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What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?

March 27th, 2018|

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
 

One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The

Bringing Diabetes Education to Rural Indiana

January 25th, 2018|

Franciscan Health offers ‎American Diabetes Association recognized diabetes self- management education (DSME) at their Healthy Living Center in Lafayette, Indiana, but this important type of education was limited in the counties surrounding the hospital.

Five Best Practices for Preventing and Controlling Diabetic Neuropathy

September 5th, 2017|

Five Best Practices for Preventing and Controlling Diabetic Neuropathy
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases estimates that diabetic neuropathy—a peripheral nerve disorder caused by diabetes or poor blood sugar control—affects 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes. The most common form of diabetic neuropathy is distal symmetrical peripheral neuropathy (DSPN).

Six Strategies to Help Reduce Diabetes-Related Lower Extremity Amputations Among Minority Populations

May 23rd, 2017|

Lower extremity amputation rates related to diabetes have been gradually increasing each year since 2009, says a new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center (QIN NCC). The data, gathered from Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016, found that of

Diabetes is the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure; Self-Management Classes Offered to Prevent Complications

February 26th, 2017|

Because almost half of people starting dialysis have kidney failure caused by diabetes, atom Alliance is encouraging people with diabetes to take steps to help keep their kidneys healthy.

atom Alliance Hosts Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG) at CMS

November 30th, 2016|

atom Alliance and Qsource visited by CMS’s Dennis Wagner- Director, Quality Improvement & Innovation Group (QIIG)
 

We welcomed Dennis Wagner from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to our headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. recently. While in Memphis, Wagner met with patients who are taking an active role in controlling diabetes by participating in atom Alliance’s

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