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FDA on Advances Medical Product Innovation

From FDAs Blog: FDA Advances Medical Product Innovation Posted onMarch 17, 2015byFDA Voice By: Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. On March 10, I had the pleasure of appearing with my colleagueDr. Francis Collinsbefore theSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensionsto testify at a hearing on the subject of Continuing Americas Leadership in Medical Innovation for […]

Standing Together Against an Unhealthy #AHCA

The Facts Yesterday, the House passed a bill to repeal and replace the ACA (Obamacare). This is just one battle in the larger fight; the bill is not yet law, it still needs Senate review & approval. For more information, see articles (or 3-min audio clip below) covering the bill by The New York Times […]

Meet the Fellows

Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates are excited to welcome our 2017 Cohort of Fellows for MasterLab Leadership Institute, an intensive weekend to advance leaders and their visions to improve life with diabetes. We had an overwhelmingly positive application response: over 100 applicants, from over 13 countries. We assessed projects on the innovation in idea, […]

Health Policy: This Week in Washington

This Week in Washington: Obama and Pence are in Washington today: Obama rallying Obamacare, to defend as much of it as possible and Pence to discuss specifics of the transition period with Republicans. Democrats are messaging #ProtectOurCare Republican Study Committee plans to announce theirreplacementplan this afternoon: The American Health Care Reform Act of 2017. Republicans […]

Wealth Shouldn’t be a Requirement for Health

Without insulin, many people with diabetes (PWDs) would die. Its not a luxury item; its a necessity. Endocrinologist Dr. Silvio Inzucchi estimates in someone with 0% insulin production, theyll begin to fall ill within 12-24 hours after last insulin injection, depending on its duration of effectand mortal outcomes would likely occur within days to perhaps […]

What is a “Diabetes Advocate”?

Diabetes advocates see a problem in the diabetes space, and use their existing resources to help create a solution. We are passionate visionaries, disruptors, and change-makers. Anyone. Any experience level. Anywhere. The LobbyistIs passionate about making sure the voice of people with diabetes is heard, by contracting representatives about a bill, budget, or other legislation. […]

The issue: UnitedHealthcare insulin pump restrictions

As a community, we are committed to enhancing the lives of all individuals living with diabetes, which necessitates easy access to therapies and technologies. Making the healthy choice the easy choice is a key part of success with this condition and payers and governments can play an enabling role in that quest by following these […]

Medicare Coverage for National Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Applauds Proposal Providing Medicare Coverage for National Diabetes Prevention Program Department of Health and Human Services Releases Positive Results from Demonstration Project with the YMCA of the USA (March 23, 2016) The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA) applauds Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Center for […]

Important Announcement from Asante Solutions Fri, 05/15/2015 15:50Gil Bautista We regret to inform you that as of Friday, May 15, 2015, Asante Solutions, maker of the Snap Insulin Pump, will be closing our doors and the company will no longer be in business. If you are a Snap user, please contact your healthcare provider with any clinical questions you […]

Study: Insulin as a vaccine to prevent T1D

An international team of researchers from Bristol, Dresden, Munich, Vienna and Denver have successfully completed the first step in the development of an insulin vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes. The Pre-POINT study has found a positive immune response in children at risk of type 1 diabetes who were given oral doses of insulin. Adverse […]