Can a drug eliminate daily injections for Type 2 Diabetics?


A new clinical trial is testing a study drug that could help the T2D community eliminate a daily injection: Key Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria: – Are between 18 and 80 years old – Have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes – Are taking both metformin and liraglutide (Victoza) – Have a BMI (body mass index) […]

FDA Finalizes New Guidelines for Better Glucose Meter Accuracy


On Oct. 11, the regulatory agency issued two sets of guidance, laying out new standards for meters used in clinical settings and also for personal home-use meters. They officially took effect that same day. These guidelines have been many years in the making. The patient and healthcare communities have been voicing concerns about inaccuracy for […]

CNN – How your mouth is linked to your migraines


People who get migraines have a higher abundance of mouth bacteria that reduce compounds called nitrates into nitrites, which can be converted into nitric oxide, according to the study published Tuesday in the American Society for Microbiology’s open-access journal mSystems.

5 Tips to Remember When You Get Behind the Wheel with Diabetes


With technological advances and a deeper understanding of diabetes management, people with diabetes have very few limitations. And fortunately, driving a car is not one of them. With the right preparations, anyone with diabetes is able to safely operate a motor vehicle. We spoke with Joslin diabetes educator Erin Kelly for some helpful guidelines for […]

Type 1 diabetes petition calls for increase funding into cure research


Over 42,000 people have signed the 2nd Annual More for a Cure petition, which has called for increased funding into type 1 diabetes research. The US petition, which was launched on 6 September 2016 by the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance (JDCA), has already acquired twice as many signatures in six weeks than last year’s petition […]

Exercise vs. diabetes: New level of detail uncovered


According to the analysis, cycling or walking briskly for 150 minutes each week cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26 percent. Those who exercise moderately or vigorously for an hour each day reduced their risk by 40 percent. At the other end of the scale, for those who did not […]

Insulin Nation – The Pushback Against the Artificial Pancreas


There has been some pushback against labeling the Medtronic 670G an “artificial pancreas”. Even Jeffrey Brewer, the current president and CEO of Bigfoot Biomedical and the former president and CEO of JDRF, has soured on the term. In an October 6th, 2016 Facebook post, he wrote why Bigfoot Biomedical won’t be calling their coming automated […]

Why You Still Have to Bolus with the First Artificial Pancreas


There has been vocal criticism among some in the Type 1 diabetes community that the 670G is not automated enough to be considered an artificial pancreas. For example, users of the pump system will still have to bolus for meals. Dr. Kowalski said that there is still more work to be done on developing the […]

American Heart Association: No More Than Eight Ounces of Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Per Week


In late August, the American Heart Association (AHA) released recommendations encouraging parents to limit their children’s daily added sugar intake. The recommendations aim to reduce children’s risk of developing obesity and elevated blood pressure, both of which are risk factors for heart disease later in life. It is great to see such a highly respected […]

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Pro Professional CGM System Receives FDA Approval


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Pro on September 28 after more than a year of review. The professional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system will be made available to US healthcare providers later in Fall 2016.

Misdiagnosing MODY Diabetes Can Accelerate Beta Cell Destruction


MODY is Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young, a form of diabetes that affects 1 percent to 2 percent of those with diabetes. MODY develops before age 25 and is genetically passed from one generation to the next. All children of a parent with MODY have a 50 percent chance of inheriting the gene and being […]

NPR – Do You Need Extra Screening For Breast Cancer? The Picture Is Blurry


Mammography can prevent deaths from breast cancer, but it’s not a perfect test. It misses some cancers, especially in women with dense breast tissue, and flags abnormalities for follow-up tests that turn out to be benign, among other issues. So there’s a lot of interest in additional tests that might make screening more accurate in […]

Aerobic exercise has health benefits for type 1 diabetes patients on insulin pumps


The results of the clinical study, carried out by American and Italian researchers, focused on middle-aged patients treated with insulin pump therapy. They showed a variety of health benefits for those who took part in aerobic exercise, including improved metabolic control, reduced insulin requirements and less hyperglycemic events.

Roche Gets Creative with New Accu-Chek Guide Meter and Strips


Every once in a while, a new glucose meter is introduced that really “steps outside the box” and offers something unique. That seems to be the case with the newest meter from Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek Guide, offering some great practical features from tweaks to make carrying and using test strips easier, to improved lighting […]

WebMD – A Better Diabetes Test?


Industry-funded researchers say they’ve developed a way to improve the accuracy of a standard diabetes test. “We think our approach will enable many patients and their doctors to do a better job controlling blood sugar levels and reduce the long-term risks of heart attack, stroke, blindness and kidney failure” associated with diabetes, said Dr. John […]

NPR – Has The Human Life Span Hit The Ceiling?


Human life spans have been increasing for decades thanks to advances in treating and preventing diseases and improved social conditions. In fact, longevity has increased so much in recent decades that some researchers began to wonder: What is the upper limit on human aging?

ASweetLife – Better Ways to Inject Insulin


New research says there are better ways to inject insulin with a syringe, as well as manage infusion sites, to get the most out of your insulin and improve diabetes care. It was the most comprehensive gathering of experts convened to examine the ways in which insulin is physically introduced to the body through needles […]

How did the 670G and the iLet Perform in Trials?


Last week, the FDA announced approval of the Medtronic 670G, which is considered by some to be the first pump system worthy of the label of artificial pancreas. However, the 670G still requires a fair amount of user input, and there are other artificial pancreas pump systems in clinical trials that may offer the promise […]

Could a President Clinton Drive Down the Price of Insulin?


Clinton has made drug price control more of a central issue in her campaign (although it should be said that neither candidate has put the issue on the front burner). For this article, we will focus on her proposal, and what it’s chances are of creating reform.

Diabetes Mine – Media Matters: The Feud Over Heart Risk Lowering Diabetes Drugs

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Believe it or not, some people were disappointed and underwhelmed by solid evidence that Victoza (ligratude), a medication for type 2 diabetes, reduces the risk of fatal diabetes complications. That news, based on a massive clinical trial of Novo Nordisk’s drug, was one of the mostly widely reported items from the American Diabetes Association’s recent […]

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