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New Model Needed in Diabetes Care

Participants at the 5th International DAWN™ Summit (Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs) today pledged to work together to make person-centred diabetes care a reality for the 382 million people living with diabetes around the world.

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Source: PR Newswire


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Weight-Loss Surgery Stymies Diabetes Better Than Drugs

Weight-loss surgery may be a better way to treat diabetes than traditional drug therapy alone, according to a study that found the operation was more likely to keep the chronic condition at bay for at least three years.

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Source: Bloomberg news


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App, doctor pep talks lower diabetes patients' blood sugar

Dr. Guillaume Charpentier believes a smartphone app he is testing on people with diabetes in France works best when it alerts doctors that frustrated patients need help managing their disease.

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Diabetes and TB: A growing threat

TB continues to have a serious impact in America, with nearly 9,600 cases in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: CNN

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Davos 2014: Be aware – a healthy economy puts high value on wellbeing

For the first time, delegates at the World Economic Forum will be asked to think of healthcare as an aid to global growth

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Source: The Observer (UK)


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Google unveils 'smart contact lens' to measure glucose levels

It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a "miniaturised" glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material. The firm said it is also working on integrating tiny LED lights that could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed certain thresholds.

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Source: BBC


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What Diabetes Advocacy Orgs Accomplished in 2013 & Goals for 2014

At the close of each year, we like to tap the top diabetes advocacy organizations to share what they feel they’ve accomplished, and what kinds of plans / goals / strategies they have in mind for the new year ahead.

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Source: Diabetes Mine


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Nanomedicines set to revolutionise the treatment of diabetes

The treatment of diabetes could be transformed by using nanotechnology to create a 'smart delivery' system that regulates glucose levels from within the body – effectively replicating the work of the pancreatic cells that produce insulin.

Nanomedicine is booming. And where better to focus research efforts than on a disease that affects the lives of more than 350 million people around the world – nearly 4 million in the UK alone – and which is on the increase: diabetes.

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Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.

The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence diets.

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Only 29% of Doctors Ask for Their Patients' Input

Data presented at the World Diabetes Congress revealed only 29% of diabetes patients were asked by their health care providers to offer input in making treatment plans....
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But researchers also found 84% of responding health providers said it would be beneficial if patients prepared questions in advance of office visits.

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Source: Diabetes in control


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