FDA approves Eli Lilly's Trulicity to reduce cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetic patients
Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trulicity for reducing cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Depression and anxiety screening in adolescents with diabetes - Watson SE, Spurling SE, Fieldhouse AM, Montgomery VL, Wintergerst KA.
Adolescents with diabetes are at increased risk for depression and anxiety, which when untreated negatively affects diabetes control. During a 6-month period, the Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression and Anxiety (PHQ-4) screening tool was utilized. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk Adolescent Obesity Linked With Midlife Cancer Risk
The findings underline the need to tackle obesity early in life, writes an editorialist.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sticking With Meds Lowers Lupus Patients' Diabetes Risk
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Taking their medications as prescribed significantly lowers lupus patients'risk of developing diabetes, a new study finds. Type 2 diabetes is a common complication of lupus, an autoimmune disease that can cause damaging... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

HbA1c Levels Lower in Older, Multimorbid Patients With T2DM
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- A higher proportion of older and multimorbid patients with type 2 diabetes achieve low hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research& Care. Rozalina G. McCoy,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Sugar High’?
Many parents blame sugar for their children ’s hyperactive behavior. But the myth has been debunked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Klasco, M.D. Tags: Sugar Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Obesity Weight Parenting Diabetes Source Type: news

Empty nutrition, empty noggin: Western-style diet can impair brain function, warn researchers
(Natural News) The Western diet is notorious for containing sinful amounts of fat, sugar and little to no nutrients. This unhealthy diet is also linked to a greater risk of developing serious health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet despite the many reasons to forego this type of diet, many Americans continue... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What happens to the liver when you drink alcohol? For one, it loses its ability to protect against cancer
(Natural News) Adipokines are cell signaling proteins produced by adipose tissue (fat). These “circulating hormones” facilitate communication between various organs, such as the brain, liver and muscles. Dysregulation of adipokines, which also mediate inflammation, has dire consequences and is associated with serious health problems like obesity, cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. In a recent study, researchers from the Medical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe Amputations
Title: AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe AmputationsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - February 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lipid signaling from beta cells can potentiate an inflammatory macrophage polarization
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas unwittingly produce a signal that may aid their own demise in Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of the lipid signals that drive macrophage cells in the body to two different phenotypes of activated immune cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abbott Removes Libre Diabetes Monitor From Diasend Platform Abbott Removes Libre Diabetes Monitor From Diasend Platform
Abbott have blocked their glucose monitor from connecting to the diasend data management system in most countries, a"backward" move for diabetes care that's attracted the ire of the UK health service.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Longer Breastfeeding, Lower Type 2 Risk After Gestational Diabetes Longer Breastfeeding, Lower Type 2 Risk After Gestational Diabetes
Women with a history of gestational diabetes who breastfed for 2 years or longer had a 27% lower risk of type 2 diabetes than those who did not, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes prevention week: pre-order your free toolkit
Type 2 diabetes prevention week will take place from 20 to 26 April. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Diabetic patients ‘reluctant’ to do kidney damage urine test, say clinicians
The test, key to picking up early signs of kidney disease, isn ’t routinely carried out by GPs and nurses in annual reviews, indicates pharma company survey Related items fromOnMedica Millions miss out on vital diabetes health checks NHS cost of poor diabetes control is £3 billion per year Playing to type: why diabetes education isn ’t one-size-fits-all One person diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes Poor diabetes education leading to health complications (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Insulet's Omnipod to integrate with Dexcom, Abbott CGMs for automated, smartphone-controlled dosing
Both CGM competitors announced integrations with Insulet yesterday during the  Advanced Technologies& Treatment for Diabetes Congress in Madrid. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 20, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

These Patients'Ennoble' Us as Physicians These Patients'Ennoble' Us as Physicians
Homeless patients with diabetes are among the most challenging to manage, but they may give struggling physicians a glimpse of the type of doctor they had hoped to become.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Expert Column Source Type: news

