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1805, 2017

BG control in Type 1 Diabetes Improves with Fast-Acting Insulin Aspart

By | May 18th, 2017|

According to a study published online in Diabetes Care on April 11, fast-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) improved blood glucose control in patients with Type 1 diabetes, as compared to the conventional formulation of the drug, insulin aspart (IAsp). In the United States, insulin aspart is better known as Novo Nordisk's insulin Novolog. In many other countries, it is known as NovoRapid.

1904, 2017

Are Routine ECG checks Warranted for People With Type 1 Diabetes?

By | April 19th, 2017|

Based upon some recent research published in Diabetes Care, if you have Type 1 diabetes, you might want to talk to your primary care provider about having routine electrocardiograms.

1703, 2017

Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes: JDRF PEAK Program

By | March 17th, 2017|

How to exercise safely with type 1 diabetes: JDRF PEAK is a program meant to share information about just that! This program is a collaboration of JDRF with researchers around the world meant to address a missing piece in type 1 care and education.

1603, 2017

Analysis of accuracy for the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor

By | March 16th, 2017|

How good is the performance and usability of the FreeStyle® Libre™ Flash glucose monitoring system (Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, CA) for interstitial glucose results compared with capillary blood glucose results?

1603, 2017

Participate in a survey: pregnancy with type 1 diabetes – by Glu

By | March 16th, 2017|

Have you gone through pregnancy with type 1 diabetes? Are you considering a pregnancy? The research and surveys done through Glu surveys up to this point has already shown that there insufficient published literature about past pregnancy management. This new survey hopes to change this.

1603, 2017

Are milder climates better for less frequent severe hypoglycemia?

By | March 16th, 2017|

Big news! Tandem announced on March 2, 2017 that they have launched a software update for t:slim insulin pumps purchased prior to April 2015. That's right, it's a software update.

2102, 2017

Can when you eat affect heart health?

By | February 21st, 2017|

Cow's milk has been thought to be a possible risk factor for the development of Type 1 diabetes. New research shows that while most cow's milk formulas do not raise the risk, one type of baby formula could be linked to a greater chance of developing Type 1 when given in the first week of life.

2102, 2017

Expecting Mothers: Most cow’s milk formulas do not raise risk of Type 1 Diabetes

By | February 21st, 2017|

Cow's milk has been thought to be a possible risk factor for the development of Type 1 diabetes. New research shows that while most cow's milk formulas do not raise the risk, one type of baby formula could be linked to a greater chance of developing Type 1 when given in the first week of life.

2301, 2017

January 2017 Survey – How do you think the Trump administration will impact health care for people with diabetes?

By | January 23rd, 2017|

View the results of last month's survey and VOTE a new January survey!

1801, 2017

Tresiba gains FDA approval for use in children and adolescents

By | January 18th, 2017|

Children and adolescents age 1 and up now have another option in basal insulin. On December 19, 2016, Novo Nordisk announced that the FDA approved an expanded indication for Tresiba (insulin degludec injection 100 U/mL, 200 U/mL).

1801, 2017

New Lilly program provides discounted insulin pricing

By | January 18th, 2017|

If you are paying full retail pricing at the pharmacy for insulin because you do not have insurance, or are in the deductible phase of your high-deductible insurance plan, you may soon be able to get a little relief.

1801, 2017

New Hope: Glucagon for the dual hormone artificial pancreas

By | January 18th, 2017|

We are all so eager for a commercially available closed-loop "bionic pancreas" system to hit the market. But glucagon isn't stable for any great length of time after it is reconstituted, so researchers are working on developing a more stable version of it. Read on to learn more about progress on that front!

1612, 2016

Encouraging news for Type 1s interested in using a GLP 1 med with insulin

By | December 16th, 2016|

We've been seeing more and more research lately on the use of Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1 RA) drugs as a treatment adjunct for Type 1, and the news from this latest study is encouraging.

1411, 2016

A triple therapy approach to Type 1 diabetes

By | November 14th, 2016|

Type 1 diabetes treatment doesn't have to be about just insulin anymore. There are many new medications on the market aimed at treating Type 2 that provide glucose control through various pathways. Type 1 management is starting to incorporate some of these agents for improving glucose control.

1411, 2016

Macrovascular complications related to A1c in longstanding Type 1 diabetes

By | November 14th, 2016|

According to research published in the September, 2016 issue of Diabetic Medicine, A1c levels are a predictor of macrovascular disease, independent of diabetes duration. Wait a minute--didn't we think that A1c doesn't predict cardiovascular complications?

1411, 2016

Abbott gets premarket approval from FDA for FreeStyle Libre Pro

By | November 14th, 2016|

Folks with diabetes in the USA may or may not be aware that in other parts of the world, people with diabetes are using the Abbott Libre. It's a form of CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) that doesn't provide alarms for out of range blood glucose (BG) levels, but it also doesn't need to be calibrated in order to track BG levels, and a sensor is worn for two weeks.

