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The Reason for Higher Health Costs for Diabetes

Any new medications will be over $300 a month, which is one of the main reasons for higher costs for those with diabetes. The other high cost is for inpatient care. A study in Diabetes Care found that patients with diabetes had more than twice the unadjusted mean direct health …

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Diabetes and Tuberculosis

In countries with a high-burden of tuberculosis (TB), it has been well established that there is an increased incidence of TB among patients with diabetes. Diabetes patients face up to a sevenfold increased likelihood of having tuberculosis compared to the general population. However, in countries with a low burden of …

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Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy Unclear at Low Glycemic Range

The accuracy of blood glucose meters (BGMs) in the low glycemic range is questionable, according to an observation published letter. This prompts concerns regarding safety for measuring blood glucose and when BGMs are used in trials. Noting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration draft guidance for over-the-counter BGMs requires …

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Medtronic Alerts FDA to Problem With Insulin Pumps

There is an issue with the bolus screen display. The wrong bolus amount may appear on the screen due to an error with the Bolus Wizard. The company is telling patients that blood glucose levels based on a bolus that is more than 12 minutes old should not be used …

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Could 3D Organ Printing Be a Cure for the Incurable?

A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3-D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. They are trying to "grow" a functioning three-dimensional model of a pancreas and creating new cells that produce insulin. By creating this new printing technology, researchers can …

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Older Women Benefit From Increased Aerobic Exercise

Older women who fit more minutes of heart-pumping exercise into their week will lose more body fat, a new study shows. Researchers found that postmenopausal women who got five hours of moderate-to-vigorous aerobic exercise every week — double the normally recommended amount — lost significantly more body fat within a …

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Therapeutic Effects of Metformin in Liver Disease

Researchers at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada, report that metformin has some biochemical properties effects that would suggest a benefit in treating chronic liver diseases. They searched the PubMed and Ovid MEDLINE databases from 2000 to March 2015, but were unable to find any evidence pointing to an independent …

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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing For Diabetics

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. Researchers discovered the ultrasound transmits a vibration through the skin and “wakes up” cells in wounds helping to stimulate …

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