Diabetes Health: Making Healthcare Work Better For Everyone

Today, 20 million more Americans have insurance because of the ACA, bringing our uninsured rate to an all-time low. Since the ACA was enacted, health care prices have been rising at the slowest rate in five decades. And with new protections and benefits, everyone’s insurance provides preventive services at no extra cost, can’t cap coverage, and isn’t allowed to discriminate based on pre-existing conditions. This

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Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup

If You missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week.   AskNadia: Why Type 1 Diabetes? 7 Ways to Save on Your Diabetes Prescriptions Diabetes Health Type 2: Stan Bush: Managing Type 2 Diabetes Without Drugs Artificial Intelligence System Performs Poorly

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Vitamin B May Improve Kidney Function in Youth with Diabetes

A new study suggests that adolescents with type 1 diabetes might benefit from vitamin B supplements, as they can improve kidney function by protecting against the progression and development of renal diseases. The study was presented at the recent European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology meeting, and it involved approximately 100 adolescent participants with both type 1 diabetes and vitamin B12 deficiency. Researchers noted that children

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Artificial Intelligence System Performs Poorly at Diagnosing Diabetic Retinopathy

Australian researchers recently tested an artificial intelligence (AI) system built to detect diabetic retinopathy. The researchers concluded that the system did not perform well in real-world clinical settings. Of the nearly 200 patients evaluated, the system marked 17 patients as having severe diabetic retinopathy that required a referral. While the system correctly judged two patients with the disease, it also generated 15 false positives. These

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Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup

If You missed the latest in diabetes news this week. Not to worry! We’ve got you covered with the Diabetes Health Weekly Roundup to share the latest news, podcasts and stories from this week. AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin Diabtetes Health Type 1: Switching BG Meters for Less Pain Genetic Analysis May Predict Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Diabetes Singer-Songwriter Has Type 1.5

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Lipid-Lowering Drugs May Reduce Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers from Japan’s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine recently discovered that lipid-lowering medications that contain fibrates could reduce the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Their study analyzed data on nearly 85,000 patients with type 2 diabetes. Results showed that diabetic retinopathy was reduced by approximately 23% when lipid-lowering medications were used. Statins and fibrates were similarly effective. The need for diabetic retinopathy treatment among type

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