Navigation Links
Diabetes public health: UCSF study highlights need for better guidelines
Date:9/13/2011

A survey of federally funded diabetes prevention and control programs in 57 U.S. states and territories has highlighted the need for better diabetes treatment guidelines that are specifically adapted to different populations. Such guidelines do not currently exist.

The survey, conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) and the California Department of Public Health, looked at how state programs disseminate diabetes treatment guidelines to doctors. Usually, it found, state programs distribute clinical practice guidelines obtained from national clinical specialty organizations.

As described in the American Journal of Public Health, these national guidelines are geared toward managing diabetes in individuals, not planning care for populations and may not be designed to operate optimally within a given state's resources. But officials who oversee these programs do not have enough scientific evidence to adapt these guidelines to their needs and resources, the survey revealed.

For instance, current guidelines call for annual vision screening, since retinopathy and blindness are common health problems associated with diabetes. But some people with diabetes may be at low risk of such problems, and for them getting an eye exam every other year might suffice.

If more specific, adapted guidelines did exist, each state might be able to better maximize its resources and more effectively confront the pressing problem of diabetes, which affects about one in 10 Americans and costs taxpayers more than $200 billion annually.

"In order to improve diabetes health for populations, rather than individuals, we need to know how to maximize health and quality of life with the limited resources that are available," said Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, an assistant professor at UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Vuln
'/>"/>

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jason.bardi@ucsf.edu
415-502-4608
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 366 Million People Now Have Diabetes: Report
2. Lifetime Dose of Excess Weight Linked to Diabetes Risk
3. Key signal that prompts production of insulin-producing beta cells points way toward diabetes cure
4. New twist in diabetes drugs could reduce life-threatening side effects
5. Healthy Living Can Cut Chances of Developing Diabetes
6. New tactic for controlling blood sugar in diabetes contradicts current view of the disease
7. DMP for diabetes type 1: guidelines indicate some need for revision
8. Crippling condition associated with diabetes is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood
9. Electronic Medical Records Might Boost Diabetes Care
10. Six new genetic variants linked to type 2 diabetes discovered in South Asians
11. Study focuses on relationship between glaucoma and diabetes, hypertension
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Diabetes public health: UCSF study highlights need for better guidelines
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... On September 30, 2015, ... one of the 10 regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges , will be hosting ... college students pursuing employment information and opportunities. , The Expo has expanded to much ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... On Saturday, September 19, 2015, ... Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will present an educational program titled “Asbestos and Your ... lasts through 9:30 PM (doors open at 6:45pm) at Calvary United Methodist Church, 16 ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... It ... and protection against dribbled urine and sweat. "In order to prevent these problems, ... The EASY ACCESS DRYNESS ENHANCED MEN'S UNDERGARMENT provides optimal support for a male’s ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 29, 2015 , ... Dr. ... a mission. His mission is to increase acceptance of the chiropractic field in ... medications that further debilitate them. Although Chiropractic was made available to the VA ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Next weekend is Labor ... (which astronomically, officially ends on September 22nd this year). For IT security personnel, it ... linger on which could prove far more costly than a simple headache. , Joe ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Estrella Mountain Community College Expo Offers ‘One-Stop’ for Employers and Students Seeking Internships, Jobs, Careers and Service Learning Opportunities 2Health News:Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to Hold Educational Class About Asbestos and Mesothelioma Prevention 2Health News:Modified Men’s Underwear Promote More Comfort and Hygiene - Designed by InventHelp Client (LGI-1968) 2Health News:The Patriot Project brings Chiropractic Care to the Armed Forces and their Families - Rapid Release Technology Joins the Effort to Recruit more Doctors to Pledge 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4
... technique commonly used to evaluate the uterine cavity, ... detecting adenomyosis (a common benign condition of the ... pelvic pain), according to a study performed at ... , The study included 26 women who ...
... YORK, March 3 They,re one ... advances, but overuse of antibiotics can ... to this report from Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals ... can access video, audio, text, graphics ...
... shake in this country. Many employers don,t want to hire ... Even within their own communities and families, the mentally ill ... been many efforts to combat the stigma of mental illness, ... the stereotypes are so powerful: Mental patients are either violently ...
... reporter of 20 years at WITI-TV in Milwaukee, has ... the last 15 years reporting exclusively on health. She ... Television Series, a Walgreens-sponsored health program which airs on ... to bring families valuable information about how they can ...
... Threats Require Healthcare Sustainability for America,s Hospitals ... The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness ... awareness and provide education about two major ... healthcare facility operational sustainability during a crisis ...
... study finds , , TUESDAY, March 3 (HealthDay News) -- ... or her sight, the affected neurons simply start seeking ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers report. , "This study ... its inputs change. Neurons seem to want to receive ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis 2Health News:His and hers: Study examines the role of gender in the stigma of mental illness 2Health News:Veteran Health Reporter Named Supervising Producer of Health Corner Television Series 2Health News:The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition Announces Its Official Formation 2Health News:Brain Adapts to Age-Related Eye Disease 2
(Date:8/28/2015)... 2015 Research and ... of the "Investigation Report on China,s Pranoprofen ... Originally discovered by Welfide (Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma ... as an inflammatory drug, pranoprofen was later developed ... under the trade name of pranopulin for the ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... WARRENVILLE, Ill. , Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO ), is ... the previously announced acquisition of Patterson Medical by ... Medical will retain its name for a transition ... distributor of rehabilitation and sports medicine products.  With ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... HONG KONG , August 28, 2015 ... Gero in collaboration with one of the leading academics ... Reis (current world record holder in life extension for ... new insights into biology of aging and age-related diseases, primarily, ... networks. The work has just been published as "Stability analysis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Pranoprofen Market, 2010-2019 2Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 2Patterson Medical Positioned for Continued Growth as a Newly Independent Company 3Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 2Gero: Physics Meets Biology to Help Defeat Aging 3
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Disposable tracheostomy care tray....
Medicine Products: