A Day in the Life of a New York City Community Health Worker
October 23, 2018Rosaura guides her clients through a challenging health system during the most vulnerable moments in their lives.Last week I shadowed Rosaura Polanco, a community health worker in the South Bronx in New York City, where she provides underserved women with health education and essential health services. Having only seen examples of community health workers operating in sub-Saharan Africa, I asked Rosaura what unites them around the world, despite their differing roles and contexts.“Empathy,” she replied. “I practice empathy, for everything, all the time.”Rosaura works forGrameen Prima...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

CEI acquires another Dayton medical practice
CEI Vision Partners, a management services organization formed in May by Cincinnati Eye Institute and Revelstoke Capital Partners, has acquired another competitor. Retina Physicians& Surgeons of Dayton, which specialize in diseases of the retina such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachment and uveitis, is the second practice acquired this month by CEI Vision Partners. The practice, also known as RPS, has five doctors and a staff of 37. RPS serves patients from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Three major signs of having too high sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms can be difficult to detect because they don ’t often cause a person to feel unwell. But knowing early signs of the condition can prevent the development of serious health complications. There are three major symptoms to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures Teens Get Lasting Weight Loss With Two of Three Bariatric Procedures
BMI reduction of 20% or more sustained over 5 years with gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy but not gastric banding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Benign Follicular Thyroid Lesion and Rising Thyroglobulin Benign Follicular Thyroid Lesion and Rising Thyroglobulin
The misdiagnosis of follicular thyroid lesions as benign can have devastating consequences. How are these difficult cases best diagnosed?Endocrine Practice (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk partners with Flex for digital diabetes management tools
Flex (NSDQ:FLEX) today announced a partnership with Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) to develop digital diabetes management tools using Flex’s BrightInsight IoT platform. Novo Nordisk plans to use Flex’s BrightInsight system to build and manage connected medical devices and the corresponding data. The company’s IoT platform is designed to enable organizations to develop digital health devices while remaining compliant with global privacy and security regulations. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Novo Nordisk partners with Flex for digital diabetes manageme...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Big Data Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Novo Nordisk Source Type: news

Simple Tips to Explain Type 2 Diabetes Management Simple Tips to Explain Type 2 Diabetes Management
These analogies may help patients with type 2 diabetes understand some of the difficult challenges of long-term management.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Prediabetes: Forget Lifestyle and Just Prescribe Drugs? Prediabetes: Forget Lifestyle and Just Prescribe Drugs?
New data suggest that an aggressive pharmacotherapy approach can stop progression to diabetes, but are patients--and clinicians--on board with it?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Beta Bionics raises $58m for iLet bionic pancreas
Beta Bionics has raised $57.5 million from 24 investors to help fund the development of its iLet bionic pancreas, according to a document filed with the SEC this week. The Mass.-based company is offering equity and securities as part of the indefinite round. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Beta Bionics raises $58m for iLet bionic pancreas appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Featured Funding Roundup Pharmaceuticals Beta Bionics Source Type: news

Sexual Abuse Allegations Name Pediatric Endocrinologist Sexual Abuse Allegations Name Pediatric Endocrinologist
Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City is reaching out to former patients of the now deceased Reginald Archibald, MD, for further allegations of the doctor's inappropriate and abusive practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Senseonics wins coverage from Aetna for Eversense glucose monitor
Senseonics (NYSE:SENS) said this week that won coverage from health plan provider Aetna for its Eversense continuous glucose monitoring system. Aetna provides coverage for roughly 22 million people in the U.S., according to Senseonics, making it the third largest commercial health plan provider in the country. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Senseonics wins coverage from Aetna for Eversense glucose monitor appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat Senseonics Source Type: news

Inadequate Reimbursement May Mar Diabetes Prevention Program
TUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018 -- The costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) may be higher than the expected reimbursement, according to a study published in the November issue of Medical Care. Natalie D. Ritchie, Ph.D., and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Minnesota sues 2 N.J. drugmakers over ‘deceptive’ insulin price hikes
Minnesota ’s top law enforcement official has sued two New Jersey pharmaceutical giants for “deceptive, misleading, and misrepresentative” price hikes on insulin, a drug used to treat diabetes. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said the companies arbitrarily inflated the list price of the drug to negotiate better deals with insurance companies, leaving Medicare subscribers and those without insurance paying much higher costs. “Insulin is a life-or-death drug for people with diabetes,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joe Hernandez Source Type: news

