Secretive 'rebate trap' keeps generic drugs for diabetes and other ills out of reach
Drug companies routinely make hidden pacts with middlemen. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Can you take supplements to lower blood sugar and control symptoms?
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by taking measures to lower the amount of sugar in the blood. Dietary supplements are becoming increasingly popular among people looking to lose weight or fill up on vitamins and minerals, but are there supplements you can take to lower blood sugar and control diabetes symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How dogs are saving diabetics' lives
Can a dog’s nose save a diabetic’s life? Man’s best friends are known to sniff out bombs, drugs and even bedbugs, but can they smell trouble for type 1 diabetics? A new study done in the UK shows that the diabetic “alert” dogs were able to detect 70 percent of episodes of abnormal blood sugar, incidents which can be dangerous, even deadly, for type 1 diabetics. How do they do it? Dogs that are noted to have a better sense of smell (such as golden retrievers) than their counterparts are the ones chosen for training. They use this highly sensitive sense to sniff out changes in the blood that...
Source: ABC News: Health - January 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Your Sweat Will See You Now
A new device — wearable, wireless and battery free — improves the ability to monitor and diagnose health problems by analyzing the sweat on your skin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: APOORVA MANDAVILLI Tags: Sweating Sensors Cystic Fibrosis Wearable Computing Data-Mining and Database Marketing Exercise Skin Diabetes Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in Elderly Japanese Men Hyperglycemia Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in Elderly Japanese Men
Community-dwelling elderly men with hyperglycemia are at elevated risk of osteoporotic fracture, according to Japanese researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Markers for the Study of Diabetic Neuropathy
Widely Used and Frequently PublishedOurPain and Inflammation Research Antibodies have proven valuable for the study of neuropathic, nociceptive and inflammatory pain.This recent publication is focused on Diabetic Neuropathy. Jos é Eduardo Roa-Coria, Jorge Baruch Pineda-Farias, Paulino Barragán-Iglesias, Geovanna Nallely Quiñonez-Bastidas, Ángel Zúñiga-Romero, Juan Carlos Huerta-Cruz, Juan Gerardo Reyes-García, Francisco Javier Flores-Murrieta, Vinicio Granados-SotoView ORCID ID profile and Héctor Isaac Rocha-Gonzál ez (2019).Possible involvement of periphe...
Source: Neuromics - January 18, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Diabetic Neuropathy Hydrogen Sulfide Substance P TRP antibody Source Type: news

11 innovative medical devices you need to know from 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]Call it digital health or mHealth or simply what it is — innovation. Last year we saw a lot of innovative wireless devices for diagnostics and treatment as research and development flourished. Many researchers have taken up the challenge of developing devices that are portable, small and convenient with ease-of-use that could revolutionize point-of-care diagnostics . From a defibrillator for stroke to a smartphone app that can detect infectious diseases, here are 11 innovative medical devices that got our attention in 2018. Next>> The post 11 innovative medical devices you need to know ...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Featured Imaging Implants mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development bacteria-on-a-chip Cerebrotech diabetes electroCore Massachusetts Institute of Technology MedTech neurodegenerative diseases plug-and-play University of Cal Source Type: news

Heart Guidelines, Exercise, & Diabetes; Alert Dogs for T1D
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

‘ Planetary Health Diet ’ : Scientists Say Cutting Red Meat, Sugar Can Save Lives And The Planet
(CNN) — An international team of scientists has developed a diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to the planet. The “planetary health diet” is based on cutting red meat and sugar consumption in half and upping intake of fruits, vegetables and nuts. And it can prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without harming the planet, says the report published Wednesday in the medical journal The Lancet. The authors warn that a global change in diet and food production is needed as 3 billion people across the world are malnourished — which in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Source Type: news

Is Type 1 Diabetes a Factor in Broken Bones?
An A1C level above 8 percent was linked to a greater risk of a specific type of fracture in people with type 1 diabetes, but not in those with type 2, according to a new study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

