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Vitamin D Deficiency Raises Risk of Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Studies find people with schizophrenia are more likely to have low levels of vitamin D Vitamin D-deficient individuals are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as people who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Vitamin D helps the … Continue reading Vitamin D Deficiency Raises Risk of Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Successful Clinical Trial of Type 2 Drug That Works on Intestinal Organisms

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–MicroBiome TherapeuticsTM has announced positive results from its clinical trial of a microbiome modulator, NM504, in development for type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. NM504 is designed to improve glucose tolerance and other metabolic parameters in patients with diabetes by shifting the gastrointestinal microbiome–the micro-organisms that inhabit the human body. Studies have shown that people … Continue reading Successful Clinical Trial of Type 2 Drug That Works on Intestinal Organisms

FDA Approves Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM Use for Children 2-17

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for patients with diabetes ages 2 to 17 years. The G4 Platinum System, which monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, had been approved for patients ages 18 and older. The FDA has not … Continue reading FDA Approves Dexcom G4 Platinum CGM Use for Children 2-17

Novo Announces U.S. Launch of NovoPen Echo

Plainsboro, N.J.–Novo Nordisk has announced the U.S. launch of its NovoPen Echo® insulin delivery device. It is the first and only pen device available in this country with half-unit dosing and a memory function that records the dose and time passed since the last injection. “We believe this pen can help patients fine-tune their dosing … Continue reading Novo Announces U.S. Launch of NovoPen Echo

NCPA Supports Senate Bill Allowing Pharmacy Deliveries of Diabetes Testing Supplies

ALEXANDRIA, VA–New legislation to allow independent community pharmacies to provide same-day delivery of diabetes testing supplies to Medicare beneficiaries should be enacted into law, the National Community Pharmacists Association is urging. The Diabetic Testing Supply Access Act (S. 1935) was introduced January 16 by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). Since July … Continue reading NCPA Supports Senate Bill Allowing Pharmacy Deliveries of Diabetes Testing Supplies

Tandem Diabetes Care Recalls Some t:slim Insulin Pump Cartridges

San Diego-based Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. announced Friday that it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of insulin cartridges that are used with the t:slim® Insulin Pump. The affected cartridges may be at risk for leaking. Tandem will provide replacement cartridges to its customers at no charge. The company identified the potential problem during internal product … Continue reading Tandem Diabetes Care Recalls Some t:slim Insulin Pump Cartridges

Nipro Diagnostics Recalls Certain TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Meters

Nipro Diagnostics, Inc. today announced it is initiating a voluntary recall and replacement of a limited number of TRUEbalanceTM and TRUEtrack® Blood Glucose Meters distributed both in and outside the United States. The company has determined that certain isolated TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Blood Glucose Meters distributed in the United States have an incorrect factory-set unit … Continue reading Nipro Diagnostics Recalls Certain TRUEbalance and TRUEtrack Meters

Global CGM Market Will Reach $568.5 Million by 2020

PRNewswire–According to a new market research report, the global continuous glucose monitoring market is projected to reach $568.5 million by 2020–up significantly from the 2012 figure of $194.8 million due to a projected compound annual growth rate of 14.8 percent. The report, from Allied Market Research, is titled “Continuous Glucose Monitoring Market (CGM Systems, Application, … Continue reading Global CGM Market Will Reach $568.5 Million by 2020