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Regulations and Policies for School Diabetes Care by State

Federal law gives students the right to receive the diabetes care they need to be safe and participate in school activities just like any other child.Some states give more protections, or give helpful guidance on how to best provide diabetes care in the school setting. Learn about your federal and states laws and resources here: […]

No Easy Answers for Rise in Drug Prices

MedPage Today WASHINGTON The current trend toward steeply rising prices for specialty drugs should not be allowed to continue, several experts said Thursday. We are willing to pay more to get more but were probably not willing to pay more each for benefits that are smaller each time,Peter Bach, MD, director of the Center for […]

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust award to extend impact of T1D Exchange

Three-year grant includes 2:1 matching program that could yield $1.25 million in new donations The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trusthas awardedUnitio$8.7 million to extend the reach and impact ofT1D Exchange, a nonprofit dedicated to mitigating barriers to research and improving outcomes for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). The three-year grant […]

Web searches may predict disease risk among populations.

(Reuters Health) Internet search data might someday help estimate the prevalence of non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart disease or cancer, a new study suggests. Web searches are often linked with behavior, said Svetha Venkatesh, one of the studys co-authors. For example, a trip to the gym may be predicted by a search for the gyms […]

Providing Timely Patient Access to High

Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. We know that patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions lack treatment and diagnostic options. For these patients, earlier access to promising new devices is critically important. At the same time, delayed access may mean the difference between life and death, or may result in irreversible disability. In weighing the benefits […]

The True Cost of Diabetes and Preventing It: Diabetes in Control

In a data-rich piece, Diabetes in Control publisher, Steve Freed, offers a discussion of how better diabetes control can impact cost, quality of life and mortality. This article and its references offer advocates citable data on diabetes care and cost savings. See the articles for details. The paper concludes: These factors discussed lead us […]

Glyburide Used for Gestational Diabetes May Increase Risk of Birth Complications

From: Researchers from University of North Carolina, Duke University and the University of Maryland conducted a study using a nationwide, employer-based insurance database. A total of 110,000 women with gestational diabetes were enrolled. Exclusion criteria included women with age under 15 or over 45 years, those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, and those […]

DreaMed Diabetes and Medtronic Enter Strategic Collaboration: Press Release  

From: DreaMed Diabetes licenses artificial pancreas technology for integration into future Medtronic insulin pumps Medtronic invests $2 million in DreaMed Diabetes PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Apr 06, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) DreaMed Diabetes, developer of diabetes treatment and management solutions, announced today that it had signed an exclusive worldwide development and license agreement with Medtronic,theworldspremiermedical technologyand […]

Gestational Diabetes Papers

Two Papers From: DiabetesPro SmartBrief Gestational diabetes linked with persistent metabolic changes Women with a history of gestational diabetes were more likely to have hyperglycemia and insulin resistance five years after giving birth than those without a history of GDM, according to a 63-patient study in theInternational Journal of Endocrinology. Reduced levels of adiponectin and […]