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Online Hospital Promos a Marketing Catch-22

Accurately representing medical procedures online is a conundrum for hospital marketers, who risk scaring off potential patients by posting facts that
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Hospitals should take a balanced approach to marketing procedures online to patients: Balance benefits with risks and have physician"s humanize via video. #hcsm 

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For diabetes, stem cell recipe offers new hope

For diabetes, stem cell recipe offers new hope | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Researchers coax stem cells into becoming long-sought insulin-producing β cells
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Interesting research on finding the cure.

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FDA clears first glucose-monitoring system for mobile devices

FDA clears first glucose-monitoring system for mobile devices | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
The FDA has given its nod to the first glucose-monitoring app designed to be used with smartphones and other devices that can remotely track the health of a diabetic and "share" the information with up to 5 additional "followers."
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First of a kind FDA approved app for Diabetes Management sounds interesting ...

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Low Blood Sugar Brings Thousands to the ER Every Year

Low Blood Sugar Brings Thousands to the ER Every Year | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
The first item in the EMS news this week is a study from the CDC on hospitalizations related to hypoglycemia in insulin dependent diabetic patients. According to research, nearly 100,000 people eac...
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Update vie CDC on Hypoglycemia and ER Visits.

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Beyond tracking steps, Google develops a wearable that tracks glucose | Axial Exchange

Beyond tracking steps, Google develops a wearable that tracks glucose | Axial Exchange | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
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Wearable technology: contact lens being tested that measures glucose levels ... goodby traditional glucose monitors?

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Brain may play crucial role in development of type 2 diabetes - Fox News

Brain may play crucial role in development of type 2 diabetes - Fox News | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Brain may play crucial role in development of type 2 diabetes
Fox News
Currently, treatments for type 2 diabetes rely almost exclusively on methods that attempt to either increase insulin or regulate the body's sensitivity to insulin.
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Interesting ... more studies needed though.

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Solving the weekend effect for patients in the hospital

Solving the weekend effect for patients in the hospital | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
If you knew you were going to be admitted to the hospital for a serious and unexpected medical problem, which day of the week would you pick?
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Weekends and holiday inpatient care is notoriously sub-standard and less safe for patients. #patientsafety #epatient

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Glycemic Index

Glycemic Index | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
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This is a geat tool for determining the glycemic index of food. It's particularly important for diabetics, however, equally important for anyone who is trying to lose abdominal fat, which is associated with heart attack, stroke and cancer, as well as diabetes. .

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Why Your Doctor Has No Time to See You

Why Your Doctor Has No Time to See You | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Feeling like your doctor is rushed, distracted, or just doesn't care? You're not alone, and it may be hurting your health and your pocketbook.
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"At the heart of the problem, say many doctors --< and patients>-- and policy experts, is the fraying of the doctor-patient relationship."

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Dogs able to sniff out diabetic crises | The Times

Dogs can warn people with diabetes when they are about to suffer a hypoglycaemic attack by sniffing out low blood sugar, a study has found
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Woof! Woof!

Our best furry friends making great use of their incredible sense of smell.

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Diabetes Treatment and Management Guide- Everyday Health

Diabetes Treatment and Management Guide- Everyday Health | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Are you living with diabetes? Find out what steps you can take to improve your diabetes care plan, from diet and exercise to treatment and management.
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Lot's of great resources here for Diabetics to help them manage their condition from healthcare professionals.

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Questions are the Answer (Home)

Clinician Video. Get more involved with your health care by asking questions, talking to your clinician, and understanding your condition.
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Asking questions and providing information to your doctor and other care providers can improve your care. Talking with your doctor builds trust and leads to better results, quality, safety, and satisfaction.

Quality health care is a team effort. You play an important role. One of the best ways to communicate with your doctor and health care team is by asking questions. Because time is limited during medical appointments, you will feel less rushed if you prepare your questions before your appointment.

Your doctor wants your questions

Doctors know a lot about a lot of things, but they don't always know everything about you or what is best for you.

Your questions give your doctor and health care team important information about you, such as your most important health care concerns.

That is why they need you to speak up.

Check out our videos

Patients and clinicians share why it's important to ask questions and offer ways that you can ask questions and get your health care needs met. In these short, compelling videos, patients talk about how simple questions can help you take better care of yourself, feel better, and get the right care at the right time. Doctors and nurses talk about how your questions help them take better care of you and offer advice on how you can be an active member of your health care team and get your most pressing questions answered.

