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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 1651 DIABETES focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 90 DIABETES focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Current Diagnosis of PTSD is Risk Factor for Pregnant Women
    This analysis evaluated the associations between PTSD and antepartum complications to explore how PTSD’s pathophysiology impacts pregnancy in a large cohort of women Veterans. Findings showed that a current diagnosis of PTSD increases the risk of hypertensive/ischemic placental complications of pregnancy, specifically preeclampsia, and is a risk factor for gestational diabetes. PTSD also was assoc...
    Date: May 1, 2017
  • VA Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Quality Comparable between Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers
    This study assessed the effectiveness of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) care provided to Veterans in VA primary care by advanced practice providers (APPs) compared to physicians. Findings showed that the quality of diabetes and CVD care delivered in VA primary care settings was mostly comparable between physicians and APPs. However, a majority of Veterans with diabetes and CVD – irrespe...
    Date: November 1, 2016

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Studies

( 5 of more than 88 DIABETES focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IIR 15-321 Peer Support to Enhance Diabetes Shared Medical Appointments: Examining Comparative Effectiveness in VA Health Systems Heisler, Mary Ellen 2016-03-01
IIR 14-074 Engaging Veterans and Family Supporters in PACT to Improve Diabetes Management Rosland, Ann-Marie 2015-06-01

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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)
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  
5/18/2016 Clinical Quality Indicators among Patients with Mental Illness Following the Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home Browne, Kendall  

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Videos


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