WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics. The UN health agency voiced alarm ahead of World Diabetes Day Thursday at the soaring prevalence of diabetes in the world, with nearly three times more diabetics today than 35 years ago. There […]

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New plan limits out-of-pocket costs for insulin

(HealthDay)—Out-of-pocket costs for insulin could be restricted to $25 a month for people under a drug benefit plan announced Wednesday by Express Scripts. The average monthly savings for workers whose employers adopt the plan would be about $16 a month, The New York Times reported. There is rising anger about steep rises in the cost of insulin in recent years. […]

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Researchers declare success: Diabetes for the first time with a new therapy healed!

New hope for Diabetes Sufferers An international research team has recently managed for the first time, to heal Diabetes in mice. According to the researchers, the underlying treatment is also in humans is feasible. A key role of flexible cells, which are implanted in the pancreas. An international Team, consisting of researchers from the University of Bergen, the Université de […]

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Breakthrough: for the First time to cure Diabetes!

New hope for Diabetes Sufferers An international research team has recently managed for the first time, to heal Diabetes in mice. According to the researchers, the underlying treatment is also in humans is feasible. A key role of flexible cells, which are implanted in the pancreas. An international Team, consisting of researchers from the University of Bergen, the Université de […]

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend daily insulin injections to manage blood sugar levels. However, research has cited a phobia of needles as one of the most significant barriers preventing those with type 2 diabetes from taking insulin. By radically changing the delivery […]

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New connected device makes injectable insulin easier to monitor for diabetes type 1 patients

The number of diabetics in the world, both insulin dependent and not insulin dependent, is 415 million and it is expected to grow to 600 million in 2040. If their treatment fails, there is high risk of complications related to vascular and nerve affection and even death. The EU’s INSULCLOCK project is putting forward a solution to help diabetics manage […]

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Researchers link sleep health to insulin resistance in obese teens

Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens’ sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. In what is believed to be the first study to use an objective measurement of circadian rhythm—salivary melatonin—to examine associations of sleep health with insulin sensitivity in adolescents, researchers found that shorter sleep duration, later weekday bedtimes and […]

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High Cost Has Over 1 in 4 Diabetics Cutting Back on Insulin

MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a drug you can safely ration, […]

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One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale researchers write in JAMA Internal […]

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