June 19, 2013

Three new drugs for Type 2 diabetes made by Takeda Pharmaceutical have become available in pharmacies, the company said.

June 18, 2013

Bayer HealthCare, makers of the Contour Next portfolio of blood-glucose meters, and dLife Healthcare Solutions, a diabetes behavior change solution, have created and are working together to offer Eat Well, Test Well, a six-week food and nutrition program for people with diabetes available at no charge.

June 7, 2013

Kerr Drug is launching a new marketing program aimed at diabetes patients.

April 19, 2013

Abbott Diabetes Care last week initiated a voluntary recall of its FreeStyle lnsulinx Blood Glucose Meters in the United States.

April 12, 2013

Homeostasis Labs was named "Best New Product" by retail buyers attending the ECRM Home Health Care conference last month for a new sugar-free line of dietary supplements formulated to boost health for people with diabetes.

April 10, 2013

Bartell Drugs will play a prominent role at a diabetes expo in Seattle this weekend, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

April 5, 2013

Novo Nordisk has launched a diabetes awareness sweepstakes in which the winners get a free trip to the 2013 IndyCar finale, the Danish drug maker said.

March 27, 2013

With the prevalence of chronic disease conditions on the rise, Great-West Life, a provider of drug plan management solutions, and Canadian pharmacy retailer Shoppers Drug Mart have entered into an agreement to introduce two new health support programs for Great-West Life clients.

March 26, 2013

The American Diabetes Association, partnering with Walgreens and Duane Reade, kicked off its 25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day "wake-up call" asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

March 25, 2013

The percentage of people who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and aware of it has risen slightly over the past few years, but remains low, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March 22, 2013

A drug made by Novo Nordisk for Type 2 diabetes produced a 6% loss of weight in a trial of the drug in obese patients, the company said.

March 8, 2013

Drug maker Merck has hired celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz as a spokeswoman to reach out to Hispanics living with Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

March 7, 2013

The cost of diabetes has increased by more than $70 billion over the past five years, according to new research from the American Diabetes Association.

March 4, 2013

In November 2012, The Drug Store News Group hosted in New York an exclusive roundtable discussion of leading pharmacy retailers and a handful of key vendors. Moderated by special guest Dave Wendland of Hamacher Resource Group, the panel tackled a wide range of issues, including how to expand pharmacist accessibility for patients with diabetes; measuring and managing patient outcomes; government reform and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; and the use of complementary and alternative medicines.

February 22, 2013

The YMCA is offering a demonstration project to show that its YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program — part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's broader National Diabetes Prevention Program — can lower the incidence of Type 2 diabetes and reduce medical costs incurred by Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding the project, whereby YMCAs in 17 communities that deliver the program will offer it at no cost to 10,000 Medicare enrollees over the next three years, and the YMCA expects it to save Medicare $4.2 million over three years and $53 million over six years.

It's been said that, "It takes a village to raise a child," and because chronic disease is an issue that affects communities as a whole - not just individuals - it would make sense for community-based organizations to target a growing national health crisis like the diabetes epidemic.

February 19, 2013

The YMCA is sponsoring a diabetes-control program that some say could slow the disease's spread, according to published reports.

February 19, 2013

Control of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol among patients with diabetes has improved markedly, but more room for improvement remains, according to a new study.

February 8, 2013

While much of the attention to diabetes has focused on the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes among adults and children alike, a new study by a researcher in Philadelphia has found a spike in Type 1 diabetes among children as well.

February 1, 2013

Face-to-face medication therapy management services can improve health outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new study.

January 31, 2013

A nutritional supplement may help ward off gestational diabetes in pregnant women, according to a new study.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved three new drugs for Type 2 diabetes made by Takeda, the agency said.

January 28, 2013

In August 2012, the American Association of Diabetes Educators highlighted recommendations and research confirming that more than one-third of the 25 million Americans with diabetes don’t take their insulin as prescribed. Collaborative Care recently had the opportunity to interview Jerry Meece, a pharmacist, certified diabetes educator and author of the AADE’s recommendations, about what pharmacists are — and should be — doing to address the problem.

January 22, 2013

During its annual business review Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson announced that the recent introduction of the OneTouch Verio Glucose testing platform represented one of the first diabetes care devices to alert and display high/low patterns that deliver more meaningful and actionable insights to help patients better understand and manage their diabetes.

January 11, 2013

A panel of Food and Drug Administration experts has recommended approval for an experimental Type 2 diabetes drug made by Johnson & Johnson, the drug maker said.