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.

May 24, 2017

“We want to be more impactful to the people we serve and continue to build up our portfolio of products,” Larry Merlo said during the UBS Healthcare Conference in New York City.

May 2, 2017

According to industry data, more than 66 million consumers in the U.S. have Amazon Prime memberships.

April 25, 2017

Challenge participants who have diabetes will use Ascensia’s Contour Next One Blood Glucose Monitoring System to monitor their blood glucose, and all participants will use higi, the largest self-screening network in the nation, to monitor weight and body mass index.

April 13, 2017

CNBC on Wednesday reported that Apple has hired a small team of engineers as part of a "secret" initiative to develop the next generation of diabetes management devices. "The initiative is far enough along that Apple has been conducting feasibility trials at clinical sites across the Bay Area and has hired consultants to help it figure out the regulatory pathways," CNBC reported, citing sources familiar with the effort. "Apple isn't the only technology company eyeing opportunities in the space, [however]. Verily, Google's life sciences team, is currently working on a 'smart' contact lens to measure blood sugar via the eye, and it partnered up with DexCom in 2015." (CNBC)

April 13, 2017

GlucoMe's new EVP, GM previously served as divisional VP at Abbott Labs, where he was responsible for all diabetes products and strategy direction.

March 24, 2017

According to Dexcom, its continuous glucose monitoring system is proven to significantly lower A1C levels resulting in lowered medical costs from diabetes complications (e.g., ER visits, seizures, etc.) and is now the only device approved for CGM for Medicare.

March 9, 2017

Through April 30, there will be free, guided tours at 400 of the company’s stores with in-store pharmacies under the Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw's, ACME, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Pavilions, Star Market and Carrs banners.

March 7, 2017

The Glucose Health “Only at Walmart” television ad campaign is airing across primetime and daytime rotations on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, Game Show Network, Lifetime and TV Land.

February 13, 2017

Walk-in screenings are available at all 270-plus ShopRite locations, with no fasting needed.

February 6, 2017

Industry retailers and vendors gathered on Dec. 1, 2016, for the Chronic Care Roundtable, part of the 18th annual DSN Industry Issues Summit.

February 2, 2017

According to data recently published by the Brussels-based International Diabetes Federation, by 2040 more than 642 million people worldwide will suffer from diabetes, up from 415 million in 2015, the last year for which the organization has statistics.

February 2, 2017

CVS Health senior educator Kristene Diggins and others involved in the fight against diabetes said they expect drug stores and retail clinics to play a bigger role in coming years.

February 2, 2017

In this report, DSN examines the home healthcare market, the role pharmacies play in the prevention and management of diabetes, and products that are transforming OTC.

February 2, 2017

Owen Mumford is releasing an insulin injection guide, called “Injecting with Insulin: A Guide to Good Injection Technique,” to better assist healthcare professionals in educating patients on healthy injection routines in both digital and print formats.

January 31, 2017

The Countour Next One system recently received 510(k) clearance from the FDA and Ascensia Diabetes Care expects to make this system available in the United States in early 2017.

January 24, 2017

The news was announced in conjunction with the company's fourth quarter earnings call, and is part of the company's ongoing portfolio management.

January 19, 2017

The supermarket chain is implementing programs to meet the needs of customers seeking a healthier lifestyle.

January 13, 2017

Designation means treatment decisions can be made using the device.

January 13, 2017

Drawing on FAIR Health's database of over 21 billion privately billed healthcare claims, the report found claim lines with a diagnosis of obesity also increased across the pediatric population from 2011 to 2015 by as much as 154%.

January 4, 2017

The drug, approved by the Food and Drug Administration in November, is indicated to treat adults with Type 2 diabetes that’s inadequately controlled on basal insulin or lixisenatide. 

December 16, 2016

Using blood glucose data wirelessly transmitted from the OneTouch Verio Flex blood glucose monitoring system, WellDoc's patented clinical and behavioral engine will provide patients with individualized real-time feedback.

December 15, 2016

The drug’s availability comes a year after the Food and Drug Administration approved it as a follow-on biologic to Lantus, another U-100 long-acting insulin. It has an amino acid sequence identical to that of Lantus.