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Diabetes Epidemiology

Diabetes Epidemiology: CDC Report Analysis

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Today we wanted to take a few moments to talk about the epidemiology of diabetes.  Epidemiology looks at the distribution, patterns and risk factors of certain diseases within a population. In the United States, more than 100 million adults have diabetes which includes those who are diagnosed with diabetes and also those considered prediabetic. Prediabetes is a state where a patient does not quite yet have the diagnosis of diabetes; their blood glucose is high but not yet high enough to have the diagnosis of diabetes. Individuals with prediabetes will usually get diabetes if they don’t start to make some…

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Reflections on Innovation in Healthcare

By | Blog, Data, Digital Health, EHR, EMR integration, Health, Health Innovations, Health Outcomes, Hospitals, Patient Activation, Patient Understanding, Provider workflow | No Comments

Innovation. As I prepare to attend Health 2.0 next week and share the Valeet Healthcare engagement platform, I’ve been reflecting on innovation in medicine, an essential ingredient to progress and transformation. It’s fascinating to realize how far we have come – and to imagine how much further we can go. While there have been a myriad of milestones and breakthrough innovations in the history of medicine, there are several that stand out in my mind: The magnifying glass — first created in 1250 by Roger Bacon, he designed a convex lens specifically used for science. Shortly thereafter, lenses were constructed…

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How to Navigate the Health System: A Patient Perspective

By | Blog, Cancer Survivor, Health, Health Outcomes, Hospitals, Medical, Patient Activation, Patient education, Patient Engagement, Patient Understanding | No Comments

I’ve had to learn how to navigate the healthcare system over the last few years.  If you read my last blog post, I am a cancer survivor!  I’ve been through some ups and downs, some highs and some lows, but here I am.  Through my journey, I learned some ways to succeed in my health outcomes and I want to share them with you in hopes that my experiences and insights can help shed light for others out there who are also trying to navigate the healthcare system: 1.Take charge of your own health This is a must!  In order…

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