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.

February 11, 2016

As part of its annual Industry Issues Conference in December, Drug Store News hosted the Chronic Care and Retail Health Roundtable, expanding the program for the first time in its 15 year-existence beyond the diabetes management. 

February 11, 2016

The Pet Diabetes Tracker helps the pet owner to do routine, daily monitoring by entering health information including blood glucose levels, food and water consumption, body condition and weight. 

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.