November 11, 2011

Scientists are reporting development and successful laboratory testing of an electrochemical sensor device that has the potential to measure blood-sugar levels from tears instead of blood — an advance that could save diabetes patients the discomfort of pricking their fingers for droplets of blood used in traditional blood-sugar tests.

November 10, 2011

Women, more often than men, reported that diabetes had a greater negative impact on their emotional outlook as well as their compliance with diet and exercise recommendations, according to a study released Thursday by Rite Aid and WebMD. The survey also found that women were more open than men to receiving tools to help them manage their diabetes.

November 9, 2011

CVS Caremark is expanding its Pharmacy Advisor program to now include chronic cardiovascular care, a pharmacy-based approach to managing one of the most prevalent and expensive chronic illnesses.

November 9, 2011

Teenagers that consume a fiber-rich diet are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

November 9, 2011

The UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance is emphasizing its Not Me program — an employer- and community-based initiative aimed at combating the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity — in line with National Diabetes Month.

November 7, 2011

Sweet'N Low and Olympic athlete Dominique Dawes have joined forces to address the growing diabetes epidemic in honor of National Diabetes Month.

November 4, 2011

Marsh Supermarkets is offering a new program for patients with diabetes, according to the Indianapolis-based chain's website.

November 4, 2011

The diabetes patient has long been identified as a coveted higher-trip, higher-
market-basket opportunity 
for pharmacy operators. And now Rite Aid has created a loyalty card 
program specifically for that diabetes patient.


November 3, 2011

As part of its broad support for patients with diabetes, and in recognition of American Diabetes Month, CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it will be hosting live Facebook chats to answer patients' questions about diabetes and chronic condition management.

November 3, 2011

Meijer has launched a chainwide effort to position its pharmacy staff as diabetes specialists.

November 3, 2011

Novo Nordisk has donated $50,000 to an organization that raises awareness about diabetes and connects people living with it, the Danish drug maker said.

November 2, 2011

Abbott last week officially announced the launch of Glucerna Hunger Smart nutrition shakes, pictured here at a central Pennsylvania Wegmans, that specifically targets patients living with diabetes.

November 1, 2011

A new online healthcare service powered by Healthcare Resources Online and developed for members of the American Diabetes Association has made its debut.

November 1, 2011

Rite Aid and LifeScan kicked off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour in New York on Tuesday with a special appearance by celebrity chef Sam Talbot.

October 31, 2011

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has sent a regulatory application to the Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for one of its drugs in treating diabetes-related pain.

October 31, 2011

Select Walgreens across the country will offer free blood-glucose testing during National Diabetes Month this November, Walgreens announced Monday.

October 28, 2011

A volunteer eye health and safety organization has introduced a new program that seeks to educate the public on the potential effects diabetes may have on one's vision.

October 28, 2011

Rite Aid is collaborating with LifeScan to bring free diabetes testing, resources and materials to communities across the Northeast, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

October 27, 2011

Abbott has introduced a new line of nutrition shakes and bars for people with diabetes.

October 27, 2011

An online social health initiative for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes will make its debut in honor of American Diabetes Month in November.

October 21, 2011

A new study conducted by the Joslin Diabetes Center suggested that a certain enzyme could cause birth defects among babies born to women with diabetes.

October 21, 2011

A study conducted by the University of Alberta found that women with Type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

October 20, 2011

African-American women who develop gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy face a 52% increased risk of developing diabetes in the future, compared with white women who develop GDM during pregnancy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online Thursday in the journal Diabetologia.

October 19, 2011

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has started a late-stage clinical trial program for a drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.