Rates of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among children and teens in the United States, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The fastest rise is among racial/ethnic minority groups.
As reported in Diabetes Care, in the United States in 2009, an estimated 191,986 youth under age 20 had diabetes; 166,984 had type 1 diabetes, 20,262 had type 2 diabetes, and 4,740 had other types. (read more)
Diabetes is a condition that impacts the way a person’s body uses sugar for energy. However, diabetes affects much more than blood sugar. It can impact nearly every body system and have an effect on a person’s mood.
Stress associated with managing diabetes as well as concerns about potential side effects can all contribute to changes in mood. In addition, the actual highs and lows of blood sugar levels may also cause nervousness, anxiety, and confusion. (read more)
Research demonstrates that pharmacists can make a difference for patients with diabetes. With results from the landmark Asheville Project leading the way, pharmacists have been working closely with patients to help them achieve their glucose control goals for many years. (read more)