Diabetes

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

7 Tips for Infection Prevention in Diabetes Care

Regular finger sticks and insulin injections offer a small but real chance of infection, but common sense protocols can reduce that risk.   Read More »

How stress can cause weight gain in women

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. Read More »

ADA releases 2018 diabetes care guidelines

Many of the new care recommendations involve adults with hypertension or cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes. Read More »

High glucose levels and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have found a connection between how the brain breaks down glucose and onset of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

Chronic disease communication lacking

A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.   Read More »

New pharmacy approaches to diabetes management

Pharmacists are adopting adherence programs, collaborating with the clinical care team and reviewing new industry guidelines to maintain blood sugar levels and keep comorbidities in check. Read More »

CDC: Diabetes rates on the rise

Why the next big chronic disease challenge for skilled nursing facilities could be diabetes. Read More »

Diabetes and dementia risks

A medication for type 2 diabetes called metformin is the subject of a study exploring the possible effects of the drug on the development of dementia. Read More »

Roche acquires mySugr in diabetes management deal

The two companies have been partners since 2014, and are now combining their efforts in diabetes disease management. Read More »

Blood glucose peaks and dementia

Researchers are taking a harder look at how spikes in blood glucose can affect dementia risks. Read More »

Clinical app for diabetes goes commercial

Digital health company WellDoc has launched a consumer version of its diabetes management platform and has partnered with Samsung to help more people with the chronic condition. Read More »

Improving care for chronically ill starts at home

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has teamed up with home health provider Landmark Health to offer members with serious chronic or acute conditions care at home.  Read More »

FDA clears ‘painless’ blood draw device

Although designed for diabetics, the new testing method could be a springboard for other pain-free blood sample collection devices and a blessing for elderly skin. Read More »

The link between sugar and dementia

Researchers have found that excess glucose may cause damage to an enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »

Diabetes deadlier than previous estimates

Researchers have found the proportion of deaths attributable to diabetes is three times higher than estimates based on death certificates.  Read More »