Warning Letters Issued to Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments

Recently, FDA launched an initiative to counter these illegally sold products aimed at consumers who have diabetes. In addition to evaluating numerous consumer complaints, FDA surveyed the marketplace for illegally sold products promising to treat diabetes and its complications. In July 2013, FDA issued letters warning 15 companies about selling products for diabetes in violation of federal law. These products are sold as dietary supplements;

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Eye Drug’s Success With Diabetic Macular Degeneration

A drug traditionally used to treat age-related macular degeneration has been successful in also treating diabetic macular edema in recent trials. According to Bayer, which co-developed the drug along with Regeneron, the drug VEGF Trap-Eye, also known as Eylea, has reached goals established by the companies during year-long, Phase 3 trials. Diabetic macular edema, which impacts about 10 percent of those with diabetes, leads to

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Sometimes the Good News Gets You Through the Rough Stuff

Thrilled, elated, ecstatic, joyful-these are all accurate descriptions of my feelings after my doctor appointment today, but somehow they don’t seem to be enough. Words can’t quite express the feeling that you get when you get a good report from the doctor after having what seems like bad report after bad report. About a month ago I saw my primary care doctor. He made it

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How High Is Your Eye Q?

The eyes are the windows to the soul, and also one of the primary places where health problems associated with diabetes turn up. Because high blood sugar can cause a host of problems, people with diabetes are especially at risk for problems including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts In fact, according to webMD.com, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults age 20 to

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