September 12, 2013

Throughout the month of July, customers of Walgreens helped raise more than $4.6 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research.

September 11, 2013

Nearly all doctors say that the sharp growth in Type 2 diabetes around the world and the obesity epidemic are linked to excess sugar consumption, according to a new report by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.

September 10, 2013

Drug maker Depomed has expanded the geographic scope of a license agreement it has with Merck for diabetes drugs, the company said.

September 6, 2013

Sam's Club has donated more than $1 million to the YMCA to expand a program designed to address health issues among residents of underserved neighborhoods, as well as a diabetes-prevention program, the club retailer said Friday, also announcing that it would offer diabetes screenings at its pharmacies next week.

August 21, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to an insulin pen made by Novo Nordisk for half-unit dosing, the drug maker said Wednesday.

August 20, 2013

A global population of patients with prediabetes that is three times the size of those who already have Type 2 diabetes has led to intense competition between drug makers to launch drugs to treat the disease, according to a new report.

August 2, 2013

Novo Nordisk is offering $80,000 to diabetes-education programs in a Minnesota city, the Danish drug maker said Friday.

July 30, 2013

Some patients with Type 2 diabetes taking drugs to lower blood sugar may experience a greater drop than is healthy for them even though their disease may not be under control, according to a new study.

July 23, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Lupin, the company said.

July 19, 2013

Perrigo announced the tentative approval for repaglinide tablets, a generic version of Novo Nordisk's Prandin, used to treat Type 2 diabetes.

July 15, 2013

Boulder Brands, Inc. announced it had acquired 80% of GlucoBrands, owner of Level Life Foods. Based in Colorado, Level is a growing company, approaching $1 million in sales that provides products to help in the daily management of diabetes.

July 15, 2013

Self-reported medication adherence rates increased among Type 2 diabetes patients using a mobile app, the maker of the app said Monday.

July 12, 2013

The Indian generic drug maker announced the approval of repaglinide tablets in the 1-mg and 2-mg strengths, which are used in combination with diet and exercise to improve blood-sugar control in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

July 9, 2013

A new study from the University of Iowa confirms what researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last year: that the number and severity of lower-limb amputations among American diabetics is down “dramatically” in recent years. The latest findings, reported by Drug Store News Monday, show a nearly 29% overall drop in lower-limb amputations among Medicare patients with diabetes between 2000 and 2010. And there was a “striking” decrease in the severity of such amputations, as well, according to study author Phinit Phisitkul.

July 8, 2013

Fewer Americans are undergoing lower-limb amputations, a statistic that indicates advances in treating foot ulcers related to diabetes, according to a new study.

June 27, 2013

An organization formed with the goal of reducing healthcare costs and improving health in the United States has launched a new diabetes-management program for pharmacists.

June 27, 2013

An athletic team consisting entirely of people with diabetes will take part in several professional competitions and speaking events in Canada.

June 27, 2013

Target has ended its relationship with celebrity chef Paula Deen following reports that she used racial slurs, according to published reports.

June 21, 2013

Becton, Dickinson and Co. has launched a needle that it said would make insulin injections easier and faster for people with diabetes.

June 20, 2013

A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would delay competitive bidding under Medicare for medical equipment until some issues are resolved.

June 19, 2013

More responsible use of drugs could save the U.S. healthcare system more than $200 billion per year, according to a new study by the research arm of IMS Health.

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 10, 2013

Free health screenings, a weight-bearing exercise and other activities will be featured at an upcoming diabetes fair sponsored by Giant Food Stores, the supermarket chain said.