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Diabetes

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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Citations

(5 of more than 1778 DIABETES focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 99 DIABETES focused publication briefs)

  • Geographic and Racial/Ethnic Variation in Glycemic Control and Treatment among Veterans with Diabetes
    Geography is a well-known determinant of health and an improved understanding of the relationships between geographic factors (social and environmental) and diabetes outcomes may lead to targeted interventions. This retrospective cohort study sought to answer the following questions: 1) Do rates of metabolic control exhibit geographic patterning or “hotspots”? and 2) Does patterning vary by race-e...
    Date: October 1, 2020
  • Primary Care Intensive Management Teams Impact Medication Management for Diabetes and Hyperlipidemia
    This study examined the impact of primary care intensive management (PIM) on adherence to medications and medication adjustments including changes in number of drugs filled, switches between drug classes, added or discontinued prescriptions, and dose changes. Findings showed that PIM teams appear to have contributed to medication management for diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Medication adherence imp...
    Date: August 7, 2020
  • Contextualized Care Planning Results in Improved Veteran Outcomes and Significant Cost Savings
    Contextualizing care is the process of adapting research evidence to patient context. For example, recognizing that a patient is not managing their diabetes because they cannot afford the medication and switching them to a less costly alternative is a contextualized care plan. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a quality improvement program in which providers receive ongoing feedback on the...
    Date: July 31, 2020
  • Common Drugs for Hypertension and Diabetes Not Associated with Severe COVID-19 Illness or Testing Positive for COVID-19
    Originally requested by the World Health Organization (WHO), this systematic review examined the relationship between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) use and COVID-19 illness. Findings showed that high-certainty evidence suggests that ACEI or ARB use is not associated with more severe COVID-19 illness, and moderate-certainty evidence suggests ...
    Date: May 15, 2020
  • Weight Management as Effective as Medication Intensification for Glycemic Control among Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes
    This randomized clinical trial sought to determine whether adding intensive weight management to group medical visits (WM/GMV) improves glycemia compared with GMV alone, while enhancing weight loss and decreasing medication intensity in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Findings showed that for Veterans with diabetes who attended group medical visits, adding intensive weight management u...
    Date: November 4, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 106 DIABETES focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
NRI 18-234 Tailored Approaches to Reduce Distress and Improve Self-Management for Veterans with Diabetes (TARDIS) Lewinski, Allison 2020-09-01
IIR 17-087 Diabetes Disparities: Texting to Extend Treatment (DD-TXT) Shimada, Stephanie 2020-05-01
IIR 16-287 Prediction and Prevention of Hypoglycemia in Veterans with Diabetes Miller, Donald 2019-08-01
IIR 17-192 Impact of VA Disability and Health Benefits on Long-Term Diabetes Outcomes among Vietnam-Era Veterans Trivedi, Amal 2018-11-01
PPO 18-051 Development and Implementation of Decision Aids to Promote Safe Use of Hypoglycemia-prone Medications in Diabetes: Shared Decision Making around Glycemic Control (A1c) Targets Aron, David 2018-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Diabetes" publications displayed.

  • Overview: Diabetes–An Epidemic Challenge || In Progress

    ...Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood sugar (glucose).... Chronic diabetes includes type 1 diabetes (body does not make insulin) and...» Inprogress » Apr19 » Overview: Diabetes–An Epidemic Challenge Health Services...Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes » Table of Contents Improving Care

  • Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes || In Progress

    ...Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood sugar (glucose).... Chronic diabetes includes type 1 diabetes (body does not make insulin) and...Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes Health Services Research & Development...Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes Overview: Diabetes – An Epidemic Challenge

  • Enhancing Social Support for Diabetes Self-Management || In Progress

    ...Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood sugar (glucose).... Chronic diabetes includes type 1 diabetes (body does not make insulin) and...Apr19 » Enhancing Social Support for Diabetes Self-Management Health Services Research...with Diabetes » Table of Contents Enhancing Social Support for Diabetes Self-Management

  • Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes || In Progress

    ...Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood sugar (glucose).... Chronic diabetes includes type 1 diabetes (body does not make insulin) and...Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes Health Services Research & Development...Improving Care for Veterans with Diabetes Overview: Diabetes – An Epidemic Challenge

  • Peer Support to Enhance Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments || In Progress

    ...Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses blood sugar (glucose).... Chronic diabetes includes type 1 diabetes (body does not make insulin) and...» Apr19 » Peer Support to Enhance Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments Health...Veterans with Diabetes » Table of Contents Peer Support to Enhance Diabetes Shared

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Cyberseminars

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Date Title Presenter(s)
7/8/2020 Reducing Disparities in Diabetic Foot Ulcers with Research, Clinical Care, and Technology Shirley, Suzanne  
Robbins, Jeffrey  
Littman, Alyson  
2/12/2020 Causes of Excess Mortality in Veterans Treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Forehand, Jenna  
1/9/2019 Obesity Disparities and the Use of Activity Tracker Technology to Facilitate Healthy Behavior Korshak, Lauren  
Gualtieri, Lisa  
Breland, Jessica  
9/11/2018 Improving Veteran Engagement in Diabetes Prevention Kullgren, Jeff  
Heisler, Michele  
5/22/2018 Implementing Web-Based Interventions at VA: Case Studies in Diabetes Prevention and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Women Veterans Brunner, Julian  
Brunner, Julian  
Hamilton, Alison  
Hamilton, Alison  

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