IN – Flaw Detected in Medtronic MiniMed 640G


According to a Fierce Medical Devices article, Medtronic released a customer notification letter on June 19th informing device users that there were instances when the bolus screen wouldn’t refresh properly, so the device might continue to show a bolus amount that was no longer accurate or appropriate.

WebMD – 1 in 3 Seniors With Diabetes Has It Controlled


“This research gives us a good picture of diabetes control in older adults and gets us thinking about what it means that older Americans are not meeting clinical targets and how we should address this from a public health perspective,” study leader Elizabeth Selvin, a professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of […]

Impact of Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes Patients


The development of fatigue is still a complication among type 2 diabetics. During exercise, a person with diabetes will experience a loss of muscle generating capacity. Currently, the mechanism of action of reduced exercise tolerance is still uncertain.

7 Workout Myths To Stop Believing

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Getting your butt to the gym is hard enough without wasting your time and energy believing old wives’ tales. Case in point: Lifting weights won’t turn you into Hulk Hogan, just like a few extra squats won’t make you a Kardashian. Those and more workout myths you should stop believing, right this way.

Joslin Diabetes – Exercising with an Insulin Pump


It is important for people with diabetes– even patients who use an insulin pump – to properly prepare themselves before they engage in any type of physical activity.

Only One in Three Older Americans Has Diabetes Controlled


Too many older Americans are falling short when it comes to their diabetes care, according to a new study.

7 Mistakes Even Healthy Eaters Make


You’ve taken the first step: vowing to eat well, starting now. Many dieters are so determined to finally lose that weight that the pounds will indeed start to whittle away. The problem, though, is that many haven’t learned from their mistakes — and within a month or so, they’ve returned to their poor eating habits. […]

No More Needles? This Laser Can Monitor Your Blood Sugar


The new technology, developed by a team at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, incorporates low-powered lasers in a small device that enables continuous blood sugar monitoring. Without the need for an implant, the device may be an ideal type of technology to develop into a wearable system.

Beta Cell Study Searches for More Volunteers


A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is testing a drug to stop the body from destroying beta cells at the onset of Type 1 diabetes, and they are casting a wide net to find volunteers, according to a WIAT.com article.

CNN – New weight loss drugs, but no magic pill


Hopes are high: Headlines about “blockbuster” and “game-changer” diet drugs emerge alongside grim reports about the obesity epidemic, which affects about 36% of adults in the United States. The latest medication to join the pack is Saxenda, the name for liraglutide, which the Food and Drug Administration approved in December.

The iLet Bionic Pancreas & Other News from Diabetes Friends for Life 2015


The diabetes industry comes out en force and it was exciting to see many newsworthy announcements at a conference with so much direct access to people in the D-Community. Here’s what we captured our attention the most, from both the exhibit hall floor and the presentation sessions.

Insulin Nation – FDA Gives Diabetes Treatments Low Priority


Even though health officials readily admit that diabetes is an urgent public health problem, a new diabetes medicine or device usually finds itself in ninth position on the FDA docket for a pre-market clearance. To understand why requires an understanding of the history of the FDA, and its limitations.

Age of Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Affects Brain Health Later in Life

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Individuals who are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in their later childhood are more likely to have weaker brain connectivity in middle age compared with people diagnosed at a younger age, according to a new study.

New Video Review of the Apple Watch with Dexcom Share App


Checked out the new Apple Watch yet? One of the most exciting aspects for people with diabetes is the Dexcom G4 Share2 app you can use on the watch to view and share your glucose data results.

TIME – Study Shows How Diabetes Harms the Brain

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Diabetes can damage a number of organs, from the eyes to the kidneys and the heart. Now there’s fresh evidence that unchecked blood sugar can affect the brain as well, which may lead to drops in cognitive functions

Study Argues Surgery Trumps Lifestyle Changes in Type 2 Diabetes


For those diagnosed with type-2 diabetes who were looking for a reason to explore weight loss surgery as a means of controlling their diabetes or even putting it into remission, look no further than the July 1 issue of JAMA Surgery.

Insulin Nation – Nasal Glucagon Proves Safe for Kids

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Locemia Solutions is developing a nasal glucagon delivery system that doesn’t require any mixing or needle jabs. The goal is to expand the field of people who might be able to help in a crisis, says Locemia CEO Claude Piché.

Diet That Mimics Fasting Appears to Slow Aging

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Want to lose abdominal fat, get smarter and live longer? New research led by USC’s Valter Longo shows that periodically adopting a diet that mimics the effects of fasting may yield a wide range of health benefits.

SGLT2 inhibitor type 2 diabetes drugs could cause diabetic ketoacidosis

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The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) is exploring the reportedly high incidences of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people taking SGLT2 inhibitors. The investigation will take place at a conference the autumn.

Gastroparesis and Diabetes: Another Aspect of Neuropathy


Damage to the nerves (the vagus nerve) of the gastrointestinal tract causes a loss of stomach and intestinal motor control. This can lead to a mismatch between when you digest food and glucose enters the blood stream and the action time of insulin.

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