Some Cancers Are Rising in Millennials. Obesity Might Be Why
The rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths have fallen in the U.S. over the past few decades. But certain cancers are becoming more common among younger Americans, and researchers think obesity may be to blame, finds a new report from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute. Obesity rates have been rising across age groups for years. According to the latest federal numbers, almost 36% of American adults ages 20-39 are obese, and that number may soon be even higher. Recent research suggests that if obesity trends continue, 57% of children in the U.S. will be obese by the time they turn 35. Rates ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Source Type: news

Fight diabetes with dark chocolate: Compounds in cocoa found to help cells release more insulin
(Natural News) A study has discovered that specific compounds found in dark chocolate (particularly its cocoa content) can help fight diabetes. These compounds, known as epicatechin monomers, can aid the body release more insulin and respond to increased blood glucose better. The body needs the insulin hormone to control glucose, which is the blood sugar,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The hidden dangers of standard diabetes treatments that you probably never hear about
(Natural News) Your diabetes medicine may be killing you instead of treating you. A study revealed that standard treatments for Type 2 diabetes, such as the synthetic insulin and oral anti-diabetic drugs, may worsen the condition and increase the risk of death. The study, which was published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Dapagliflozin for Some With Type 1 Diabetes EU Panel Backs Dapagliflozin for Some With Type 1 Diabetes
If approved, it would be the first oral add-on to insulin worldwide, but could only be used in patients in whom risk of diabetic ketoacidosis can be properly mitigated.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Maternal Glucose in Pregnancy Tied to Child's Glucose Outcomes
FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care. Denise M. Scholtens,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Lawmakers Request Info From Insulin Makers on Rising Prices U.S. Lawmakers Request Info From Insulin Makers on Rising Prices
Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers on Wednesday requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Insulin degludec: small benefits in T2DM at high cost in China
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

House Dems probe drugmakers over insulin prices
House Democrats sent letters to Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Sanofi inquiring about rising insulin prices. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Optimal Home Glucose Testing: Sometimes Less Is More Optimal Home Glucose Testing: Sometimes Less Is More
How should you determine the frequency and timing of blood glucose testing? Not based on a mass protocol or the presence of insulin therapy, says Dr Plotzker.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Teaching Patients How to Use Inhaled Insulin Teaching Patients How to Use Inhaled Insulin
Dr Anne Peters says that the key to getting patients to comfortably use inhaled insulin is in the teaching. Mark Harmel demonstrates how.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM
THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Switching from analogue to human insulin is associated with a small increase in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jing... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 31, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Short workouts improve may improve insulin sensitivity
Research, published inExperimental Physiology, suggests that for overweight men 15 minutes of resistance exercise is as effective at improving insulin sensitivity than longer workouts.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Human insulin does not increase risk of hypoglycaemia
Research, published inJAMA, suggests that older type-2 diabetes patients, who switch from analogue to human insulin, do not increase their risk of hypoglycaemia. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Short workouts may improve insulin sensitivity
Research, published inExperimental Physiology, suggests that for overweight men 15 minutes of resistance exercise is as effective at improving insulin sensitivity than longer workouts.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Experimental Phone App Works With Insulin Pumps to Control Diabetes Experimental Phone App Works With Insulin Pumps to Control Diabetes
An artificial pancreas system that uses a smart phone app coupled with a glucose sensor and an insulin pump has shown promise in a preliminary trial in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices
Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers on Wednesday requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

To save his parents money, this diabetic teen cut back on his insulin
Dillon Hooley loves his parents, so when he heard last year they were struggling to pay for his insulin, he wanted to help out any way he could. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congressional Committees Target Insulin, Rising Drug Prices Congressional Committees Target Insulin, Rising Drug Prices
Republicans and Democrats agreed on a need to look at the role of pharmacy benefit managers. There also was bipartisan interest in securing better prices for drugs purchased by Medicare Part D.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could stem cells reverse diabetes?
Previous attempts to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells have not been completely successful. A recent study, however, offers fresh hope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress
Title: Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. CongressCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - January 30, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. A new study out of Brazil suggests that vitamin D also may promote greater insulin sensitivity, thus lowering glucose levels and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exercising for 15 minutes three times a week is just as effective as 45 minute work outs
A study of ten overweight men by the University of Edinburgh found those who took part in HIIT for six weeks saw their insulin sensitivity improve by 16 per cent - the same as with a longer work out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t use barrier creams with FreeStyle Libre sensor
MHRA urges patients to report skin reactions to sensor adhesive and see their doctor or nurse Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Child type 2 diabetes is a ‘wake-up call’ to the nation Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Magnesium can reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 23%
(Natural News) Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body develops a resistance to the insulin that your body produces. This impairs the insulin’s ability to remove sugar from your blood and transfer it into your cells to be converted into energy. Research has found that a deficiency in magnesium is linked to a heightened risk of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experimental phone app works with insulin pumps to control diabetes
(Reuters Health) - An artificial pancreas system that uses a smart phone app coupled with a glucose sensor and an insulin pump has shown promise in a preliminary trial in people with type 1 diabetes, researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Congress holds first hearings on insulin, high drug prices
Powerful committees in the U.S. Congress held hearings on Tuesday on insulin affordability and high prescription drug prices, an issue both chambers have said is a top priority for the year. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Analogue-to-Human Insulin Switch Tied to Small HbA1c Jump
(MedPage Today) -- Change not associated with clinically relevant glycemic changes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 29, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GOP senator pledges insulin probe as Congress holds hearings
Senate committee opens hearings on high U.S. prescription drug prices and how the government might put the brakes on them. Pharmaceutical industry says price spikes of recent years have stabilized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Large Insulin Price Hike to Be Investigated by U.S. Congress
TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- The soaring cost of insulin will be investigated as the U.S. Congress holds hearings into the high cost of prescription drugs, a lawmaker says. " I have heard stories about people reducing their lifesaving medicines, like... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Switching to Human Insulin Not Harmful in Type 2 Diabetes Switching to Human Insulin Not Harmful in Type 2 Diabetes
A health plan program that encouraged Medicare beneficiaries to switch from analog to human insulin didn't increase severe hypoglycemia and only slightly raised average HbA1c.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insulin probe on deck as Congress opens drug price hearings
Senate committee opens hearings on high U.S. prescription drug prices and how the government might put the brakes on them. Pharmaceutical industry says price spikes of recent years have stabilized. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Integrated Device Design Critical to Rapid Medical IoT Development
Medical IoT holds the promise of vastly improved patient outcomes, along with the potential for an evolutionary step-change in the way healthcare is managed and delivered. Medical IoT devices will enable more rapid detection of disease, continuous remote monitoring of a patient’s condition, and far more targeted, effective treatment of conditions ranging from diabetes to cancer. All aspects of fundamental healthcare will be impacted: Prevention and wellness, chronic care, acute care, and post-acute care monitoring. As a consequence, the market for connected medical devices is estimated to grow from $20.6B...
Source: MDDI - January 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: James Clements Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Investigators study effect of switching insulin medications
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In 2015, CareMore Health, an integrated health delivery system and subsidiary of Anthem Inc., piloted an intervention to switch members from analogue to less expensive human insulin. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have analyzed the results of the program, finding that the switch was associated with only a small, population-level increase -- 0.14 percent -- in hemoglobin A1c, a value that falls within expected biological variation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigators Study Effect of Switching Insulin Medications
Switching from higher cost analogue insulin to lower cost human insulin resulted in small increases in blood sugar levels not likely to be clinically meaningful (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 29, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

