• Self-monitoring of blood glucose reduces health care costs, has little impact on patients

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    Self-monitoring of blood glucose in patients with noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes may lower health care spending with little to no harm to these patients, according to findings recently published in Annals of Family Medicine.
    “Self-monitoring of blood glucose can be painful, inconvenient and depressing. The Society of General Internal Medicine advises against daily glucose testing, yet the American Diabetes Association recommends it. Proponents of daily glucose monitoring argue that it improves glycemic control, distress and self-efficacy when used in a targeted manner,” Sonia
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  • Peer activities may improve college students' mental health behaviors

    2 monthes ago - By Healio

    College students who became involved with a peer-run organization focusing on mental health were likely to improve their knowledge of mental health and reduce stigma, according to recently published study results in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
    “In this longitudinal study that followed 1,129 college students over the course of a single academic year, we found that increased familiarity with Active Minds - a student-led organization aimed at teaching peers about mental health issues and decreasing stigma - was associated with
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