Diabetes Article Library

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The below listed articles are just a sampling of our more detailed listings found in the links above.

ADA – Standards of Care

ADA Standards of Care PDF 2018 -This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidenced based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam.

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus 2018 – One page cheat sheet that summarizes screening, risk status and diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

Body Mass Index Table–BMI Table.PDF » A great reference for your office to calculate BMI. Print it and you’re ready to go.

Carbohydrate Factors; A Precise for Method for Meal Planning » an incisive article by a leader in nutrition therapy, Dana Armstrong, RD, CDE®.  Dana describes an easy and accurate method for determining carbohydrate content of food beyond label reading.

Diabetes Complications

Diabetes Dectective Finding Uncommon Conditions » This article authored by Beverly Thomassian, provides health care professionals with strategies to detect common, yet often underdiagnosed, complications associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes. It also describes how medications, organ transplants, and chronic illnesses can cause hyperglycemia.

Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome » This chapter authored by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDE®, BC-ADM, originally appeared in Cardiac Nursing Textbook, 6th Ed, 2009, published by Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Diabetes Heart Disease and Stroke » A patient handout published by the National Diabetes Ed Program.

Diabetes Health

Obesity and Economic Environments » an excellent summary of the economic factors associated with increasing obesity rates. Highly recommended read for anyone in the diabetes field. 2014

Physiology Obesity and gut flora Nature 444, 1009-1010 (21 December 2006) » Offers insights into how the balance of gut bacteria may influence body weight.

Diabetes Statistics

CDC 2017 – Stats on Diabetes » A comprehensive look at current rates of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the US.  Includes data on specific populations and great graphs. Excellent Resource for patients and professionals alike.

Cost of Diabetes in the United States » An excellent summary article of the direct and indirect cost of diabetes care in the U.S. About 33% of the Medicare budget is spent on treating the complications of diabetes. Annually, $174 billion is spend on diabetes care (most of it inpatient).

Diabetes Article World Diabetes Day – written by Beverly Thomassian » this ready-to-go article provides you with content you can pick and choose for a press release or other informational piece.

New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes of prediabetes – More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


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