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March, 2021
March 31:
Press Release: Preventive treatment reduces diabetic retinopathy complications

January, 2021
January 9:
Dear Doctor Letter: Updates to Medtronic Product Portfolio

November, 2020
November 1:
Press Release: National Diabetes Month 2020

October, 2020
October 12:
Press Release: NIH funds first nationwide network to study rare forms of diabetes
October 1:
Diabetes Information: People with Diabetes Should Get Flu Shots

July, 2020
July 23:
Diabetes Information: Diabetes in the Workplace and the ADA
July 10:
Press Release: Medtronic and Tandem Diabetes Care Enter Into Patent Cross-License Agreement

June, 2020
June 29:
Press Release: Abbott and Tandem Diabetes Care Advance Development of Integrated Technologies for Future Automated Insulin Delivery Systems

May, 2020
May 10:
Press Release: New study links severe sleep apnea to higher blood glucose levels in African Americans

March, 2020
March 14:
Press Release: FDA Proposes Broad Approach for Conducting Safety Trials for Type 2 Diabetes Medications

February, 2020
February 21:
Press Release: FDA Works to Ensure Smooth Regulatory Transition of Insulin and Other Biological Products
February 20:
Press Release: Medtronic Recalls MiniMed Insulin Pumps for Incorrect Insulin Dosing
February 13:
Press Release: Genetic profile may predict chance of type 2 diabetes among women with gestational diabetes
February 4:
Press Release: AADE rebrands as Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

December, 2019
December 17:
Press Release: FDA authorizes first interoperable, automated insulin dosing controller designed to allow more choices for patients looking to customize their individual diabetes management device system
December 10:
Press Release: Statement from Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, on impurities found in diabetes drugs outside the U.S.

November, 2019
November 25:
Press Release: Statement from Acting FDA Commissioner Adm. Brett P. Giroir, M.D., on efforts to help make development of biosimilar and interchangeable insulin products more efficient

October, 2019
October 18:
Press Release: Artificial pancreas system better controls blood glucose levels than current technology

September, 2019
September 22:
Press Release: FDA approves first oral GLP-1 treatment for type 2 diabetes

August, 2019
August 15:
Press Release: FDA approves new treatment for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes

July, 2019
July 24:
Press Release: Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke
July 19:
Press Release: NIH-funded trial finds vitamin D does not prevent type 2 diabetes in people at high risk
July 13:
Press Release: After 20-year increase, New Diabetes Cases Decline
July 6:
Press Release: Daily folic acid supplement may reduce risk of gestational diabetes

June, 2019
June 30:
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June 27:
Press Release: FDA warns patients and health care providers about potential cybersecurity concerns with certain Medtronic insulin pumps
June 24:
Press Release: Watchful waiting reasonable for patients with diabetic macular edema and good vision

May, 2019
May 29:
Press Release: FDA Warns about risks of using home use test strips that are pre-owned or not authorized for sale in U.S., including those for glucose
May 17:
Press Release: FDA Warns Against the Use of Unauthorized Devices for Diabetes Management

April, 2019
April 16:
Press Release: Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s continued efforts to bring competition to the insulin market to lower prices and expand access

March, 2019
March 4:
Press Release: Lilly to Introduce Lower-Priced Insulin

February, 2019
February 16:
Press Release: t:slim X2 Insulin Pump First to Receive New ACE Pump Classification by FDA
February 5:
Commentary: Survival Guide to Traveling with Diabetes

December, 2018
December 13:
Press Release: FDA takes steps to advance the safety and accuracy of blood glucose monitors to empower patients with diabetes with reliable tools to manage their health

November, 2018
November 17:
Commentary: MJ and T1D
November 1:
Press Release: This National Diabetes Month, care for your health after gestational diabetes

October, 2018
October 23:
Press Release: ADA, JDRF and Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce Funding of Quantitative Analysis of Insulin Purchased from Pharmacies in the U.S.
October 15:
Commentary: Diabetes and Eye Care
October 10:
Press Release: Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on preparations for the upcoming flu season and vaccinations

September, 2018
September 5:
Commentary: Safety of Insulin Pumps
September 4:
Press Release: New NIH reference book is one-stop resource for diabetes medical information

August, 2018
August 17:
Press Release: Blood test may identify gestational diabetes risk in first trimester
August 13:
Commentary: The High Cost of Diabetes
August 10:
Press Release: American Diabetes Association® Issues New Position Statement on Care for Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

July, 2018
July 5:
Press Release: Women with pregnancy-related diabetes may be at risk for chronic kidney disease

May, 2018
May 30:
Press Release: American Diabetes Association® Releases Long- and Short-Term Public Policy Recommendations for Improving Insulin Affordability
May 16:
Press Release: FDA permits marketing of artificial intelligence-based device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems
May 11:
Press Release: Islet transplantation improves quality of life for people with hard-to-control type 1 diabetes

