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Handle With Care (Part 2)

shutterstock_567577024 Endocrine News continues its conversation with some of the clinical practitioner members of the Endocrine Society on their views of patient-centered care. What does it mean for a practice, a patient, and the physician? This article picks up where it left off last month with an ongoing dialogue among physicians about what constitutes patient-centered care....
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WellDoc/AADE Partner to Promote Digital Diabetes Self-Management Platform

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), announced today they will partner with digital healthcare company WellDoc to incorporate the “AADE Diabetes Education Curriculum: A Guide to Successful Self-Management” in the BlueStar® digital therapeutic platform. BlueStar® is an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic used to help adults living with type 2 diabetes self-manage their condition. This partnership...
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Lawyering Up: Why an Attorney Should Eye that Employment Contract

When it’s time to accept a new position, you better have a lawyer who specializes in physician contracts on your side before you sign on the dotted line. Unless you are planning on spending your entire career in solo practice, you will have to negotiate an employment agreement. The wording of your contract may well...
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2016: A Progress Report

progress_shutterstock_226274737 Endocrine science has been at the forefront of research and treatment of a variety of endocrine disorders. The result is a wide array of therapies, products, and more that came to market in 2016, which Endocrine News has compiled here. This past year was the 100th year of the Endocrine Society and it was not...
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FDA Grants Clearance for Digital Application for T2D Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted 510(k) clearance for a global digital solution that supports the effective management of type 2 adult diabetes patients treated with basal insulin. The application will be marketed as Insulia® by the company Voluntis, which specializes in therapeutic companion software to help patients self-manage chronic diseases. Insulia® Diabetes Management Companion...
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Commentary: Geriatric Endocrinology: An Important Competency for Endocrinologists in an Aging Society

As the population ages, endocrinologists will be faced increasingly with older patients with endocrine disorders who may present difficult clinical challenges. Fortunately, the Endocrine Society is poised to improve the “geriatric competency” of endocrine practitioners, researchers, and trainees. According to a 2015 United Nations World Population Ageing Report, the number and proportion of older persons...