New screening for diabetes to spot early risk
EXPERTS have found a far more effective way of screening people for risk of diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising in T2DM
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Use of the oral hepatoselective glucokinase activator (GKA) TTP399 for type 2 diabetes does not cause hypoglycemia and has no detrimental effect on plasma lipids or liver enzymes, according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Trained alert dogs can help patients with type 1 diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in PLOS ONE. Nicola J. Rooney, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Panel Has Tie Vote on New Type 1 Diabetes Drug
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday. Despite that result, the FDA is expected to decide by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) is associated with an increased risk for mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and renal diseases, but self-reported OA is not, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic risk score may improve on identification of diabetes in babies
Research, published inDiabetes Care, suggests that a new genetic risk score may be more effective at diagnosing diabetes in newborns than current methods.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New compound may be effective at treating type-2 diabetes
Research, published inScience Translational Medicine, suggests that a new drug candidate is effective at controlling blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetes patients. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

US FDA Panel Split on Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes US FDA Panel Split on Sotagliflozin for Type 1 Diabetes
The 8-8 tie reflected the FDA advisory panel's struggle in assessing the drug's glycemic and other benefits against an elevated risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 warning - the one sign of high blood sugar hanging from your skin revealed
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include unexplained weight loss, passing more urine than normal, and feeling very tired. But you could also be at risk of high blood sugar if you have this painful sign hanging from your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Poor blood sugar control puts people with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for fragility fractures, a new study shows. A fragility fracture is a broken bone caused by a fall from standing height or less. For the study,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken Bones
Title: Study Examines Link Between Type 1 Diabetes, Broken BonesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes Drug
Title: FDA Panel Splits Vote on New Diabetes DrugCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes
Title: Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 DiabetesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - January 18, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

F.D.A. Panel Splits on Whether to Approve New Diabetes Drug
The advisory committee voted 8-8 on approving the drug, to be called Zynquista, which would be the first oral medication for people with Type 1 diabetes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS Tags: Food and Drug Administration Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc Sanofi SA Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Diabetes Source Type: news

This diabetic federal worker rationed her insulin during the shutdown because debt was scarier than dying
A furloughed federal worker who is diabetic said she resorted to rationing her insulin medication because "the thought of having more debt was scarier than the thought of dying" in her sleep. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA advisory panel split over Sanofi-Lexicon diabetes drug
Independent experts on an FDA advisory panel were equally split when voting on whether to approve an oral treatment for type 1 diabetes developed by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc and France's Sanofi SA. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New screening could accurately predict type 1 diabetes risk in babies
A new screening may forecast type 1 diabetes risk in babies, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef
Americans are obsessed with protein. It’s touted as the cornerstone of any healthy diet, since it helps people feel full and builds muscle. But most Americans eat too much protein every day, according to federal estimates—and they’re going especially overboard with animal proteins, namely red meat. It’s becoming clear how big a problem excessive red-meat consumption can be for health. Research has found associations between diets heavy in red and processed meats and many chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Red meat comes with high amounts of saturated fat, and proc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Three exercises to help prevent high blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition in the UK which causes a person ’s blood sugar levels to become too high. Left untreated, serious health complications can occur. To prevent and control the condition, three exercises are recommended. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine Type 2 Diabetes Risk May Be Lower in Women With Migraine
Dr Laurie Barclay on the future implications of this analysis of data from a large French prospective population-based study.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

