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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.

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!

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

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.

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

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?

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!