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.
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.
The once-a-week shot for people with Type 2 diabetes reduces blood sugar levels and can also reduce appetite.
November is National Diabetes Month, an appropriate time to explore why the nation's response to this growing, obesity-driven scourge deserves a grade of F.
Federal regulators have approved the first continuous blood sugar monitor for diabetics that doesn't need backup finger prick tests.
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.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would allow private accreditation organizations to certify dialysis facilities. But experts are concerned that the change could threaten patient safety.
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.
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.
The New York-based orthopedic center is one of many U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems to seek opportunities in other countries.
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.
A serious commitment to “doubling the pace” of progress will require the public and private sectors to consider doubling investments in medical research to about $1,000 per American per year to find the solutions to what ails us—not only cancer, but diabetes, mental illness,...