New Real-World Data Show that Abbott's FreeStyle Libre System Delivers Positive Health Outcomes for People with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Data at ATTD reinforce and add to a growing body of clinical research and real-world evidence from users of the FreeStyle Libre system around the world (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Research Opens New Avenues to Reduce Foot, Toe Amputations
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Emerging research may help doctors devise better ways to prevent some of the tens of thousands of amputations unrelated to traumatic injury that occur in the U.S. each year. Diabetes is... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glycemic Control in T2DM Worse With Refusal of Insulin Therapy
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- For individuals with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, those who decline insulin therapy have worse glycemic control, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Diabetic Medicine. Alexander Turchin, M.D., from Brigham... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Quick tips for diabetic foot ulcer wound care
If you have diabetes, you know you're more prone to injury than the average patient. Foot ulcers are especially common for those with diabetes – and can unfortunately lead to hospitalization or infection. In fact, 14 to 24 percent of patients with diabetes who develop a foot ulcer will need an amputation, according to American Podiatric Medical Association. The reason foot ulcers tend to prey on diabetic patients is because the condition causes reduced circulation in the extremities, often leading to neuropathy. This lack of feeling makes it difficult for diabetic patients to recognize the pain before the sore be...
Source: Advanced Tissue - February 20, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: diabetic wound care Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A certain sensation could signal the chronic health condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a growing health issue in British society. It's when there's too much sugar in the blood and, left unmanaged, it can - and does - lead to potentially fatal incidences. What sensation could indicate you have the health condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New drug combination restores beta cell function in animal model
(Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen - German Research Center for Environmental Health) In a new study in mice, Helmholtz Zentrum M ü nchen in collaboration with Novo Nordisk, demonstrated for the first time that a targeted combinatorial drug treatment is able to restore beta cell function, achieve beta cell redifferentiation and therefore potentially open new ways for diabetes remission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

' Striking Paradox' of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm'Striking Paradox' of Misaligned Diabetes Treatment Could Harm
"The paradox and misalignment of treatment intensity with patients'needs is really striking," says the lead author of a national study of adults with type 2 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Can CoQ10 reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
(Natural News) Coenzyme Q10, better known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant that the body produces naturally. Mainly found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas, CoQ10 is used by cells for growth and maintenance. As a person ages, however, CoQ10 levels naturally decrease. This can increase the risk of developing chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking Milk: Science Takes on the Dairy Dilemma Rethinking Milk: Science Takes on the Dairy Dilemma
Authors of a new review in NEJM say eating too much dairy may cause harm to our bodies and the planet. One of the authors called calcium recommendations in the United States"fundamentally flawed."WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Insulet Brings in 2 Big Partnerships with CGM Powerhouses Abbott and DexCom
Insulet has snared two partnerships that will help it continue its strong momentum in the continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) market. The Billerica, MA-based company and one of the 25 most attractive medtech firms on the M&A radar, announced it had signed agreements with both Abbott Laboratories and DexCom. The agreements center around Insulet’s Omnipod Horizon Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) System, which is in pivotal trials in the U.S. The Omnipod Horizon System will be integrated with Abbott’s Freestyle Libre 2, which has approval in Europe. The Freestyle Libre 2 has not yet rec...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Abbott and Insulet Partner to Integrate Next-Generation Glucose Sensing and Automated Insulin Delivery Technologies for Seamless Diabetes Care
Collaboration will combine Abbott's leading continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology with Insulet's Omnipod Horizon™ Automated Insulin Delivery System to offer an accurate, easy-to-use, integrated digital health platform Integrated technology will... Devices, Monitoring, Drug Delivery, Endocrinology Abbott, Insulet , Omnipod Horizon, diabetes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers find a western-style diet can impair brain function
After a week on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers scored worse on memory testsConsuming a western diet for as little as one week can subtly impair brain function and encourage slim and otherwise healthy young people to overeat, scientists claim.Researchers found that after seven days on a high fat, high added sugar diet, volunteers in their 20s scored worse on memory tests and found junk food more desirable immediately after they had finished a meal.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science Dementia Diets and dieting Nutrition Food Sugar Memory Obesity Diabetes UCL (University College London) Neuroscience Health Life and style Mental health Source Type: news

Abbott and Insulet Partner to Integrate Next-Generation Glucose Sensing and Automated Insulin Delivery Technologies for Seamless Diabetes Care
- Collaboration will combine Abbott's leading continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology with Insulet's Omnipod Horizon ™ Automated Insulin Delivery System to offer an accurate, easy-to-use, integrated digital health platform (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obesity and Liver Markers in Children and Adolescents Obesity and Liver Markers in Children and Adolescents
In what ways might obesity impact liver enzyme concentrations in the pediatric population?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Renal Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors: An Update Renal Effects of SGLT2 Inhibitors: An Update
SGLT2 inhibitors are commonly used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, but what do we know about the renal effects of these drugs?Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Why Human Factors Terminology Needs Updating
Conclusion IEC 62366-1 leaves a chasm between Normal Use and Abnormal Use, so manufacturers might not consider some user actions to be “Use Errors” if these actions do not fit the IEC 62366-1 definition of use. In other words, Use Errors may go undetected, unaddressed, or unmitigated. To protect users and manufacturers, this gap must be closed: IEC 62366-1 should be updated to address user actions that do not fit the current definitions of Normal Use nor Abnormal Use. To mend this gap in IEC 62366-1, we suggest to: Re-define Abnormal Use in terms of abuse. Remove Normal Use. Remove the &...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kaivon Assani Tags: Design Source Type: news

