Endocrinology

Using provider education to expand specialty diabetes care to the underserved

June 26, 2021

For many underserved type 1 diabetes patients the ability to seek specialist care is out of reach for a variety of reasons. One program discussed at the virtual Scientific Sessions for the American Diabetes Association seeks to change that by empowering primary care providers through education to provide much-needed specialist care to those patients.

Should adult criteria for prediabetes be applied to youngsters?

February 06, 2020

A study of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels that compared levels in normal-weight and obese middle schoolers found that overall distribution of HbA1c was similar in the 2 groups and that the adult-defined cutoff was seen in 2% of normal-weight youth.