FDA sets approval record, lays out 2019 strategy
FDA said today that it set a record for novel-device approvals in 2018, giving the nod to 106 new devices, breaking the previous record of 99. The agency also granted nine breakthrough device designation requests, for a total of 112 since the program’s inception in 2015. Novel-device approvals in 2018 included an expanded approval of an automated insulin dosing system (Medtronic’s MiniMedG) to include children as young as age 7; the world’s smallest heart valve for newborns; the world’s first blood test (Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator) to evaluate mild traumatic brain inju...
Source: Mass Device - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) News Well Banyan Biomarkers humanoptics idx Medtronic osteodetect Source Type: news

Obesity Factors May Increase Kidney Cancer Risk
According to recent research conducted by Spectrum Health, certain factors such as diastolic blood pressure and fasting insulin were found to be associated with renal cell carcinoma.01/28/2019 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - January 28, 2019 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Only 20% With Type 1 Diabetes Are Meeting HbA1c Goals Only 20% With Type 1 Diabetes Are Meeting HbA1c Goals
Despite increasing use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, HbA1c levels remain above target for children and adults in a US registry; the problem is even worse among teenagers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Insulin production protein identified
A protein that is important for the production of insulin has been discovered, which may help in the development of treatments for diabetes, according to research published inDiabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oral insulin may treat type-2 diabetes
Research, published inDiabetes and Endocrinology, suggests oral insulin may be effective at improving glycaemic control in type-2 diabetes patients.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Using Trend Arrows in the FreeStyle Libre Flash Systems Using Trend Arrows in the FreeStyle Libre Flash Systems
This article describes an approach to using trend arrow information in the FreeStyle Libre systems. How can this data help guide insulin dose adjustments?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Finding of protein key to insulin production may help diabetes treatment
The discovery of a protein responsible for producing too much insulin, a condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes, may lead researchers to improved treatment. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotavirus Vaccine & T1D; Insulin Price Hikes; Genetic Thinness
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - January 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Harvard researchers report positive trial results with artificial pancreas smartphone app
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System smartphone app (iAPS), which can interface wirelessly with leading continuous glucose monitors (CGM), insulin pump devices, and decision-making algorithms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers discover key protein in the production of insulin
(University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such as increased level of insulin in the blood known as hyperinsulinemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walgreens paying $269M to settle health-care fraud lawsuits
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will pay more than $269 million to settle two separate healthcare fraud lawsuits with the federal government. In the first settlement, the government said Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA) will pay $209.2 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health-care programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it "knowingly dispensed to pr ogram beneficiaries who did not need them." In the other case,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

First-Ever Randomized Trial Shows Oral Insulin Feasibility First-Ever Randomized Trial Shows Oral Insulin Feasibility
Although the studied formulation isn't being pursued commercially, trial results are'trail-blazing'says one expert and demonstrate that a long-acting oral insulin can actually lower blood glucose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The surprising sweet fruit that can improve blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes can be controlled by cutting down on sugar and making other dietary changes. As fruit contains natural sugars, many diabetic people wonder if they need to avoid it, but experts warn fruit should still form part of a healthy, balanced diet. In fact, this surprising sweet fruit can help to improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walgreens paying $269M to settle two U.S. health-care fraud lawsuits
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. will pay more than $269 million to settle two separate healthcare fraud lawsuits with the federal government. In the first settlement, the government said Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens (Nasdaq: WBA), which has about 100 retail stores in the St. Louis area, will pay $209.2 million to resolve allegations that it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health-care programs for hundreds of thousands of insulin pens it "knowingly dispensed to program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Insulin Price More Than Doubled in the United States
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. The annual amount that patients with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Insulin Price More Than Doubles in U.S.
The annual amount that people with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to a new analysis from the nonprofit Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news