Category Archives: New in the News

Commentary on developments in the fields of diabetes management and treatment; nutrition; and healthy lifestyle choices.

Social Media Can Provide Inaccurate Diabetes Information

At a time when patients are increasingly turning to social media such as Facebook for information about medical conditions and their treatment, a new study raises disturbing questions about the accuracy of the information on these sites. The researchers, who examined the 15 largest Facebook communities dedicated to diabetes, found  "tentative support" for the health benefits...
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Two-thirds of Diabetes Patients Not Controlling the Disease Adequately

According to a study published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine there is a direct correlation between the amount of a patient's out-of-pocket co-pay and prescription abandonment. The study noted that insulin was among the drugs more likely to be abandoned. It is already a well-known fact that therapy non-compliance, already a problem...
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