The American Diabetes Association on Monday announced its collaboration with Walgreens, a national strategic partner of the association, and the Balance Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.
Novo Nordisk is teaming up with NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins to launch Dominique's Diabetes Dream Team, a national initiative to help adults with Type 2 diabetes customize a "full-court" approach to managing the everyday challenges of the disease.
Almost 70% of adults with Type 1 diabetes never use their blood glucose self-monitoring devices or insulin pumps to download historical data about their blood sugar levels and insulin doses — information that likely would help them manage their disease better.
Novo Nordisk on Thursday announced the launch of Levemir FlexTouch (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), a prefilled insulin delivery mechanism, providing a new way for diabetics to administer their insulin.
The American Diabetes Association will lower its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with Type 1 diabetes, according to a statement released at the association's 74th Scientific Sessions.
A study published Wednesday on JAMA's website found that diabetes patients taking metformin had a higher risk of all-cause death when insulin was added to their treatment as compared to when sulfonylureas were added to treatment.