Important Diabetes Tech Advances in Early 2015

Insulin Nation

We’ve barely begun 2015, but early returns suggest it’s going to be a banner year for diabetes technology. The Type 1 Tech Roundup – February, 2015. While you might be going through the same day-in, day-out process to keep blood sugar levels in check, there’s a diabetes technology race afoot. Diabetes tech companies are trying to outdo each other with the latest pump, continuous glucose monitor (CGM), or app to help people with diabetes regulate blood glucose levels.

4 Baseball Players with Type 1 to Watch in 2015

Insulin Nation

If you’re a baseball fan, then nothing makes you smile in winter like the phrase “pitchers and catchers”, which is the signal for the start of Spring Training. Baseball has a long tradition of welcoming players with Type 1 diabetes, including two Hall of Famers: Catfish Hunter, who won over 200 games and 5 World Series championships, and Ron Santos, who smacked 342 home runs during his career. This spring, we’re tracking four players with Type 1 diabetes in the Major Leagues.

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): December 2015

American Well

Welcome to the the final edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today for 2015! As another year approaches its end, we take a look back at 2015 as a year of great progress in the evolving Telemedicine industry. A few of Avizia’s proudest moments from 2015: Forbes – Avizia Is Transforming Healthcare Through Telemedicine. Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015. The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): December 2015 appeared first on American Well.

Survey: Telehealth adoption, interest increased 340% among physicians since 2015

Mobi Health News

The American Well-backed poll of 800 doctors found a 340 percent increase in the number of US physicians who have conducted a telehealth consultation since 2015

The Type 1 Tech Roundup – February, 2015

Insulin Nation

Sayer projects that the company’s revenue growth in 2015 will land somewhere around 35% to 40%, reaching anywhere from $340 million to $360 million in revenue. Tattoos for blood glucose readings. There’s a promising, but counterintuitive, new strategy to try to do away with finger-pricks: tattoos. According to a MedGadget report, researchers at the University of California, San Diego tested a new glucose-sensing temporary tattoo with positive results.

10 Big Deals in Type 1 Treatment in 2015

Insulin Nation

In 2015, Type 1 treatments that once seemed far-fetched have taken major steps forward. Here, in no particular order, are our picks for the 10 biggest events of Type 1 diabetes treatment in 2015: Medtronic releases the MiniMed 640G pump internationally , the first commercially available pump that uses predictive algorithms to anticipate lows and stop insulin delivery to ward those lows off. The post 10 Big Deals in Type 1 Treatment in 2015 appeared first on Insulin Nation.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): September 2015

American Well

The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): September 2015 appeared first on American Well. Welcome to the September edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more. Fall has officially arrived in Virginia! The air is crisp and the leaves are beginning to change. As we bid farewell to summer, Avizia is excited to continue influencing positive growth throughout the Telemedicine industry.

Telemedicine Today (#tday): July 2015

American Well

Known as the Telemedicine for Medicare, or TELE-MED, Act of 2015, seeks to address state licensure laws that create barriers for providers to practice telemedicine in states where they are not licensed. The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): July 2015 appeared first on American Well. We’re excited to bring you the second edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today newsletter! SO much has happened this month in the Telemedicine industry and here at Avizia.

The 2015 Type 1 Naughty and Nice List

Insulin Nation

The post The 2015 Type 1 Naughty and Nice List appeared first on Insulin Nation. Santa Claus and the NSA aren’t the only ones making lists and checking them twice. Here at Insulin Nation, we’ve compiled a list of who has made a positive impact for the diabetes community and who deserves a lump of coal. See if you agree: Naughty CrossFit CEO Glenn Glassman – Mr. Glassman decided to equate diabetes with death in a tweet connecting Coca-Cola to diabetes.

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): August 2015

American Well

The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): August 2015 appeared first on American Well. Welcome to the August edition of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today! For those new to this feature, we share the telehealth industry’s hottest news, events, legislation, insight and more. Check back each month, or click here to subscribe.

