Tag Archives: type 2 diabetes

Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Paula Deen, a celebrity Southern chef known for her unrestrained love of butter and sugar, is no stranger to the media. She received a flurry of bad press recently when she revealed that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years earlier. Shortly thereafter, she became a spokesperson for Novo Nordisk’s Victoza. Following … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 2: Paula Deen: Cooking Up a New Life With Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

The Long awaited Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act 2010 (SS 3307) has passed the Senate, after a push by the ADA membership and other advocates, urging Senators to get the job done!  The Act, which passed the Senate unanimously, now moves to the House where it is expected to pass. The Act will make a strong investment … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

MGMA: Bills Include Transaction Mandates

HealthDataManagement Breaking News, October 13, 2009 – All three health reform bills in the U.S. House and both of the Senate proposals include provisions to mandate increased use of electronic standards-based administrative/financial transactions, according to an analysis by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Englewood, Colo. Most of the provisions would tighten or expand the … Continue reading MGMA: Bills Include Transaction Mandates

The Crisis in Diabetes Education: How Can We Fix The Problems

Diabetes educators are no less than a lifeline for patients, providing vitalinsights into the self-care behaviors that keep diabetes in check: managingblood sugar, dosing medications and insulin, exercising, and understanding allthe numbers involved. Yet many patients never get referred to these specialists at all. Even whenthey do manage to get a doctor’s referral for diabetes … Continue reading The Crisis in Diabetes Education: How Can We Fix The Problems

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Reading in 20 Seconds

On April 11, Abbot Laboratories MediSense Products announced that its alternate-site BG-monitoring Sof-Tact is now available. Granted marketing clearance by the FDA on November 20, 2000, the Sof-Tact is the first monitor to offer lancing, blood collection and BG testing with a single press of a button. All of this is done in 20 seconds. … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Blood Glucose Reading in 20 Seconds

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: FDA Clears Blood Glucose Meter for Use in Multiple Sites

TheraSense, Inc. of Alameda, California, received word on December 13, 2000 that its FreeStyle blood glucose monitor has received FDA clearance for testing on the upper arm, thigh, calf and anywhere on the hand. The FDA had recently cleared the FreeStyle for testing on the forearm. “We believe the additional testing sites for FreeStyle will … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: FDA Clears Blood Glucose Meter for Use in Multiple Sites

Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2

Norman Hart of Tampa, Florida, took his type 2 diabetes diagnosis very seriously. He wanted to find out everything he could about the disease, but found the quality of information disappointing. “I found a little here and a little there,” he says, “but I found nothing that had it all in one.” Hart decided to … Continue reading Type 2 Diabetes Video: Everything You Need to Know About Type 2