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Health Care in the 2012 Presidential Election: How the Obama and Romney Plans Stack Up - The Commonwealth Fund

With President Obama and Governor Romney offering fundamentally different visions for the nation's health system, the presidential election provides a stark choice for U.S. voters.
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Mydario | Manage Diabetes | Turn your Smartphone into your Glucose Meter

Mydario | Manage Diabetes | Turn your Smartphone into your Glucose Meter | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Mydario is blood sugar meter that assists people with diabetes. It plugs directly into your Smartphone and helps in keeping a daily diabetes log.
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Your Smart Phone IS Your Glucose Meter:

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Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes

Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it

President Obama may be able to add another feather to his cap, according to a study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients published in Diabetes Care this week. The study found a 23 percent increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients in the 26 states...

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Undetected Diabetes can be dangerous. Study finds 23 percent increase in newly diagnosed diabetes patients in the 26 states that expanded Medicaid under ACA.

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Ex-Allscripts CEO launches new mobile health startup for diabetes care | mobihealthnews

Ex-Allscripts CEO launches new mobile health startup for diabetes care | mobihealthnews | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
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Livongo Health will aim to engage all kinds of people with diabetes — old and young, type 1 and type 2 — in the management of their care. The platform will consist of connected devices, a smart cloud, and a virtual care team.

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Castlight Health IPO draws increased attention to healthcare price transparency

Castlight Health IPO draws increased attention to healthcare price transparency | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Castlight Health's IPO has heightened attention to the topic of healthcare price transparency and what startups are adding to that issue.
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What's it cost? Recent IPO helps "patients as consumers".


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New drugs for diabetes types I & II - Washington Times

New drugs for diabetes types I & II - Washington Times | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
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New drugs for diabetes types I & II
Washington Times
WASHINGTON, November 7, 2013 — This November's National Diabetes Month rings in good cheer by virtue of six new drugs for diabetics.
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Diabetics will have a lot to discuss with their doctor as six new drugs roll out.

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Knowing who your PCP is in the medical home

Knowing who your PCP is in the medical home | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Knowing who your PCP is will allow the patient-centered model of care to thrive and evolve, with us standing right by our patients' sides.
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Challenging to deliver patient-centered care, but it's the heart of healing. #hcsm

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Publications

Publications | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
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You are what you eat.

Here are a series of excellent books for anyone interested in choosing foods with low glycemic index and avoiding foods with a high glycemic index.

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Kindergartener's Heroic 911 Call Saves Her Diabetic Mom - Police ...

Kindergartener's Heroic 911 Call Saves Her Diabetic Mom - Police ... | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
The quick thinking of a 5-year-old girl saved her mother's life in Nesconset last Monday. Jillian Given, a kindergartener at Cherokee Street Elementary School, made an alarming 911 call at 6:30 a.m. on Sept.
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That a girl Jillian! A reminder to talk to even the youngest of children about how to dial 911.
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Give the people what they want: Alan Glaseroff's radical approach to patient empowerment

Give the people what they want: Alan Glaseroff's radical approach to patient empowerment | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
If you were to show up in Alan Glaseroff's office as a person with diabetes and, let's say, numerous complications, putting you into that group of 5% of Americans whose care consumes 50% of the nat...
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What effective communication and relationship building can looks like ...

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Major Study Examines Meat-Diabetes Link

Major Study Examines Meat-Diabetes Link | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Steak lovers, take note: Bumping up your red-meat intake boosts the risk of contracting Type 2 diabetes, a 20-year-long study reveals.
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Wow! A connection between red meat and acquiring Diabetes2.

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liver’s role in diabetes

liver’s role in diabetes | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
By now, most of us know that there’s some relationship between eating sugar and type II diabetes. But do you know exactly how that happens? It turns out that the liver is highly involved in the enti...
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Another reason to avoid fructose. This time for diabetics.

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Don't overwhelm patients with unnecessary detail

Don't overwhelm patients with unnecessary detail | CareSwap _ DIABETES | Scoop.it
Remember to use words that don’t require a medical degree to understand.
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via @kevinmd


Peter Ubel is a physician and behavioral scientist who blogs at his self-titled site, Peter Ubel and can be reached on Twitter @PeterUbel.  He is the author of Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Medical Choices Together. 

 

So docs: if you are frustrated that patients no longer accept your advice as if coming from a demi-God, just sprinkle in a few more big words, discuss a few more rare complications of each treatment choice, and the decision will be back in your hands.  Your bewildered patient will be dependent upon you for your wisdom and counsel.

 

On the other hand, if you want to truly serve your patients’ best interests, and share the decision making burden with them, then please take care not to overwhelm them with unnecessary detail.  And remember to use words that don’t require a medical degree to understand.

 

 

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