LEHI, Utah (AP) — Rufus isn't the average fluffy teddy bear.
"He has diabetes, just like me," said Lyla Jackson, Rufus' 10-year-old owner. "He even has a diabetes bracelet, just like I...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting a $1.5 million federal grant to help fight heart disease and diabetes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the funding...
Diabetic amputations are again on the rise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frank Houseal knew how dangerous diabetes can be.
Both of his parents had it. His mother died at 52 of a heart attack. His father had a stroke at 47 and had lost both...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers and patients in the U.S. could save millions of dollars a year if they were able to pay what people in other countries do for insulin and other medications...
WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of...
Paradox: New diabetes cases fall as obesity rises
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why.
DENVER (AP) — People with diabetes in Colorado won't have pay more than $100 a month for insulin under a new law.
Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation Wednesday that caps insurance...
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication.
Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than...
Singer Bret Michaels backs diabetes awareness proposal
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Singer Bret Michaels is showing his support for a California bill that would require schools to share more information with parents and children about Type 1...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dr. V.K. Raju, the Morgantown ophthalmologist, is best described as working in a blur.
When he isn't practicing here, he's practicing, well, everywhere.
Shaheen, Collins, reintroduce diabetes management bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have reintroduced a bill to expand Medicare coverage for diabetes management.
Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, wants to prevent people from getting sick — or at least stop diseases before they cause harm.
Bill would allow lower priced insulin to be imported
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for...
Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications.
California lawmakers seek tax, other limits on sugary drinks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among...
CVS Employee charged with stealing diabetes test strips
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been arrested on charges of using his job as a buyer for CVS to steal $2.5 million worth of diabetes test strips.
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. says 35-year-old Antonio Rivera ordered excess boxes of the test strips for the Rochester CVS store where he worked and sold them to third-party purchasers.
Merck 4Q net powered by cancer treatment sales, lower taxes
Higher medicine sales and lower restructuring and other costs lifted drugmaker Merck to a $1.83 billion profit in the fourth quarter, as it edged past Wall Street expectations.
The maker of blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and Januvia diabetes pills lost $1.05 billion a year earlier, when it had a $2.92 billion tax bill due to a federal tax overhaul.
Merck shares rose in early trading, despite the drugmaker giving a 2019 financial forecast a bit below analysts' consensus.
GOP senator pledges insulin probe as Congress holds hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate spikes in the price of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs.
"I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. "This is unacceptable and I intend to specifically get to the bottom of the insulin price increase."
Alton woman indicted in daughter’s diabetes-related death
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been indicted in connection with her daughter's death and is accused of trying to hide the 14-year-old's diabetes diagnosis.
Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
Insulin pumps have most reported problems in FDA database
DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.
In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.
Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, Mississippi medical center with high blood sugar. But when Varnado asked about all her daughter's problems, she said, her doctor blamed user error.
Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped people with diabetes control blood sugar and lose weight, but also lowered their risk of needing hospitalization for heart failure.
Police: Sixth grader pokes students with needle, charged
AYDEN, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a middle school student who poked other students with a small needle that diabetes patients use to prick their fingers has been charged.
Ayden police tell news outlets a sixth grader was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday.
Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.
KTVN-TV in Reno said Tuesday that authorities interviewed Fleiss a day after Hof's body was found Oct. 16 at his brothel outside Las Vegas. The station posted a partial transcript on its web site and a link to an excerpt from body cam footage the sheriff's office posted on its Facebook site.
Attorney general sued insulin makers, alleging price gouging
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics with steep price increases.
Attorney General Lori Swanson says drug makers have tripled the list prices of various insulin medications since 2002, even though the medicine hasn't changed fundamentally.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Virginia man’s life changed with donation of 2 organs
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Every Aug. 15 for the last 25 years, Mike McClanahan has sent a bouquet to a woman living in Dover, Tennessee.
McClanahan of Roanoke and Shirley Grizzard met only once, and they have little in common with the exception of one large thing: Each carries within the love of Orlando De la Rosa.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor out with 2 new books
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book.
The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write. The woman reported she was using newer technology to manage her diabetes than Sotomayor, and she had a message for the justice: "I'm much older than you are, and if I can do it you can do it, too."
Woman,80, deals with loss of legs, vision
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Maria Cabey couldn't see the boxing gloves being put on her hands; she's been blind for more than a year.
