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Analysis Finds Fluoride in the Water May Contribute to Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : August 23, 2016 (AJMC) — Adding sodium fluoride to public water systems, a practice that dates to the 1940s, has been shown to reduce tooth decay by 25%,...

Study Finds Vision Loss Due to Diabetes Is Rising Globally

Contributor : Description : Content : August 23, 2016 (Medical Xpress) — Diabetes has become one of the top causes of vision loss around the world, according to an article published on August...

Acromegaly Associated with Late-Onset Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : August 22, 2016 ( Healio ) — Uncontrolled, persistent acromegaly is a strong predictor of incident type 2 diabetes, whereas disease diagnosis at an older...

Combination Sitagliptin/Metformin Improves Glycemic Control

Contributor : Description : Content : August 22, 2016 ( Healio ) — In Korean adults with type 2 diabetes, combination sitagliptin and metformin as first-line therapy showed a greater improvement...

Patient Cells Could Be Used to Treat Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Contributor : Description : Content : August 19, 2016 ( Diabetes.co.uk ) — Cells taken from a person with a diabetic foot ulcer could help treat the diabetes complication, researchers have said. ...

Artificial Pancreas Could Transform Treatment for Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : August 19, 2016 ( Diabetes.co.uk ) — The artificial pancreas could "transform treatment" for pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, research has suggested. ...

Monogenic Forms of Diabetes Can Occur in Preterm Infants

Contributor : Description : Content : August 19, 2016 ( HealthDay News ) — Monogenic forms of diabetes can occur in preterm infants, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in Pediatrics. ...

Early Intensification of Tx Speeds Attainment of A1C Goals

Contributor : Description : Content : August 18, 2016 ( Physician's Briefing ) —For patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, early intensification of therapy after metformin failure is...

Intracoronary Abciximab may Improve Primary PCI in Patients with Diabetes, STEMI

Contributor : Description : Content : August 18, 2016 ( Healio ) — Administration of an intracoronary bolus of abciximab improved outcomes of primary PCI compared with the IV bolus in patients...

Liver Steatosis Ups New-Onset Diabetes After Transplantation

Contributor : Description : Content : August 18, 2016 ( Physician's Briefing ) — For liver transplant recipients, donor liver steatosis is associated with increased incidence of new-onset...

OCT1, SERT Genes Play Role in Metformin Intolerance

Contributor : Description : Content : August 16, 2016 ( Physician's Briefing ) — The interaction between the organic cation transporter 1 (OCT1) and the serotonin reuptake transporter (SERT)...

Peer Support, Connectivity Empower College Students With Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : August 16, 2016 ( Healio ) — Young adults with type 1 diabetes often struggle with the new and added burden of managing a complicated disease on their own as...

Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes Revealed in Unprecedented Detail

Contributor : Description : Content : August 16, 2016 ( newswise ) — The largest study of its kind into type 2 diabetes has produced the most detailed picture to date of the genetics underlying...

Greater Drop in Hemoglobin A1c With Empagliflozin + Metformin

Contributor : Description : Content : August 16, 2016 ( Physician's Briefing ) — Twenty-four weeks of empagliflozin + metformin correlates with a significantly greater reduction in hemoglobin A1c...

Formulary Foul-Ups, or, Test Strip Troubles

As I mentioned in an earlier post , one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now...

Stepwise Program Can Reduce Diabetes Incidence

Contributor : Description : Content : August 12, 2016 ( HealthDay News )— A culturally-tailored stepwise diabetes prevention program can reduce incidence of diabetes among overweight/obese Asian...

Higher HbA1c Associated with Long-Term CVD Risk Changes in Type 1 Diabetes

Contributor : Description : Content : August 12, 2016 ( Healio ) — Higher HbA1c levels were significantly linked with longitudinal changes in traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease...

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by Brenda Bell
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...
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