Blog review of 2015

Healthcare Exchange Standards

I blogged half as many articles as last year, and yet my readership only dropped by 16%. I am amazed at all you loyal readers. I wish I had more than 28 blog articles this year to give you. Falling mostly in the category of FHIR, Consent/AccessControl, or De-Identification. I hope that they were useful. Thanks.

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Telemedicine Today (#tday): June 2015

American Well

When final payment rules governing how Medicare will pay healthcare providers and suppliers in 2015 were released last October, CMS added seven procedures to the telehealth list of covered services, including annual wellness visits, psychotherapy services, and prolonged services in the office. The post Telemedicine Today (#tday): June 2015 appeared first on American Well. Welcome to the first installment of Avizia’s Telemedicine Today, #tday for all you Twitter users. Each

3 Big Healthcare Trends To Watch in 2015

BHM Healthcare Solutions

October 1, 2015 is the much-anticipated roll out date of ICD-10 , the 10 th revision of the World Health Organization’s system to classifying “ medical records, including diseases, symptoms, abnormal findings and external causes of injury.” Now with better technology, more powerful internet connections, and major “ changes in reimbursement and healthcare policies ” telehealth is expected to be one of the biggest health IT trends of 2015.

Introducing American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey

American Well

The post Introducing American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey appeared first on American Well. American Well has published a new eBook – the first in our Telehealth Index series. We ran a nationally projectable survey with Harris Poll in December 2014 to answer some questions about telehealth, including: Are consumers ready get healthcare through video visits with physicians?

10 Big Deals in Type 1 Treatment in 2015

Insulin Nation

In 2015, Type 1 treatments that once seemed far-fetched have taken major steps forward. Here, in no particular order, are our picks for the 10 biggest events of Type 1 diabetes treatment in 2015: Medtronic releases the MiniMed 640G pump internationally , the first commercially available pump that uses predictive algorithms to anticipate lows and stop insulin delivery to ward those lows off. In fact, the company had a 2015 it might want to forget, partly because….

Introducing Amwell’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey

American Well

The post Introducing Amwell’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey appeared first on Amwell. Amwell has published a new eBook – the first in our Telehealth Index series. We ran a nationally projectable survey with Harris Poll in December 2014 to answer some questions about telehealth, including: Are consumers ready get healthcare through video visits with physicians? What factors would make consumers feel comfortable with the idea of seeing a healthcare provider over video?

Introducing American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey

American Well

The post Introducing American Well’s Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey appeared first on American Well. American Well has published a new eBook – the first in our Telehealth Index series. We ran a nationally projectable survey with Harris Poll in December 2014 to answer some questions about telehealth, including: Are consumers ready get healthcare through video visits with physicians?

The 2015 Type 1 Naughty and Nice List

Insulin Nation

Santa Claus and the NSA aren’t the only ones making lists and checking them twice. Here at Insulin Nation, we’ve compiled a list of who has made a positive impact for the diabetes community and who deserves a lump of coal. See if you agree: Naughty. CrossFit CEO Glenn Glassman – Mr. Glassman decided to equate diabetes with death in a tweet connecting Coca-Cola to diabetes.

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10 Big Deals in Type 1 Treatment in 2015

Insulin Nation

In 2015, Type 1 treatments that once seemed far-fetched have taken major steps forward. Here, in no particular order, are our picks for the 10 biggest events of Type 1 diabetes treatment in 2015: Medtronic releases the MiniMed 640G pump internationally , the first commercially available pump that uses predictive algorithms to anticipate lows and stop insulin delivery to ward those lows off. In fact, the company had a 2015 it might want to forget, partly because….

Parent Refuses Insulin for Teen with Type 1

Insulin Nation

On September 30, 2015, a 13-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital because of symptoms of untreated diabetes. In May 2015, police in Australia opened an investigation into whether a 7-year-old child with Type 1 was taken off insulin and refused food before undergoing controversial alternative treatments that involved slapping and massage. There is a disturbing report out of Ireland of a parent refusing to give her child insulin to treat Type 1 diabetes.

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Not One More Missed Type 1 Diagnosis

Insulin Nation

In 2015, North Carolina legislators have been considering legislation, known as Reegan’s Rule, named for a toddler who died from undiagnosed Type 1. As it was first filed in January 2015, this legislation would have required physicians and other licensed medical practitioners offering well-child examinations to perform blood glucose testing of newborns and toddlers annually to age two.

