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.

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.

November 10, 2014

The YMCA of Greater Rochester, Wegmans Pharmacy and the American Diabetes Association will host three events to provide community members with health education about diabetes.

November 6, 2014

H-E-B on Thursday partnered with the American Diabetes Association to announce the launch of H-E-B Nutrition Services.

 

November 6, 2014

It is a common practice for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes to receive an offer for a free blood-glucose meter from manufacturers; however, satisfaction is significantly higher among meter users who are offered a choice from a selection of at least three free meter models than among those who are not offered a choice.

November 5, 2014

Novo Nordisk on Wednesday announced the relaunch of Cornerstones4Care, an online patient support platform for people living with diabetes.

November 4, 2014

In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Colgate Total on Tuesday announced the "Small Steps Make A Big Difference" campaign to help raise awareness surrounding the relationship between oral health and diabetes. 

 

October 31, 2014

Diabetes treatment with a low-cost generic drug can have significant, positive implications for a patient's quality of life and medication cost, according to new research from CVS Health.

October 31, 2014

Novo Nordisk announced the launch of NovoFine Plus in the United States. NovoFine Plus is a universal needle that works with all currently available insulin, as well as some GLP-1 receptor agonist pens, the company said. 

 

October 30, 2014

AstraZeneca on Thursday announced that the Food and Drug Administration approved Xigduo XR (dapagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release), a once-daily drug for the treatment of adults with Type 2 diabetes. 

October 17, 2014

"The United States is in the midst of a prescription drug abuse epidemic as addiction, overdoses and deaths associated with non-medical drug use have risen dramatically over the last decade. In 2009, U.S. drug overdose deaths outnumbered motor vehicle accident deaths for the first time," writes Wendy Cloe, a director at Emdeon, in her latest blog.