A newly-published report from UpWell Health found that nearly half of Americans with diabetes have skipped medical care at times because they couldn’t afford it. The 5,000-person survey showed that diabetes doesn’t just take a financial toll on people’s lives – it can impact their relationships, too; 37% of respondents reported that diabetes has harmed […]
JDRF is teaming up with the American Diabetes Association and the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to support research evaluating the consistency and potency of insulin purchased at retail pharmacies in the U.S. The group called for proposals from analytical laboratories specially in home nursing care kansas city mo to assess the activity of insulin […]
Advocacy groups have reportedly warned Congress that if lawmakers don’t find permanent funding solutions for diabetes research programs, it could jeopardize important work being done around the country to help people living with diabetes. Politicians on Capitol Hill have provided funding that will support the Special Diabetes Program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians through […]
Thousands of people in Texas have been displaced from their homes after Hurricane Harvey landed there last week, leaving many without life-saving medication and supplies. People with diabetes are especially vulnerable, since many require daily insulin injections and regular monitoring of their blood glucose levels. In what they have described as a ‘landmark partnership’, the […]
Intact Vascular said yesterday that it named medical device veteran Bruce Shook as its new president & CEO.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The American Diabetes Assn. announced the launch of a free 12-month program for patients living with Type II diabetes, which accounts for the about 95% of the 26 million diabetics in the U.S. alone.
The mobile health initiative offers patients information, resources, reminders and other helpful guidance, direct to their phones, over the course of a year. The program was designed for patients just diagnosed with diabetes, according to an association statement.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Smartphones are capable of meeting all the criteria for an artificial pancreas by providing close-loop, outpatient control of glucose levels for diabetics, according to a new study published by the American Diabetes Assn.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — The cost of diabetes care has increased more than 40% in just 5 years, amounting to $245 billion last year. The growing cost reflects the rising number of patients suffering from the disease, according to a report from the American Diabetes Assn.
More than $1 in every $10 spent on healthcare in the U.S. goes to diabetes and related complications, and more than $2 of every $10 is spent on health complications of a patient that has diabetes, according to a press release.
More than 13,500 people are gathered in San Diego at the 71st annual scientific conference of the American Diabetes Assn. to lead the fight against diabetes, a disease that affects more than 26 million children and adults in the U.S., according to the ADA.
By 2020, the ADA estimates that more than half of adult Americans will have diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Already diabetes contributes to the deaths of more than 231,000 Americans each year, more than breast cancer and AIDS combined.