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Smart food platform wins global innovation challenge for diabetes

Smart food platform wins global innovation challenge for diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
The winner, Whisk, was selected for its innovative approach to helping patients with type 2 diabetes manage their meals. Whisk uses an AI-powered ‘Culinary Coach’ to provide personalised food recommendations based on a user’s flavour preferences.
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New Study Links Air Pollution to Global Diabetes

New Study Links Air Pollution to Global Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
New research analyzed global pollution statistics and found that pollution particles could be responsible for some 3.2 million new cases of diabetes.
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Traditionally, the main causes of diabetes are linked to poor diets of unhealthy foods, sedentary lifestyles, and obesity. However, the findings from the Washington University researchers could clue in medical professionals to new reasons behind a rising number of diabetes cases.
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More than half of diabetics have been treated for mental health problems

More than half of diabetics have been treated for mental health problems | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
The dark side of diabetes: More than half of people living with diabetes have been treated for mental health problems, according to a new study by leading mental health provider.
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In Chronic Disease, Patience with Patients Needed

In Chronic Disease, Patience with Patients Needed | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
'One colleague jokes that I practice diabetes care as a spectator sport'
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10 Brilliant Type 2 Diabetes Blogs: 2018 Edition

10 Brilliant Type 2 Diabetes Blogs: 2018 Edition | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
If You’re Living with Type 2 Diabetes, these are Some of the Very Best Blogs for Support, Advice, and Information
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Virta Health CEO Sami Inkinen on changing patient behavior: 'We're cutting down trees in the wrong forest'

Virta Health CEO Sami Inkinen on changing patient behavior: 'We're cutting down trees in the wrong forest' | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
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Changing patient behavior is notoriously difficult. « So when Virta Health released a study last March that found it could reverse Type 2 diabetes in some patients through dietary changes alone, the results were met with a healthy amount of skepticism. Participants had only been tracked for 10 months; even if the findings were replicable, could they be sustained long-term? »
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GlucoScanner, a Non-Invasive Blood Glucometer: Interview with Stefano Valenzi

GlucoScanner, a Non-Invasive Blood Glucometer: Interview with Stefano Valenzi | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
A group of Italian researchers based in Japan have been working on a device that uses light to estimate blood glucose concentration. They claim to have achieved a proof-of-concept that is accurate enough to continue toward product development. We’re naturally skeptical, so we spoke with Stefano Valenzi, the project leader, to find out more about how the Glucoscanner works, and what needs to be done before it turns into a product.
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Livongo, Lilly Team Up on Real-World Diabetes Research

Livongo, Lilly Team Up on Real-World Diabetes Research | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
Eli Lilly and Companyand Livongo Health, a consumer digital health company focused on empowering all people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives has teamed up on a new strategic collaboration to study real-world evidence and develop new insights to reduce the burden on people living with diabetes.
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Pain-Free Skin Patch Responds to Sugar Levels for Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Pain-Free Skin Patch Responds to Sugar Levels for Management of Type 2 Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
Researchers with NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have devised an innovative biochemical formula of mineralized compounds that interacts in the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar for days at a time. In a proof-of-concept study performed with mice, the researchers showed that the biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles can respond to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically.
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UpWell

UpWell | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
Welcome to UpWell, a community of support, information, and encouragement for people with chronic conditions. Join us in learning how to better manage your condition and lead an empowered life. UpWell: coming early 2018.
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The Emotional Pain of Diabetes

The Emotional Pain of Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
When we say the word ‘pain’, physical pain is often what comes to mind. I’d suggest most people have had physical pain at some point in their life even if it was only from a paper cut. Many people with diabetes live with chronic physical pain from things like finger pricks to the more serious neuropathy that can affect our feet and other parts of our body.
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Are synthetic insulin-secreting cells the future of diabetes treatment?

Are synthetic insulin-secreting cells the future of diabetes treatment? | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
The artificial beta cells were tested in diabetic mice and within an hour of the injection the mice displayed normal blood glucose levels, and they remained at normal levels for up to five days following a single dose of the synthetic cells. The researchers are now looking to develop a specific delivery method for the synthetic cells that can be tested in human subjects.
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Diabetes-related amputations increase in California — and San Diego

Diabetes-related amputations increase in California — and San Diego | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The number of people with diabetes undergoing amputations for their toes, legs, ankles, and feet is growing in California. Diabetes experts are unclear why there has been a rise in amputations.