Lilly Acquires Rights to Nasal Glucagon

Insulin Nation

The announcement of the deal comes after Locemia has enjoyed a series of positive trial results for nasal glucagon in 2015; the most recent study data released showed the treatment proved safe for children , ages 4 to 17, with Type 1. One of the biggest pharmaceutical companies is placing a big bet that nasal glucagon is going to get FDA approval in the near future. Eli Lilly and Co.

FDA Approves First Receiver-Less CGM

Insulin Nation

Dexcom is offering customers a no-cost upgrade if they purchased the previous generation product, the G4 Platinum, during the month of August, 2015. Dexcom has announced FDA approval for their newest continuous glucose monitor (CGM), the G5 Mobile, which sends glucose readings directly to a mobile device. The device marks the first time CGM users can officially ditch a separate receiver.

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Mark Lowe – The Playoffs Pitcher with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Since those surgeries, he has had a hard time sticking with one ballclub, and he was fighting to extend his career as he came into the 2015 season. Certainly, Lowe’s Blue Jays, which also once fielded two other pitchers with Type 1 , has become the adopted team of Insulin Nation’s editorial staff for the 2015 playoffs. Photo credit: Toronto Blue Jays. Each year, baseball’s playoffs are filled with unlikely heroes.

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Hey McFly, Where’s My Type 1 Cure?!

Insulin Nation

October 21, 2015 is the day Marty McFly travels from 1989 to “now” in Back to the Future II. The future is now. There he confronts the many ways the future has changed, from hoverboards to 3D movie posters. The approach of the date when the future and the present collide has given futurists a good excuse to do some “where’s my jetpack” assessing of how far we’ve advanced and what we’ve fallen short on since the movie was released in 1989. Let’s do the same for Type 1 diabetes care.

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Nasal Glucagon Proves Safe for Kids

Insulin Nation

Piché hopes to announce the results of other nasal glucagon trials in September 2015. Glucagon can make the difference between life and death during a severe bout of hypoglycemia, but using it requires someone to mix up and inject the right dosage during a crisis situation. That’s asking a lot, especially of strangers who might not have any medical training or diabetes knowledge.

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Why Every Child Should Be Tested for Type 1

Insulin Nation

North Carolina legislators introduced identical bills in the state’s House (HB 20, January 28, 2015) and Senate (SB 27, February 3, 2015) to require medical practitioners who provide well-child care to ensure that diabetes screening is performed upon each child at birth, and then at ages one and two. Reegan Karice Oxendine was a toddler when she died in September 2013 from undiagnosed Type 1 diabetes.

Diabetes Makes a Cameo in The Walking Dead

Insulin Nation

Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC Last Halloween, we wrote a tongue-in-cheek story on how people with Type 1 diabetes could survive a zombie apocalypse. Now, the show The Walking Dead has provided proof that someone on insulin did survive an outbreak of zombieism…if only brief SMALL SPOILER ALERT. This article will talk about a minor character in Season 6 of The Walking Dead, and a possible future plot point.

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How to Detect Type 1 Years in Advance

Insulin Nation

There has been a push to catch Type 1 diabetes before diabetic ketoacidosis sets in, but some researchers wonder if we should be catching Type 1 years before symptoms appear. That was the focus of a recent JDRF webinar led by the organization’s chief scientific officer, Dr. Richard Insel. Dr. Insel shared the findings of a large study published in Diabetes Care which found that biomarkers for Type 1 diabetes often could be found years before those with Type 1 showed symptoms.

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Reegan’s Rule Passes in North Carolina

Insulin Nation

After months of political wrangling, North Carolina legislators succeeded in passing a bill that would promote diabetes screening for infants and toddlers, and parent education about the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes. The legislation, known as Reegan’s Rule, stalled for months, and it took some last-minute heroics on the part of its sponsors for it to pass. It is the first diabetes screening law of of its kind in the nation.

