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Three Years Later, Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Study Still Benefiting
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
The effects of lifestyle intervention on diabetes risk do not disappear after active counseling has stopped, a new follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study shows.

FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit One Touch Basic/Profile and One Touch Ultra Blood Glucose Test Strips
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The counterfeit test strips potentially could give incorrect blood glucose values--either too high or too low--which might result in a patient taking either too much or too little insulin and lead to serious injury or death. No injuries have been reported to FDA to date.

One Billion People Overweight, 300 Million Obese Worldwide
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
For every four adults in the world who are malnourished five more are overweight, 30 percent of them clinically obese, according to the World Health Organization.

Role of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Medicare Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is questioning whether or not Patients with Type 2 Diabetes benefit from self-monitoring of their blood glucose and should they pay for monitor and strips.

U.S. Health-Care System Scores a D for Quality
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
The US, which spends more then twice the average of other countries received a score of 66 out of 100.

Optimizing Control in Diabetes (OPTIMIZE) Survey Urges Action NOW!
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Diabetes experts have warned that urgent action needs to be taken to drastically improve the management of diabetes to prevent a potentially devastating and costly global burden.

Americans Without Health Benefits Sets Record
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
The number of Americans without health insurance rose to a record in 2005 as medical costs increased three times as fast as wages, according to forecasts for a Census Bureau report.

Diabetes Better Managed In The UK Than The USA
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
When patients have access to free healthcare, they have better clinical outcomes.

Blacks, Latinos, and Asians With Diabetes Face Higher Hospitalization Rates Than Whites
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Hospitalizations for potentially preventable diabetes-related complications and other conditions are more likely among blacks and Latinos than among non-Latino whites and Asians.

More Then One-Third of Medicaid Patients Don’t Take Their Type 2 Drugs Properly
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Patients on metformin, regardless of race, were 62 percent less likely to adhere to their regimen.

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