• Veteran disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations

    In 2001, VA made diabetes a presumptive condition for disability compensation. Veterans who served with "boots on the ground" in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam war were eligible. The decision was based on an Institute of Medicine report that found a possible association between exposure to Agent Orange and diabetes.

  • VA Telehealth improves access to nutrition services

    Veterans access Nutrition and Food Services programs offered by VA with technology like VA Video Connect. Virtual visits have positive impact.

  • Advanced diabetes technology aids Veterans

    A continuous glucose monitor is a tiny sensor inserted under the skin. It sends data to the Veteran's patients’ smartphone or tablet.

  • Tips to help with diabetes distress

    Veterans are 2.5 times more likely than non-Veterans to have diabetes. If you suffer from diabetes distress, VA can help you cope.

  • The importance of maintaining kidney health

    Many people with kidney disease don't have symptoms until kidney damage is very advanced. Blood and urine tests confirm kidney disease.

  • Marine Corps Veteran fights diabetes with VA support

    Dangerous blood sugar levels, then a severe infection, then amputation. Through it all, Marine Corps Veteran is optimistic and grateful to VA.

  • New heart failure treatment improves Veteran quality of life

    Michael Clayton, an Army and Navy Veteran, was the first VA patient in the country to receive an innovative new heart procedure.

  • Health Equity podcast #6: Preventing diabetic foot ulcers

    Veterans Health Equity podcast reviews PAVE, a remote patient monitoring tool used for preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers.

  • Fiber – A “super” food to add to your diet

    Good for heart and gut health, fiber can reduce the risk of diabetes and some cancers, and aid with weight loss. It is rich in vitamins and minerals.

  • Study links statin use with diabetes progression, points to need for further research

    Common statins are atorvastatin (sold as Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol XL), and pitavastatin (Livalo). More than 35 million Americans take the prescription drugs to help control cholesterol.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Shelby

    Shelby knew he was overweight, but didn’t realize he had diabetes before coming to VA. VA helped him completely change his lifestyle.

  • VA and IHS collaborate to serve American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans

    VA and the Indian Health Service signed an interagency agreement to improve health care for American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans.

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