Diabetes takes two forms: Type 1 and Type 2. In both conditions, the pancreas produces little to no insulin, which is necessary to metabolize sugar. While both conditions have similarities, there is no known way to prevent Type 1 diabetes. Further, Type 1 typically begins in children and young adults. Type 2, which usually begins in older adults, is a considered a preventable, chronic metabolic disorder. Long-term complications from both conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetic retinopathy (which can result in blindness), kidney failure, and poor blood flow in the limbs, which may lead to amputations. VA research focuses on Type 2 diabetes, which more commonly impacts Veterans.
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(5 of more than 1672 DIABETES focused publications)
- Alexopoulos AS, Jackson GL, Edelman D, Smith VA, Berkowitz TSZ, Woolson SL, Bosworth HB, Crowley MJ. Clinical factors associated with persistently poor diabetes control in the Veterans Health Administration: A nationwide cohort study. PLoS ONE. 2019 Mar 29; 14(3):e0214679.
- Alexopoulos AS, Qamar A, Hutchins K, Crowley MJ, Batch BC, Guyton JR. Triglycerides: Emerging Targets in Diabetes Care? Review of Moderate Hypertriglyceridemia in Diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports. 2019 Feb 26; 19(4):13.
- Dinardo MM, Sereika SM, Korytkowski M, Baniak LM, Weinzierl VA, Hoenstine AL, Chasens ER. Current Smoking: An Independent Predictor of Elevated A1C in Persons With Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes educator. 2019 Apr 1; 45(2):146-154.
- Adamek KE, Ramadurai D, Gunzburger E, Plomondon ME, Ho PM, Raghavan S. Association of Diabetes Mellitus Status and Glycemic Control With Secondary Prevention Medication Adherence After Acute Myocardial Infarction. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2019 Feb 5; 8(3):e011448.
- Lee AA, Piette JD, Heisler M, Janevic MR, Rosland AM. Diabetes self-management and glycemic control: The role of autonomy support from informal health supporters. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 2019 Feb 1; 38(2):122-132.
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(5 of more than 92 DIABETES focused publication briefs)
- No Difference in Intermediate Outcomes for Veterans with Diabetes by Type of Primary Care Provider
This study examined whether intermediate diabetes outcomes differed among Veterans treated at one of 568 VA primary care facilities by a physician, nurse practitioner (NP), or physician assistant (PA) primary care provider. Findings showed that there were no clinically significant differences in intermediate diabetes outcomes – or the control of those outcomes – among patients with NP, PA, or phys...
Date: December 18, 2018
- Preoperative Surgical Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria is Not Beneficial
Strong evidence that preoperative screening for bacteria in the urine, and treatment with antibiotics if found to be positive, improves clinical outcomes is lacking. This study sought to measure the association between asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) and key postoperative infectious outcomes, including surgical-site infection (SSI) and UTI, and determine if directed antimicrobial therapy was associ...
Date: December 12, 2018
- Evidence Review Identifies Modest Mortality Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in VA Healthcare
To support VA’s efforts to better understand the scale and determinants of disparities in racial and ethnic mortality – and to develop interventions to reduce disparities, investigators from the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center in Portland, OR conducted an evidence review of mortality disparities specific to VA. Findings showed that although VA’s equal access healthcar...
Date: March 1, 2018
- Online Game Improves Glucose Control in Veterans with Diabetes
This randomized trial sought to determine whether a team-based game on diabetes self-management education (DSME) topics delivered to VA patients with type 2 diabetes could generate sustained improvements in their HbA1c levels. Findings showed that the game delivering DSME content generated significant improvements in HbA1c over 12 months among Veterans with type 2 diabetes, with the difference bet...
Date: September 1, 2017
- PACT Initiative Did Not Reduce Most Disparities in Improved Hypertension or Diabetes Control among VA Patients
This study sought to determine whether PACTs helped mitigate national racial/ethnic disparities in VA clinical outcomes, after adjusting for variable implementation and social determinants of health. Findings showed that improvements in clinical outcomes for hypertension and diabetes control had not been achieved for whites or most racial/ethnic groups four years into VA’s system-wide roll-out of ...
Date: June 1, 2017
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|| Impact of VA Disability and Health Benefits on Long-Term Diabetes Outcomes among Vietnam-Era Veterans
|| Development and Implementation of Decision Aids to Promote Safe Use of Hypoglycemia-prone Medications in Diabetes: Shared Decision Making around Glycemic Control (A1c) Targets
|| Practical Telemedicine to Improve Control and Engagement for Veterans with Clinic-Refractory Diabetes Mellitus (PRACTICE-DM)
|| Improving Diabetes Care through Effective Personalized Patient Portal Interactions
|| Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention Delivered within Diabetes Education on Diabetes-related Outcomes in Military Veterans
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Management Briefs eBrief-no52 - Predictors and Consequences of Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults with Diabetes
...and Consequences of Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults with Diabetes Prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing at an alarming pace, fueled by the...
Management Briefs eBrief-no65 - Advanced Wound Care Therapies for Non-Healing Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers
...individuals with diabetes escalates. Lower extremity ulcers, especially those attributed to either diabetes, venous disease, or arterial disease...
Advanced Wound Care Therapies for Non-Healing Diabetic, Venous, and Arterial Ulcers
...people in the United States. The incidence is expected to increase as the population ages and as the number of individuals with diabetes increases....
Mapping the Evidence: Sex Effects in High-impact Conditions for Women Veterans - Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain
...Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain Mapping the Evidence: Sex Effects in High-impact Conditions for Women Veterans Depression, Diabetes,...
Predictors and Consequences of Severe Hypoglycemia in Adults with Diabetes
...the prevalence of diabetes was 20% in fiscal year 2000 and is now estimated at nearly 25%. Although people with diabetes have a substantially...
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Obesity Disparities and the Use of Activity Tracker Technology to Facilitate Healthy Behavior
|| Korshak, Lauren
Improving Veteran Engagement in Diabetes Prevention
|| Kullgren, Jeff
Implementing Web-Based Interventions at VA: Case Studies in Diabetes Prevention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women Veterans
|| Brunner, Julian
Balancing Measures: Identifying Unintended Consequences of Diabetes Quality Performance Measures
|| Aron, David
Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Translation in VA
|| Damschroder, Laura
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