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Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks?

Wearable sensors in place of finger pricks? | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

It’s stretchable, like a band-aid, waterproof, and long lasting. In today’s Medical Moment, how this small patch may soon take the place of invasive health monitors. For many diabetics, daily monitoring of blood sugar means a finger prick. But what if there was a better way?

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The Astronomical Price of Insulin Hurts American Families

The Astronomical Price of Insulin Hurts American Families | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The price Americans pay for insulin is more than ten times higher than the average price in 32 other countries combined.

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Estimating the Cost of Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S.: A Propensity Score Matching Method

Estimating the Cost of Type 1 Diabetes in the U.S.: A Propensity Score Matching Method | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

We find that the costs attributed to type 1 diabetes are disproportionately higher than the number of type 1 patients compared with type 2 patients, suggesting that combining the two diseases when estimating costs is not appropriate. This study and another recent contribution provides a necessary first step in estimating the substantial costs of type 1 diabetes on the U.S.

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Eli Lilly to connect its upcoming digital insulin pen with Welldoc's diabetes app

Eli Lilly to connect its upcoming digital insulin pen with Welldoc's diabetes app | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The two will collaborate on a new version of Welldoc’s long-running BlueStar diabetes management app, to include dosing data for several insulins produced by Lilly, ahead of the Big Pharma’s future launch of its connected insulin pen.
The BlueStar app has been cleared by the FDA for adults with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, offering insulin titration support, a bolus calculator and personalized health coaching. It is designed to integrate with a range of blood sugar readers and continuous glucose monitoring systems.

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Diabetes treatment start-up funding round takes total capital to £3.6m

Diabetes treatment start-up funding round takes total capital to £3.6m | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

UK-based digital health start-up Quin has just closed its latest fundraising round, placing its total capital raised to date at £3.6 million. The Quin app provides personalised diabetes treatment information for people who take insulin to manage their blood glucose levels.

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Abbott Receives CE Mark for World’s Smallest & Thinnest Glucose Sensor in Europe -

Abbott Receives CE Mark for World’s Smallest & Thinnest Glucose Sensor in Europe - | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

FreeStyle Libre 3 is the latest advancement from Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre family of products and featuring the smallest, thinnest continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor (~size of two stacked U.S. pennies) and a more environmentally sustainable system design.

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The link between depression and diabetes: the search for shared mechanisms

The link between depression and diabetes: the search for shared mechanisms | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Depression is twice as common in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes as in the general population, and is associated with poor outcomes. Evidence is growing that depression and type 2 diabetes share biological origins, particularly overactivation of innate immunity leading to a cytokine-mediated inflammatory response, and potentially through dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Throughout the life course, these pathways can lead to insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, depression, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and increased mortality.

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4 Groundbreaking Innovations Transforming the Lives of People with Diabetes

4 Groundbreaking Innovations Transforming the Lives of People with Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Although diabetes is life-threatening when left unattended, this disease is highly treatable with the right resources and tools. While lifestyle adjustments and constant vigilance are vital to regulation, individuals diagnosed with diabetes also rely on innovative, state-of-the-art medical treatments and devices to achieve a fulfilling life, free of debilitating health complications.

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Child Diabetes: 6 Important Steps To Prepare For School

Child Diabetes: 6 Important Steps To Prepare For School | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Your child with type 1 diabetes is headed back to school. This may be your first go-round with going back to school and juggling child diabetes. Or maybe you’re a pro and just need a checklist. Either way, preparation, communication, and education are pivotal to making sure your child is safe and successful at school. Here are 6 important things to do to prepare your type 1 diabetic for school.

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Smartphone App And Deep Learning Help Detect Diabetes

Smartphone App And Deep Learning Help Detect Diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The researchers developed and validated a deep-learning algorithm using nearly 3 million PPG recordings from 53,870 patients. The algorithm impressively managed to correctly identify the presence of diabetes in 82% of patients with diabetes, as well as the absence of diabetes in 97% of patients without diabetes. The algorithm’s performance improved even further when combined with patient data, such as age, gender, and BMI, as well as other co-occurring comorbidities. An additional analysis even showed a correlation between the algorithm’s score and the subjects’ A1c.

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Insulin-delivery patch edges toward human trials

Insulin-delivery patch edges toward human trials | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The device is being developed via a collaboration between scientists at UCLA, MIT and the University of North Carolina (UNC). It's intended to be adhered to the skin like a band-aid, with a single patch being good for one day of use.

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8 coolest female-led tech startups in London slaying it in 2020

8 coolest female-led tech startups in London slaying it in 2020 | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Based out of Zurich, Oviva is a digital health company that helps people with conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and food allergies improve their health with medical, nutritional therapy from professional dietitians.

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Creating Diabetes Goals: DOs & DON'Ts for Success

Creating Diabetes Goals: DOs & DON'Ts for Success | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

As you kick off your 2020 year with energy and enthusiasm for improving your overall health, here are a few suggested Dos and Don’ts when it comes to creating those goals.