High Point biopharmaceutical company unlocks potential treatment for diabetes
A study published this week by High Point-based biopharmaceutical clinical trials company vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) points to a potential new treatment for diabetes. A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal “Science Translational Medicine” details the discovery and development of an investigational, small molecule, liver selective glucokinase, taken by mouth, which showed positive results in a phase 2 study involving patients with type 2 diabetes. CEO and President of VtV… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Latest data on Zafgen's diabetes pill does little to soothe investors
The mid-stage trial data touted by Boston biotech Zafgen Inc. regarding its lead drug to treat type 2 diabetes appeared to show the drug works with no serious side effects. But the announcement seemed to do little to assuage investors in light of the fact that the drug remains on hold due to cardiovascular concerns. Zafgen (Nasdaq: ZFGN) announced that its lead program, ZGN-1061, met its primary endpoints in an early readout of the Phase 2 clinical trial data. The biotech believes the drug can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Could Help In Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients' blood sugar control when it was added to the standard medication metformin for six months. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celebrities Are Fighting Over the ‘Keto’ Diet. Here’s What Science Says About How Healthy It Is
A celebrity feud has ignited debate over the popular — but somewhat controversial — ketogenic diet. It all started last week, when trainer Jillian Michaels told Women’s Health that the high-fat, low-carb keto diet is “a bad plan, for a million reasons.” “I don’t understand. Like, why would anybody think this is a good idea?” Michaels asked. It quickly became clear that many people, famous and otherwise, think the trendy plan is a good idea. Celebrities including Al Roker and Andy Cohen criticized Michaels’ take, causing her to double down on her position and offer to de...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Meet Kim Schrier: Diabetes Patient, Physician, Congresswoman Meet Kim Schrier: Diabetes Patient, Physician, Congresswoman
As the only female physician currently in the US Congress, healthcare will be Schrier's major focus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Food, herbs, and spices that can control blood sugar
(Natural News) Recent estimates show that there are more than 80 million Americans who suffer from insulin resistance. This is a great cause for concern since in just a few years this can condition can progress to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and diabetes. Insulin is an important metabolic hormone that triggers the uptake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endocrinopathy After Cancer Therapy: The Downside of Success Endocrinopathy After Cancer Therapy: The Downside of Success
With advances in cancer therapy, diseases that were once fatal are becoming chronic disorders, often with adverse endocrine effects.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Making the Switch: When Your Patient Can't Afford Insulin Making the Switch: When Your Patient Can't Afford Insulin
For many patients, analogue insulin is simply unaffordable, but using non-analogue insulin can get complicated. Dr Anne Peters shares her tips and tricks for making a safe transition.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Scientists use stem cells to grow functional blood vessels
A new method that uses stem cells to grow organs could help fight diseases like diabetes, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Advisers Urge Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis FDA Advisers Urge Approval of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
The risk for cardiac events, though not well defined, should not hold up marketing, said the FDA panel members.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Experimental Drug Could Be New Option for Type 2 Diabetes
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- An experimental drug may help people with type 2 diabetes curb their blood sugar without causing it to drop to dangerously low levels. Researchers found that the compound -- dubbed TTP399 for now -- improved patients'... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ertugliflozin Seems Safe, Effective for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 -- Ertugliflozin appears safe and effective at improving long-term glycemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled on metformin, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Haemochromatosis 'bigger threat than we thought'
Genetic disorder Haemochromatosis can cause liver failure, diabetes and severe arthritis if untreated. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valeritas Announces V-Go & #194; & #174; Received Preferred Status on OptumRx Formularies
Bridgewater, N.J., Jan. 14, 2019 (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, today announced that V-Go is Preferred on the OptumRx formulary.“We are very excited that V-Go is now Preferred on OptumRx formularies,” said Valeritas CEO, John Timberlake.“V-Go helps patients simplify...This story is related to the following:Pharmaceuticals (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Four foods you MUST include in your diet to ‘help’ manage diabetes
TYPE 2 diabetes can make it difficult to know what foods a person with the condition can and can ’t eat. While advised to cut down on unhealthy, fatty and sugary foods, experts also recommend including the following four foods in your diet to ‘help’ manage diabetes (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Starting a Healthy Weight Loss Plan
-- More than 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says. Are you one of them? Before starting a weight loss plan, you should visit your doctor. The first questions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes Quality of Care and Maintenance in New England Diabetes Quality of Care and Maintenance in New England
The authors suggest a model of a cross-state collaboration, providing a foundation for identifying political and economic forces underlying inter- and intra-state variability in diabetes care.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Visit Rates for Diabetes Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Visit Rates for Diabetes
This study assessed changes in preventive care visits and diabetes screening in expansion vs. nonexpansion states.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Novel same-day Type 2 diabetes treatment study launches in US
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A same-day procedural therapy to improve glucose control for Type 2 diabetes patients will be investigated in a pilot study at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news