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Kidney Disease and Diabetes by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes, medically known as diabetes mellitus, is a metabolic disorder that prevents glucose from breaking down correctly in the body. The body may not respond ... Read on »
LIMBS 4 LIFE Promotion by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It's that time again!  Encompass Network Partners LIMBS 4 LIFE Promotion!  Each year we offer one lucky Dialysis Clinic a six month FREE trial of our services.  Encompass p ... Read on »
Many Kidney Disease Patients Unaware by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many people diagnosed with chronic kidney disease do not know they have the disease, according to report published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidne ... Read on »
Kidney Patients Ask for More Information on Options by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many kidney failure patients want more detailed information about their treatment choices, according to a new study. More than 30 percent of the 1,000 U.S. patient ... Read on »
Patients need wake-up call about link between kidney disease, diabetes by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A multicultural study that will appear in the March issue of the Journal of Renal Care underscored the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes, and the need fo ... Read on »
Foot Problems Common Among Dialysis Patients by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine What is the problem and what is known about it so far? Foot problems are common among people with diabetes. Most often, they occur because of nerve damage or poor ... Read on »
CMS issues final rule for dialysis facility quality incentive program by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule for the Quality Incentive Program that will establish performance standards for dialysis facilities and p ... Read on »
Dialysis Data, Once Confidential, Shines Light on Clinic Disparities by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For years, the government has collected a rich store of data about the performance of individual dialysis facilities. But it has ke ... Read on »
New York City to Start Organ Ambulances by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Renal Business Todays editor Keith Chartier New York City will start sending out a second ambulance to scenes in which someone may be in danger of dy ... Read on »
Making Sugar Count During The Holidays by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine American Diabetes Association - If you like sweets, one of the most tempting parts of the holidays is the dessert. Even though you have diabetes, you can still fit sweets ... Read on »
Cost of diabetes could be $3.35 trillion by 2020 by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes and the related costs of the disease could reach catastrophic proportions, according to new research by the UnitedH ... Read on »
Survey: Most consumers turn to blogs, Facebook for health info by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A social media go-to-market strategy is fast becoming a must-have for companies these days, especially those companies operating in the healthcare arena. It’s no lo ... Read on »
Dialysis: An Experiment In Universal Health Care by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Every year, more than 100,000 Americans start dialysis treatment, a form of chronic care given to people with failing kidneys. And for many, the cost is completely fr ... Read on »
Advocating for Patients with Diabetic Nephropathy by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Although no cure exists, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic measures can help patients prevent onset or progression of diabetic nephropathy to preserve kidne ... Read on »
Most diabetics do not change oral health habits after diagnosis by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite the fact they are at higher risk for developing serious complicat ... Read on »
Kidney Transplant Numbers Increase for Elderly Patients by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Elderly patients with kidney failure get kidney transplants more often than they did a decade ago, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical ... Read on »
Diabetes prevalence among Americans may increase to 33% by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The rate of diabetes among Americans is on an upswing and likely will reach epic proportions by 2050, costing the government millions. A new study by the Cente ... Read on »
Gestational diabetes test may predict Type 2 diabetes among women by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recalling the desperate fight for life that once was waged by juvenile diabetes patients and commemorating the events of the 1921 discovery by Toronto physician Frede ... Read on »
Diabetes and Kidney Disease by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes mellitus, usually called diabetes, is a disease in which your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use normal amounts of insulin properly. Insulin is ... Read on »
Air pollution may be linked to diabetes, study finds by savinglimbs Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetes could partially be related to air pollution, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston and published ... Read on »