Diabetes Bites Newsletter: October 2016

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October 2016

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.