Content about Diabetes management

February 14, 2011

Individuals who have higher blood-glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology published Monday.

CHICAGO — Individuals who have higher blood-glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology published Monday.

January 18, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Tuesday.

PITTSBURGH — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Mylan, the drug maker said Tuesday.

Mylan announced the approval of acarbose tablets in the 25-mg, 50-mg and 100-mg strengths. The drug is a version of Bayer’s Precose, used with diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

The drug had sales of around $23 million during the 12-month period ended in September, according to IMS Health.

January 13, 2011

Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has created an online resource for diabetes patients that educates them about Novo Nordisk drugs and devices, recipes and nutritional values, and allows them to connect with other patients.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk has created an online resource for diabetes patients that educates them about Novo Nordisk drugs and devices, recipes and nutritional values, and allows them to connect with other patients.

January 4, 2011

The magazine of the American Diabetes Association has released its annual consumer guide in its January issue.

NEW YORK — The magazine of the American Diabetes Association has released its annual consumer guide in its January issue.

Diabetes Forecast highlighted what's new and on the horizon for the six categories of diabetes-management products, including blood-glucose meters and insulin pens and pumps, as well as diabetes drugs available in the United States, ranked by type and popularity. The guide also spotlighted mobile applications and what devices they can be used for.

December 17, 2010

Community-based healthcare models, and the nurse practitioners who work within them, are particularly helpful in assisting diabetes patients with such underlying health conditions as depression, according to a recent study published on Nurse.com.

NEW YORK — Community-based healthcare models, and the nurse practitioners who work within them, are particularly helpful in assisting diabetes patients with such underlying health conditions as depression, according to a recent study published on Nurse.com.

December 15, 2010

A recent scientific study showed that incorporating almonds into a person’s diet can help treat and possibly prevent Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease, the Almond Board of California announced Wednesday.

MODESTO, Calif. — A recent scientific study showed that incorporating almonds into a person’s diet can help treat and possibly prevent Type 2 diabetes, as well as cardiovascular disease, the Almond Board of California announced Wednesday.

The study, published in the June 2010 Journal of the American College of Nutrition illustrated that consuming a diet rich in almonds may help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease LDL-cholesterol levels in those with pre-diabetes.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Fera Pharmaceuticals has recently launched two new topical ointments. The New York-based company has developed Ilotycin (erythromycin) and Garamycin (gentamicin) ophthalmic ointments, both for the treatment of bacterial infections of the eye. “Our goal is simple: to keep more quality healthcare choices alive for the people who need them,” company co-founder Frank DellaFera said.


November 29, 2010

Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens' chief medical officer will discuss the evidence-based medicine design and impact of a diabetes management program delivered by pharmacists at both workplace and community pharmacies during an upcoming conference, the drug store chain said.

November 24, 2010

The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a list of nutritional practice guidelines for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in its December issue.

ST. LOUIS — The Journal of the American Dietetic Association has published a list of nutritional practice guidelines for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in its December issue.

November 24, 2010

A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

NEW YORK — A new study published in the Nov. 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine suggested there is a two-way relationship between depression and diabetes.

November 17, 2010

A Type 2 diabetes drug marketed by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals may lower the...

CHICAGO — A Type 2 diabetes drug marketed by Eli Lilly and Amylin Pharmaceuticals may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease compared with other diabetes treatments, the two companies said Wednesday.

 

According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s scientific sessions in Chicago, use of Byetta (exenatide) was associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than insulin and several other drug classes.

 

 

November 11, 2010

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Colgate Total is offering consumers tips to build good...

NEW YORK In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Colgate Total is offering consumers tips to build good oral hygiene habits.

 

Citing a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted the increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, the toothpaste brand has made the following recommendations to consumers:

November 10, 2010

A drug maker's philanthropic arm announced its commitment to fight Type 2 diabetes in the...

November 8, 2010

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to the privately owned company...

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to the privately owned company Pop Test for a means for diabetics to measure their glucose levels without drawing blood, Pop Test said Tuesday.

 

The company said it is conducting clinical trials on a glucose test that uses saliva to allow Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients to monitor blood glucose, and can detect abnormally low and abnormally high blood sugar levels.

 

 

November 7, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first and only once-a-day metformin extended-release plus dipeptidyl...

November 7, 2010

The developer of a wireless mobile application designed to help manage diabetes announced that its...

SAN DIEGO The developer of a wireless mobile application designed to help manage diabetes announced that its program, which is downloaded every 29 seconds worldwide, is teaming up with a mobile phone manufacturer.

November 7, 2010

A new study conducted by University of Toronto researchers found that GLP-1 analogues not only...

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario A new study conducted by University of Toronto researchers found that GLP-1 analogues not only help to lower blood-glucose levels, but also have the added benefit of reducing body mass index and waist circumference.

November 7, 2010

Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes...

WASHINGTON Two companies announced the integration of their respective programs to develop an end-to-end wireless diabetes management solution.

November 3, 2010

One of the nation's largest drug store chains and its retail clinic subsidiary will offer...

October 31, 2010

CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy on Monday announced results of a survey examining various aspects of disease management and lifestyle for patients with diabetes. Of 3,242 respondents with diabetes, 32% reported they have been less vigilant about daily glucose testing due to cost, and as many as 24% of respondents said that cost has led them to be less conscientious about maintaining a proper diet.

October 27, 2010

An insurance company and a patient assistance program have joined forces to improve medication adherence...

BLOOMFIELD, Conn. An insurance company and a patient assistance program have joined forces to improve medication adherence outcomes of Type 2 diabetes patients.

October 24, 2010

In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, MinuteClinic is offering complimentary A1c tests beginning...

WOONSOCKET, R.I. In recognition of American Diabetes Month in November, MinuteClinic is offering complimentary A1c tests beginning Oct. 25 through Nov. 25, CVS Caremark has announced. The free tests, sponsored by Bayer Diabetes Care, are available while supplies last.

October 21, 2010

A few days after it released a report on how awareness and education play an...

PRINCETON, N.J. A few days after it released a report on how awareness and education play an integral role in the prevention, detection and treatment of diabetes, Novo Nordisk is bringing it to the public.

October 21, 2010

The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT The dramatic rise in the prevalence of diabetes over the next several decades is likely to place huge strains on the U.S. healthcare system, costing the country hundreds of billions of dollars every year. It also means the diabetes market will continue to be a hot bed for innovation for decades to come.

(THE NEWS: Diabetes prevalence among Americans may increase to 33%, CDC study finds. For the full story, click here)

October 20, 2010

In line with American Diabetes Month, one drug store chain is offering its diabetes patients...