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CMS Urged To Include MHealth In Diabetes Prevention Program

CMS Urged to Include mHealth in Diabetes Prevention Program

CMS Urged to Include mHealth in Diabetes Prevention Program


CMS Urged to Include mHealth in Diabetes Prevention Program
mHealth advocates say virtual coaching programs that target weight loss should be included in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, set to become a national program in 2018.
-Digital diabetes coaching providers are joining forces in an effort to convince the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to include mHealth in the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program .
Some virtual coaching is included in the MDPP, which was unveiled in early 2016 following a successful pilot conducted by the CMS Innovation Center and is slated to become a fully reimbursed Medicare program beginning in April 2018. But CMS has said it wont cover virtual programs that focus on self-reported weight measurements because self-reported weight loss is not reliable for the purposes of performance payment."
Thats disappointing news for Mary Pigatti, CEO of RetroFit, who feels virtual diabetes coaching programs are as effective as in-person programs and better for Medicare beneficiaries with mobility, transportation or access issues.
Without effective lifestyle intervention strategies, as many as 30 percent of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years, according to the CDC. Studies have shown that lifestyle intervention strategies like the MDPP can reduce the risk of people developing type 2 diabetes by some 58 percent.
According to CMS, Medicare spent $42 billion more in 2016 on beneficiaries with diabetes than it would have spent if they hadnt developed diabetes. That amounts to, per beneficiary, an est Continue reading

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Coffee & Cancer, Diabetes, and More?

Coffee & Cancer, Diabetes, and More?


Co-author of the best-sellers:   The Fat Burning Kitchen ,  The Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix
Coffee seems to have a bad reputation when it comes to health, and often gets relegated to the list of food and drinks to be avoided. But almost everyone drinks coffee—and what about all those recipes for healthy coffee beverages with yummy additions like butter, coconut oil, coconut milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, turmeric, etc. So–Is coffee good or bad for you?
If you ask me, I can’t live without it’s eye-opening pick-me-up in the morning, and according to the rest of the world, it seems to be a pretty popular beverage, given the number of jam-packed coffee shops everywhere, so I know it’s not just me. According to recent statistics, coffee just happens to be THE most popular drink around the world, and it’s estimated at over 400 billion cups are consumed a year. Americans drink about 400 million cups of that dark ‘joe a day—well, make that four hundred million and one, for those days when I am extra tired!
The good news is—coffee CAN be good for you, but like other foods, the type of coffee and the way its prepared make ALL the difference! Even big health organizations like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Surgeon General, the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, the National Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are on board with its healthy benefits.
Besides the delightful lift and sense of alertness you get from coffee in the morning, let’s take a look at some of th Continue reading

Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism

Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism


Vegetarian diet more effective for weight loss and metabolism
A vegetarian diet is more effective in aiding weight loss than a diabetic diet, researchers find.
A plant-based vegetarian diet not only trumps a conventional diabetic diet when it comes to helping people with type 2 diabetes to lose weight, but because it more effectively reduces muscle fat, it also helps them to improve their metabolism.
These were the main findings of a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition by lead author Dr. Hana Kahleov, director of clinical research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington D.C., and colleagues.
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and develops because the body does not make or use insulin effectively. Although it can develop at any age, it most often arises in people who are middle-aged and older.
Diabetes is a significant global public health problem that affects some 150 million people worldwide. This number is expected to double by 2025, not only as a result of growing numbers of people and aging populations, but also because of modifiable factors such as sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy diets, and obesity.
In the United States, there are more than 29 million people living with diabetes and another 86 million are thought to have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal, and although not in the diabetes range, it raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
It is recognized that people with prediabetes can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more tha Continue reading

The Truth About Type 2 Diabetes: Can it be cured?

The Truth About Type 2 Diabetes: Can it be cured?


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The Truth About Type 2 Diabetes: Can it be cured?
The question that everyone is asking answered by our diabetes educator.
Diabetes is a chronic illness that can come in several forms. The main types of diabetes are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The majority of diabetes cases seen worldwide are of the type 2 variety. Let us take a closer look at the evolution of type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes usually presents with a gradual onset. In fact, it can take upwards of 15 years before overt symptoms start to develop.1 Type 2 diabetes may have some genetic component, but is not linked to genetics in the way type 1 diabetes is. Type 2 diabetes is often the result of obesity and poor diet. When the body composition consists of a lot of fatty tissue, the insulin that is secreted in Continue reading

Diabetes: Color Tattoos Can Help

Diabetes: Color Tattoos Can Help


Tattoos That Change Color Could Help People with Diabetes
Researchers are developing tattoos that change color in response to changing sodium and blood sugar levels. This could make life easier for diabetes patients.
Tattoos of the future may be much more than just decorative statements.
They may be able to tell you whats happening inside your body.
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Harvard Medical School, have developed tattoo ink that changes color in response to changes in the body.
Three different inks have been developed that change color in response to changing pH levels, sodium levels, and blood sugar levels.
Although the project, called Dermal Abyss , is in the earliest stages of research, the applications of the technology could be broad.
The concept of utilizing biosensing tattoos offers an attractive alternative for health monitoring in vivo for a range of medical complications, including diabetes, acidosis, alkalosis, electrolyte imbalance, and hypertension, the researchers write.
The ink that senses changes in blood sugar turns from blue to brown as blood sugar levels rise.
It could be particularly useful for people living with diabetes who are required to regularly check their blood sugar levels.
Diabetes management involves constantly thinking about the disease, which can lead to a sense of burnout. One of the hardest things about type 1 diabetes is that it is, in a sense, always there, Dr. Elvira Isganaitis, a research associate and endocrinologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Massachusetts, told Continue reading

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