December 5, 2013

Among diabetes sufferers and those with a diabetic in their household, the critical role of the physician in condition management is most visible, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers. Eight-in-10 indicate their doctor is very or somewhat involved in their own or their household member's diabetes management; half report their doctor is their primary source for condition info — 43% more than those using the second-most common source, health-related web sites.

December 5, 2013

Making regular doctor appointments is the activity done most often by respondents (78%) to live a healthy life, at least 10 percentage points higher than diet and exercise, according to a recent online survey of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with diabetes or a family history of diabetes. As many as 70% limit alcohol consumption, and 68% monitor their diet.

October 8, 2015

According to J.D. Power, more diabetics are buying their meters in the retail pharmacy channel and the more satisfied they are, the more often they'll recommend that meter to their friends. 

October 3, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Wakefern Food on Saturday afternoon during the Business Session at GMDC Health Beauty Wellness showcased just how powerful the kind of partnerships generated out of GMDC HBW 2015 can be — a new, dynamic diabetes-centric set co-created by J&J and Wakefern could generate incremental dollars for every new diabetes customer.

September 25, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Both Tresiba and Ryzodeg are manufactured by Novo Nordisk.

September 24, 2015

HealthDay is reporting on a new study in Spain that shows the impact timing of a patient’s high blood pressure meds can have on whether or not they develop Type 2 diabetes. Findings point to the fact that taking medication at bedtime could reduce the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50%. 

September 21, 2015

For the U.S. pharmaceutical market, 2015 is already shaping up to be another double-digit growth year in terms of prescription spend, and brand-name specialty drugs are big drivers of that growth.

September 8, 2015

Data from recent years suggests that the increasing prevalence of diabetes may be leveling off.

September 2, 2015

Sam’s Club on Wednesday announced that it will provide a fifth year of free diabetes screenings for the public.

August 31, 2015

The combination of resources is aimed at providing diabetes patients better tools for self-management and giving healthcare providers more tools to support patients, according to the companies. 

August 28, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration has a new diabetes treatment developed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co.

August 25, 2015

Glucose monitoring device company Dexcom announced Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration had approved its G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.

August 14, 2015

Nearly 13% of U.S. Hispanic adults are already diagnosed with diabetes, one of the highest prevalence rates among ethnic groups in the country.

August 12, 2015

Mexico's Tienda Diabetes, a business unit of Soluciones Hospitalarias Integrales, turned to IBM Commerce to help provide better care for people with diabetes.

August 5, 2015

Association is placing its support behind the Access To Quality Diabetes Education Act of 2015, versions of which are before both the House and the Senate.

August 5, 2015

 Data recently presented at t AADE15 suggests that people with type 2 diabetes can lower their blood sugar and benefit from following a structured, personalized self-monitoring blood glucose schedule even if they don’t require insulin.

July 14, 2015

A&D's new WellnessConnected app designed to capture overall health data points into an easy-to-read graph for consumers. 

July 9, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation has unveiled its new Patient Self-Management Solutions aimed at reducing overall cost of care by approximately $1,000 per person with diabetes per year, improving health outcomes and increasing patient satisfaction.

July 6, 2015

The focus on education at McKesson’s ideaShare 2015 didn’t stop when the exhibit hall opened Thursday evening. Friday and Saturday in San Diego saw a robust lineup of Continuing Education and Lunch & Learn sessions that aimed to keep independent pharmacy owners and pharmacists apprised of the latest developments in patient care and the current state of the business.

June 15, 2015

As many as 42% of the patients with a pharmacist on their care team had at least one change to their blood pressure drugs, which leads to improved outcomes, study finds.

June 11, 2015

The Balance Rewards for healthy choices program gives users Balance Rewards points for logging blood pressure or weight loss, tracking daily activity and setting achievable goals.

June 10, 2015

The $1.1 billion deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016 and will include Bayer’s Contour line of blood glucose monitors and test strips, as well as lancing devices like Microlet and Elite. 

May 29, 2015

Type-2 diabetes patients do better when a pharmacist is a part of their care team. 

May 22, 2015

The American Pharmacists Association Foundation’s diabetes management solution, the Patient Self-Management Credential for Diabetes, was highlighted at the Healthcare Leadership Council’s wellness briefing.