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Smartphones Can Assist the Elderly to Manage Diabetes Better

Posted by dlife on Mon, Dec 22, 14, 01:24 PM 0 Comment

December 22, 2014 (TheHealthSite) - Despite owning a smartphone or computer with daily internet access, only a small number of older adults actually use them as tools to better manage Type 2 diabetes, shows a study. ‘It may be that older adults are unaware of apps available, they had low confidence about using them regularly, or both,' said lead author Kathleen Dobson from University of Waterloo in Canada.

The researchers found that although more than 90 percent of researc

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One in Every Three People with Type 1 Diabetes Produces Insulin Years Post-Diagnosis

Posted by dlife on Mon, Dec 22, 14, 01:16 PM 0 Comment

December 22, 2014 (Newswise) - About one-third of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) produce insulin, as measured by C-peptide, a byproduct of insulin production, even upward of forty years from initial diagnosis, according to a first-of-its-kind, large-scale study conducted by researchers from T1D Exchange. This sheds new light on the long-accepted belief that these patients lose all ability to produce any insulin; this could have significant policy implications, said researchers from T1D Exchange, whose C

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FDA Finds Rare—and Potentially Fatal—Side Effects in Popular Antipsychotic

Posted by dlife on Mon, Dec 22, 14, 11:56 AM 0 Comment

December 22, 2014 (DiabetesInsider) - Drug manufacturer Pfizer makes a drug called ziprasidone—which they sell under the label Geodon—that has been found to cause a serious and potentially life-threatening skin condition, according the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Because of this, both physicians and patients will now be advised via new label warning that at least six case of "drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms," or DRESS (as they call it), ha

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Interoperability Standards for Diabetes Devices Recently Published

Posted by dlife on Mon, Dec 22, 14, 11:51 AM 0 Comment

December 22, 2014 (Healio) - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation of the University Health Network have collaborated to release interoperability standards for diabetes devices, according to a joint press release.

The publication aims to develop standard communication protocols to better define the communication between different diabetes

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Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Posted by dlife on Fri, Dec 19, 14, 11:05 AM 0 Comment

December 19, 2014 (HealthFinder) - In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative.

However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can be countered w

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