Monika M. Safford, M.D., helped shape the new Web tool for the National Diabetes Education Program, “Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes.”
Many patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults do not fit the standard profile for a diabetes diagnosis; they are younger, are relatively fit and have little if any belly fat.
Research at UAB showed that Internet tools designed to encourage young black women to increase physical activity need to include content that reflects specific cultural needs.
Clinician says those with diabetes should receive the flu vaccine and not the mist, which is not safe for diabetics.
The program offers adults 18 and older considered most at risk for type 2 diabetes an evidence-based program that can help prevent or delay the disease through lifestyle changes.
Long-term study shows weight loss improves quality of life but does not decrease cardiovascular complications.
Birmingham residents can use the free site to locate programs and services on healthy eating, physical activity, healthy families, support, education and healthcare.
A UAB medical student discovered a previously uncategorized sub-group of patients with type 2 diabetes that might bring about changes in clinical practice.