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Fast Food Accounts For 14 Percent Of Caloric Intake For American Kids
Sep 13, 2014 | 
Kids – or their parents – might be making smarter choices when they visit fast food restaurants, even though burger joints are still the most popular drive-through stops, according to the results of a new a new study.
Overnight Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Found To Be Safe And Effective For Teens
Sep 12, 2014 | 
Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery – which acts like an artificial pancreas and delivers insulin doses automatically – has proved to be safe and effective at controlling blood glucose levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes, researchers recently found.
U.S. Trails Two Dozen Other Nations In Physicians Per Capita
Sep 11, 2014 | 
Two dozen other countries top the United States when it comes to having enough doctors to go around.
Diabetes Patients On Metformin Show Better Lipid Profile
Sep 10, 2014 | 
Chinese researchers found that type 2 diabetes patients taking metformin – one of the first lines of defense in the treatment of the disease - attained a better overall lipid profile compared with those who took glipizide.
Once-Weekly Tanzeum for Type 2s Now Available
Sep 9, 2014 | 
Tanzeum (albiglutide), a once-weekly injectable drug for type 2s from GSK (GlaxoSmithKline), USA is now available at pharmacies throughout the United States. The FDA approved U.S. sales on April 15.
Computerized Data Causes Some Patients To Lie To Protect Security, Study Finds
Sep 8, 2014 | 
Electronic health records might save time and paper, but some patients say they find themselves not being truthful when they see their physicians using them.
Diabetes Health: Elements of Nutrition Crossword Puzzle #19
Sep 7, 2014 | 
Test your knowledge to see how well you understand what you need for injections.
Study Shows New Wound Care Technology
Sep 6, 2014 | 
A new wound-care dressing developed by a California firm has been shown to not only reduce the cost of treating wounds, but also to improve the outcomes of those treatments.

That’s good news for diabetics. According to statistics, about 15 percent of those with the disease develop chronic wounds – most often foot ulcers – that can result in amputation.

The was study, conducted at the Southwest Regional Wound Care Center in Lubbock, Texas. They found, Enluxtra Any Wound dressing developed by OSNovative Systems, Inc., reduced medical costs of chronic wound care by 30 percent. In part because it replaces many different products. Including primary foam, the gelling agent alginate, hydrogel dressings, hydro-conductive fiber, super-absorbent collagen, opaque dressing, hydrocolloid, gauze and combination dressings.

Any Wound dressing, crafted of FDA-approved polymers, is designed to sense and accommodate the different parts of the wound that need hydration or absorption, and a single dressing can remain in place for up to seven days.
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