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Keeping blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible is important for people with type 2 diabetes, as it lowers the risk of serious complications. However, despite a long list of treatment options, patients still struggle with glucose control, especially when working out meal-specific doses. Treatments that cut down on injections are seen as […]

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Solutions range from better and cheaper glucose monitoring to nutrition and behavior modification. Roughly 30 million Americans — close to 10% of the population — have diabetes, and 75,578 people died from the disease in 2013, making it the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

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Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address type 2 diabetes.“Stick it in your ear.” Literally. Not all Apple product rumors are equal. Speculation that the headphone jack will reappear with the iPhone 8 has been rightly ridiculed. But the evidence Apple will introduce a glucose monitoring device is […]

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All signs seem to suggest Apple is gearing up to release a special blood sugar tracker for the Apple Watch. As it turns out, none other than CEO Tim Cook has been spotted wearing what appeared to be an Apple Watch-connected glucose tracker in the vicinity of the company campus, CNBC reports. Unfortunately, details remain pretty […]

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Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is a disease in which the body’s cells don’t use insulin properly. At […]

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The World Health Organisation estimates that the number of people with diabetes is 422m, globally. And between 1980 and 2014 the number of people with the condition almost doubled. Despite the high prevalence of the disease, it is often misunderstood. Here are some common misconceptions about diabetes. 1. Diabetes is purely a disorder of the […]

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Oren Liebermann and his wife, Cassandra Kramer, at Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. I made the most important decision of my life because of diabetes. While volunteering in Nepal, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 31. It was Valentine’s Day 2014, and my wife and I were in the middle of a […]

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The health of children with diabetes in Wales is improving, a report has shown. Those with type 1 diabetes whose blood glucose is in the target range increased from 17.8% in 2014-15 to 27.2% in 2015-16. Diabetes affects the body’s ability to produce insulin, meaning there can be dangerously high levels of glucose (or sugar) […]

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Excess weight appears to amplify the threat, study says. Previous research has linked type 2 diabetes and memory loss. Now, new research may be closing in on some of the reasons why. The study found that people with type 2 diabetes — particularly those who are overweight or obese — have thinner gray matter in […]

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 When Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) introduced Alexa, the voice-activated digital assistant, in late 2014, it probably didn’t anticipate the reception she would get. Alexa has her foundations in artificial intelligence and powers the Echo, Dot, and Tap smart speakers that have become some of the top-selling items on the e-commerce giant’s website. The company hasn’t […]

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