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Health Tip: Using Diabetes Equipment

Posted 2 days 7 hours ago by

-- Millions of Americans living with diabetes use a blood glucose meter to keep track of their blood sugar. Since these are medical devices, they are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA offers these suggestions when using a blood glucose meter: Follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Ask your health care provider to watch you test yourself to ensure that you are ...

Annual Eye Exam Is Vital if You Have Diabetes

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THURSDAY, March 8, 2018 – A yearly eye exam is a key part of diabetes treatment, experts say. Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among people aged 40 to 60, cautioned Dr. Malav Joshi, an ophthalmologist at the Krieger Eye Institute in Baltimore. And the longer people have diabetes, the greater the odds of developing vision problems. However, "diabetic eye disease is ...

Emergency Services Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises

Posted 26 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 26, 2018 – If you call 911, you expect to get the medical services you need. But new research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly ...

Big Strides Made in Diabetes Care

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – This past year was a busy, productive one for diabetes research and care. "2017 was a year of progress in our understanding of diabetes and its complications, the tools available to help people manage their diabetes, and attention to the economic and accessibility challenges faced by people with diabetes," said Dr. William Cefalu, chief scientific and medical officer for ...

Diabetics May Often Fare Poorly in Hospice Care

Posted 4 Jan 2018 by

THURSDAY, Jan. 4, 2018 – Decisions about diabetes care can become harder as people age, and that may be especially true for those needing hospice care. A new study has found that, among people getting hospice care in a nursing home, diabetes care may lead to higher rates of dangerous low blood sugar episodes, known as hypoglycemia. That finding came from the researchers' analysis of data on ...

Special Baby Formula Doesn't Seem to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Posted 2 Jan 2018 by

MONDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 – A specially prepared baby formula does not protect children with a genetically high risk for type 1 diabetes, according to new research. The study focused on babies born to families in which one person already had the disease. Earlier research suggested that feeding such at-risk babies a standard formula of normal cow milk might increase their eventual risk for developing ...

New Diabetes Drug, Admelog (Insulin Lispro), Gets FDA OK Under 'Abbreviated' Pathway

Posted 17 Dec 2017 by

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 – Admelog (insulin lispro), a short-acting form of insulin, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people with either type of diabetes, for patients aged three years and older. It's the first drug approved as a "follow-up" product based on an abbreviated new process dubbed 505(b)(2), the agency said Monday in a news release. A new drug approved ...

FDA Approves Admelog (insulin lispro) Rapid-Acting "Follow-On" Insulin Product to Treat Diabetes

Posted 12 Dec 2017 by

December 11, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Admelog (insulin lispro injection), a short-acting insulin indicated to improve control in blood sugar levels in adults and pediatric patients aged 3 years and older with type 1 diabetes mellitus and adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Admelog is the first short-acting insulin approved as a “follow-on” product (submitted t ...

Health Tip: Managing Diabetes When You Have The Flu

Posted 4 Dec 2017 by

-- The flu can develop quickly and cause aching muscles, high fever and chills. If you have diabetes, it's important to have a plan before you get sick. The National Diabetes Foundation offers these suggestions: You doctor may suggest that you check your blood glucose more frequently and monitor for ketones. Your doctor also may advise to adjust your medication while you're sick. Be aware that ...

With Diabetes, Be on the Alert for Foot Sores

Posted 27 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 – Having diabetes means keeping track of what you eat, how much you exercise, your blood sugar levels and even the condition of your feet. When it comes to diabetes-related foot health, the goal is to prevent and treat foot ulcers that can lead to gangrene and amputation, one surgeon explained. "Around 80 percent of diabetes-related lower extremity amputations start out as ...

How to Safely Navigate Diabetes and Thanksgiving

Posted 23 Nov 2017 by

THURSDAY, Nov. 23, 2017 – People with diabetes can have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving dinner if they follow certain guidelines, a diabetes expert says. The keys are pre-planning and moderation, according to Dr. Vanessa Arguello. She is a health sciences clinical instructor in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles. People with ...

Insulin Pill May Delay Type 1 Diabetes in Some

Posted 21 Nov 2017 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 21, 2017 – It's often said that timing is everything. New research suggests this may be true when giving an insulin pill to try to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes. Researchers tested the effect of insulin pills on 560 children and adults whose relatives had type 1 diabetes. For most of them, the drug had no effect on whether or not they developed type 1 diabetes, or how quickly ...

Health Tip: Diabetes Affects Women Differently

Posted 21 Nov 2017 by

-- Diabetes affects about the same number of women and men, but it affects them differently. According to the Office on Women's Health, women with diabetes have: A higher risk of developing heart disease, the most common complication of diabetes. Lower survival rate and a poorer quality of life after heart attack. An increased risk of blindness. A higher risk of depression.

Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores

Posted 18 Nov 2017 by

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 – New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection. Foot ulcers are open wounds that develop because of diabetes-related damage to the nerves of blood vessels in the feet. They're prone to infection and heal slowly. Researchers at the University of Leeds in England evaluated nearly 300 patients with infected foot ...

Younger People With Diabetes Have 7 Times Greater Risk of Sudden Heart Death

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by

MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 – People younger than 50 with diabetes have a seven-times higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, preliminary research suggests. And their risk of dying from any kind of heart disease is eight times higher than for those without diabetes, the long-term Danish study also found. "It is important that healthcare providers are aware that young patients with diabetes ...

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