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Marijuana and the Metabolic System
Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Does it have an impact on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance?

2013 World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Month
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Combating diabetes is a serious public health issue. More than 340 million people worldwide have diabetes. Recognizing the urgency of this public health problem globally, this May the World Health Assembly adopted a global target to stop the rise in diabetes by 2025.

As the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, diabetes affects nearly 26 million Americans of all ages. Another 79 million adults are estimated to have prediabetes, a condition that places them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

NIH statement: Family support key to diabetes prevention, management
Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Diabetes does not strike a person alone. It strikes families and communities. It strikes our nation and the world.

Cost of Diabetes is Rising and Set to Explode
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013
The cost of diabetes in the United States has climbed 41% since 2007.

Preventing Chronic Disease Can Reduce Medicare 10%
Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Medicare can cut 5% to 10% of its total spending if it focuses on chronic disease prevention and coordinated care for those with chronic conditions.

Losing sight
Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
A study finds more Americans of working age are losing ability to see.

Diabetes, 24-7
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
You don’t get days off from diabetes. It has to be managed constantly, and not just by monitoring your blood sugar and taking medication appropriately

New Drug for Diabetes-Related Vision Loss Approved
Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The new drug Lucentis has been approved to treat diabetic macular edema.

New Diabetes Legislation Introduced in the U.S. Senate
Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2012
The legislation will establish a commission comprised of private and public sector members which will evaluate all of the government's current approaches to diabetes care and provide recommendations on improvements, integration and on new approaches to this public health epidemic.

FDA Approves Lorcaserin (Belviq) for Treatment of Obesity
Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012
First weight loss drug to be approved by the FDA in thirteen years....

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