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New Cdc Report: More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes Or Prediabetes

New Cdc Report: More Than 100 Million Americans Have Diabetes Or Prediabetes

More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years. The report confirms that the rate of new diabetes diagnoses remains steady. However, the disease continues to represent a growing health problem: Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2015. The report also includes county-level data for the first time, and shows that some areas of the country bear a heavier diabetes burden than others. “Although these findings reveal some progress in diabetes management and prevention, there are still too many Americans with diabetes and prediabetes,” said CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D. “More than a third of U.S. adults have prediabetes, and the majority don’t know it. Now, more than ever, we must step up our efforts to reduce the burden of this serious disease.” Diabetes is a serious disease that can often be managed through physical activity, diet, and the appropriate use of insulin and other medications to control blood sugar levels. People with diabetes are at increased risk of serious health complications including premature death, vision loss, heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and amputation of toes, feet, or legs. The National Diabetes Statistics Report, released approximately every two years, provides information on diabetes prevalence and incidence, prediabetes, risk factors for complications, acute and long-term complications, mortality, and costs in the U.S. Key findings from Continue reading >>

Sanofi's Not Running Pell-mell Toward Buyouts, Ceo Says, After Reporting 'quiet' Quarter

Sanofi's Not Running Pell-mell Toward Buyouts, Ceo Says, After Reporting 'quiet' Quarter

Sanofi's not running pell-mell toward buyouts, CEO says, after reporting 'quiet' quarter Sanofis Genzyme unitwith its rare disease meds and multiple sclerosis treatmentsdelivered another round of double-digit growth in Q4, Brandicourt pointed out in a video interview. If youre looking for new drama at Sanofi this year, you might just be disappointed. After reporting slight beats on fourth-quarter sales and earnings, the French drugmaker said Wednesday its expecting no big financial swings and no big rush toward dealmaking in 2017. The former is likely to be good news for Sanofi investors, who were blindsided in 2015 by the news that its diabetes sales engine was sputtering. At the time, Sanofi slashed its diabetes forecast for 2016 and beyond, predicting flat sales at best for 2016 and 2017. The latter? Perhaps less welcomebut perhaps a bit coy. Like this story? Subscribe to FiercePharma! Biopharma is a fast-growing world where big ideas come along daily. Our subscribers rely on FiercePharma as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on drugs and the companies that make them. Sign up today to get pharma news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. Sanofi is "not in a hurry to do M&A, CEO Olivier Brandicourt said in a discussion of the 2016 results in Paris. Thats not how it looked last spring, however, when Sanofi ran hard after Medivation, thecancer-focused biotech. Initially rebuffed, Sanofi went hostile with its bid, and after a whos who of pharma and biotech jumped in with bids, eventually lost out to Pfizer and its rich $14 billion offer. Or last fall, when Sanofi reportedly jumped at the chance to bid for Actelion, a Swiss-based drugmaker that Johnson & Johnson had been pursuing. That deal didnt work out either; after walking Continue reading >>

The Best Diabetes Blogs Of The Year

The Best Diabetes Blogs Of The Year

We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at [email protected]! Diabetes is one of the largest health issues facing Americans today. More than 29 million adults in the U.S. have diabetes — and almost one quarter of them don’t know they have it. A further 86 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, a condition which increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A whopping 90 percent of these people are unaware of that, too. Both forms of diabetes — type 1 and type 2 — are chronic conditions, meaning they require a lifetime of careful treatment to be properly managed. If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can cause serious health complications. For those living with diabetes, the condition can be isolating and take up a significant amount of time as well as mental and emotional energy. Staying on top of your treatments can also be challenging, as everyday things can make a big impact on blood glucose readings, and treatment options are always changing. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best diabetes blogs out there. Whether you’re looking for recipes, resources, treatment options, or simple tips for living well, you’re sure to find something here for you. Diabetes Self-Management Blog Diabetes Self-Management has provided health information to the diabetes community for over 35 years. Their companion blog rounds up tips and info from both healthcare professionals and people living with diabetes. Posts range from hard-hitting news to tips and information you can use, like busting myths about grain. There are also personal stories, to Continue reading >>

