How Do We Measure Successful Diabetes Care?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Arvind Sommi, Andrew Briskin Quality measures are tools to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Measures such as A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol are used to understand health at the population level to ensure people with diabetes are getting the best care possible. At […]

Review: Withings Connected Devices Help You Manage Your Health

Featured in Newsweek Best Products of 2020, Withings products and services can provide a range of accurate real-world data, including weight, heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure readings, as well as activity and sleep—so you can be on top of your health and also have data that can be very useful for your healthcare provider […]

Appetite, Genetics, and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Wildly Fluctuating. Republished with permission.Are thin people thin because they have incredible self-control whereas overweight people have very little? Or could their genetics play a large role? A story in the New York Times suggests the latter. They describe people with a version of a particular gene, MCR4, who are simply almost never […]

Diabetes Medicines That Help Your Waistline and Your Heart

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Daniel Einhorn Among the dirty little secrets of the older diabetes medicines was that they usually made you gain weight, they could cause low blood sugar suddenly and unexpectedly, and they had no particular benefit to the most important consequence of […]