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Internet company’s Life Sciences business is working on devices to collect data on the condition ENLARGE The life-sciences division will become a stand-alone unit in Google’s planned reorganization into a holding company called Alphabet Inc. Google Inc. said Monday its health-care research unit agreed to work with European pharmaceutical company Sanofi SA on new ways […]

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Text messages helped remind diabetes patients to check their blood sugar and report in. iStockphoto MITI may soon become a hospitalwide program at Bellevue. The Health and Hospitals Corp. that runs Bellevue and other public hospitals in New York City is now looking into improving the system for sending secure private health information over text […]

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Coach may look like an ordinary dog, but he’s Elle Shaheen’s guardian angel. Coach may look like an ordinary dog, but the yellow Labrador retriever is anything but. He’s Elle Shaheen’s guardian angel. Coach works 24 hours every day to keep the 15-year-old Portsmouth, New Hampshire, girl alive. Elle has Type 1 diabetes. If her […]

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For the first time, there’s evidence that a diabetes medication, Jardiance, reduces risk of the complications that are the top killer of diabetics: heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular damage. Preventing those is a long-elusive goal for the millions of diabetes patients and their doctors, and one analyst who’s also a trained physician even called […]

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These easy lunch ideas pack a healthy punch. For your child’s lunch, try to include small servings of a healthy carbohydrate, a lean protein and a “good” fat. As a diabetes specialist with The Optimized Care Network and Touro University California, I understand the importance and special considerations of packing a lunch for a young […]

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Google is helping to build a “bandage-sized” sensor that could give diabetes patients the ability to monitor their condition in real time. Google’s Life Sciences division — now an Alphabet company — is teaming up with DexCom, which makes glucose monitoring systems, to create the device. Goodbye Google? Search Giant Forms New Parent Company Alphabet […]

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Ed Damiano, left, and David Panzirer with their children who have diabetes. Story highlights 29.1 million people in the U.S. have diabetes; 5% to 10% of those have Type 1 diabetes Philanthropist David Panzirer is a father and trustee for the Helmsley Charitable Trust, which has contributed nearly $300 million to T1D initiatives When David […]

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Over 29 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes. This common disease can lead to serious and life-threatening complications if blood glucose is not controlled. What is diabetes? Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. When you eat, your body turns foods […]

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If you have diabetes, in many ways your diet is your medicine. As diabetes educators, we help patients understand what food and beverage choices are best to avoid. When foods are high in carbohydrates, fat and sodium, they increase your risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, heart disease and uncontrolled sugar. Top […]

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