3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/august 2017

3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/august 2017

3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes Forecast July/August 2017 Summary: Here are three articles from the July/August 2017 issue of Diabetes Forecast which I think may be informative for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Read about sleep, eye exams, and school for children with type 1 diabetes. I subscribe to Diabetes Forecast, but I tend to find it more heavy on content for adults with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes than issues that concentrate on children living with type 1 diabetes (though much of their content about technology or PWDs are relevant to any age group). In the current issue I found quite a few articles about management in T1D kids. More Sleep Improves Kids Type 1 Management My own daughter barely wakes when I check her blood sugar in the night. She can slurp down a juice box without opening her eyes. But I am sure that when her CGM alarms and I come in to check and treat that it disrupts her sleep (not to mention my own!). ..there are the behavioral effects of sleep-deprived brains. In addition to lower test scores and feelings of anxiety or depression in children, sleep duration relates to their ability to engage in self-management, Perfect says. Turn it off. Research shows the blue light from cell phones, computers, and TV screens disrupts the hormones that make you sleepy. Parents, do a room check. Kids may be in their bedrooms but not necessarily asleep. Establish routines. A consistent sleep schedule is helpful. Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day. Read More Sleep Improves Kids Type 1 Management on the Diabetes Forecast website. Kids With Type 1 Not Getting Regular Eye Exams I have no idea why this is a picture of a greying old man and not a kid! This states that young people (under age 21) with type 1 and type 2 diabet Continue reading >>

Diabetes Forecast On The Appstore

Diabetes Forecast On The Appstore

In every jam packed issue of DIABETES FORECAST magazine, youll read exciting features on exercise, fitness and wellness for all agesProfiles of everyday people who are successfully living with diabetes.Plus great recipes for preparing food thats not just delicious, but thats good for you, too. Download your app for FREE, then subscribe for a full-year or purchase individual issues. Current subscribers receive FREE access to the iPad issue by signing up through this app today! With your iPad edition, youll have DIABETES FORECAST everywhere you go. 1 year subscription for $19.99 or a single issue for $1.99. Subscriptions will start from the most current eCommerce enabled issue going forward for one year from the date of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew via your iTunes account 24-hours prior to the end of your subscription at the rate of $19.99 for one year. You can turn off the auto-renew feature up to 24-hours before the end of your subscription by going to your Account Settings after purchase. Subscriptions cannot be cancelled during the active subscription period. This application is powered by GTxcel, a leader in digital publishing technology, provider of hundreds of online digital publications. Check the App Store for more apps from your favorite magazines! Continue reading >>

World Diabetes Day 2017: Women And Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2017: Women And Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose (or blood sugar), which leads over time to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. The most common is type 2 diabetes, usually in adults, which occurs when the body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn't make enough insulin. In the past three decades the prevalence of type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically in countries of all income levels. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin by itself. For people living with diabetes, access to affordable treatment, including insulin, is critical to their survival. There is a globally agreed target to halt the rise in diabetes and obesity by 2025. Continue reading >>

Kelly Rawlings Stanford Medicine X

Kelly Rawlings Stanford Medicine X

Kelly Rawlings is vice president, healthy living content, at the American Diabetes Association. She directs Diabetes Forecast magazine, which has a readership of nearly 6 million, and creates empowering health information for consumers. She cohosts the Diabetes Discovery podcast with Neil Skolnik, MD. Previously, Kelly worked in publishing at Meredith Corporation and Purdue University. Kelly serves as the treasurer and public member of the Board of Directors of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. On social media, shes an active member of the diabetes online community and also micro-chats about public health, gardening, and mystery lit at Kelly has a BA in magazine journalism from Drake University, Des Moines, and is a graduate student in the Master of Public Health program at Des Moines University. Kelly and her clinical social worker husband have one awesome son, who is studying forensic science and performing improv at the University of Nebraska. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Forecast - The Healthy Living Magazine - May/june 2017 - Vol. 70, No. 3 | Ebay

Diabetes Forecast - The Healthy Living Magazine - May/june 2017 - Vol. 70, No. 3 | Ebay

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News And Coming Soon!