Plantwatch: how urban trees and hedges help cut air pollution
The plants trap polluting particles like natural air filters, and protect against flooding, tooHedges and trees in towns and cities are more than just attractive, they can behave like natural air filters, trapping traffic pollution made up of dangerous microscopic particles blamed for a range of serious health problems, ranging from heart disease, asthma and strokes to diabetes, obesity and dementia.Astudy at Lancaster University showed that silver birch trees maintained as hedges at about the height of an adult person were particularly good at cleaning the air.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Paul Simons Tags: Trees and forests Air pollution Science Environment UK news University of Surrey Lancaster University Source Type: news

The list of insurers covering Senseonics ’ diabetes device is growing. The latest? Cigna.
Germantown ’s Senseonics Holdings Inc. has just added global insurance giant Cigna Corp. to the roster of payers covering its blood-sugar sensor system for diabetes patients. Cigna’s coverage of the local medical device company’s implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system called Eversense — which detects glucose levels to inform whether insulin, food or exercise is needed — became effective Feb. 15, Senseonics (NYSE: SENS) announced Tuesday. The Connecticut insurer is one of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on several fronts to help ethnic and racial minority groups stay healthy and, when appropriate, is helping to raise awareness of available treatments for diabetes. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 18, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Fighting Diabetes' Deadly Impact on Minorities
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working on several fronts to help ethnic and racial minority groups stay healthy and, when appropriate, is helping to raise awareness of available treatments for diabetes. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist
The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication isare prohibited by law and by Craigslist policy, but this doesn't seem to deter some people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Sugary Drink Warning Labels in Chile, Tax in UK Bear Fruit Sugary Drink Warning Labels in Chile, Tax in UK Bear Fruit
The positive impact of two different national approaches to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is detailed in two studies — one in Chile and one in the UK.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

LumiThera to Expand Research into Diabetic Retinopathy for Valeda(R) Light Delivery System
SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- LumiThera Inc., a commercial stage medical device company delivering photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment for ocular disorders and diseases, today announced it has initiated further studies... Devices, Ophthalmology LumiThera , photobiomodulation, Diabetic Retinopathy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AHA News: Domestic Abuse May Do Long-Term Damage to Women's Health
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who experience domestic abuse may be more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The British study, published this week in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

AHA News: Race and Gender May Tip the Scales on Traditional Stroke Risk Factors
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Traditional stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, smoking and diabetes, impact people of various races and genders differently, new research shows. " The biggest thing we found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in the Feb. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association. Clare... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: Three signs to look out for on your skin linked to the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes symptoms are always obvious because they don't necessarily make a person feel unwell. But if the condition is left untreated, serious complications can occur. Skin problems can particularly affect people with diabetes, so what should you be looking out for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity
Title: AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke SeverityCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Price Hikes Have Patients Turning to Craigslist for Insulin, Asthma Inhalers
Title: Price Hikes Have Patients Turning to Craigslist for Insulin, Asthma InhalersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - February 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can metformin reduce obesity in children and adolescents?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown metformin -- a glucose-lowering drug commonly used to treat diabetes -- to be effective at lowering some measures of obesity in children and adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don ’t foresee any disruptions due to Covid-19: Vasant Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis
Novartis is one of the oldest pharma MNCs known for anti-cancer and anti-diabetic drugs. Despite the patent expiry for its popular anti-diabetic drug Galvus, Narasimhan is upbeat about Novartis ’ India prospects. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too much sitting increases heart disease, diabetes risk in older women
Researchers assessed the sitting habits of older, post-menopausal women and found that those who spent more time seated, and were either overweight or obese, had a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Endothelial Function in Transgender Men Taking Testosterone Endothelial Function in Transgender Men Taking Testosterone
Is there a link between testosterone treatment and endothelial dysfunction among transgender men? A new study examines the possible association.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news