Insulin too pricey? Some options to cut costs for diabetics

Health 04/10/19, 11:16

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 needed, and sometimes landing in the emergency room, patients and advocates told Congress recently.About 7.4 ...

Singer Bret Michaels backs diabetes awareness proposal

U.S. 03/27/19, 16:43

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 diabetes.Michaels was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child. He joined California lawmakers ...

California lawmakers seek tax, other limits on sugary drinks

U.S. 02/20/19, 17:45

State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, on Wednesday proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among other measures. The five bills address what the Democratic lawmakers call a ...

Investigation: Insulin Pumps have high number of injuries

U.S. 11/27/18, 12:18

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, ...

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Health 11/11/18, 14:05

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, ...

Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating

Health 10/23/18, 16:47

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 ...

Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics

Health 10/16/18, 11:09

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 ...

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