August 2009

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Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction: To Treat or Not to Treat, That Is the Question

There has been an explosion in the literature about subclinical thyroid dysfunction at both ends of the spectrum, that is, subclinical hypothyroidism (SC-hypo) and subclinical hyperthyroidism (SC-hyper)—and a sharp increase in t... more >

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Helping Older Adults With Diabetes Overcome Barriers to Control

Diabetes is common, costly, complex, serious, and frustrating. In fact, hyperglycemia is problematic even when diabetes is not the primary diagnosis.1 Well-recognized barriers to diabetes control stem from the system, provider, pa... more >

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Eliminating Obstacles to Achieve Improved Health Outcomes in Diabetes Patients

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, and it is well documented that many patients do not attain optimal glycemic control. Part of the reason for this is a lapse between treatment failure and subsequent therapy intensificatio... more >

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Culturally Sensitive Education May Improve Outcomes for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

In upper-middle and high-income countries, minority ethnic groups often suffer a higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes than the local population, according to background information in a review from the Cochrane Database of Systema... more >

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