In Focus: Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide. People with diabetes tend to develop CVD earlier in life, and the risks increase with age. Five million people died from diabetes in 2015, most of them due to cardiovascular complications such as...

Diabetes in England “Out of Control”

With only 1 in 3 patients having their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol properly managed, type 2 diabetes is now “out of control” in most parts of England, according to data published by Public Health England. The consequences of diabetes in...

Readmission Penalties Mean Hospitals Should Target HbA1c

With over half of US hospitals readmitting more patients than expected each month, the federal government will take action by withholding a half billion dollars in Medicare payments from these hospitals over the next year. The readmission penalties will be based on...