Here’s a potpourri of different topics … just interesting stuff!

Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2019 was reported by Leslie Kane for Medscape.com, 10 April 2019.  This year’s report represents almost 20,000 physicians in more than 30 specialties who responded to Medscape’s salary survey, providing their salary information, number of hours worked, amount of time spent seeing patients, what they find most rewarding and challenging about their jobs, and more. There are 30 slides in the report … here a just a few.

   

Read more: MedScape Physician Compensation Report 2019


Iron deficiency in long standing type 1 diabetes mellitus was studied by D. Bergis, L. Tessmer and K. Badenhoop and reported on Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 30 March 2019.  The study aimed to investigate the iron status in middle-aged type 1 diabetes in relation to depression and quality of life (QoL).

CONCLUSION: Type 1 diabetes patients in the current study were frequently depressive and reported an impaired QoL that associated with iron insufficiency. If confirmed a better awareness is needed for depression and ID in long standing disease.

Read study report: Iron deficiency in long standing type 1 diabetes mellitus and its association with depression and impaired quality of life.


Wearable Device for Heart Rate Variability Can Detect Early Hypoglycemia was reported by Tyler Rice for EndocrinologyAdvisor, 2 April 2019. 

A wearable device that measures real-time heart rate variability can detect early signs of hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to study results published in Diabetes Care. “This study shows that heart rate variability changes at the initiation of hypoglycemia can be detected by a wearable device,” the researchers said. “Considering developments in wearables and data analytics, measuring real-time heart rate variability seems promising for early detection of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes.”

Read more: Wearable Device for Heart Rate Variability Can Detect Early Hypoglycemia

 

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