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New Real-World Analysis Shows INVOKANA ® (canagliflozin) and Other SGLT2 Inhibitors Reduced the Risk of Death and Cardiovascular Events Compared to Other Diabetes Medicines
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New health ALERT: Statins raise risk of diabetes by 30%
TAKING statins can ramp up the risk of diabetes by almost a third, experts have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Houston employers need to know about establishing a wellness game plan
Faced with rising health care costs and a growing number of employees with lifestyle-related conditions such as type two diabetes and heart disease, employers can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines for workforce health and must negotiate better rates with insurance carriers and invest in prevention. This is especially true for Texas employers as obesity and resulting chronic conditions are estimated to cost businesses statewide an extra $32 billion by 2030 in health care, lost productivity,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dane Friend and Michael Quigg Source Type: news

JDRF touts win after Anthem decides to cover artificial pancreas systems
JDRF said today it successfully persuaded Anthem to cover artificial pancreas systems, after meeting the health insurer as part of is Coverage2Control campaign. America’s 25 largest health insurers now cover Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) MiniMed system, according to the organization. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post JDRF touts win after Anthem decides to cover artificial pancreas systems appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Anthem Inc. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Medtronic Source Type: news

The growing problem of Type 2 diabetes in kids
Newest study shows an almost 5 percent jump in the disease over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: Could modified blood stem cells lead to a cure?
Researchers found that modifying blood stem cells to raise their levels of a T cell-blocking protein called PD-L1 reversed hyperglycemia in diabetic mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: THIS unwanted sign could be a warning of the condition
DIABETES symptoms include feeling very thirsty, having unexplained weight loss, and passing urine more often than usual. But, this common winter condition could be a warning sign of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's behind the rise in Type 2 diabetes in children?
Type 2 diabetes was once known as "adult onset" because it was so rare in kids. But not anymore. With one in five school-age children considered obese, the rate of Type 2 diabetes in young people is climbing. The newest study shows an almost five percent jump over a decade for those between the ages of 10 and 19. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how the complications resulting from diabetes are happening earlier in life, and the importance of educating kids on the dangers of the disease. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OneTouch ® Launches #SmallVictories to Honor People Living with Diabetes with Unexpected Celebrations during Diabetes Awareness Month
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores
FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 -- New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lesotho:First Lady Hosts Diabetes Campaign
[Lesotho Times] THE First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane, through the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund will host a diabetes education campaign in Moshoeshoe 1 statue in Maseru on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Researchers reverse diabetes in mice by infusing them with blood stem cells
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital successfully reversed Type I diabetes in a mouse model using blood stem cells, according to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine. The researchers used cells that were pre-treated to make more of a protein, PD-L1, which is deficient in mice and people with Type I diabetes. “There’s really a reshaping of the immune system when you inject these cells,” senior investigator Dr. Paolo Fiorina said in prepared remarks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers reverse d...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regenerative Medicine Research & Development Stem Cells Boston Children's Hospital Source Type: news

