Category: The issues

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tidepool Receives Platform Expansion and Matching Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust BY HOWARD LOOK | : APRIL 27, 2015Were thrilled to announce that The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has awarded a $900,000 grant to Tidepool to support continued development of the Tidepool Platform and Tidepool Uploader. All by itself, this is an incredibly generous and wonderful statement of support of Tidepools […]

Newt Gingrich: Double the N.I.H. Budget: NYT

In an op-ed piece in the New York Times the conservative former Speaker of the House calls for doubling the investment in NIH funding. ( In part he says: Unfortunately, since the end of the five-year effort that roughly doubled the N.I.H. budget by 2003, funding for the institutes has been flat. The N.I.H. budget […]