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Dexcom Gains FDA Approval for Wireless Glucose Monitoring Device

Posted by dlife on Tue, Oct 21, 14, 12:22 PM 0 Comment

October 21, 2014 (MassDevice) - Dexcom Inc. (NSDQ:DXCM) said it won pre-market approval from the FDA for a new device designed to connect up to 5 smartphones with its G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitor.

The DexCom Smart device uses a secure wireless connection to transmit a patient's blood glucose data from the G4 Platinum to 5 designated recipients, according to a press release.

The recipients can remotely monitor blood glucose levels and receive alerts via the Smart

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Enterovirus Infection May Increase Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes In Children

Posted by dlife on Mon, Oct 20, 14, 12:27 PM 0 Comment

October 20, 2014 (ScienceWorldReport) - Children with the enterovirus infection are about 50 percent more likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to recent findings published in the journal Diabetologia.

Enteroviruses work as a group of viruses that include the polioviruses and can cause a range of symptoms from mild cold-like symptoms, to illnesses with fever and rashes to neurologic problems. "Type 1 diabetes is considered to be ca

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Longer Diabetes Duration May Increase Risk for Glaucoma

Posted by dlife on Mon, Oct 20, 14, 12:17 PM 0 Comment

October 20, 2014 (Healio) - Longstanding diabetes may be associated with increased risk for glaucoma, according to a meta-analysis.

Of 47 studies that included 2,981,342 patients from 16 countries, 29 studies looked at the association between diabetes and glaucoma, and five studies looked at the association between diabetes duration and glaucoma.

Prevalence of glaucoma in all studies in the meta-analysis r

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Mediterranean Diet May Fight Heart and Diabetes Risks

Posted by dlife on Fri, Oct 17, 14, 09:16 AM 0 Comment

September 17, 2014 (DailyRx) -Good food is essential to good health. By following the Mediterranean diet, patients may be able to reduce obesity, high blood sugar and other factors that promote heart disease and type 2 diabetes, a new study found.

The American Heart Association estimates that more than 1 in 3 US adults have metabolic syndrome. This cluster of conditions can have a serious impact on heart health.

Researchers recently found that a Mediterranean-based meal plan w

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Diabetes Management Advice Provided for Child Care Setting

Posted by dlife on Wed, Oct 15, 14, 12:48 PM 0 Comment

October 15, 2014 (PhysiciansBriefing) - Young children with diabetes have unique management needs, which may necessitate special consideration in the child care setting, according to a position statement published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.

Linda M. Siminerio, R.N., Ph.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Institute, and colleagues describe diabetes management recommendations in the child care setting.

The researchers note that young children require a proactive, rather than reactiv

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