MiMedx Market Leadership Well Positioned In Light Of FDA New Guidance Document
MiMedx reiterates Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Guidance MARIETTA, Ga., Nov. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and th... Regenerative Medicine, FDA MiMedx, EpiFix, Venous Leg Ulcer, Diabetic Foot Ulcer (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Ranger: How I beat type-2 diabetes using food, nutrition and exercise, avoiding a lifetime of insulin and toxic pharma drugs
(Natural News) Two decades ago, I was on the path to a lifetime of type-2 diabetes. Living on processed foods and lacking exercise, I suffered from hypoglycemia, high cholesterol and numerous other health problems. Like millions of people have now achieved, however, I turned my health around with simple but powerful changes in food, nutrition... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical used in laundry detergent may help develop bioartificial pancreas
Chemicals used commonly in laundry detergents for their oxygen-producing properties may help advance type 1 diabetes research, by providing cells that produce insulin with the extra oxygen they need, a study inBiomaterials Science suggests. Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Psoriasis severity may affect type 2 diabetes risk
More severe psoriasis is linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, a study published in theJournal of the American Academy of Dermatologysuggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - November 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Predicting Alzheimer's: Major inflammation in your 40s puts you at high risk, making the case for improving lifestyle habits
(Natural News) Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland found that extreme inflammation – which can be caused in middle age by weight gain and high blood pressure or diabetes – could be a sign of impending Alzheimer’s disease. When the scientists observed 1,633 people between the ages of 45 and 65 who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:Over 70 000 People Registered to Be Diabetic
[Nyasa Times] About 70,000 people in the country are registered to be diabetic an indication that more might be affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:CMST Holds Stakeholder Review Meeting, Over 70,000 People Diabetic
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -About 70,000 people in the country are registered to be diabetic an indication that more might be affected by the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new longitudinal observational study, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Voluntis gets FDA clearance to add last two basal insulins to app
Medical device software company Voluntis has received an updated FDA clearance (as well as an updated CE mark) for its Insulia app, a " digital companion " app for people with Type 2 diabetes. Insulia offers realtime basal insulin dose coaching, and the new clearance makes the app usable with two additional brands of insulin:  Basaglar and Tresiba. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Insulia wins FDA nod, CE Mark clearance to titrate Tresiba, Basaglar insulin
Voluntis said today that its digital management system for people with Type II diabetes, Insulia, won FDA clearance and CE Mark approval to integrate basal insulin brands Tresiba and Basaglar. The company’s software already works with Lantus, Toujeo and Levemir. The Insulia digital companion is composed of a patient mobile app and healthcare worker web portal. The app gives real-time basal insulin dosing recommendations and educational coaching messages based on blood glucose levels to patients with Type II diabetes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Insulia wins FDA no...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Voluntis Source Type: news

Amish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes Drugs Amish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes Drugs
US researchers have demonstrated that a rare gene mutation affecting some members of an isolated order of Amish in Indiana appears to extend their lives via effects on a variety of metabolic factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Preventable Tooth Loss in Hawai'i: The Role of Socioeconomic Status, Diabetes, and Dental Visits
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urban Diabetes Care and Outcomes Audit
Reports highlight urban diabetes care and outcomes for American Indian/Alaskan Native populations. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Slightly elevated blood sugar not tied to higher risk of heart attack
(Reuters Health) - For people who already have cardiovascular problems, having high blood sugar below the cutoff for diabetes diagnosis doesn ’t raise the risk of potentially fatal heart “events,” a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis severity may influence type 2 diabetes risk
A study shows that not only is psoriasis independently tied to risk of type 2 diabetes, but that the risk rises with severity of the skin disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Blue Cross Plans Partner With Alphabet Venture To Manage Diabetes
Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans are partnering with Alphabet-backed Onduo to monitor glucose levels of patients with diabetes using a wearable device designed to help improve health outcomes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Diabetes diet cure REVEALED: Snacking could REDUCE severity of symptoms
DIABETES affects millions in the UK, but symptoms - including feeling thirsty and tired - could be reduced by snacking on almonds, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted
In an analysis to the end of 2016, sulfonylureas remained the most frequently prescribed second-line drug for type 2 diabetes and were often started at higher-than-recommended HbA1c levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Boston Children's reverses type 1 diabetes in mice
Researchers at Boston Children ’s Hospital are looking to begin clinical trials on a treatment that has the potential to cure type 1 diabetes using a patients own blood cells. Researchers from the hospital said they successfully used the treatment to reverse type 1 diabetes in mice. All the mice were cured of diabetes in the s hort term, and a third of the mice were cured for the duration of their lives. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine. “There’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Workplace bullying and violence as risk factors for type 2 diabetes: a multicohort study and meta-analysis - Xu T, Magnusson Hanson LL, Lange T, Starkopf L, Westerlund H, Madsen IEH, Rugulies R, Pentti J, Stenholm S, Vahtera J, Hansen ÅM, Kivimaki M, Rod NH.
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this multicohort study was to examine whether employees exposed to social stressors at work, such as workplace bullying and violence, have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The study included 45,905 men and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Angola:Angola - Diabetics Hail Government Initiative
[ANGOP] Luanda -Patients with diabetes resident in Luanda province have reacted positively to the government initiative to exempt the medicines from the payment of customs duties from 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetes diet cure REVEALED: Snacking on THIS food could REDUCE severity of symptoms
DIABETES affects millions in the UK, but symptoms - including feeling thirsty and tired - could be reduced by snacking on almonds, according to research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: If There's a Wildfire Nearby
-- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says. The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you: Stay inside,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death
in the Young (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rwanda:MoH Takes Campaign Against Diabetes, Lifestyle Diseases to the Grassroots
[New Times] Rwandans have been urged to regularly go for screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle to keep diabetes at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A new way to reduce surgery complications stemming from high blood sugar
(Thomas Jefferson University) Using a different marker to track a patient's glycemic levels could help improve outcomes after surgery for diabetic and non-diabetic patients alike. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a common ingredient in laundry detergent help advance diabetes research?
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Being able to build a bioartificial pancreas offers the potential to cure type 1 diabetes. A major challenge with the effort is how to supply the structure with enough oxygen to keep the cells alive. Now, new research suggests that oxygen-generating compounds found in some laundry detergents may play a key role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rare genetic mutation found in Amish community could combat ageing
Discovery of mutation which appears to protect against biological ageing raises hopes for new treatments to prevent age-related disordersThe discovery of a rare genetic mutation that prolongs human life has raised hopes for new treatments to combat ageing and prevent age-related disorders from heart disease to dementia.Researchers spotted the mutation in anAmish population in Indiana where carriers were found to have better metabolic health, far less diabetes, and tended to live a decade longer than others in the community.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ageing Science Medical research Dementia Society Heart disease Genetics Biology Diabetes Source Type: news