News And Coming Soon!

Diabetes Forecast article highlights the AGP Report The January 2018 issue of Diabetes Forecast includes an article titled, A Standardized Glucose Data Display May Lead to Better Treatment. This article introduces the AGP report to a wider audience of patients and caregivers. To see the article follow this link: ATTD International Consensus on the use of CGM Endorses AGP Report At ATTD 2017, an international panel of physicians, researchers, and individuals with diabetes came together for a consensus meeting and addressed the issues around continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Even though CGM moves beyond HbA1c measurement, there are issues such as the lack of standardized metrics for analyzing CGM data, and no clear criteria for matching patients to most appropriate glucose monitoring methodologies. Consensus recommendations and the current understanding of how CGM results can affect outcomes are now summarizes in this publication of Diabetes Care. Danne, T., Nimri, R., Battelino, T., Bergenstal, R. M., Close, K. L., DeVries, J. H., ... & Beck, R. (2017). International consensus on use of continuous glucose monitoring. Diabetes care, 40(12), 1631-1640. International Consensus Statements on the use of CGM AGP Report Riddle, Matthew C., Hertzel C. Gerstein, and William T. Cefalu. "Maturation of CGM and Glycemic Measurements Beyond HbA1cA Turning Point in Research and Clinical Decisions." Diabetes Care 40.12 (2017): 1611-1613. Petrie, J. R., Peters, A. L., Bergenstal, R. M., Holl, R. W., Fleming, G. A., & Heinemann, L. (2017). Improving the clinical value and utility of CGM systems: issues and recommendations. Diabetologia, 60(12), 2319-2328. Buckingham BA, Close KL, Bergenstal RM, Danne T, Grunberger G, Kowalski AJ, Peters A, Heller SR (2017). Reaching an International C Continue reading >>

2017 Media Interviews | Dr. Sheri Colberg

2017 Media Interviews | Dr. Sheri Colberg

Fitbit Blog ( blog.fitbit.com ). Interviewed by Stephanie Smith in 4 Easy Exercises That Can Help You Manage Diabetes about recommended exercises for people with diabetes, November 29, 2017 Celebrating People in Diabetes. Interviewed by Veronica Diaz Lode,Good exercise tips, diabetes, insulin (type 1, type 2) ( Part 1 ), November 11, 2017 Celebrating People in Diabetes. Interviewed by Veronica Diaz Lode,Insulin dependence & effects of exercise on blood sugar ( Part 2 ), November 11, 2017 Celebrating People in Diabetes. Interviewed by Veronica Diaz Lode,Best type of exercise for diabetes & blood sugar ( Part 3 ), November 11, 2017 Reuters ( Reuters.com ). Interviewed by Lisa Rapaport in Exercise tied to lower odds of premature death with type 1 diabetes," November 8, 2017 Healio/Endocrine Today ( www.healio.com ). Commentary about Tikkanen-Dolenc et al. article titled Physical Activity Reduces Risk of Premature Mortality in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes With and Without Kidney Disease, November 8, 2017 USA Today, Diagnosis: Diabetes (usatoday.com). Interviewed by Regina Bediako in Full Figured Fitness:Go Easyabout the best types of physical activity for overweight people with diabetes, p. 8, November 7, 2016 Diabetes Empowerment Summit. Interviewed by Daniele Hargenrader about my tips for living long and well with diabetes, November 5, 2017 Diabetes In Control video interview ( DiabetesInControl.com ). Interviewed by Steve Freed about the latest ADA position statement on physical activity/exercise and diabetes, June 10, 2017 (Posted November 4, 2017) Diabetes Forecast. Interviewed by Kimberly Goad in Take a stand: The surprising effects of too much sitting about the effects of breaking up sedentary time, p. 20, 22, November/December 2017 Todays Dietitian (www.todaysdiet Continue reading >>

