February 2, 2016

Omnis Health recently launched a Gestational Diabetes Kit portfolio, representing a unique niche opportunity for retail pharmacy operators that marries a diabetes patient with the market basket of an expecting mom. Drug Store News spoke with Cathy Pereira, Omnis Health EVP global sales and marketing, to discuss that opportunity.

January 26, 2016

Tresiba is designed to last at least 42 hours after eight once-a-day injections, and can allow patients to dose themselves at a time that accommodates their schedule. 

January 26, 2016

Nearly 80 million U.S. households own a cat or dog and more than 350,000 cats and 150,000 dogs have been or will be diagnosed with diabetes, Omnis Health noted. 

January 21, 2016

The PSA campaign, featuring first-of-its-kind communications techniques, was developed pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather New York for the Ad Council.

December 15, 2015
As part of the program, Marsh Drugs also provides a free 100-count box of universal lancets with a prescription. 
December 10, 2015

The mySugr Logbook is a popular smartphone application that helps people with diabetes improve self-management through elements of gamification, design and immediate feedback through a personalized diabetes monitor. 

December 10, 2015

The Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service is reporting on an art gallery that has been organized by two sisters, one of whose research uncovered issues that Mexican-Americans with diabetes face when trying to get dental services. According to the report, many people in focus groups discussed not seeking dental treatment because of a lack of health insurance or because affordable clinics are overcrowded. These focus groups’s findings were turned into an art gallery emphasizing oral health. (Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service)

December 7, 2015

In news that could change the daily routine of diabetics, Global News reports that Google has filed a patent for a “needle-free” way to draw blood that uses a micro-particle that draws a small amount of blood. The patent suggests two iterations of the device, reports Global News: “a hand-held version where users pricks themselves and a hands-free version where the device is worn on the wrist with an automatic blood-drawing option.” (Global News)

December 7, 2015

Dexcom has developed Continuous Glucose Monitoring that allows patients to get a reading every five minutes via a disposable body-worn sensor that uses bluetooth technology to communicate with a hand-held monitor or smartphone.

December 4, 2015

With the presidential election in 2016, access to health care and cost of medications are some of the most hotly debated topics. For people living with diabetes, navigating this complex landscape can be a hurdle in their diabetes management.

December 2, 2015

The device features comfort-enhancing technology, which uses a series of eight raised dots on the end of the lancet that reduces pain from the needle when pressed against the sample area.

December 2, 2015

The Gmate SMART blood glucose meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone jack of the smartphone.

November 13, 2015

Reuters is reporting that ahead of this weekend’s G20 summit in Turkey, Petra Wilson, head of the International Diabetes Federation, is calling on world leaders to take collective action against diabetes, which can be attributed to a death every six seconds, by taxing sugar in a manner similar to that around alcohol and tobacco. “It is very well established that heavy taxation on tobacco and relentless reinforcement of the message that tobacco is unhealthy has had a very good effect,” she told Reuters. “It is time now we adopted a similar approach with sugar.” (Reuters)

November 13, 2015

AtlanticLIVE’s event, “The Diabetes Divide,” addressed an issue that affects an estimated 415 million people worldwide. 

November 12, 2015

OneTouch Verio Sync meter users can wirelessly sync their data to the OneTouch Reveal mobile app for access across multiple devices. 

November 12, 2015
With the release of MedHelp's Sugar Sense app for Apple Watch, users can display their glucose readings from their wrists, helping them better understand their condition and stay within their blood glucose targets. 

 

November 5, 2015

Nearly 9 out of 10 (88%) respondents who are not getting a dilated eye exam every year said knowing that the exam can help detect diabetic eye disease would motivate them to get one.

October 27, 2015

The authors say this is the first study to show that a pharmacist-based glucose control program can potentially improve outcomes for surgery patients, and also lead to lower costs. 

October 16, 2015

Five pharmacists at the company’s Randalls supermarkets in Austin, Texas have dedicated themselves to diabetes management. Since February 2013, the pharmacists — Clarissa Wallace, Kristy Solominsky, Deborah DeYoung, Sonia Borja and Sal Solis — have been working closely with the city of Austin, insurer United Healthcare and Austin-based Seton Hospital to help municipal employees learn how to manage their diabetes.

October 13, 2015
All funds raised will be donated to the American Diabetes Association in support of its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
 
October 8, 2015

According to J.D. Power, more diabetics are buying their meters in the retail pharmacy channel and the more satisfied they are, the more often they'll recommend that meter to their friends. 

October 3, 2015

Johnson & Johnson and Wakefern Food on Saturday afternoon during the Business Session at GMDC Health Beauty Wellness showcased just how powerful the kind of partnerships generated out of GMDC HBW 2015 can be — a new, dynamic diabetes-centric set co-created by J&J and Wakefern could generate incremental dollars for every new diabetes customer.

September 25, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Tresiba (insulin degludec injection) and Ryzodeg 70/30 (insulin degludec/insulin aspart injection) to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes mellitus. Both Tresiba and Ryzodeg are manufactured by Novo Nordisk.

September 24, 2015

HealthDay is reporting on a new study in Spain that shows the impact timing of a patient’s high blood pressure meds can have on whether or not they develop Type 2 diabetes. Findings point to the fact that taking medication at bedtime could reduce the risk of developing diabetes by more than 50%.