Pregnancy and diabetes: Why lifestyle counts
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart failure patients ’ odds of hospitalization tied to diabetes
(Reuters Health) - Heart failure patients may be less likely to be hospitalized or die prematurely if they don ’t also have diabetes – but even if they do have it, they may still minimize their risk by controlling their blood sugar, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

GI Dyanamics Takes Another Kick in the Gut
GI Dynamics has lost its right to sell its EndoBarrier device in the European Union under a CE mark. The company reported this week that its notified body SGS United Kingdom has withdrawn the CE Certificate of Conformity for EndoBarrier as of Nov. 12.  The company first received word in May that its CE mark was being suspended pending resolution of nonconformances related to ISO 13485 compliance. GE Dynamics said it has been working to address the issues raised by SGS. The company said it is considering its options, including grounds for appeal of the decision, and that it has reached out to SGS to clarify c...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers Hyperbaric Oxygen Has No Significant Benefit for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) does not significantly improve wound healing or prevent amputation in diabetes patients with ischemic lower-extremity ulcers, according to a randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

“Mistakes Were Made”
“When people take medicine at home, mistakes happen.”  That’s the start of a recent article on NPR’s web site, citing a new study that found that levels of medication errors are rising, and that most mistakes were preventable.  The researchers used information from U.S. poison control centers, and looked only at errors that happened outside of health care facilities.  Another study, cited in The New York Times, found that almost 85% of parents give children the wrong dose of liquid medicines, and more than 2 in 3 of those mistakes are overdoses.   What is behind these errors...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Medication errors overdose Source Type: news

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life
Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diabetes Longevity Amish Research Blood Genetics and Heredity Obesity Insulin Chromosomes Source Type: news

Diabetes SOLVED: "iThrive" videos reveal secret to reversing type-2 diabetes and healing yourself without dangerous pharmaceuticals
(Natural News) Diabetes is not a mystery. We know what causes it and we know how to reverse most cases (especially type-2). Yet the diabetes industry depends on widespread public ignorance to keep profiting from diabetes drugs, ineffective treatments and medical myths that are hopelessly obsolete. Meanwhile, the processed food industry profits from marketing selling... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Fountain of Youth' Gene Discovered in Secluded Amish Community
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- Talk about good genes. Researchers report they have discovered a genetic mutation in Amish families living in Indiana that not only protects against type 2 diabetes, but also appears to boost longevity. Even better, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bigfoot Biomedical CEO hits back against CMS over data-sharing decision
Bigfoot Biomedical CEO Jeffrey Brewer has spoken out about a recent data-sharing decision made by CMS, saying that he plans to lobby Medicare to reverse its latest move. Earlier this year, CMS said it would begin covering the use of particular continuous glucose monitors for people with diabetes. But since that decision, the agency has said that if a beneficiary uses a non-durable medical equipment device, like a smartphone, separately or in combination with a device classified as DME, it will not be reimbursed. In other words, according to Brewer, Medicare will not reimburse for Dexcom‘s (NSDQ:DXCM) G...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat Bigfoot Biomedical Source Type: news