Diabetes warning - the exercises you should AVOID to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered with some diet or exercises changes. You could prevent high blood sugar by doing certain exercises - but, these are the activities you should avoid, or risk dangerous diabetes complications. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the determinants associated with fasting hyperglucagonemia in type 2 diabetes?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study examined the relationship between fasting hyperglucagonemia -- which can negatively affect glucose metabolism in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) -- and several biochemical and glycemic factors in subjects with T2D or in a nondiabetic control group. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Managing high blood pressure in diabetics may prevent life-threatening organ damage
(Rutgers University) For diabetics, managing high blood pressure may help to prevent life-threatening organ damage according to a Rutgers study. The study findings suggest that extremely high blood pressure, not just diabetes, is responsible for severe organ damage due to hypertensive emergencies in African-Americans with diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can Rare Rebound Fractures After Denosumab Therapy Be Avoided? Can Rare Rebound Fractures After Denosumab Therapy Be Avoided?
Two studies suggest rare rebound vertebral fractures after stopping denosumab may be averted by giving a potent bisphosphonate and not continuing aromatase inhibitors beyond 6 months of stopping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Gender Dysphoria Linked to Genes Involved in Sex-Hormone Signaling Gender Dysphoria Linked to Genes Involved in Sex-Hormone Signaling
Gender dysphoria is associated with several genes involved in sex-hormone signaling, researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?
Doctors prescribe metformin to treat people with type 2 diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In rare cases, metformin may cause hair loss. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Excess mortality in Finnish diabetic subjects due to alcohol, accidents and suicide: a nationwide study - Niskanen L, Partonen T, Auvinen A, Haukka J.
AIMS: To characterize the burden of external causes of death attributable to alcohol-related causes, accidents and suicide among diabetic patients in a large national cohort. METHODS: The population included diabetic individuals who had purchased a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Insulin Wars: Addressing Rising Costs The Insulin Wars: Addressing Rising Costs
Clinicians debate the reasons for the rising cost of treating diabetes and propose solutions.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, August 28, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Dave Dolton, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Approve minutes from last full board meeting Janice McCallum Minutes from July 24, 2018 meeting approved. Learning Exchange–Next and future needs   Sarah Krüg Brief discussion of the upcoming Learning Exchange on Tuesday, September 11 at 1 pm, Digital Health Management: Hype vs. Reality.  Guest speakers include Joe Kvedar, Lygeia Ricciardi, & Donna Cryer—Vera Rulon & Janice McCallum moderate; Sarah ho...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: Janice McCallum Tags: Board Minutes Board Meetings Source Type: news

Nasal Glucagon: Less Fear in Treating Hypoglycemia in Diabetes? Nasal Glucagon: Less Fear in Treating Hypoglycemia in Diabetes?
Lilly's investigational nasal glucagon was equally effective and safe as the injected formulation in reversing severe hypoglycemia in type 1 diabetes; it may prove simpler to use in stressful situations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Happens After Bariatric Surgery Makes A Big Difference
This study showed how much weight regain occurred after gastric bypass surgery and how this affected diabetes progression and quality of life. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Individuals who develop diabetes or prediabetes have elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) at least 10 years before diagnosis, according to an observational study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metformin may protect against heart disease in type-1 diabetics
Research, published in theInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences, suggests that metformin can improve the body’s ability to repair damaged blood vessels, by lowering miR-222, miR-195 and miR-21a levels in type-1 diabetes patients.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Consumption of high-fat dairy may lower type-2 diabetes risk
Research, published inPLOS Medicine, suggests that people with increased levels of markers of dairy fat consumption are less likely to develop type-2 diabetes.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Too much sugar can lead to nutritional deficiencies - excess glucose reduces your body's absorption of key minerals
(Natural News) We all know that sugar is bad for you, but what really happens if you eat too much of it? Your first answer might be that you could develop type 2 diabetes, which is reason enough to avoid sugar like the plague. There’s also the higher risk of obesity that regular sugar consumption... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disabling Hip Ailment Is Another Health Risk for Obese Kids
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- Childhood obesity has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and early heart disease, but new research now ties it to a sometimes crippling hip condition. It's called slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why sitting is the new smoking
“Sitting is the New Smoking” is a popular phrase coined by Dr. James Levine, director of Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. Research confirms that his statement has merit. On average, Americans sit for 11 hours each day. Sedentary lifestyles are responsible for an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending. Prolonged sitting and leading a sedentary life are linked to increased chances of developing serious health problems including: Obesity. Type 2 diabetes. Various types of cancers. Cardiovascular… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. David Wehby Source Type: news

