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Largest Capacity Insulin Pump Available in U.S. – For People with Greater Insulin Needs SAN DIEGO, CA, May 19, 2015 Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim® Insulin Pump, today announced that it is now taking orders for the t:flex™ Insulin Pump, with shipments planned to begin […]

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While diabetes afflicts 29 million Americans and costs the U.S. $245 billion in direct medical costs and reduced productivity, the larger crisis might be that 63 percent of Americans aren’t aware of the growing cost or even the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There is an astounding diabetes knowledge gap spanning both […]

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After half a decade of maligning coffee as the beverage behind Type 2 diabetes, a genetic analysis released on July 9 finally proved that coffee consumption neither protects against, nor causes diabetes. It was a triumph of cutting-edge genetics over the scientific scrum—a coffee study to end all coffee studies that definitively untangled the complicated relationship […]

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Diabetes patients who took these medications had a 28% lower chance of developing Parkinson’s Two forms of diabetes medication may reduce risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data on more than 160,000 diabetes patients in the U.K. and found that patients who took rosiglitazone or pioglitazone had a 28% […]

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SOURCE: bit.ly/1I340GN European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online July 1, 2015. (Reuters Health) – Coffee drinkers in a long-term study were about half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as those who didn’t drink coffee, and researchers think an inflammation-lowering effect of the beverage might be the key. “Extensive research has revealed that coffee […]

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A person receives a test for diabetes. A new study finds that those who suffer from Type II diabetes have impaired blood circulation that consequently affects brain function. For the study, which appeared in the journal Neurology, researchers conducted different tests on 65 patients with an average age of 66. Out of the 65 patients, […]

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Organized diet and exercise programs can stave off diabetes for those at risk, according to a new recommendation. The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, unpaid group of public health and prevention experts who develop recommendations for community health, commissioned a review of 53 studies describing 66 combined diet and physical activity promotion programs. […]

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A growing body of research is finding that diabetes can take as devastating a toll on the brain as it takes on the body. A new study published this week in the journal Neurology shows that people with Type 2 diabetes demonstrate a decline in cognitive skills and ability to perform daily activities over the […]

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People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes experience more benefits to their health through weight loss surgery compared to undergoing a lifestyle change, according to new research by the University of Pittsburg. In a study published in the journal JAMA Surgery, researchers from Pitt’s medical center examined data collected from 61 type 2 diabetes patients between […]

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