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Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

Childhood obesity starts in the womb?

There is incontrovertible evidence that some harmful drugs and toxins can affect lifelong health. For example, if women take certain drugs in pregnancy, such as thalidomide, there are well documented effects on lifelong health. These have obvious and dramatic effects on the child... [More]
Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

Early identification may be key to stop type 2 diabetes

What's the best way to stop type 2 diabetes? Find it before it becomes a problem. "The phrase I use is prevention by detection," said Joseph Aloi, M.D., section chief of endocrinology and metabolism at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [More]
Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Advances in POC diabetes testing: an interview with Gavin Jones

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is well recognized as a reliable measure for glycemic control. The role of HbA1c testing in the management of patients with diabetes has been well established for several decades. HbA1c levels reflect the average circulating glucose concentration over the lifespan of... [More]
Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System is the first blood glucose monitoring system to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use throughout all hospital and all professional healthcare settings, including intensive care settings. [More]
Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System enhances patient data integration through wireless connectivity

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System enhances patient data integration through wireless connectivity

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System now offers bidirectional wireless meter connectivity for enhanced data integration and immediate updates to patient records with complete security to protect patient data. [More]
Prevalence of global diabetes has been vastly underestimated, say Monash researchers

Prevalence of global diabetes has been vastly underestimated, say Monash researchers

A landmark paper led by Monash University with partners in the UK and US suggests there may be more than 100 million people with diabetes globally than previously thought. [More]
Simple method may help predict type 2 diabetes risk in women with gestational diabetes

Simple method may help predict type 2 diabetes risk in women with gestational diabetes

An international team of researchers has discovered a simple, accurate new way to predict which women with gestational diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes after delivery. [More]
Kansas State researchers develop 3-D printed device that quickly detect anemia from blood

Kansas State researchers develop 3-D printed device that quickly detect anemia from blood

Identifying a blood disorder may be as easy as running a blood sample from a finger prick under a smartphone. That is the concept behind a new biomedical device being developed by Kansas State University researchers. [More]
Dnurse Glucose Meter and Dnurse app gain CE approval

Dnurse Glucose Meter and Dnurse app gain CE approval

Dnurse Technology has announced today that the Dnurse Glucose Meter and Dnurse app for Android and iOS have gained CE approval. It is the first CE approved smart glucose meter in China. CE (European Conformity) marking has been a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. [More]
Paying close attention to results of simple blood test can help predict risk of kidney failure, death

Paying close attention to results of simple blood test can help predict risk of kidney failure, death

Kidney disease in the United States is both common and under-diagnosed, but two new studies led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers suggest that paying close attention to results of a simple blood test can help predict the likelihood that patients are headed for kidney failure or death. [More]
Combining two blood sugar tests may improve prediabetes detection, study finds

Combining two blood sugar tests may improve prediabetes detection, study finds

Using a combination of two blood sugar tests rather than a single test would improve detection of prediabetes in American children and adults, according to a new study by researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. [More]
Diabetes prevention begins in the womb

Diabetes prevention begins in the womb

60 million people worldwide are living with diabetes mellitus, and one in ten people over the age of 25 will develop the condition (type 2) at some stage in their lives. Globally, around 3.4 million people die from diabetes and its consequences every year. "Every six seconds, somebody somewhere in the world dies from diabetes", says Alexandra Kautzky-Willer from the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the MedUni Vienna's University Department of Internal Medicine III. [More]
Pediatric Endocrine Society publishes guidelines for persistent hypoglycaemia

Pediatric Endocrine Society publishes guidelines for persistent hypoglycaemia

The Pediatric Endocrine Society has published guidelines for the management of persistent hypoglycaemia in neonates, infants and children without diabetes. [More]
Sleep apnea prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes

Sleep apnea prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese, pregnant Asian women with gestational diabetes, even when their diabetes is controlled by diet, a new study from Thailand finds. [More]
GlucoMen announces launch of innovative new way to better manage diabetes

GlucoMen announces launch of innovative new way to better manage diabetes

GlucoMen are delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new way for people with diabetes to manage their condition better, with the new GlucoMen Areo blood glucose meter. [More]
Widespread awareness, better treatment lower prostate cancer death rates

Widespread awareness, better treatment lower prostate cancer death rates

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening. [More]
Philosys receives FDA approval for Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Philosys receives FDA approval for Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone jack on the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, while using the free Gmate® SMART app to deliver blood glucose test results, without the use of an adapter or Bluetooth device. [More]
Study highlights disparities in access to diabetes treatment in European countries

Study highlights disparities in access to diabetes treatment in European countries

Hundreds of thousands of people living with diabetes in Europe do not have access to the treatment they need, putting their health at risk. These are the initial findings of a study by the International Diabetes Federation Europe on Access to Quality Medicines and Medical Devices for Diabetes Care in Europe. [More]
Experts and patient advocates to discuss growing concerns around blood glucose test strip accuracy

Experts and patient advocates to discuss growing concerns around blood glucose test strip accuracy

The Diabetes Hands Foundation announced today that it will send diabetes advocate Bennet Dunlap to participate on a panel September 9, 2013 aiming to address the growing concerns around blood glucose test strip accuracy. [More]
FDA recalls Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips due to faulty readings

FDA recalls Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips due to faulty readings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with Nova Diabetes Care to recall 21 lots of glucose test strips marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits. Nova Diabetes Care announced a recall on July 26, 2013. [More]
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