A simple communication technique between doctor and patient could lead to improved health outcomes for patients with diabetes.
The team used the Neighborhood Deprivation Index, along with geocoding of primary care providers and endocrinologists, to find areas for strategic outreach.
Dr. Ashby Walker co-leads the program, which aims to help primary care physicians in Florida and California attain a greater level of expertise in Type 1 diabetes management.
Dr. Ashby Walker leads the class that introduces students to diabetes research.
Dr. Arch Mainous and colleagues found that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher blood sugar among adults who are at a healthy weight.
Writing for The Conversation, Dr. Arch Mainous describes the hidden health dangers of "skinny fat," including an increased risk of prediabetes.
A study led by Dr. Arch Mainous finds that less than one-quarter of patients who met the criteria for prediabetes received drug or lifestyle modification treatment from their primary care physician.
Dr. Arch G. Mainous and colleagues found that prediabetes rates among English adults rose from about 12 percent in 2003 to 35 percent in 2011.
Graduate student Amanda Balkhi and colleagues examined how parents use web forums to gain knowledge of their child’s disease and to find social support.