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Diabetes Politics Article Archives

November 2009

Primary Care Doctors, Endocrinologists Feel Ill-Equipped to Provide Ideal, Multi-Disciplinary Team Care

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one-third of doctors surveyed said they did not have enough time and did not receive sufficient reimbursement to provide comprehensive care to their patients with diabetes, according to the results of a study of endocrinologists and primary care doctors published in American Health & Drug Benefits.

comments 4 comments - Posted Nov 20, 2009

January 2009

Urge the FDA to Reduce Barriers to Diabetes Innovation: Sign the Petition!

A long list of movers and shakers in the diabetes community has started a petition whose message is clear and simple: 

comments 6 comments - Posted Jan 17, 2009

October 2008

How Diabetes Topics in the News Can Start to Feel Like a Game of “Telephone”

A recent Wall Street Journal article shows once again how misinformation about diabetes-related topics can be spread by even the most expert journalists.

comments 3 comments - Posted Oct 27, 2008

September 2008

The California Diabetes Program Has Been Saved!
The California Diabetes Program Has Been Saved!

Dear Colleagues,

Late yesterday the California Diabetes Program received official notice that their request for exemption from the Governor's Executive Order was approved! This allows the program and staff to continue without interruption. The news came in the nick-of-time as lay-offs were scheduled for October 1, 2008.

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 30, 2008

July 2008

New Yorkers, Speak Up! The Fight for CGMS Coverage Continues
New Yorkers, Speak Up! The Fight for CGMS Coverage Continues

If you are a New Yorker and have been denied CGMS coverage by insurance or would like coverage for a continuous glucose monitoring system, Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes TalkFest, wants you to Raise your Voice.

comments 3 comments - Posted Jul 25, 2008

$300 Million for Type 1 Research: Congress Overrides Bush's Veto of Medicare Bill
$300 Million for Type 1 Research: Congress Overrides Bush's Veto of Medicare Bill

July 16, 2008 – Congress was successful in overriding President Bush's veto of the Medicare legislation, including funding for diabetes research, that was passed by the House last month and by the Senate last week.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 25, 2008

Ontario Pledges $741 Million Against Diabetes, Including Funding Insulin Pumps for Type 1s
Ontario Pledges $741 Million Against Diabetes, Including Funding Insulin Pumps for Type 1s

The provincial government of Ontario has announced it will spend $741 million over the next four years to combat diabetes, including paying the costs of insulin pumps for adults with type 1 diabetes.

comments 5 comments - Posted Jul 25, 2008

Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference
Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference

The 2008 Amputee Coalition of America’s annual national conference in Atlanta June 19 through 22 set new attendance records, driven by interest in the proposed federal prosthetic parity law and other issues of importance to amputees.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 10, 2008

January 2001

The Politics of Stem-cell Research-Where our Next President Stands

The landscape of embryonic stem-cell research could very well change when Texas Governor George W. Bush takes office later this month. The President can issue an executive order banning monies earmarked for specific research causes at NIH. He has the power to determine whether NIH can or cannot use funding for embryonic stem-cell research.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2001

Use of Stem Cells Heralded as Possible Cure for Diabetes—Ethics, However, Cause a Scientific and Political Controversy

In August 2000, the potential for finding a type 1 cure was championed when the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued guidelines concerning the use of federal funds for research using stem cells from frozen human embryos.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 2001

January 1999

ADA Pressures Politicians to Keep Promises on Diabetes Funding

They can't agree about much, but they do agree on one thing: a cure for diabetes. But will they put their money where their mouths are?

comments 0 comments - Posted Jan 1, 1999

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