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Study links statin use with diabetes progression, points to need for further research

Common statins are atorvastatin (sold as Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol XL), and pitavastatin (Livalo). More than 35 million Americans take the prescription drugs to help control cholesterol.

By |December 8th, 2021|Research|1 Comment

Virtual diabetes training benefits Veterans and active duty personnel

The American Diabetes Association awarded joint recognition to VA and DOD for state-of-the-art virtual diabetes training. VA program created the virtual platform and assisted in content creation.

By |January 23rd, 2021|Health|Comments Off on Virtual diabetes training benefits Veterans and active duty personnel

Fresh Focus #13: Taste of the Holidays: Meal Planning with Diabetes

The holidays can be a magical time, but if you are a person with Diabetes, you might be worrying about controlling your blood sugar. This is a common thought, but the holidays don’t have to be a time for throwing in the towel on all the hard work you’ve done the rest of the year.

By |December 6th, 2020|Fresh Focus, Health, Nutrition, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Fresh Focus #13: Taste of the Holidays: Meal Planning with Diabetes

Borne the Battle #175: Benefits Breakdown: Diabetes Education, Programs

25% of Veterans in the VA Healthcare System have been diagnosed with diabetes. Mary Julius, breaks down devices, tools and education available to diabetic veterans both in-person and online.

Yes, You Can! (Prevent Diabetes)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million adults have the condition, and 9 out of 10 individuals with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Without weight loss and physical activity, it is estimated that 15-30% of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

By |November 23rd, 2019|Health, Nutrition|2 Comments

Surviving a war, but fighting the battle at home with Type 2 Diabetes

W.L. Harris made it through combat in the jungles of Vietnam relatively unscathed, but some 50 years later, the 71-year old U.S. Marine Corps Veteran now battles a different life-altering trauma: type 2 diabetes.

By |July 17th, 2019|VA Medical Centers|2 Comments

Researchers publish long-term findings from VA Diabetes Trial

VA researchers have published long-term follow-up results from a major clinical trial involving Veterans with diabetes. Patients who had received intensive therapy to lower blood sugar levels saw no significant drop in heart attacks or strokes over the long term.

By |July 2nd, 2019|Research|7 Comments
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