Category: News

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 […]

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 […]

NCCIH presents “When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making”

What The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) will welcome acclaimed authors Jerome Groopman, M.D. and Pamela Hartzband, M.D. as featured speakers for the sixth annual Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Health Therapies. The husband-and-wife team will present When Experts Disagree: The Art of Medical Decision Making. Dr. […]

Manny Hernandez, Co

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.,May 5, 2015/PRNewswire/ Manny Hernandez, a non-profit leader and advocate for people with diabetes, has joined Livongo Health as Senior Vice President, Member Experience. In this role he will ensure that Livongo for Diabetes is a seamless, easy-to-use, and successful experience for members. Manny will also foster and enhance relationships with employers, industry […]