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Keto-based digital diabetes program nets $133M  

Keto-based digital diabetes program nets $133M   | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Unlike other companies with app-based coaching programs for managing diabetes, such as Livongo and Omada, Virta’s is based on restricting carbohydrates. Users are sent equipment, such as a connected scale, blood glucose and ketone testing strips, and enter their weight and blood sugar data.

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Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes

Bioprinted mini pancreas will help in the fight against diabetes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

EPFL spin-off Readily3D has developed a novel system that can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds. The firm's technology is being used in a large-scale European project to develop a living model of the pancreas for testing new drugs.

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Vital Sign Sensors for medical wearables and remote diagnostic equipment

Vital Sign Sensors for medical wearables and remote diagnostic equipment | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The ams AS7038RB and AS7038GB sensors and AS7030B sensor module, available from Mouser Electronics, are based on photoplethysmography (PPG) and electrocardiogram (ECG), two popular methods for heart rate monitoring (HRM) and heart rate variability (HRV), which measure the pulse rate by sampling light modulated by blood vessels.

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Biocorp signe deux nouveaux partenariats autour de son dispositif connecté Mallya

Biocorp signe deux nouveaux partenariats autour de son dispositif connecté Mallya | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Biocorp, société française spécialisée dans le développement et la fabrication de dispositifs médicaux et de solutions connectées dans le domaine de la santé, vient d'annoncer la signature de deux nouveaux accords avec le taiwanais Health2Sync et l’espagnol SocialDiabetes. Ces deux partenariats portent sur l’intégration de Mallya, dispositif connecté dédié aux stylos à insuline, aux applications digitales développées par Health2Sync et SocialDiabetes afin d’améliorer la qualité de soins des patients diabétiques.

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By looking more ‘fashionable’, this insulin injection helps break stereotypes

By looking more ‘fashionable’, this insulin injection helps break stereotypes | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
Injections are inherently scary looking, and the fact that you’ve got to get approximately 3 of them a day doesn’t help soothe the pain, metaphorically speaking. Youtrust reinvents how they look by overhauling their clinical design for something that’s functional yet also trendy. Its form language is simple and sophisticated, and is upgraded by gradients, vibrant hues, and speckled CMF (although orange speckles on injections may irk some folks).
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NIH Funds First Nationwide Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network -

NIH Funds First Nationwide Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network - | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

RADIANT plans to screen about 2,000 people with unknown or atypical forms of diabetes that do not fit the common features of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

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Complimentary Coaching Entry

Complimentary Coaching Entry | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Cecelia Health positively transforms the lives of people living with diabetes and other chronic diseases through our technology enabled personalized digital health solution. Our clinical expert team is comprised of nurses, dietitians, exercise physiologists, certified diabetes care and education specialists, and endocrinologists who are passionate about empowering people with chronic conditions to live rich, healthy, and fulfilling lives. They excel at educating program participants about their condition, motivating better lifestyle choices, and providing the essential problem-solving and emotional support required for people living with chronic conditions.

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Medtronic introduces first integrated smart insulin pen for diabetes patients

Medtronic introduces first integrated smart insulin pen for diabetes patients | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

The integrated system delivers real-time glucose readings, as well as insulin dose information for users to efficiently manage their diabetes. It enables users to see all their information in real-time in one view rather than switching between apps.

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Diabetes Data Overload and Emotional Wellbeing

Diabetes Data Overload and Emotional Wellbeing | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

With diabetes, your child generates boatloads of data from insulin doses, to glucose results, carb-to-insulin ratios, A1Cs, and more. Do you have Diabetes Data Overload? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the data? At times, the data is positive. Other times, it’s downright disheartening or frustratingly unpredictable.

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Insulin Intake Made Less Painful Through Skin with Magnetic Device

Insulin Intake Made Less Painful Through Skin with Magnetic Device | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
A new method to administer insulin could mean less pain and damage to the skin. Scientists have developed a temporal pressure device that pinches the patient's skin, which has shown more effective results in mice.
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Virgin Pulse acquires diabetes startup Blue Mesa Health

Virgin Pulse acquires diabetes startup Blue Mesa Health | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it

Globally, Type 2 diabetes is on the rise. In 2019 approximately 463 million adults were living with diabetes, and that number is expected to soar to 700 million by 2045, according to the International Diabetes Federation. Type 2 accounts for roughly 90% of all diabetes cases. A majority (79%) of individuals with diabetes are living in low- and middle-income countries, according to the Federation. 

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Contrôle du diabète sans piqûre: la montre médicale du français PKvitality séduit l’allemand Beurer

Contrôle du diabète sans piqûre: la montre médicale du français PKvitality séduit l’allemand Beurer | Daily realities of diabetic patients | Scoop.it
La start-up française vient de lever 2,25 millions d’euros auprès du groupe allemand Beurer pour sa technologie de surveillance de la glycémie en continu et sans douleur.
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