diabetes http://kcur.org en Food Critics: Diabetic Dining http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-diabetic-dining <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most of us are very lucky. When we go out to eat, we usually don’t worry about dietary restrictions or fret over missing the delicious food we'd like to eat.</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:30:29 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 45423 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: Diabetic Dining Controversial Medicare Bid Program Takes Next Step http://kcur.org/post/controversial-medicare-bid-program-takes-next-step <p>Medicare patients who have diabetic testing supplies delivered to them experienced some changes this week.</p><p>It’s all part of an effort by the Medicare program to save money and cut down on fraud. But some people are worried about unintended consequences.</p><p>A public services announcement issued by Medicare attempts to lay out the changes for diabetic Medicare recipients:</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 13:11:21 +0000 Bryan Thompson 39627 at http://kcur.org Controversial Medicare Bid Program Takes Next Step Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care http://kcur.org/post/ford-uaw-test-could-affect-kc-worker-health-care <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ford Motor and the United Auto Workers Union today rolled out a pilot health care program that might ultimately affect&nbsp; workers at the Kansas City</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Claycomo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Assembly Plant.</span></p><p>The program would help the chronically ill and was also expected to reduce health care costs.</p><p></p><p>Ford, the union and the union’s retiree health care trust revealed the program at the company’s Dearborn, Michigan headquarters.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:49:19 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39062 at http://kcur.org Ford-UAW Test Could Affect KC Worker Health Care As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges http://kcur.org/post/diabetes-rises-kids-so-do-treatment-challenges More kids than ever have <a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/diabetestype2.html">Type 2 diabetes</a>, the kind that used to be referred to as the adult-onset variety.<p>It's a sign of our sedentary, calorie-rich times. Childhood obesity, a risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, is <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/11/28/142672879/fighting-childhood-obesity-its-a-family-affair">commonplace</a>. For teens, about half of new cases of diabetes are now Type 2 compared with just 3 percent a few decades back.<p>So what's the best way to treat the growing number of kids? Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:54:00 +0000 Scott Hensley 16819 at http://kcur.org As Diabetes Rises In Kids, So Do Treatment Challenges