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Medtronic Working on Diabetes App for Smartphones

Currently, Medtronic offers glucose monitoring systems that deliver information including glucose levels, trends and warnings to either an integrated insulin pump or a separate receiver. However, the company would like to take advantage of the ease and convenience of smart phone technology. Medtronic is not offering any forecast on when …

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Review Examines Efficacy, Cost of Long-acting Insulin

An analysis revealed type 1 diabetes patients on long-acting insulin attained better A1C, gained less weight and had a reduced risk of severe hypoglycemia than those on immediate-acting insulin. Long-acting insulin was more costly but significantly more effective than immediate-acting insulin, long-acting insulin analogs are probably superior to intermediate acting …

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EASD: Better Diabetes Outcomes with New Drug Combo

Data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting revealed a fixed-dose insulin degludec/liraglutide combination resulted in greater blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients compared with either monotherapy. The insulin degludec/liraglutide combination treatment resulted in a greater proportion of subjects with blood glucose values within …

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The Staggering Cost of Diabetes

According to the ADA, total annual costs associated with diagnosed diabetes cases increased by 41% between 2007 and 2012, and the total estimated cost for care of those in the U.S. with diagnosed diabetes in 2012 was $245 billion. People diagnosed with diabetes spend about $13,700 per year on medical …

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Empagliflozin/linagliptin Combo Tablet Shows Sustained Reduction in BG

Boehringer Ingelheim, and Eli Lilly & Co. have presented results from a 52-week Phase III study demonstrating sustained efficacy of the investigational empagliflozin/linagliptin combination tablet in adults with T2DM already taking metformin and in those who were previously untreated. The results, presented during the 50th Annual Meeting of the European …

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Skipping Breakfast Increases Diabetes Risk

British researchers found children who skipped breakfast had 24.4% higher fasting insulin and 26.7% higher insulin resistance compared with those who regularly ate breakfast. Children who ate breakfast daily, particularly a high fiber, cereal breakfast, had a more favorable type 2 diabetes risk profile. PLOS Medicine 

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