April, 2018
April 2:
Press Release: FDA authorizes first fully interoperable continuous glucose monitoring system, streamlines review pathway for similar devices

February, 2018
February 24:
Commentary: My Pump's Battery Drained

January, 2018
January 15:
Press Release: FDA approves Admelog, the first short-acting "follow-on" insulin product to treat diabetes
Updated Types of Insulin

October, 2017
October 6:
Press Release: Animas Corporation to Close Operations and Exit Insulin Pump Market
October 2:
Press Release: Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval for Fiasp, a New Fast-Acting Mealtime Insulin

September, 2017
September 29:
Commentary: The Flu, Diabetes and You
September 14:
Information: Information Regarding Insulin Storage and Switching Between Products in an Emergency
September 6:
Press Release: Twelve Groups Join JDRF’s Coverage2Control Campaign; 50,000 Petition Insurers to Provide Better Coverage for Type 1 Diabetes

August, 2017
August 29:
Press Release: Victoza® (liraglutide) is approved in the US as the only type 2 diabetes treatment indicated to reduce the risk of three major adverse cardiovascular events
August 22:
Commentary: A Suspicious Webinar About Diabetes

July, 2017
July 25:
Press Release: New CDC report: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes
July 9:
Information: How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes

May, 2017
May 22:
Press Release: FDA confirms increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR)
May 16:
Press Release: American Diabetes Association Responds to Comments by White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about People with Diabetes

April, 2017
April 22:
Commentary: Irisin: Diabetes Hormone or a Myth?
April 21:
Press Release: Fewer exams and better eye health? Aye-aye, finds type 1 diabetes study
April 11:
Commentary: Diabetes Nurses in the Hospital Setting

February, 2017
February 28:
Press Release: Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
February 8:
Press Release: Four pivotal NIH-funded artificial pancreas research efforts begin
February 5:
Commentary: The Latest “Me-Too” Insulin Product

January, 2017
January 26:
Press Release: JDRF PEAK Experts Develop First-Ever Consensus Guidelines on Safe Exercise for People with Type 1 Diabetes
January 15:
Press Release: Long-Term AACE Advocacy Results in CMS Approving Coverage of CGMs
January 5:
Commentary: Glucose-Responsive Insulin Could Be The Future Of Insulin

December, 2016
December 27:
Press Release: FDA expands indication for continuous glucose monitoring system, first to replace fingerstick testing for diabetes treatment decisions
December 19:
Press Release: U.S. FDA approves Synjardy® XR (empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride extended-release) tablets for adults with type 2 diabetes
December 14:
Press Release: Lilly Announces Program to Provide Insulin at Discounted Prices
December 9:
Commentary: Does Diabetes Increase Risk For Viral Hepatitis?
December 4:
Press Release: FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes

