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Insulin Manufacturers Offering Help to Government Employees with Diabetes Affected by the Shutdown

As the government shutdown lingers into its second month, there have been numerous stories in the media about government employees going without their medications, including insulin. To ease some of that burden, three insulin manufacturers — Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi — are providing outreach to insulin-dependent patients affected by the partial...
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Breaking the Habit: Opioid-Induced Endocrinopathies

Aside from the chances of becoming addicted or even dying from an overdose, opioids have also proven damaging to the endocrine system. An awareness by both patients and physicians is a much-needed first step to combatting these often severe conditions. Opioids have been grabbing headlines for the past couple of years. They’ve become an epidemic,...
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House Calls: Using “Telediabetes” to Improve Veterans’ Health

The telediabetes program used by the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System combines electronic consulting with ongoing telephone-based care. The results show that this form of healthcare could improve outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes, especially in rural areas where endocrinologists are scarce. The number of endocrinologists continues to dwindle while rates of two of the...
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ENDO 2018: Insulin Pump Known to Be Effective in Adolescents, Adults Also Benefits Children

The MiniMed™ 670G insulin pump system (Medtronic, Northridge, California) can improve glycemic outcomes in children with type 1 diabetes as young as seven years of age, according to an industry-funded study. The results were presented  at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. “The MiniMed™ 670G system can effectively...
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Toon Therapy

doctablet_diabetes2 An endocrinologist and cardiologist teamed up to create an entertaining and easily understood method to educate patients. The result is Doctablet, a series of online animations that patients of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels can comprehend and even enjoy. A lack of quality time with patients is a problem in endocrinologists’ offices — and...