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Blue Mesa Health Inc. has created Transformemos, a Spanish-language version of its digital Diabetes Prevention Program.
Healthcare for seniors these days all too often focuses on the ill and the infirm, bedridden and beholden to physicians and nurses.
Sanofi said it has found adults with type 2 diabetes treated with its Toujeo® insulin injection experienced a consistently lower rate of confirmed or severe hypoglycemia both at night and at any time of the day when compared with Lantus®.
Only about 30% of older Americans have control over their diabetes, the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.
New guidelines have been released on what type of diabetes self-management education and support should be given to patients, and how and when healthcare providers deliver that information.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute investigators have developed an advanced smartphone application, called Sugar, for those with diabetes. The app can measure status of chronic foot ulcers.
Having primary care nurses promote physical activity could be effective enough to reduce heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk among seniors, according to a British study.
The nation's leading consumer watchdog is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prohibit direct-to-consumer diabetes drug advertising promoting unapproved off-label benefits like weight and blood pressure reduction.
The FDA announced Wednesday that it has granted "breakthrough therapy designation" to the drug Eylea, and expanded its approved use for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
Honeywell Life Care Solutions has released a new version of its Genesis Touch wireless remote patient monitoring device.
The more years black women spend working the night shift, the higher their risk for developing diabetes, according to a new study in Diabetologia.
British researchers say they have found a conclusive link between dementia and certain existing chronic illnesses in the cognitively impaired, a finding that lends more credible evidence associating co-morbidities with memory-related diseases and the positive results from early intervention.
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The National Kidney Foundation has debuted My Food Coach, an interactive nutrition panel meant to allow people to easily manage nutritional requirements.
Glooko Inc. has launched Glooko MeterSync Blue, which lets diabetes patients use Bluetooth to connect any of more than 30 popular blood glucose meters to the Glooko platform on Android or Apple devices.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Contrave as a treatment for chronic weight management. Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation.
Florida-based Nipro Diagnostics has earned marketing clearance for its True Metrix Self-Monitoring glucometer and TRUE METRIX PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system.
While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care settings.
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Glucose test strips in vials do pose a risk of contamination within healthcare facilities. Why assume this risk when it is unnecessary and potentially dangerous? As with all products used in a patient's room or at their bedside, glucose test strips should come individually wrapped.
Regardless of the resident's age, physical condition or exercise experience, there are a number of techniques for helping them exercise and gain from its many benefits. Any type of exercise can be augmented to the resident's needs and limitations.
A husband and wife have pleaded guilty to masterminding a sprawling drug diversion scheme that involved reselling nursing home medications, according to federal and state authorities.
Chronic skin ulcers and heart issues are among the comorbidities that are significantly linked with the presence of dementia, according to recently published research findings.
This CME, CNE and ACPE accredited activity will help improve your knowledge of the treatment of diabetes mellitus and improve the quality of care for older adult patients in the long-term care setting. The activity includes two separate modules delivered in a slide and video format. The videos feature examples of patient case vignettes with real-life examples of unique issues that affect the older adult patient. The first module discusses the management of diabetic patients with cognitive issues and the second focused on the advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological treatment. This education is brought to you by Boston Medical Center's Endocrinology and Geriatric Care departments.