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Tresiba Gets FDA Approval

Insulin Nation

On September 25, 2015, the FDA announced it had approved two new insulin products, Tresiba and Ryzodeg, to treat people with Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Most notably, Novo Nordisk pulled Tresiba from the German marketplace in October 2015 after an argument with German health regulators, according to an article in MedScape Speciality.

Acetaminophen Can Affect Meter and CGM Readings

Insulin Nation

In 2015, clinical investigators published a paper in Diabetes Care describing meter and monitor variations for a group of acetaminophen-using patients who tested both with meters and CGMs. There’s been evidence as far back as 2009 that acetaminophen can cause inaccurate blood sugar readings with meters. Now, a more recent study suggests that the common pain reliever also might interfere with continuous glucose monitor (CGM) readings, as well.

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The Supreme Court Justice with Type 1

Insulin Nation

The odds that Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is the first person with diabetes to be seated on the highest court are pretty long. However, Justice Sotomayor is the first to reveal her diabetes diagnosis in a very public way. She let it be known that she has Type 1 in her 2013 memoir, My Beloved World. Her memoir opens with an account of her frightening emergency trip from Sunday church to the hospital; she was diagnosed with diabetes at age 7.

U.S. Pays Much More Than UK for Insulin

Insulin Nation

In 2014, for example, Sanofi’s then-CEO Chris Viehbacher warned that sales for Lantus might flatline as insurers would demand discounts in 2015 for the popular basal insulin. A new study finds that people with diabetes in the U.S. are paying between 5.7 times and 7.5 times more than those in the UK for two popular insulins and a rare drug to treat diabetic retinopathy.

7 Tips for Supporting an Anxious Person with Type 1

Insulin Nation

A few months before I graduated college, I was diagnosed with ADHD, Generalized Anxiety, and OCD. Now that I’m taking medicine for ADHD, which also helps with my anxiety, I realize the impact my mental health has on my diabetes. When I notice triggers that affect both, I try to work on them. Here are 7 things I’d love for other people to keep in mind regarding diabetes and mental health, based on my experience: 1. Please let me explain why I don’t love my CGM. It’s complicated.

The Day I Wore My Son’s CGM

Insulin Nation

At around 8:30pm one night I asked my son if he could put on his CGM—he was going to have an active week and I wanted more experience monitoring his blood sugar levels. He balked at the idea. To prove that it wasn’t a big deal to wear a CGM, I came up with the bright idea to wear it myself. I should’ve known I was in trouble when I had to ask my husband for help just putting on the thing.

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Tom Brady’s Business Partner’s False Diabetes Claims

Insulin Nation

Photo Source: Keith Allison – Creative Commons Court documents and news reports reveal that a business partner of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been investigated twice and sanctioned once by federal officials for making false claims of supplements to treat chronic conditions. One of the supplements under investigation was falsely billed as a treatment and cure for Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

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10 Tips to Stay Healthy with Type 1

Insulin Nation

Michael J. Fox once said this about living with Parkinson’s disease: “I often say now I don’t have any choice whether or not I have Parkinson’s, but surrounding that non-choice is a million other choices that I can make.”. As someone who lives with Type 1, I argue that you can say the same about living with Type 1. You don’t have a choice whether or not you have Type 1 diabetes, but you can make “a million other choices” of how you will live with it.

8 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self About My Diabetes

Insulin Nation

I recently attended my 10-year high school reunion, and while the event caused me to wax nostalgic about my teenagehood, it also made me realize what I didn’t know about Type 1 diabetes self-management at the time. If I could go back in time, here are 8 tips I would tell my younger self about managing Type 1 diabetes: 1. Listen to your parents. Teenagehood demands more self-sufficiency, but parents really do have your best interests at heart, and (irritatingly) they’re usually right.

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Is Medtronic’s MiniMed 640G an Artificial Pancreas?

Insulin Nation

It’s anticipated that Medtronic will seek FDA approval for the 640G sometime in 2015. Commentary. People with Type 1 diabetes may have felt a flutter in their hearts when they saw headlines that a 4-year old boy from Australia was fitted with a new type of diabetes pump technology. That’s because some news outlets, including the Guardian (UK) and the West Australian , labeled the new device an “artificial pancreas.”.

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