractAimsWe investigated the effect of the selective sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor ipragliflozin on cardiac dysfunction and histopathology in a non-diabetic rat model of cardiomyopathy.Main methodsIpragliflozin was mixed with chow (0.01%, w/w) and administered to male DahlS.Z-Leprfa/Leprfa (DS/obese) rats for 8 weeks. Male DahlS.Z-Lepr+/Lepr+ (DS/lean) rats of the same age were used as controls. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) were measured every 4 weeks. After ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
The objective of treatment for DM is to inhibit mortality and difficulties through normalizing blood glucose stage. Genistein, a naturally available soy isoflavone, is accounted for to have various medical advantages credited to numerous natural capacities. In the course of recent years, various examinations have shown that genistein has hostile to diabetic impacts, specifically, direct consequences for β-cell expansion, glucose-triggered insulin discharge, and safety towards apoptosis, unbiased of its functions as an estrogen receptor agonist, cancer prevention agent, or tyrosine kinase inhibitor. The present evaluat...
Source: Chemico Biological Interactions - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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