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Endocrine Society Newsmakers in December

USA Today‘s Diagnosis: Diabetes Magazine—Dollars & Cents: Experts suggest ways to offset rising insulin costs Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Robert Lash, MD, discussed the importance of using diabetes medications as directed in the national newspaper’s digital magazine on diabetes. Le Monde —Perturbateurs endocriniens : la fabrique d’un mensonge (Endocrine disrupters: the manufacture of a...
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FDA Grants Clearance for Digital Application for T2D Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted 510(k) clearance for a global digital solution that supports the effective management of type 2 adult diabetes patients treated with basal insulin. The application will be marketed as Insulia® by the company Voluntis, which specializes in therapeutic companion software to help patients self-manage chronic diseases. Insulia® Diabetes Management Companion...
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Low Blood Glucose Levels in Hospitalized Patients Linked to Increased Mortality Risk

In hospitalized patients, hypoglycemia is associated with increased mortality risk, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The paper comes as a coalition of diabetes stakeholders issues a strategic and actionable blueprint to address the deadly threat hypoglycemia poses to people with diabetes. (See the special section on...
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I’m Still Here: Diabetes & The Aging Patient

elderly-patient-closeup As diabetes patients are living longer, endocrinologists are finding themselves faced with a unique set of treatment challenges not often found in younger patients. From cognitive function to cultural norms, treating older diabetes patients is much more complicated than ever before. During the Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting in San Diego, Pendar Farahani, MD, MSc,...