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Big Changes Looming in Sharps Disposal Regs

As the chief executive officer of a company that manufactures insulin syringes and pen needles for the U.S. and Canadian markets, I have been monitoring the regulations and trends pertaining to their proper disposal. It's safe to assume that there may be significant changes in the United States related to the disposal method of used sharps devices-and it's likely that pharmacists will be affected by these future changes.

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Promising New Type 2 Drug on Horizon

A new drug being developed by Eli Lilly Co. that duplicates the effects of a hormone may soon be added to the growing arsenal of pharmaceutical weapons available to treat type 2 diabetes.

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High Serum Calcium Linked to Developing Type 2

According to results of a new study, high levels of serum calcium - the calcium that shows up in extracellular fluid or muscle tissue - could be linked to type 2 diabetes.

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The Bionic Type 1 Woman

I've been gone a few months. On September 9, 2013, my life took a tragic turn. I found out my brother died. He was my hero and my best friend. He lost a lifelong battle with alcohol and drug addiction. Although my family and I hurt and will never understand his pain, we smile knowing he no longer has to struggle.

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New Technology Could Help Type 2s Predict Hypoglycemia

Maryland-based health technology company WellDoc says it has developed a mathematical model that eventually will allow people with type 2 diabetes to predict the onset of a hypoglycemic episode.

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"I Don't Like the New Changes at All"

Editor's Note: We received this e-mail yesterday from a long-time reader. As we read it, we realized that she may be expressing thoughts and feelings shared by many of our readers. That's why we would like to invite you to respond to what she says, and add your own observations. Please feel free to comment. (To protect this writer's privacy, we are not publishing her name.)

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New Magnifier Helps With Syringe Loading

Medical device manufacturer AmbiMedInc has introduced an updated version of its Insul-eze syringe magnifier.

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A New Approach to Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Ulcers are caused due to a breach in the skin which fails to heal. Initiated by injuries, skin infections, poor blood circulation, or sensory loss, foot ulcers may become a serious complication in up to 15 percent of all diabetic patients. Chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) need prolonged treatment and may even lead to amputation.

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Sanofi Meter Tracks A1c's at Shorter Intervals

Sanofi has introduced a blood glucose meter that allows users to track their A1c levels over shorter intervals, giving them the information they need to accurately gauge their insulin intake.

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New Device Shares Diabetes Info on the Go

Biomedtrics, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based technology company, has introduced the ditto Glucose Data System. The ditto device communicates wirelessly via Bluetooth technology to retrieve blood glucose data from a meter and send it to a mobile device. A mobile app receives the data and syncs with the mydittolife cloud-based secure website.

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