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Insulin-Induced Lipohypertrophy — NEJM

Insulin-Induced Lipohypertrophy — NEJM | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Insulin-Induced Lipohypertrophy (RT @NEJM: Image in Clinical Medicine: Insulin-Induced Lipohypertrophy http://t.co/DcT0OODg...)...
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Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action - Institute of Medicine

Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action - Institute of Medicine | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The epidemic of chronic illness is steadily moving towards crisis proportions, yet maintaining or enhancing quality of life for individuals living with these illnesses has not been given the attention it deserves.
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Environmental Health Perspectives: Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity

Environmental Health Perspectives: Obesogens: An Environmental Link to Obesity | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Obesity has risen steadily in the United States over the past 150 years,1 with a marked uptick in recent decades.2 In the United States today more than 35% of adults3 and nearly 17% of children aged 2–19 years are obese.4 Obesity plagues people not just in the United States but worldwide, including, increasingly, developing countries.5 Even animals—pets, laboratory animals, and urban rats—have experienced increases in average body weight over the past several decades,6 trends not necessarily explained by diet and exercise. In the words of Robert H. Lustig, a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, “[E]ven those at the lower end of the BMI [body mass index] curve are gaining weight. Whatever is happening is happening to everyone, suggesting an environmental trigger.”7

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DexCom and Tandem Diabetes Care Announce CGM Development and Commercialization Agreement | Business Wire

DexCom and Tandem Diabetes Care Announce CGM Development and Commercialization Agreement | Business Wire | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
DexCom and Tandem Diabetes Care Announce CGM Development and Commercialization Agreement...
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Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; the Content of Investigational Device Exemption and Premarket Approval Applications for Artificial Pancreas Device Systems

Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; the Content of Investigational Device Exemption and Premarket Approval Applications for Artificial Pancreas Device Systems; Availability
This draft guidance document provides industry and the Agency staff with guidelines for developing premarket submissions for artificial pancreas device systems, in particular, the Control-to-Range (CTR) and Control-to-Target (CTT) device systems. Comments due by March 5, 2012.

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Regulations.gov Food and Drug Administration Decisions for Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Clinical Investigations; Extension of Comment Period

SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the
comment period for the notice that appeared in the Federal Register of
Thursday, November, 10, 2011 (76 FR 70151). In the notice, FDA
requested comments on the draft guidance that has been developed to
promote the initiation of clinical investigations to evaluate the
medical devices under FDA's Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE)
regulations. The Agency is taking this action to allow interested
persons additional time to submit comments.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments and information by March
9, 2012.

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Device Makers Said to Double FDA Fees to Produce Faster Reviews

Medical device makers will double the fees they pay U.S. regulators to get their products reviewed over the next five years, to $595 million, in a deal designed to secure faster and more predictable evaluations, say two people with knowledge of the talks.
The pact with the Food and Drug Administration, which must be authorized by Congress, replaces one that cost Medtronic Inc. (MDT), Johnson & Johnson and other device makers $295 million over the last five years, and expires on Sept. 30. The people who confirmed the fees asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak on the record.

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MyInfo911 Introduces New Emergency Key Tag ID Card to its Impressive Line Of State of the Art Emergency ID Products To Assist Victims of Vehicular Accidents

MyInfo911 Introduces New Emergency Key Tag ID Card to its Impressive Line Of State of the Art Emergency ID Products To Assist Victims of Vehicular Accidents | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Myinfo 911 has added a new Key Tag ID Card to its present array of state of the art medical ID products in its efforts to provide even greater protection to victims of vehicular accidents and other medical emergencies, ensuring they receive care...
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New Actavis / Bioton Alliance To Shake Up Diabetes Market - TheStreet

Actavis and Bioton (WSE:BIO) announced today that they have formed a joint venture company for the development and registration of insulins, including analogue insulins. Within the framework of the joint-venture, Bioton will be responsible for the development and manufacture of insulin products, while Actavis will be granted an exclusive licence to commercialise those products under the Actavis brand throughout the European Union and the United States of America, as well as in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Japan, Kosovo, Lichtenstein, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia and Switzerland. In Poland, both companies will offer the insulin products under their respective brands, Bioton being a Polish company.

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Iodide Heart Scans Linked to Thyroid Disease

Iodide Heart Scans Linked to Thyroid Disease | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A common iodide contrast agent given to millions of patients who undergo medical scans every year raises the risk of thyroid disease, a new study shows.
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Brown Fat Burns Ordinary Fat, Study Finds

Brown Fat Burns Ordinary Fat, Study Finds | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
In separate studies, researchers have determined that in cold conditions, people’s calorie-gobbling brown fat uses ordinary fat as fuel — and that exercise may convert ordinary fat to brown fat.
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Diabetes Mystery: Why Are Type 1 Cases Surging?: Scientific American

Diabetes Mystery: Why Are Type 1 Cases Surging?: Scientific American | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Researchers are baffled by the worldwide increase in type 1 diabetes, the less common form of the disease...
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How the discovery of insulin changed the face of diabetes - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

How the discovery of insulin changed the face of diabetes - Wales News - News - WalesOnline | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Exactly 90 years ago today, the first insulin injection was given. Today, more than 59,000 people in Wales, depend on insulin for their daily survival.
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PharmTech Talk » FDA Gives Biosimilars Update

PharmTech Talk » FDA Gives Biosimilars Update | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

FDA Gives Biosimilars Update
Published by Angie Drakulich on February 3, 2012 02:39 pm under Biotech, Regulation, Uncategorized
Rachel Sherman, MD, Associate Director for Medical Policy, within FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, gave a press briefing today. Below is a summary.

