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Data Points: The lifetime cost of diabetes

Data Points: The lifetime cost of diabetes

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 27, 2018

More than 100 million U.S. adults now live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And costs related to treating diabetes have skyrocketed as people are living longer with the disease.

CMS expands Medicare coverage of diabetes devices

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 09, 2018

Medicare Part D plans now cover more innovative insulin-delivering products following a bipartisan push from members of Congress to expand that coverage. Some seniors had been delaying retirement or facing thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs prior to the policy change.

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 29, 2017

The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.

Michigan tests 'pay-for-success' model for diabetes prevention

By Crain's Detroit Business  |  April 24, 2017

A new type of financing is linking private investors who want to do good — and make some money in the process — with not-for-profits looking to get upfront funding for programs where they're paid for results.

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

Platypus venom could be key in new diabetes treatments

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 14, 2017

Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently discovered evolutionary changes pertaining to the insulin regulation in the platypus and its fellow egg-laying mammal the echidna, which could pave the way for new diabetes type 2 treatments.

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2016

The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.

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