Diabetes Forecast: The Rising Cost Of Insulin

Diabetes Forecast: The Rising Cost Of Insulin

Diabetes Forecast: The Rising Cost of Insulin The cost of a vial of insulin starts with the pharmaceutical company and how it sets a price for insulin or any other drug. Algorithms and formulas, along with basic business decisions, inform this price. Much of how we set price is based on the clinical benefit combined with ourand payersunderstanding about how diabetes can be effectively managed to reduce long-term complications and additional costs those complications place on the health care system, says Ken Inchausti, a spokesman for Novo Nordisk. But remember, this is a for-profit industry: Companies might increase the price, for instance, if sales are lower than expected, a competitor will be coming on the market soon, or the patent on a drug is expiring. Or, they may price to match or undercut a competitor to win more market share. The pharmaceutical companys set price, called the average wholesale price, is not the price that anyone will theoretically pay, says Irl Hirsch, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition at the University of Washington. Its similar to when you buy a car, he says. You go see a car [that] costs $30,000, but everybody, including the dealer and the person looking at the car, knows that nobody is going to pay that much moneythere [are] going to be negotiations. Continue reading >>

News - 13 September 2017

News - 13 September 2017

AMGA Foundation and American Diabetes Association Host More than 100Diabetes Leaders in Indianapolis Health system and medical group leadership convene as part of Diabetes:Together 2 Goal campaign INDIANAPOLIS, INToday, AMGA Foundation and the American Diabetes Association(ADA) will host more than one hundred top diabetes leaders here at a day-longsymposium to share best practices for improving care for patients living withtype 2 diabetes. Leadership from health systems and medical groups nationwide are convening aspart of AMGA Foundations Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign at the symposium,which seeks to improve care for one million patients with type 2 diabetes by2019. The symposium explores how providers can implement ADAs Standards ofCare, the evidence-based guidelines for diabetes care, into practice withinthree campaign planksadopting a treatment algorithm, assessing and addressingrisk of cardiovascular disease, and integrating emotional and behavioralsupport. As a part of the Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign, 150 AMGA membermedical groups and health systems have committed to adopting one or more planks. This meeting brings together the best and brightest to confront challengesin diabetes care that no one organization can take on alone, said Jerry Penso,M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officerof AMGA. By combining the scientific expertise of the ADA with the clinical andpractical expertise of AMGA membership, we will share the best practices forcaring for our patients with type 2 diabetes. Attendees will hear from some of the countrys leading voices in diabetescare management, including Deloris Ann Berrien-Jones, M.D., of Henry Ford Health System; FrankColangelo, M.D., FACP, of Premier Medical Associates; Jim Dudl, M.D., Continue reading >>

