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.

January 27, 2015

Miraculins on Tuesday announced that it will be commencing a pilot program with Lovell Drugs and Pear Healthcare Solutions that will see the placement of the first stand-alone, Scout DS diabetes screening kiosks in Lovell’s retail pharmacy locations in Ontario.

January 22, 2015

Glucose Health recently launched a powder blend that can assist in the stabilization of healthy glucose levels, the company announced.

January 20, 2015

LifeScan on Tuesday introduced the new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System that helps people with diabetes better understand their results without any extra effort.

January 16, 2015

LifeScan announced on Friday that the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York recently entered judgments ordering H&H Wholesale Services and MSI Medical Supply to permanently stop selling counterfeit or diverted OneTouch Test Strips. 

January 12, 2015

The Pharmacy Quality Alliance on Monday announced the retirement of the performance measure, "Diabetes: Appropriate Treatment of Hypertension."

January 8, 2015

Data from a recent patient satisfaction study conducted by J.D. Power has found that Bayer blood glucose meters ranked highest in overall satisfaction among patients with diabetes.

January 6, 2015

People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose early in their disease are likely to live longer than those who do not.

January 5, 2015

Drug Store News recently interviewed Travis Shaw, VP sales and marketing for Owen Mumford about one of its newest products, Unifine Pentips Plus, a first-of-its-kind pen needle with a pen needle remover built into the device. The device is reported to show promise in improving patient compliance. 

December 29, 2014

Novo Nordisk last week announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved the company's new drug application for Saxenda, a once-daily glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist used as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for weight management in adults.

December 18, 2014

H-E-B donated $1 million to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to be used in the school's diabetes research program, according to a report from the Valley Morning Star published Thursday.

December 11, 2014

The Little Clinic and UC Health have announced that they are expanding on their relationship to include diabetes management, beginning in December, inside seven pilot program locations.

December 9, 2014

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group recently adopted the continuous glucose monitoring profile, developed by the Medical Device Working Group, to standardize data collection, measurement and delivery for Bluetooth Smart glucose monitors.

December 9, 2014

"During last week’s Drug Store News Diabetes Leadership Forum, the entire audience took a moment to focus on prevention … and do something about it," writes Hamacher Resource Group VP Dave Wendland in his latest blog post. 

December 2, 2014

ardinal Health on Tuesday announced an enhancement to its Diabetes Specialized Care Center, which offers an array of training and educational tools, marketing support and other resources to help community pharmacists position themselves as local destinations for diabetes care. 

November 26, 2014

The American College of Emergency Physicians on Tuesday warned against overindulgence through the holidays in an effort to raise awareness around diabetes. 

November 17, 2014

Four-in-10 U.S. adults are expected to develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology in August, suggesting that as many as 126 million consumers will be looking for treatment options, including self-monitoring their condition at home.

November 17, 2014

Earlier this year iHealth Lab launched iHealth Align, a mobile blood-glucose monitor that plugs directly into a smartphone, and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app. 

November 17, 2014

Nipro Diagnostics introduced its True Metrix Self-Monitoring and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood-glucose systems. 

November 13, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has introduced a new CVS/pharmacy Brand Advanced Glucose Meter, a Food and Drug Administration-approved meter for at-home glucose monitoring.

November 12, 2014

iHealth Lab on Wednesday announced that it will begin linking directly from its Gluco-Smart mobile application to educational content from the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Forecast magazine. 

November 11, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, Price Chopper has developed food- and health-related programs to help promote awareness on the issues surrounding diabetes and the people who are impacted by the disease.

November 10, 2014

Eli Lilly and Co. on Monday announced that its Type 2 diabetes treatment drug Trulicity (dulaglutide) , is now available in U.S. pharmacies. The drug is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist, and comes in a single-dose pen, which doesn't require the patient to mix, measure or handle the needle, the company said.