Diabetes Update: 4 New Studies

Recent research reveals how social media can help young patients avoid disease complications, how EHRs may ID patients for screening, and other findings.

What do social media, EHRs, verapamil, and eggs have to do with diabetes management? Find out in these summaries of 4 studies recently published in the diabetes and nutrition literature. 


1.Diabetes Transition Service Specification. Issued by National Health Service, England, January 2016.

2. Anderson AE, Kerr WT, Thames A, et al. Electronic health record phenotyping improves detection and screening of type 2 diabetes in the general United States population: a cross-sectional, unselected, retrospective study. J Biomed Inform. 2016;60:162-168.

3. Khodneva Y, Shalev A, Frank SJ, et al. Calcium channel blocker use is associated with lower fasting serum glucose among adults with diabetes from the REGARDS study.Diabetes Res Clin Prac. 2016 Jan 15. pii: S0168-8227(16)00070-X. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.01.021. [Epub ahead of print]

4. Jones SK, Koh GY, Rowling MJ, Schalinske KL. Whole egg consumption prevents diminished serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol concentrations in type 2 diabetic rats. J Agric Food Chem. 2016;64:120-124.