Nor could she stand up and face the punching bag; she's lost both legs, along with her vision, to diabetes.
But the 80-year-old could hear the music, and when a Latin song came over the airwaves at a Spotsylvania County gym where she exercises almost daily, Cabey started dancing in her wheelchair.
NASCAR Xfinity driver Conor Daly loses sponsorship
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly's No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing a racially insensitive remark made by the driver's father in the 1980s that surfaced this week.
Lilly said in a statement Friday that its sponsorship was intended to raise awareness for treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes.
GENEVA (AP) — The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.
The Boston chapter of the Right Care Alliance is rallying Saturday in Cambridge to call for an end to what the organization calls "insulin profiteering."
The coalition of patients, health care professionals and community members says price increases have made an essential drug unaffordable for many with diabetes and resulted in unnecessary deaths.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Saturday rally planned at the state Capitol aims to call attention to the soaring cost of diabetes drugs.
The American Diabetes Association says nearly 7 1/2 million Americans who use insulin to control diabetes saw the price triple from 2002 to 2013.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Southwest CARE Center, a once-tiny New Mexico clinic at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research since its founding in 1996, is seeking to expand its research program.
Striking a balance: Plaza Amistad working to combat diabetes through nutrition
McALLEN — In crafting a three-course diabetes-friendly menu to be served during Plaza Amistad’s community leadership luncheon, Boka 400 Chef Sergio Esquivel and licensed dietician Laurie Garza scrutinized every ingredient.
One in three adults in the Rio Grande Valley have pre-diabetes — a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, making them more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.
Study: High blood pressure and prediabetes together increase risk to heart
High blood pressure and prediabetes together may do more harm to the body than either one alone.
The first study of its type looking into the association between slightly elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure found that prediabetes didn’t increase cardiovascular risk by itself. But when researchers looked at prediabetes paired with high blood pressure, they found a significant increase in coronary artery disease severity and cardiovascular events.
Jackson Mijs took in the beautiful scenery of the Sutter Buttes on Saturday along with about 800 other bicyclists. Unlike the others, though, he didn’t have to pedal once.
It was a different story for his father, Jason Mijs, who towed his young son in a bike trailer for the 17.5-mile ride.
“Carrying the little guy was definitely extra work, but it was beautiful today,” Jason Mijs said.
Leadership of Rome's Faith & Deeds Healthcare, formerly known as the Free Clinic, 101 John Maddox Drive, received a grant of $4,983.50 from the Georgia Healthy Family Alliance during the Rome Rotary program Thursday. The funding will be used to enhance a Log It, Learn It, Let's Stay healthy program aimed primarily at residents with chronic diabetes.
For the 33rd year, the Buttes will be abuzz with cyclists riding for a good cause.
Proceeds from the annual Bike Around the Buttes go to the Yuba-Sutter Diabetes Support and Resource Center, which supports locals who live with diabetes.
Ouida Wakefield, founder and executive director, remembers the uncertainty she faced when her young daughter was diagnosed with type I diabetes in 2002.
On any given day, the Nottingham Elementary School second-grader endures five to 10 finger pricks and wears two devices to make sure that her blood sugar stays within a healthy range, but her classmates recently helped her to better cope with her disease.Devin Dyer was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in December 2014 when she was 4.5-years-old. This spring, her class designed purses for her to use to carry a device that helps to keep her healthy.According to JDRF, 1.25 million Americans...
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students brought health education to the Brownsville Farmers’ Market on Saturday with their Diabetes Prevention Community Health Fair.
As we’ve mentioned before, a healthy diet is a big part of helping you live well, but it is especially critical for those who are living with diabetes. Not only will good nutrition help manage the disease, it will also help you stay at a desirable weight, control your blood pressure, and prevent heart disease and stroke.
As always, your health care provider or a registered dietitian can offer advice on planning and preparing healthy meals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Visitors attending Supreme Court arguments surrender their electronics on entering the courtroom. So if something rings, chimes or buzzes, it's likely the device's owner is dressed in a black robe.
Last year, a justice's cellphone went off. But last month, when four electronic pings sounded during an argument, the device was different. It belonged to Justice Sonia Sotomayor and was alerting the justice, who is diabetic, that her blood sugar was urgently low.