1810, 2016

New faster rapid-acting insulin coming soon

By | October 18th, 2016|

As fast as rapid-acting insulin is, the phrase "slower than molasses in January" is a better descriptor for how quickly it works as compared to the insulin made by a normally functioning pancreas. It takes about 4 hours for it to finish working, for crying out loud! In the not-so-distant future, we may have insulins available that improve upon the action of our currently-approved mealtime insulins.

1810, 2016

Higher A1c levels seen in adult smokers with Type 1 diabetes

By | October 18th, 2016|

Calling all smokers…did you know that if you have Type 1 and smoke, your A1c is likely higher than it would be if you were a non-smoker? That's true for your cholesterol levels, too. You can change that!

1810, 2016

Have you been denied Medicare coverage for CGM?

By | October 18th, 2016|

If you are a low-income Medicare beneficiary with diabetes who requires multiple daily injections of insulin, or insulin pump therapy, and also have hypoglycemia unawareness, we have some good news for you! You may be eligible to receive help with your appeal if you have been denied coverage by Medicare for a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system.

1810, 2016

Bigfoot recruits for first artificial pancreas clinical trial

By | October 18th, 2016|

Bigfoot Biomedical is making progress towards getting its artificial pancreas on the market.  The company announced in August that it obtained approval from the FDA to enroll up to 50 participants in a trial of its system in development.

1609, 2016

Tandem gets FDA clearance for remote software update tool

By | September 16th, 2016|

Wouldn't it be great to be able to get a software update to your existing insulin pump when your pump company comes out with new innovations rather than having to wait until your pump is out of warranty and you are due for a new pump? It's frustrating when you want the latest and greatest version but have to wait. Fantasy should be becoming reality sooner than you think.

1609, 2016

Improvements in New Microneedle device for Type 2 diabetes

By | September 16th, 2016|

There is some early research on Type 2 patients showing that a novel way of administering insulin may give better insulin coverage of meals and help to provide better after meal blood glucose (BG) control in Type 2 patients. In the future, it's possible that we could all be giving insulin in a different way than we do now. For details, read on!

1609, 2016

The Challenge of Diabetes Management & Air Travel

By | September 16th, 2016|

Did you know that about 10% of travelers with diabetes report that they've had a diabetes-related complication during air travel? Let's take a look at some guidance on how to avoid problems with diabetes management during long distance travel.

1609, 2016

Finding a diabetes clinical trial just got a whole lot easier

By | September 16th, 2016|

Have you ever wanted to participate in a clinical trial for diabetes so you could play a role in the development of a new product or make a contribution to our body of knowledge about the cure/prevention/treatment of diabetes, but didn't know how to do it? The process is now much more user-friendly than it has ever been!

1609, 2016

Incidence of death similar in DCCT/EDIC participants and the general population

By | September 16th, 2016|

The participants in the DCCT's conventional therapy group have significantly higher mortality, but those who had intensive control are faring much better. What does the latest evidence from a study published online on July 13 in Diabetes Care show?

2308, 2016

Companion Medical wins FDA nod for InPen insulin pen

By | August 23rd, 2016|

Companion Medical won FDA 510(k) approval for its wireless-enabled InPen insulin pen and mobile application. InPen is a new injector pen that actually contains computer chip technology built right into the base, including Bluetooth LE wireless capability.

2208, 2016

Medtronic Introduces New Pump – August 2016

By | August 22nd, 2016|

Among the more exciting developments from from AADE was the unveiling of Medtronic’s new 630G insulin pump, which received FDA clearance just a few days ago. I had a chance to “play around” with the new pump, and here’s what I learned...

2007, 2016

Events: Back to School Advocacy Webinar for Parents of Children with Diabetes

By | July 20th, 2016|

Back to School Advocacy Webinar for Parents of Children with Diabetes You will hear from parents and advocates who have been there - on behalf of their own children and through their work with other parents who want to keep their children safe at school!

2007, 2016

Practical CGM – by Gary Scheiner

By | July 20th, 2016|

An invaluable source for people with diabetes as well as the diabetes experts who care for them. Use of real-time continuous glucose monitors among people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes is growing rapidly and should continue to grow until an artificial pancreas is brought to market.

2007, 2016

Studying outliers could lead to new therapy targets for Type 1 diabetes

By | July 20th, 2016|

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has a Type 1 Diabetes Program, and in May they announced $1.4 million in grants to support the study of unusual clinical cases of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).

2007, 2016

Improving A1c may help bone health in type 1 diabetes

By | July 20th, 2016|

Some encouraging research was presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology meeting in May of this year. It showed that improving the A1c seems to ease loss of bone mineral density (BMD)and bone turnover in people with type 1 diabetes.