Category: Advocacy (Page 3)

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness Week)

From: The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb 22 28) #NEDAwareness Week is to put the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders and to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. By increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention, which can improve the likelihood […]

Medicare’s Competitive Bidding program negatively impacts insulin pump users

From: Last year Bennet Dunlap and a group of committed DOC (Diabetes Online Community) advocates created a social movement called StripSafely. It was the raising of voices of those with diabetes to encourage the FDA to put a post market survey in place to ensure our test strips and meters meet safety standards and the […]

American Diabetes Association Names Kevin L. Hagan Next CEO

From: ADA Press Release The American Diabetes Association today named Kevin L. Hagan, a proven, nationally-recognized leader, as its next chief executive to reinvigorate the national fight to end the diabetes epidemic in America. Hagan will join the Association at a time when theincidenceand costs of diabetes are at an all-time high. Recent estimates indicate […]

T1D Exchange Living Biobank Join the T1D Exchange Living Biobank and help accelerate research progress. Its smart! How do scientists learn about type 1 diabetes (T1D)? They study people living with T1D and their blood samples. A new effort is now under way to streamline the type 1 diabetes research process by collecting blood samples needed by the […]

Changing Guard at the Diabetes Hands Foundation

See More: Big changes are underway at the Diabetes Hands Foundation, with the recent news that beloved community leader Manny Hernandez is stepping down from the helm of the organization he founded with his wife Andreina seven years ago. Whoa! Longtime D-advocate Melissa Lee will be taking over, at least temporarily, as interim executive […]

Racial gaps in T1 diabetes not tied to social, economic status

From Reuters Health: Reuters Health Social and economic status does not explain the racial gaps in the care and outcomes of kids with type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. The finding suggests researchers look to other factors that may explain the racial gap in type 1 diabetes care, such as the perceptions of […]

Diet, exercise alone not sufficient obesity treatment for most

From* Researchers suggest thatobesityis a chronic disease with a number of biological causes that make it impossible to be cured withdiet and exercisealone in a recently published comment inThe Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Eighty percent to 95% of people with obesity who lose weight eventually regain it. Several biological systems are triggered when caloric intake […]

Head of FDA stepping down, chief scientist to take over

From Yahoo / AP: WASHINGTON (AP) From food safety to tobacco and politically charged drug approvals, Margaret Hamburg reset the course of the embattled Food and Drug Administration, an agency that had often been seen as ineffective. After nearly six years on the job, Hamburg announced her resignation Thursday in an email to staff. She […]

Survey demonstrates that suppliers in Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program for Insulin Pumps are not providing products as mandated by law

From: For Release: February 3, 2015 A survey conducted by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has found that suppliers selected to participate in Medicares competitive bidding program are failing to provide access to insulin pumps and related supplies. This failure to comply with the program results in limited access to necessary equipment for […]

AP News: For the first time, Alecia Wesner got nearly a week of good night’s sleep

from: Breakthrough artificial pancreas helps control diabetics insulin levels EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, Alecia Wesner, 41, got nearly a week of good nights sleep, thanks to a revolutionary tool that regulated her insulin pump. For most of her life, Alecia Wesner has been haunted by type 1 diabetes, a disease that never lets her […]