Diabetes Management Tips From Dr. Natalie Strand

Diabetes Management Tips From Dr. Natalie Strand

Those living with diabetes may find it a challenge to stay healthy—everyone can have conflicts when searching for the right balance of healthy habits, such as exercise, eating well and keeping your teeth and gums clean. From stress to self-care, life can be up and down when living with diabetes. Dr. Natalie Strand (winner of season 17 of “The Amazing Race”) knows this firsthand—she lives with type 1 diabetes. Check out her tips for staying healthy and leading a balanced life while managing diabetes: Ask for help! When I was getting married, I asked each of my bridesmaids to remind me to check my blood sugar [blood glucose] throughout the day and to remind me to eat snacks. I knew I would be distracted, and having a team helped to keep me on track. Go ahead and ask your siblings, team mates and friends to help keep you on track! Communicate with your care team. Make sure you connect with your diabetes educator, physician, dietitian and other health care professionals. Reach out to them with your questions, since they can often help to implement subtle changes to avoid completely overhauling your lifestyle and routine because of diabetes. Get involved. Get a local group together to fundraise, vent or just understand each other. Groups such as your local American Diabetes Association field office, TuDiabetes and BeyondType1 offer ways to connect with others living with diabetes in person or on social media. Connecting with the diabetes community can be a powerful way to help ease the burden of living with this disease. Keep doing what you love. Just because you have diabetes doesn’t mean you have to give up things you enjoy. Make efforts to continue sports, travel and other hobbies, even if there is a learning curve to adapting with diabetes at first. Maintain go Continue reading >>

Former Charlotte Broadcaster Receives National People To Know Honor

Former Charlotte Broadcaster Receives National People To Know Honor

> Former Charlotte Broadcaster Receives National People To Know Honor Former Charlotte Broadcaster Receives National People To Know Honor Former Charlotte Broadcaster Receives National People To Know Honor Stacey Simms is the First Podcaster to Make Diabetes Forecasts Annual List DAVIDSON, NC August 22, 2017 Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, names Stacey Simms as one of 12 People to Know for 2017. The magazine calls the list The Movers, Shakers, and Game Changers in the Diabetes World. The section begins: People who care about diabetes are an impressive bunch. Theyre actors and advocates, athletes, chefs, musicians, techies, and more. Here we highlight a few individuals who are making things happen. Theyre raising awareness about the condition, advocating for your rights, inventing ways to make life with diabetes a little bit easier, and inspiring others to reach for their dreams. Stacey Simms is the host of Diabetes Connections, a weekly podcast that aims to educate and inspire about diabetes, with a focus on type 1. A former local TV anchor and radio news host, her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just before he turned two in 2006. Since then, Simms has focused on advocating and educating for and about diabetes. Diabetes Forecast Editor Kelly Rawlings says, Stacey has done a wonderful job in the diabetes world to make those connections and to forge those bonds. In a way the podcast replicates what we hope the whole People to Know special section does. We are delighted to feature her. Diabetes Connections features prominent diabetes advocates, authors and speakers and includes personal stories of connection from people with diabetes and their family members. Simms also talks to diabetes technology companies abou Continue reading >>

Diabetes Educator Guide To Blood Glucose Meter Selection And Monitoring For Accuracy And Safety

Diabetes Educator Guide To Blood Glucose Meter Selection And Monitoring For Accuracy And Safety

The diabetes educator can play an important role in assisting patients with choosing the best blood glucose meter (BGM) to fit their needs and optimize accuracy and safety. There is a wide variety of BGMs on the market and patients are often at the mercy of their prescriber and insurance company when making a choice. In addition to teaching the patient appropriate techniques that will improve accuracy regardless of BGM, diabetes educators should address barriers (physical abilities, mental status, insurance coverage, etc.) to help patients choose a BGM with features that best support individual needs. With the typical life of a meter being 3 to 5 years, the diabetes educator’s role is critical in helping the patient select a BGM that has features that will enhance his/her care. Meter Selection To make sure the device is matched to patient need, consider if the following features may be helpful: • High contrast display that assist with visual impairments/low vision • Talking meter for visual impairments • Test strip and meter size and shape for individuals with dexterity impairments • Lancet function and needle removal for issues with manual dexterity • Alternate site monitoring possibilities • Portability of meter for monitoring multiple times a day • Affordability and access (insurance coverage/copays) • Ability to assist with insulin dosage calculations (bolus calculator) • Uploading capabilities • Interaction with a smart phone app Note: Diabetes Forecast magazine provides an annual review of current meters that can be helpful in guiding decision-making regarding meter selection. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) provides feedback on the effectiveness of the treatment plan, assists with the eval Continue reading >>

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