November, 2016
November 14:
Commentary: Diabetes Months, Weeks, and Daze
November 1:
Press Release: This National Diabetes Month, connect with your community for better health
October, 2016
October 18:
Commentary: Splitting Insulin Glargine Doses
September, 2016
September 28:
Press Release: FDA approves first automated insulin delivery device for type 1 diabetes
September 26:
Commentary: Diabetes Q&A: Diet, Insulin Types and Pumps, and Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)
September 18:
Commentary: The Flu, Diabetes and You
August, 2016
August 29:
Commentary: Diabetes and The Thyroid Gland
August 20:
Commentary: Diabetes Q&A: Insulin Resistance, Cough Meds, and Alcohol
August 18:
Commentary: Victoza for Diabetes and Saxenda for Obesity
August 9:
Commentary: Trusting the Internet to Manage Diabetes
July, 2016
July 29:
Press Release: FDA approves Adlyxin to treat type 2 diabetes
July 13:
Commentary: Diabetes Q&A: Normal and Target Lab Values; Life; What to Eat; What Meds for T2D
July 11:
Press Release: Genetics of type 2 diabetes revealed in unprecedented detail
June, 2016
June 26:
Commentary: There's Always a First Shot
June 22:
Commentary: Diabetes Q&A: six more questions
June 19:
Press Release: Diabetes portal adds data, more powerful search tools
June 8:
Commentary: Diabetes Ain't Funny
Press Release: FDA approves Basaglar, the first “follow-on” insulin glargine product to treat diabetes
May, 2016
May 30:
Press Release: FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods
May 20:
Commentary: Six Diabetes Questions
May 5:
Commentary: A Diabetes Gadget I Might Use: Nightscout
April, 2016
April 25:
Commentary: A Diabetes Gadget I Won't Use
April 18:
Press Release: Islet transplantation restores blood sugar awareness and control in type 1 diabetes
April 11:
Drug Safety Communication: Metformin-containing Drugs: Revised Warnings for Certain Patients With Reduced Kidney Function
April 8:
Commentary: Artificial Sweeteners Might Contribute to Developing T2 Diabetes
April 1:
Commentary: How To Eat Everything Without The Calories
March, 2016
March 27:
Commentary: The Role For Non-insulin Injectables in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
March 22:
Press Release: Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program Puts Beneficiaries' Lives at Risk
Update of Diabetes Guidelines
March 15:
Commentary: Ask Your Physician About Non-insulin Injectible Drugs For Treating Diabetes
February, 2016
February 23:
Press Release: Expert Assembly Spearheaded by American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Calls for Expanded Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology in the Care of People With Diabetes
February 22:
Commentary: Diabetes my fault?
February 18:
Press Release: Diabetes drug may prevent recurring strokes
February 17:
Commentary: CGM and Medicare
February 5:
Commentary: Another Antibody Test for Type 1 Diabetes
January, 2016
January 13:
Commentary: One less cook: ACDE is defunct
Press release: Panasonic Healthcare Holdings completes acquisition of leading Diabetes Care business from Bayer AG
January 7:
Press release: MannKind Corporation Announces Termination of License and Collaboration Agreement With Sanofi
January 5:
Commentary: A Tale of Two Insulins and a Lot of Lawyers
December, 2015
December 30:
Commentary: Plant-based Meal Plans May Help Diabetic Neuropathy
December 25:
Commentary: Back to the Drawing Board
December 15:
Commentary: A gadfly who's my new hero
December 12:
Commentary: Clindamycin, bursitis, and hyperglycemia
December 7:
Commentary: Tight Blood Glucose Control in Older Folks with Diabetes
November, 2015
November 13:
Press release: Raising awareness and recognizing World Diabetes Day
November 11:
Commentary: Biosimilars: Insulin Glargine Look-Alikes and Knock-Offs
November 2:
Press release: This National Diabetes Month, you have a role in diabetes education and support
November 1:
Commentary: A Baker's Dozen Classes of Drugs for Diabetes
October, 2015
October 7:
Press release: International diabetes research knowledge portal opens to public, scientists
October 4:
Commentary: A1C Levels for Truck Drivers
September, 2015
September 20:
Commentary: "Your Intestines Can Taste Sugar"
September 25:
Press release: FDA approves two new drug treatments for diabetes mellitus
September 20:
Commentary: My Feet are Burning and Pins Are Sticking
September 7:
Commentary: Januvia for Type 1 Diabetes
September 3:
Commentary: An A1C of 8.7 Is Of Concern
September 2:
Added new AHA/ADA guidelines about Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes to Diabetes Guidelines
September 1:
Commentary: How long can you keep bottles of insulin?
August, 2015
August 15:
Press release: NIH study finds cutting dietary fat reduces body fat more than cutting carbs
August 13:
Commentary: Too much exercise?
August 10:
Commentary: Another Me-Too Diabetes Drug
August 1:
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International Expert Committee Recommends New Way To Diagnose Diabetes
July, 2015
July 26:
Commentary: Medtronic Pump Software Flaw
July 22:
Commentary: Too Many Cooks, and a Modest Proposal
July 8:
Commentary: A Diabetes Study in Japanese Patients
July 1:
Press release: Disruption in Access to Diabetes Monitoring Supplies Leads to Increased Hospitalizations, Mortality Among Medicare Beneficiaries
June, 2015
June 27:
Commentary: Are Newer Diabetes Drugs Better?
June 3:
Commentary: Comments on Nutrition
May, 2015
May 30:
Commentary: The Diabetes-Industrial Complex
May 20:
Commentary: All the Symptoms but Negative Tests
April, 2015
April 23:
Updated Diabetes Guidelines
April 14:
Press release: AACE/ACE Release New, Comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines and Updated Algorithm for Developing a Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Care Plan
