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    Teaching diabetes self-management 'basic survival skills'

    There’s a cost-efficient, effective treatment for diabetes that is significantly underused in the United States today, both in and outside of the hospital.

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    Poor 'Health Literacy' Keeps Patients From Taking Meds

    WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Adult diabetes patients who don't understand basic health information are less likely to continue taking newly prescribed antidepressants, a new study finds.

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    Diabetes care tailored to Asian subgroups

    No one has ever accused Dr. Bhupendra Sheoran of packing on the pounds. At 5 foot 10, the Oakland resident is a healthy 175 pounds. A physician for most of his life, he habitually avoids fast food and hits the gym.

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    What Medication Adherence Factors Can Health Plans Control?

    Healthcare payers and prescription plan administrators may have more power than they think when it comes to improving medication adherence among diabetic seniors, according to research from Kaiser Permanente, and exercising that power may be as simple as shifting a few costs around to make access to medications a little easier.

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    Dean Schillinger: Helping Kids Slam Diabetes – with Poetry

    Dean Schillinger, MD, a practicing physician at San Francisco General Hospital, worked with the slam poetry nonprofit, Youth Speaks, to create the award-winning “The Bigger Picture" campaign.

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    Study Refutes Notion That Diabetes Drug Actos Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

    Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect.

The aim of this Center is to actively foster and support translational research in diabetes within health care delivery systems affiliated with the HMO Research Network (HMORN), University of California San Francisco and the State of California.

This Center addresses three core areas to improve diabetes care:

  • health care disparities
  • diabetes and obesity prevention
  • health information technology interventions

Support provided by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) [P30-DK092924]