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.

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.

May 21, 2015

Glucose Health targets Type-2 diabetics with fiber supplement.  

May 20, 2015

As health-related kiosks continue to gain consumer acceptance, suppliers and retailers are exploring ways of incorporating more of these devices into pharmacy offerings.

April 30, 2015

American physician survey finds that Americans are lacking the tools to fight chronic disease. 

April 21, 2015

A Frost & Sullivan report released Tuesday found the self-monitoring blood-glucose meter market is threatened by reimbursement pressure and technological advancements. 

March 24, 2015

A new report by Shoppers Drug Mart and Great-West Life demonstrates the importance of pharmacist interventions in diabetes management.

March 13, 2015

The CDC and AMA on Thursday launched the joint Prevent Diabetes STAT program. 

March 13, 2015

Wakefern's ShopRite has teamed up with Johnson & Johnson to create a Diabetes Center at its Flemington, N.J., location.

March 5, 2015

Walgreens and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation will team up for the annual DRI Walk for Diabetes and Family Fun Day for the fifth consecutive year.

March 4, 2015

DexCom received Food and Drug Administration approval for its Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share. The Share receiver uses a wireless connection via Bluetooth Low Energy between the patient’s receiver and an app on the patient’s smartphone to relay glucose information to apps on the mobile devices of up to five designated recipients, or “followers.”

 

February 26, 2015

Sanofi expands its portfolio of insulin therapy products with the introduction of the once-daily, long-acting Toujeo. 

February 23, 2015

Study finds that vitamin D depletion linked more closely to diabetes than obesity. 

February 18, 2015

Natural Product Solutions on Wednesday announced the launch of its new VirMax Blood Sugar Stabilization Formula.

February 10, 2015

The Wall Street Journal on Sunday reported that DexCom, a medical-device maker, is developing a diabetes glucose monitoring app to be compatible with the Apple Watch.

February 3, 2015

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved Glyxambi (empagliflozin/linagliptin) tablets.