FDA Clears Insulin Algorithms Comprehensive Insulin-Titration Software for Clinicians

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has cleared Insulin Algorithms’ decision-support software, which helps clinicians manage every type of insulin for diabetes treatment.

Among Youth, Type 2 Diabetes Is Growing Faster than Type 1

Among youth in the United States, the growth of type 2 diabetes is 166% that of type 1. Seventy-five percent of youth diagnosed with type 2 diabetes develop one or more comorbidity by age 21, all but ensuring a lifetime of burdensome medical costs, diminished quality...

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Healthy-Weight Adults at Risk for Prediabetes

Healthy-weight adults are increasingly at risk for prediabetes, according to findings reported by researchers at the University of Florida and published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Given the connection between obesity and type 2 diabetes, many people think the...

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Diabetes Causes 12 Percent of US Deaths

Diabetes causes 12 percent of deaths in the United States, making it the third-leading cause of death nationally behind cardiovascular disease and cancer. The death toll is higher than previously expected for the United States, which leads the world in spending on...

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Insulin Algorithms Software Approved in Europe and Canada

January 11, 2017—LOS ANGELES, CA—Insulin Algorithms, Inc., developers of a comprehensive software tool that supports the initiation and titration of every type of insulin, has been registered as a Class I Device by the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory...

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No Clinical or Economic Benefit from Mobile Health Monitoring

A Scripps Translational Science Institute trial has found no clinical or economic benefit from mobile health monitoring devices. The findings were published in PeerJ in January 2016. Scripps' Wired for Health study "aimed to evaluate whether the integration of...

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US Ranks 50th in Bloomberg’s Health-Care Efficiency Index

The US ranks 50th out of 55 countries in Bloomberg's health-care efficiency index, making it one of the world's worst performers at the intersection of life expectancy, per-capita health care spending, and relative spending as a share of GDP. According to the latest...

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In Focus: Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death worldwide. People with diabetes tend to develop CVD earlier in life, and the risks increase with age. Five million people died from diabetes in 2015, most of them due to cardiovascular complications such as...

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Diabetes in England “Out of Control”

With only 1 in 3 patients having their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol properly managed, type 2 diabetes is now "out of control" in most parts of England, according to data published by Public Health England. The consequences of diabetes in England include...

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Scott Fuller, FACHE Becomes Advisor to Insulin Algorithms

Scott Fuller, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Joint Ventures and Alliances at Seton Healthcare Family, has become a corporate advisor to Insulin Algorithms. Seton Healthcare Family, a subsidiary of Ascension Health, operates 11 acute care hospitals in and around...

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Readmission Penalties Mean Hospitals Should Target HbA1c

With over half of US hospitals readmitting more patients than expected each month, the federal government will take action by withholding a half billion dollars in Medicare payments from these hospitals over the next year. The readmission penalties will be based on...

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Health Apps Fail Among Low-Income Patients and Caregivers

Researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that patient-facing health apps for managing diabetes and other chronic conditions are ineffective among low-income users. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, "Usability of Commercially...

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Once Rare, Child Type 2 Diabetes Cases On the Rise

Last year in Texas, doctors diagnosed a 3-year-old girl with type 2 diabetes in the youngest case of the disease ever recorded. Historically rare, such diagnoses are becoming increasingly common: more than 5,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes in children are diagnosed...

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UCLA Study Finds 46% of California Adults Have Prediabetes

California is being hard-hit by the diabetes epidemic, according to a new study conducted by researchers at UCLA. As reported in The Los Angeles Times, They found that 46% of adults in the state have prediabetes, the precursor to diabetes that increases a person's...

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Study Shows Insulin Pumps No Better Than Injections

When it comes to achieving better glycemic control, insulin pumps may be no better than injections, according to research presented at the 2015 World Diabetes Congress. Dr Simon Heller of the University of Sheffield explained that although patients who use insulin...

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Diabetes Atlas 2015: What You Need to Know

733 million people now have diabetes or pre-diabetes. That's 10% of the world's population, and it's one of many alarming findings in the seventh edition of the IDF Diabetes Atlas. Published by the International Diabetes Federation—leader of the global diabetes...

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UK Diabetes Cases Up 65% Since 2005

Concerned with the strong link between diabetes and heart attack, on World Diabetes Day the British Heart Foundation announced that diabetes cases in the United Kingdom have risen by 65% since 2005. The surge in diabetes in the UK is part of a global epidemic: 415...

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Controlling Blood Sugar May Help Prevent Dementia

Through a study of more than 350,000 type 2 diabetics, researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found a50% higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments for those with poor blood-sugar control. The researchers used patient data...

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Half of U.S. Adults Have Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes

In September, a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) made headlines worldwide for reporting that nearly half of US adults have diabetes or pre-diabetes. The study, which is based on newly available data, also found that between...

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Diabetes Could Bankrupt UK National Health Service

Diabetes cases in the United Kingdom have surged 60% in the past 10 years and now threaten to bankrupt the national health system, according to Diabetes UK. There are now 3.3 million diagnosed diabetics living in the UK, an increase of 1.2 million since 2005. This...

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-1% Probability of Obese People Reaching Normal Weight

A landmark study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that obese people have a less than 1% probability of ever reaching normal weight. Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are only slightly lower than those in the Unites States, and the study...

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Insulin Algorithms Advisor Behind “Smart Insulin Patch”

A member of Insulin Algorithms' medical advisory board is part of a research team behind a "smart insulin patch" that may one day improve insulin therapy for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Though years away from human trials, the research has garnered international...

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Diabetes and the Telemedicine Income Gap – Insulin Algorithms

Telemedicine—the delivery of health services via two-way video, email, smartphones and other telecommunications technology—is growing despite “resistance from regulators, restrictive licensing rules that make it difficult for doctors to practice in multiple states,...

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