Bayer to provide diabetes care guide, webinars
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Bayer Diabetes Care last week announced that it is providing The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes Workbook, authored by Stephen Covey, and a companion guide to healthcare professionals and a new partnership with Fit4D, an organization that provides personalized diabetes coaching.
“We received over 10,000 requests last year for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with Diabetes booklet indicating the strong demand for us to create additional resources,” stated Sandra Peterson, president of Bayer Diabetes Care. “With Dr. Covey’s help, we have designed this new guide to provide a valuable tool that addresses the challenges that healthcare professionals and people with diabetes face in managing the disease.”
The workbook outlines a step-by-step approach to applying Dr. Covey’s “7 Habits” to meeting the everyday challenges of life with diabetes.
Through the Fit4D partnership, Bayer will strengthen its educational offerings for people living with diabetes through various programs, including: educational webinars, interactive classes with Fit4D coaches, monthly tips and opportunities to win one-on-one personal coaching packages.
Supplement company to pay $2.5 million to FTC
WASHINGTON A dietary supplement maker has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission charge of false advertising, the FTC announced Tuesday.
The FTC filed a complaint against the North American Herb & Spice Co. and owner Judy Kay Gray, alleging that the company falsely claimed that three of its oregano-based supplements—Oreganol P73, Super Strength Oreganol P73 and Oregacyn—were scientifically proven to prevent or treat colds and the flu, strengthen the immune system and kill germs ranging from mold and yeast to hepatitis C and avian bird flu virus.
Under the settlement, the company is forbidden from making said claims about their products unless they are true, not misleading and based on reliable scientific evidence.
Study shows Type 2 diabetics respond well to timely weight loss
A study published online Tuesday in the journal Diabetes Care indicates that people recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can retain better control of their blood pressure and sugar by losing weight soon after diagnosis.
The study looked at 2,574 patients aged 21 through 75 with recent diabetes diagnoses over a five-year period starting in 1997. The 12 percent of patients classed in the “weight loss” group—those who had lost an average of more than 25 pounds—were more likely to have control over their blood pressure and sugar.
Type 2 diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans.