Message from #ADA2012 @thelancet and St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto: Teamwork Works in #Diabetes

Improving diabetes care across the system | theheart.org:

Promising data (and also terrific accompanying editorial from Marti Funnel) in this study presented at ADA and published in The Lancet.

Meta-analysis results across all outcomes

Outcomes  Pooled effect (95% CI) 
Dichotomous outcomes 
Aspirin use 1.33 (1.21-1.45)
Statin use 1.12 (0.99-1.28)
Antihypertensive drug use 1.17 (1.01-1.37)
Retinopathy 1.22 (1.13-1.32)
Renal screening 1.28 (1.13-1.44)
Foot screening 1.27 (1.16-1.39)
Hypertension control 1.01 (0.96-1.07)
Smoking cessation 1.13 (0.99-1.29)
Continuous variables 
HbA1c (%) -0.37 (-0.45 to -0.28)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) -0.10 (-0.05 to -0.14)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) -3.13 (-4.06 to -2.19)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) -1.55 (2.15 to -0.95)

David G. Armstrong

Dedicated to amputation prevention, wound healing, diabetic foot, biotechnology and the intersection between medical devices and consumer electronics.

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