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More than half of diabetics are treated for mental health problems, says study

More than half of diabetics are treated for mental health problems, says study | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
  • Around 700 people get diagnosed with diabetes every day in the UK. That’s the equivalent of one person every two minutes
  • Three quarters (75%) of young adults (16-34) believe that their mental health has been negatively affected by their diabetes.
  • Almost half (46%) say that more awareness of diabetes-specific mental health issues would help prevent high levels of stress, anxiety and depression and other mental health problems, associated with having diabetes
  • 43% say mental health education and assessment should be integrated into on-going diabetes health care.
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"Made in India" Dispovan Insulin Pen Needle developed

"Made in India" Dispovan Insulin Pen Needle developed | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
To offer comfort to people with diabetes, Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD) has indigenously developed ‘Dispovan Insulin Pen Needles’, reinforcing India’s capability to produce world class medical devices.
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"Made in India" Dispovan Insulin Pen Needle developed

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A Darker Side to Diabetes: 51% of Patients Have Been Treated for Stress or Mental Health Issues,

A Darker Side to Diabetes: 51% of Patients Have Been Treated for Stress or Mental Health Issues, | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
  • Three quarters (75%) of young adults (16-34) believe that their mental health has been negatively affected by their diabetes 
  • Almost half (46%) say that more awareness of diabetes-specific mental health issues would help prevent high levels of stress, anxiety and depression and other mental health problems, associated with having diabetes
  • 43% say mental health education and assessment should be integrated into on-going diabetes health care 
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Islet transplantation improves QoL for people with har | EurekAlert! Science News

Islet transplantation improves QoL for people with har | EurekAlert! Science News | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes who had frequent severe hypoglycemia--a potentially fatal low blood glucose (blood sugar) level--improved consistently and dramatically following transplantation of insulin-producing pancreatic islets, according to findings published online March 21 in Diabetes Care. The results come from a Phase 3 clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), both part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Fighting child diabetes with fun!

Fighting child diabetes with fun! | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
The Thomy uses a temporary tattoo kit that not only gives the child a cool graphic on their skin to show off, the tattoos are also designed to help demarcate parts of the body where the shot is to be take. It’s important to make sure you don’t take two shots in the same place, so as to prevent lumps of fat from developing.
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Novo Nordisk announces positive clinical results from oral semaglutide and shares soar

Novo Nordisk announces positive clinical results from oral semaglutide and shares soar | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
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Novo Nordisk yesterday announced preliminary results from its Phase-III PIONEER 1 clinical trial assessing oral semaglutide in diabetes patients. Oral daily semaglutide has shown efficacy in treating type 2 diabetes. Additionally, Novo’s physicians have observed that a 14 mg daily dose of oral semaglutide demonstrated weight loss by approximately 3kg versus placebo.
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Spread of diabetes in the world: state of the art

Spread of diabetes in the world: state of the art | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The study shows that diabetes has now reached pandemic proportions, with 425 patients globally and a 9.9% increase per year. The diabetes drug market, of course, is developing accordingly: it reached $73.5bn in 2016, with Lantus, Novorapid ans Junuvia leading the top-selling drugs ranking. Sales volume for insulins will be $95 to $110bn by 2021. 58 million people with diabetes are estimated to live in Europe. Portugal marks the highest percentage (9.8%), followed by Germany (8.3%) and Spain (7.2%). Diabetes is extremely common in the Middle East–38 million people–and in East Asia, where 159 million diabetic people live and the spread rate is extremely high. IQVIA predicts that there will be 629 million people with diabetes in the world by 2045.

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The study shows that diabetes has now reached pandemic proportions, with 425 patients globally and a 9.9% increase per year.

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Diabetes drugmakers partner with mobile startups to boost patient engagement

Diabetes drugmakers partner with mobile startups to boost patient engagement | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

In the span of the last month, Roche acquired mySugr, a mobile diabetes management platform, while Novo Nordisk announced a new diabetes management mobile app in partnership with Glooko.
The deals signal ongoing interest among diabetes drug and device makers to partner with digital-health startups to better engage patients and mine valuable real-world evidence.
Novo Nordisk is one of the preeminent marketers of diabetes drugs, while Roche markets a line of blood glucose meters and also provides diabetes-specific data management programs.

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How a social life could lower diabetes?

How a social life could lower diabetes? | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
New European research has found that a good social life could lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.
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Sexual Complications and Diabetes

Sexual Complications and Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
About half of men with diabetes experience some kind of sexual dysfunction, and the numbers for women are not far behind. This week's guest, Janis ...
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Prevent diabetes? Doctors may soon have an app for that

Prevent diabetes? Doctors may soon have an app for that | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
This program also includes education. Patients who opt in also receive several training programs in a year, on topics such as diet and how to exercise. In addition, the app provides links to vetted resources on diabetes and related topics, to support patients’ self-education process. In this way, remote monitoring and ongoing engagement can amplify and reinforce education.
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ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient death

ISMP issues insulin pen warning after patient death | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
More education is needed for diabetic patients after a patient died from incorrectly using an insulin pen, according to a new warning from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices.
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