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Beyond Cutting Sugar: 5 Ways to Cut the Risk of Diabetes

April 20, 2017 by Annie Qureshi

Take a moment and picture someone with diabetes. You are probably seeing an image of someone mowing down on a candy bar, because you have been told repeatedly that eating sugar causes diabetes.Unfortunately, this misconception has led many people astray. Research has shown that sugar doesn’t directly cause diabetes, but the myth still...[read more]

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Get Your Sleep: All You Didn’t Want to Know About Sleep-Related Health Problems

February 4, 2016 by Daphne Stanford

The basic findings from all of these studies seem to agree that a sufficient amount of sleep is crucial to basic functioning, and it can also prevent or delay a number of serious health conditions such as diabetes and dementia. Sleep is precious, so do what you can to get as many hours as possible, each night.[read more]

Joslin Diabetes CEO faces ‘big challenges’

December 3, 2015 by David E Williams

It’s tough to win in the diabetes business. Regular contributor David E. Williams discusses the challenges facing the new CEO of the Joslin Diabetes Center.[read more]

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Study Shows that a Glass of Wine Can Improve Diabetics’ Health

November 2, 2015 by Jenna Cyprus

A new study may put a little joy back into the life of most diabetics. Type 2 diabetic patients were asked to incorporate wine into their study, and the results were promising.[read more]

Apple Watch: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

May 15, 2015 by David E Williams

Looking for something useful to do with your Apple Watch? Dexcom, the maker of a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) for diabetics, suggests you use the watch to monitor CGM –your own or someone else’s. This functionality has been available as a smartphone app, but the watch version is designed to be more convenient and discreet.[read more]

HelpAround Opens Up the Diabetes Patient Discussion

August 18, 2014 by Shay Moser

Yishai Knobel, CEO & co-founder of HelpAround

“Research has shown that peer support drives medical outcomes,” says Yishai Knobel, CEO and co-founder of HelpAround, the first mobile platform for the diabetes community. “We harness the superior trust, empathy, and camaraderie within the diabetes patient community, allowing members to discover peers who truly ‘get it.’”[read more]

Drug Risks Outweigh Benefits for Some Type 2 Diabetes Patients

July 2, 2014 by Liz Seegert

diabetes drugs

For patients with type 2 diabetes – especially those over age 50 – the negative impact of side effects like weight gain and burdens like frequent insulin shots trumps the benefits of drugs, says a new study by the University of Michigan Health System, the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and University College London.[read more]

Dissecting Diabetes: Costs and Chronic Disease Impact

April 12, 2014 by Kenneth Thorpe

diabetes / shutterstock

Nearly 26 million Americans live with one of three types of diabetes – type 1, type 2 and gestational. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that if these trends continue, by 2050, one in three Americans will struggle with diabetes.[read more]

Diabetes Patients Using Mail-Order Pharmacy Less Likely to Visit ER

November 25, 2013 by Susan Scutti

Visiting online pharmacy (shutterstock)

Kaiser Permanente recently discovered that its mail-order pharmacy seems to have a positive effect on the health of patients with diabetes. Those who received prescribed heart medications by mail from its in-house pharmacy were less likely to visit the emergency room compared with patients who picked up prescriptions in person,[read more]

New mHealth Projects Make Waves in Diabetes Management

November 2, 2013 by mHealth News Editorial Team

Biomedtrics

Biomedtrics, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based technology company, has unveiled a Bluetooth device that integrates with a wide variety of blood glucose meters and automatically transmits readings to s secure website. The ditto Glucose Data System consists of the Bluetooth device, an electronic logbook app and the website.[read more]

PureTech Will Help Type 1 Diabetes Treatments Cross the "Valley of Death"

October 31, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

PureTech Ventures will bring the business smarts while JDRF and other non-profits will bring the scientific knowledge to a new fund that’s hoping to turn potentially transformational type 1 diabetes discoveries into commercially viable products.[read more]

5 Compelling Diabetes Management Technologies in the Works

October 19, 2013 by Deanna Pogorelc

Stopping diabetes

The consensus at this year’s Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit was that changing the course of the obesity and diabetes epidemic will require a melting pot effort toward prevention by the food industry, schools, healthcare providers, consumers and the healthcare industry. It’s also going to take a while.[read more]