In terms of background, the BPCI Act was passed in March 2010 as part of Affordable Care Act, and it creates an abbreviated licensure pathway for biological products shown to be biosimilar or interchangeable with an FDA-licensed reference product (section 351k of Public Health Service Act). FDA is eager to have an informational discussion on this topic because with the new pathway program, the agency is “essentially launching an entirely new regulatory paradigm” and public needs to understand this, said Sherman....

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New White Paper on Obstacles to Diabetes Care

New White Paper on Obstacles to Diabetes Care | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Overview

Through new research sponsored by the Diabetes Working Group, this white paper examines provider barriers to offering the current standards of diabetes care and offers recommendations to mitigate these barriers. To better understand these issues, the DWG undertook the following initiatives:

A comprehensive literature review of peer-reviewed articles on current standards of diabetes care, outcomes evidence, and current health economics data of diabetes care and treatment;
A provider survey fielded to a large sample of diabetes care providers in the United States, with an objective of identifying barriers for diabetes providers to providing optimal diabetes care; and
A theoretical Standards of Care Delivery Model designed to estimate the necessary resources to consistently deliver the current standards of care to diabetes patients in the United States. The model illustrates the gap between the current provision of care and what is needed to improve patient outcomes to meet current guidelines.

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College Living :: Diabetes Self-Management

College Living :: Diabetes Self-Management | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Hello, Diabetes Self-Management community! This is my first blog post for DSM, and I am absolutely ecstatic to be writing for them. Aside from my love of writing and general obsession with blogs, I love talking about diabetes.
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EPA Misses Deadline on Dioxin Guidelines

EPA Misses Deadline on Dioxin Guidelines | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The EPA missed a deadline to release federal guidelines on the dangers of excess dioxin chemicals in the food supply and environment, giving ammunition to critics that hope the agency will change course.
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Breakthrough in Duration of Continuous Monitoring Action in Type 1 Diabetics

Breakthrough in Duration of Continuous Monitoring Action in Type 1 Diabetics | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
EyeSense AG today announced positive results from a Clinical study involving Type I Diabetic patients conducted at Heidelberg University in Germany that mark a key milestone in the Company's efforts to revolutionize...
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Partnership Between Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association to Send 89 Children to American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps in 2012

Partnership Between Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association to Send 89 Children to American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps in 2012 | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Partnership Between Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association to Send 89 Children to American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps in 2012
Provides children from low-income families the opportunity to learn important diabetes management skills in a fun and safe environment

INDIANAPOLIS and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Lilly Diabetes today announced its commitment to send 89 children to diabetes camp this summer through a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (Association)

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New cards designed to encourage people living with diabetes,PTSD & chronic pain...- Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ - Amy Sibiga, a UC Santa Cruz College Eight alum, is back on campus.The cards she designed to encourage people living with diabetes, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain are in stock at UCSCs bookstore.

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Medical: Blood, urine testing faces new competition

Medical: Blood, urine testing faces new competition | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Collecting blood and urine specimens can often be messy or painful for patients. And for legally sensitive tests, such as for drugs or alcohol, ensuring the sample's integrity demands close supervision at the expense of privacy.
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Bydureon, a Diabetes Drug from Amylin, Wins F.D.A. Approval

Bydureon, a Diabetes Drug from Amylin, Wins F.D.A. Approval | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration twice declined to approve Bydureon in 2010, with its most serious concern being that the drug might contribute to heart rhythm abnormalities.
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CDC Features - Eagle Book Mystery Offers Health and Fun

CDC Features - Eagle Book Mystery Offers Health and Fun | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Middle school students can learn about preventing type 2 diabetes and making healthy choices in a fun mystery about a fossil poacher. The novel features favorite characters from the original Eagle Books series.
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Mysteries remain in disease progression of extreme type 1 diabetes

Mysteries remain in disease progression of extreme type 1 diabetes | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The life expectancy for those diagnosed with childhood-onset type 1 diabetes has improved dramatically since the 1950s, and the survival gap bet...
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It Takes A Village: Caring For Children With Diabetes – Health Affairs Blog

It Takes A Village: Caring For Children With Diabetes – Health Affairs Blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
3. It Takes A Village: Caring For Children With Diabetes

January 23rd, 2012

by Michelle Katz
and Lori Laffel

Editor’s Note: The January 2012 issue of Health Affairs is a thematic volume titled “Confronting The Growing Diabetes Crisis.”
Ariella was a different child, thin and shy, when I first met her about a year and a half ago, just after her 6th birthday. Her mother had noted her thirst and hunger, and, despite this hunger, weight loss. When she began wetting the bed for the first time in three years, her mother brought her to her pediatrician. Her pediatrician checked her urine for sugar and ketones, and, when both were positive, she sent her to see us at the pediatric diabetes center.

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