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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 1678 DIABETES focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(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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Studies

( 5 of more than 103 DIABETES focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IIR 16-213 Practical Telemedicine to Improve Control and Engagement for Veterans with Clinic-Refractory Diabetes Mellitus (PRACTICE-DM) Crowley, Matthew 2018-06-01
IIR 15-307 Improving Diabetes Care through Effective Personalized Patient Portal Interactions Shimada, Stephanie 2017-02-01
NRI 15-150 Effects of a Mindfulness Intervention Delivered within Diabetes Education on Diabetes-related Outcomes in Military Veterans DiNardo, Monica 2016-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Diabetes" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
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  
1/11/2018 Balancing Measures: Identifying Unintended Consequences of Diabetes Quality Performance Measures Aron, David  
1/5/2017 Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Translation in VA Damschroder, Laura  

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