Valeritas Announces That V-Go & #194; & #174; Insulin Delivery Device Has Launched in Italy
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX), a medical technology company and maker of V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes, announced today V-Go has launched and is now available in Italy through its previously disclosed exclusive distribution agreement with Movi SpA (“Movi”).“We are happy to announce the V-Go Wearable...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Men who exercise could pass down healthier metabolism to kids: Study
A new study finds men who exercise may pass down a healthier metabolism to their kids, which could help protect against diabetes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 50p ‘superfood’ you should add to your daily diet
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could lower your chances of high blood sugar symptoms by adding this cheap “diabetes superfood” to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why sitting is the new smoking
“Sitting is the New Smoking” is a popular phrase coined by Dr. James Levine, director of Mayo Clinic at Arizona State University. Research confirms that his statement has merit. On average, Americans sit for 11 hours each day. Sedentary lifestyles are responsible for an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending. Prolonged sitting and leading a sedentary life are linked to increased chances of developing serious health problems including: Obesity. Type 2 diabetes. Various types of cancers. Cardiovascular… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Dr. David Wehby Source Type: news

Latitude, Longitude and Season Contribute to Cortisol Levels Latitude, Longitude and Season Contribute to Cortisol Levels
Might geographic location and seasonal changes impact cortisol levels?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Researchers discovered a new mechanism of action in a first-line drug for diabetes
(University of Helsinki) Researchers have discovered a mechanism of action underlying a widely used diabetes drug, which may expand its indications for use, as well as open new inroads in pharmaceutical development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: Dad's exercise before conception impacts child's lifelong health
(Joslin Diabetes Center) Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that paternal exercise has a significant impact on the metabolic health of their offspring well into adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Men who exercise might pass down healthier metabolism to their kids: Study
A new study finds men who exercise may pass down a healthier metabolism to their kids, which could help protect against diabetes. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Superbugs will kill more than cancer and diabetes by 2050' say MPs
Despite drives to reduce prescription rates, British doctors are still doling out twice as many antibiotics as some of their European counterparts, a report has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Eat this type of birthday cake to avoid blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers don ’t have to follow strict diet plans, but should watch what they eat so as to avoid a spike in blood sugar levels. Eat this type of birthday cake and follow these tips to ensure you can still enjoy a slice of celebratory cake without harming your blood sugar level. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Not Exercising One Of The Worst Things That You Can Do?
This study showed how being out of shape may be associated with a higher likelihood of earlier death and how this compared to smoking or having diabetes, (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Not Exercising May Be Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Study Says
It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worst thing you can do for your health. In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking. New findings, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, detail how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied 122,007 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality rates. Researchers found a clear connection between a longer, healthier life and high levels of exercise. The report calls for...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Research Source Type: news

Expansive New Study Says Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking
It’s common knowledge that there are many benefits to being fit, but one large new study found that skipping out on the gym is practically the worse thing you can do for your health. In fact, the study claims not exercising might be more harmful to your health than smoking. New findings, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, detail how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied 122,007 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality rates. Researchers found a clear connection between a longer, healthier life and high levels of exercise. The report calls for...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Research Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Feeling very tired could be a sign you are diabetic
DIABETES type 2 symptoms don ’t necessarily make people feel unwell, which means many people have the condition without realising. However, there are symptoms of the blood sugar condition to look out for, one of which is feeling very tired. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Not Exercising Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Diabetes & Heart Disease
In this study, the most fit individuals did the best,” said Metzl, who was not involved in the study. “Once cleared by their physicians, patients shouldn’t be afraid of exercise intensity.” The benefits of exercise were seen across all ages and in both men and women, “probably a little more pronounced in females,” Jaber said. “Whether you’re in your 40s or your 80s, you will benefit in the same way.” The risks, he said, became more shocking when comparing those who don’t exercise much. “We all know that a sedentary lifestyle or being unfit has some risk. But...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Exercise Local TV Source Type: news

Research shows importance of setting personal goals for dementia care
There is no cure for people with Alzheimer ’s disease or other dementia, and medical interventions for people with these conditions are limited. Some researchers have sought new ways to help these people maintain the best quality of life as possible even as their conditions progressively worsen.To do this, a group of UCLA-led researchers shifted focus to investigate how personalized goal setting could be used to help people with dementia obtain what is important to them. A newstudy published in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that this approach can improve the lives of these patient...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why does diabetes cause fatigue?
It is common for people with diabetes to experience fatigue. Causes can include high blood sugar levels, depression, being overweight, and other related health conditions. Controlling blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes can help a person reduce fatigue. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Oral Semaglutide a'PIONEER' in the Treatment of T2D Oral Semaglutide a'PIONEER' in the Treatment of T2D
Dr Martin Haluzik discusses the results of the PIONEER 1 trial, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of oral semaglutide, the first GLP-1 receptor agonist in tablet formulation.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Not exercising worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease, study reveals
We've all heard exercise helps you live longer. But a new study goes one step further, finding that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 1.5 Diabetes; Memes Driving Obesity; Bariatric Surgery's Vascular Benefits
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news