November 30, 2016

According to clinical studies, the palm of the hand has the same blood flow as fingers, and provides an accurate alternative site to constant finger stick “poking.”

November 29, 2016

Topics for discussion at the Drug Store News Issue Summit include pharmacies’ role in the care of chronic condition patients, coordinating and connecting the touchpoints across the omni-channel platforms, how technology and consumerism will fuel personalized medicine and measuring and monitoring patient outcomes.

November 23, 2016

The “For Your SweeHeart: Where diabetes and heart disease meet” campaign launch follows a survey by the two companies that found three-in-four Americans and two-in-three people with Type 2 diabetes don’t know that heart disease is the No. 1 health-related killer of Type 2 diabetes patients. 

November 22, 2016

Xultophy was approved the same day as Sanofi’s Soliqua 100/33, and the two are among the first in a new class of drugs that combine a GLP-1 agonist and long-lasting insulin.

November 22, 2016

Soliqua 100/33 combines Lantus and lixisenatide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, in a once-daily injection.

November 21, 2016

The Contour Next One blood glucose smart meter can connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth to facilitate easier management within the Contour Diabetes app.

November 16, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is recommending patients with diabetes get a move on with some form of physical activity — beyond their routine workouts — every 30 minutes of every day.

November 16, 2016

Cardiff University in October found that smartphone apps could offer patients with Type 2 diabetes a highly effective method of self-managing their condition.

November 16, 2016

Meter manufacturers today are differentiating their offerings with an accompanying adherence app or other technologies that will help diabetes patients better navigate their disease states.

November 16, 2016

This summer, the American Diabetes Association partnered with IBM Watson Health to bring together the cognitive computing power of Watson and the Association’s vast repository of clinical and research data.

November 16, 2016

CVS Health in September partnered with the YMCA to help expand its Diabetes Prevention Program, a group-based lifestyle intervention for adults at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

November 16, 2016

Today’s diabetes patients represent a coveted consumer base for retail pharmacy no matter how you characterize that diabetes spend.

November 16, 2016

Even though the number of new diagnoses each year is trending down, diabetes is still a prevalent chronic disease in the United States. If left unchecked, one person out of every three will be diabetic by the time millennials collect Social Security.

November 16, 2016

Consumers are learning for the first time that they may be diabetic or prediabetic from their neighborhood pharmacist as opposed to their primary care doctors with the advent of complimentary health screenings available through a growing number of retail health fairs.

November 16, 2016

Diabetics are most adherent around meal times, especially during breakfast and toward the beginning of the week, according to a review of Medisafe’s more than 160,000 diabetes patients who utilize its adherence tool in an effort to better manage the condition.

November 16, 2016

Earlier this year, Omnis Health created a dedicated diabetes-management solution for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes who are extremely passionate, both about managing their condition and the health of their newborns.

November 14, 2016

An Ascensia survey of 909 people with diabetes in several European countries has shown that 71% of people with diabetes own a smartphone, and 52% of them who are using a health or wellness app say they have changed their behavior as a result.

October 27, 2016

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the physician shortage could reach as high as a shortage of 20,000 primary care physicians by 2020.

October 26, 2016

The most notable ADA recommendation calls for three or more minutes of light activity, such as walking, leg extensions or overhead arm stretches, every 30 minutes during prolonged sedentary activities for improved blood sugar management.

October 26, 2016

ShopRite is joining forces with prescription benefits manager Paramount Rx this November for National Diabetes Awareness Month, hosting free blood glucose screenings at select ShopRite locations.

October 7, 2016

Clinics will be opening at five Safeway stores in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Menlo Park and San Jose. 

September 30, 2016

The Food and Drug Administration this week approved a new device that can automatically monitor glucose levels and provide doses of basal insulin for patients 14 years and older with Type 1 diabetes. 

September 21, 2016

Invokamet XR is Janssen’s once-daily, extended-release combination therapy of Invokana (canagliflozin) and metformin, the company announced Wednesday.

September 16, 2016

In response to the ever-changing healthcare system needs and the needs of the growing number of people living with diabetes, Drug Store News has created educational resources for community pharmacists and technicians targeting injectable diabetes medications.