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How to Give and Get Help After Hurricane Irma

As with Hurricane Harvey, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), JDRF, and Insulin for Life USA are working together to coordinate donations and help those affected by Hurricane Irma. Information for Those Affected by Hurricane Irma in Florida If you are affected by Hurricane Irma, here is some information about how you can get help. As […]

Why Do I Keep Fighting for Diabetes Awareness?

This is the question I asked myself as I looked at the many attendees at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Annual Meeting who stopped in to the presentation of the incredibly knowledgeable Susan Weiner and myself at our missed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. People believe that speaking in front of a large […]

Telehealth and Online Platforms Should not be Overlooked as Key Tools in 2018 Expansion of Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP)

The American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) filed public comments recently on a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide education on how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes via the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). Show More Summary

Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases

(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) 'We found that hospitalizations up to the age of 18 involving endocrine and metabolic morbidity were found to be more common in the early-term group as compared with the full-term group, especially at ages five and older,' says Prof. Show More Summary

WellDoc, AADE Jointly Launch The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network

WellDoc, a digital health company revolutionizing chronic disease management to help transform lives has announced the launch of ‘The Diabetes Digital Health Learning Network’ in collaboration with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). Show More Summary

Listen: Updates From Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer

In this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, Scott talks with the CEO of Dexcom. Hear what was announced at the recent American Diabetes Association annual meeting including a Dexcom app for Android that many non-iPhone users have been waiting for. Find out about the new inserter system for the G5…no giant needle visible! Sayer also […]

Study Shows What Helps Depressed People With Type 2 Diabetes Get Better

A study found that a type of counseling in addition to exercise were most effective in treating depression in patients with type 2 diabetes. The study authors shared this information at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in June of 2017 and explained that depression in people with diabetes is 2 times more likely than […]

How Twitter is a vital tool in medicine

Recently, Twitter exploded with angry commentary directed at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) after the organization actively attempted to censor what was posted on Twitter during their annual sessions in San Diego. The fiasco began when an attendee posted a picture of slides on Twitter — in an attempt to “live Tweet” during a session […]

A diabetes forum tried to lock down photo sharing. Twitter wasn’t happy.

Attendees at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year — many of them young researchers who are active on social media — were surprised to be greeted with the following: “Thanks for joining us at #2017ADA! Photography isn’t allowed during presentations — we’d appreciate it if you’d delete this tweet.” For […]

How a Drug that Blocks Glucagon Might Help People With Type 1 Diabetes

A new study testing a glucagon-blocking drug finds that it may help those with type 1 diabetes require less insulin and improve blood sugar levels. This information was recently presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. A PRNewswire press release states that just one […]

RECAP: 77th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA

By Anna Norton Earlier this month, I attended the 77th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in San Diego, CA. My second time attending, I was once again awed by the number of attendees (14,000+), the scientific posters, the educational sessions, and the exhibit hall with companies sharing the latest (and greatest) advancements in the world of diabetes. […]

American Diabetes Association’s Twitter fiasco: Does it matter to patients?

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) sparked a social media uproar at its annual conference in San Diego earlier this month when it restricted participants from posting photographs of slide presentations on Twitter: The response by conference attendees — especially those quite active on social media — was brisk, passionate, and hinted at “Orwellian” censorship. Medscape, […]

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Attendees at the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year — many of them young researchers who are active on social media — were surprised to be greeted with the foll...

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Preliminary study data presented at the American Diabetes Association's 77th Scientific Sessions finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet. Show More Summary

Fasting plasma glucose and insulin are determinants of dietary weight loss success

(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Differentiated findings for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes presented at the American Diabetes Association® 77th Scientific Sessions: For prediabetes, a fiber-rich diet; For type 2 diabetes, a diet rich in healthy fats.

Increased rate of deadly diabetes complications associated with new drug

4 months agoHealth : Bel Marra Health

Diabetes awareness is important today as it affects thousands of people. There are two variations of the condition: type 1 and type 2, both of which affect glucose metabolism. It is estimated that approximately 29 million Americans have...Show More Summary

Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes

(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Preliminary data from two studies suggest that mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes.

Study Points to Seriousness of Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Endocrinology Advisor reported on a recent study which showed that most patients with diabetes requiring a visit to the hospital for a severe low blood sugar had type 2 diabetes. These results were shared at the 26th American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Scientific Sessions & Clinical Congress in Austin, Texas. Researchers in Sarojini Naidu […]

Livongo Launches New Direct-to-Consumer Diabetes Management Program

Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives, today announced partnerships with the American Diabetes Association, Beyond Type 1, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and JDRF to launch the Livongo Family Care Plan. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround

The Diabetes 2-Month Turnaround is a new book published by the American Diabetes Association which is a quick course on all the type 2 basics including lingo–helpful for the newly diagnosed. Dr. Laura Hieronymus and Dr. Stacy Griffin have written a guide for those who are either newly diagnosed or for those who are ready […]

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