Diabetes Health: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders prescribed by their doctors. People with diabetes express that they

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7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions

Are you paying more for prescription drugs? The stats say that you probably are. I recently wrote an article about the prescription drug industry. Through my research, I learned that nearly 7 in 10 Americans are on at least one prescription drug and more than half of Americans take two drugs. It’s a $326 billion industry and growing – that breaks down to an average of $1459 per person

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Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders prescribed by their doctors. People with diabetes express that they

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Rural Regions Pay Doctors More Than Urban Areas

By Brenda Neugent New research finds that doctors in rural areas such as the American West are paid more than physicians in highly competitive regions such as Boston or San Francisco. According to the San Francisco-based startup Doximity, a networking site for physicians, high-cost municipalities actually pay less in salary than rural areas of the country. Making that dream job at a prestigious medical center

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Emails Between Doctors And Patients On The Rise

More patients and doctors are communicating by email than they were just over a decade ago, but numbers following the growth spurt have essentially flat-lined, according to research, Dr. Bradley H. Crotty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School along with other Boston-based researchers examined the messages that were sent through a large academic health system’s patient portal from 2001 and 2010.

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U.S. Trails Two Dozen Other Nations In Physicians Per Capita

Two dozen other countries top the United States when it comes to having enough doctors to go around. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. ranks 25th internationally in physician count per capita, with only 2.5 available doctors per 1,000 patients. Greece topped the list with 6.2 physicians per 1,000 patients. This is not the first time America has been called

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Good Doctor-Patient Communication Improves Health Outcomes

Although some Continuing Medical Education (CME) is aimed at helping doctors improve communication skills, more doctors should get involved. That was the conclusion of some panelists at a recent Institute of Medicine workshop on patient engagement who agreed on the need to change current physician culture and convince doctors to talk more with their patients.  Jonathan Welch, MD, instructor in medicine at the Harvard Medical

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Hear Me, Doctor

During my 14 years with type 1 diabetes and my time spent interacting with the diabetes online community, I constantly hear the same theme: Doctors aren’t listening to their patients, and their bedside manners are deteriorating. Every day, it seems, I hear about people who have been treated as if they are simply a number or dismissed as uneducated in their own health conditions. On

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