Diabetes Health in The News Podcast: Hard Work and Poverty is Killing The Working Class

    You might have heard that “deaths of despair” are sharply increasing among the American working class, but is that really what’s behind the rising suicide and opioid use rates? According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan, it is not a sense of hopelessness that is killing the working class. Instead, it is the result of years of working

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Medtronic’s New CAD Stent Is a Boon for Diabetic Patients

(Editor’s Note: Some information in this article is from a press release issued by Medtronic, Inc.) Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc., has announced FDA approval of its Resolute IntegrityTM Drug-Eluting Stent for the treatment of coronary heart disease. It is the first DES approved in the US for use with diabetic patients who have CAD. Patients with CAD often undergo a therapy called percutaneous coronary intervention. Also

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FDA Approves Medtronic’s Remote Diabetes Monitor

Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc., has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has given it the go-ahead to market its mySentry monitor, which allows caregivers to check the blood sugar of a diabetic person sleeping in another room. The bedside monitor, which costs around $3,000, works in tandem with Medtronic’s MiniMed Paradigm® REAL-Time RevelTM System, a combined insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor unit. The mySentry device

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Not Your Father’s Blood Pressure Cuff

A sleek new version of the humble blood pressure cuff is turning heads. The Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor just won a 2012 iF product design award for its maker, the French company Withings. The iF product design award is an international prize, sometimes called the “Design Oscar,” that is awarded by a German group. The monitor consists of a silver-and-green cuff that plugs into

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