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Three faculty present their research at ADA Scientific Sessions

Drs. Cummings, Hambidge and Patil from ECU Family Medicine Research Division presented their research at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions, June 9-13, 2017 in San Diego, California.

Dr. Cummings was selected in the oral abstract session entitled Thinking and Working Outside the Box-Prevention and Intervention Approaches. He presented "Stepped-Care Behavioral Intervention Reduces Regimen-Related Distress" based on 6 months data from the COMRADE study (Collaborative Care Management for Distress and Depression in Rural Diabetes). Dr. Lesley Lutes, Dr. Bertha Hambidge, Dr. Marissa Carraway, Dr. Shiv Patil, Alyssa Adams, Chelsey Solar, Dr. Kerry Littlewood, Sheila Edwards, and Peggy Gatlin were co-authors.

Dr. Cummings also co-authored a poster "Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Aspart 30 and Insulin Degludec/Aspart vs. Basal Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-analysis" along with Drs. Moshriky and Tanenberg from ECU Endocrinology.

Dr. Hambidge presented a poster on "Insulin-Using Patients Experience Comparable Reductions in Regimen-Related Distress from Behavioral Interventions" under the Psychosocial, Behavioral Medicine category. Dr. Skip Cummings, Dr. Lesley Lutes, Dr. Merissa Carraway, Dr. Shiv Patil, Alyssa Adams, Chelsey Solar, Dr. Kerry Littlewood, Sheila Edwards, and Peggy Gatlin were co-authors.

Dr. Patil presented "Rural Team-Based Diabetes Care: Telehealth Achieves Comparable Outcomes as Face-to-Face Care" as a poster under the Health Care Delivery-Economics category. Co-authors were Dr. Skip Cummings, Alyssa Adams, Lisa Rodebaugh, Dr. Dennis Russo, Jill Jennings, Dr. Elizabeth Banks, Jessica Sisneros, Dr. Ann Marie Nye, Dr. Jill Hardee, and Kay Craven.

In addition to the general poster sessions, presentations from Drs. Hambidge and Patil were selected by the Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee to be showcased in a Moderated Poster Discussion. During these one-hour discussions, session moderators shared their perspectives and highlight novel or recent developments in discussion sessions with poster presenters as attendees listened in. All these abstracts were published in the Scientific Sessions Abstract Book, the June 2017 supplement to the journal Diabetes.

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