March, 2015
March 31:
Press release: Insulin Pumps Need Greater Safety Review: American Diabetes Association Issues Joint Statement with European Association for the Study of Diabetes
March 25:
Press release: FDA approves new treatment for diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema
March 16:
Commentary: Berberine for Type 2 Diabetes
March 12:
Press release: New AMA, CDC Initiative Aims to "Prevent Diabetes STAT"
March 1:
Commentary: Measuring Tear Glucose Levels
February, 2015
February 12:
Commentary: Bell's Palsy and Diabetes
February 3:
Press release: Sanofi and MannKind Announce Afrezza®, the Only Inhaled Insulin, Now Available in the U.S.
January, 2015
January 27:
Press release: FDA permits marketing of first system of mobile medical apps for continuous glucose monitoring
January 17:
Commentary: FDA draft guidances on BG meters
December, 2014
December 29:
Press release: FDA approves weight-management drug Saxenda
December 27:
Commentary: Actos or Tradjenta?
December 21:
Commentary: Hints to Assess if a Diabetes Website is Trustworthy
November, 2014
November 21:
Commentary: High A1C with Normal Glucose Readings
November 12:
Press release: National Diabetes Education Program releases Guiding Principles for diabetes care
November 9:
Commentary: Look-alike names and the American Diabetes Association
October, 2014
October 28:
Press release: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Calls On Congress To Take Action To Improve Diabetes Patient Care
October 3:
Press release: Long-acting insulin is safer, more effective for patients with Type 1 diabetes
October 2:
Commentary: DAWN2 - Another Kind of Dawn Phenomenon
September, 2014
September 27:
Press release: Diabetes Supplies Now a Patient Safety Dilemma
September 16:
Commentary: Mail-Order Pharmacies Are Good for your Health
September 5:
Commentary: Chelation Therapy for People with Diabetes Who Have Had a Myocardial Infarction
August, 2014
August 28
FDA news release: FDA allows marketing of first ZnT8Ab autoantibody test to help diagnose type 1 diabetes (20Aug2014)
August 22
Commentary: The New ACC/AHA Guidelines for Preventing ASCVD Are Unclear for PWD
August 15
Commentary: Should You Take Medications to Prevent Diabetes?
August 11
Updated Combination Diabetes Pills to add another unpronouncable combo pill: Invokamet.
August 3
Press release: FDA approves Jardiance to treat type 2 diabetes (01Aug2014)
July, 2014
July 30
Press release: Refreshing Summer Snacks in the August Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine (30Jul2014)
July 17
Commentary: Should You Take Medications to Prevent Diabetes?
June, 2014
June 27
Press release: FDA approves Afrezza to treat diabetes (27Jun2014)
June 10
Commentary: Treatment of Neuropathy
June 6
Press release: FDA approves Avandia (rosiglitazone) label update, lifts restrictions on patient access
May, 2014
May 28
Commentary: Celebrities with Diabetes or with Prediabetes
May 19
Press release: American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Publishes Consensus Statement for Management of Insulin Pump Patients
May 16
Press release: Comprehensive Study Reveals Valuable Data About Diabetes In U.S. Hispanic/Latino Populations
May 11
Commentary: Checking Credentials
May 2
Press releases:
  • FDA Safety Communication: Shasta Technologies GenStrip Blood Glucose Test Strips May Report False Results
  • Decision Diagnostics Responds to Shasta Technologies FDA Safety Warning Letter
  • GenStrip Opportunity Expands Under Full Control of DECN's PharmaTech Division
April, 2014
April 30
Press release: Thrilling Tales in the May Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine
Commentary: Coming Up on Flu Season
April 27
Commentary: Dual PPARs
April 21
Commentary: Three Short Flying Stories
April 17
Press release: New CDC data show declines in some diabetes-related complications among US adults
April 15
Press release: GSK receives US approval for once-weekly type 2 diabetes treatment, TanzeumTM (albiglutide)
April 14
Commentary: Is My Thirst Due to Diabetes?
April 7
Commentary: Time To Change Names, Again
April 4
Press release: FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of AFREZZA(R), MannKind Corporation's Investigational Drug to Treat Diabetes
March, 2014
March 29
Commentary: Strip Safety
March 23
Commentary: Hyperthyroidism and Diabetes
March 19
Commentary: Diabetes Alert Dogs Don’t Detect Hypoglycemic Scent
March 15
Diabetes Information: Prevent diabetes problems: Keep your kidneys healthy
March 13
Commentary: Dead in Bed Syndrome
March 9
Diabetes Information: For People with Diabetes or High Blood Pressure: Get Checked for Kidney Disease
March 4
Commentary: Fifteen Illegally Sold Diabetes Treatments
February, 2014
February 20
Commentary: An OTC "Glucose Stabilizer"
February 11
FDA Safety Announcement: FDA to review heart failure risk with diabetes drug saxagliptin (marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR)
February 10
Commentary: Can Diabetes Be Cured?
February 6
Press release: FDA approves pediatric use of Dexcom's G4 Platinum continuous glucose monitoring system
January, 2014
January 31
Commentary: EDIC and Metabolic Memory
January 29
Commentary: Incretins and Pancreatic Damage
January 20
Commentaries: What's the Risk of Type 1 or Type 2 or Type 1.5? — Avandia Again?
January 15
Press release: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Screening All Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes in Final Statement
January 11
Press release: Diabetes Forecast Publishes 2014 Consumer Guide
January 8
Press release: FDA approves Farxiga to treat type 2 diabetes
January 7
Commentary: Which A1C To Use for the Diagnosis of Diabetes
January 4
Commentary: Why People with Diabetes Should Probably Take a Statin
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