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.

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.

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 4, 2015

Miraculins in January 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 beginning in February.

February 26, 2015

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

February 18, 2015

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

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. 

 

February 3, 2015

Afrezza, an inhaled insulin powder, is now available by prescription in U.S. retail pharmacies, Sanofi and MannKind Corp. announced. The drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to control high blood sugar in adults who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

 

January 29, 2015

In December, DSN hosted its 14th annual Diabetes Roundtable, this time expanding the discussion to include other chronic conditions and community pharmacy’s role in driving prevention and improved health outcomes for patients.

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 15, 2015

Marsh Supermarkets announced a Cardiac Care Program within their 39 pharmacy locations throughout Indiana. 

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.