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    Out-of-Pocket Costs for Diabetes Medicine Eliminated

    CVS Health recently announced a new solution eliminating member out-of-pocket costs associated with all diabetes prescription medications, including insulin, according to a news release. Offered through the company’s pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), CVS Caremark, RxZERO enables employers and health plan sponsors to leverage formulary and plan design approaches which will…

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    Israeli artificial pancreas may one day cure diabetes

    Ahead of International Diabetes Day, November 14, Israeli startup Betalin Therapeutics announced that it is beginning the application process for clinical trials of its revolutionary artificial pancreas. Betalin’s Engineered Micro Pancreas (EMP) aims to free patients suffering from the most severe types of diabetes from constantly monitoring blood-sugar levels and…

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    Treating diabetes distress yields ‘dramatic’ improvements

    Adults with type 1 diabetes who took part in programs designed for improving emotional reactions and education related to the disease reported less diabetes distress than those who did not participate in such programs, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. “Diabetes distress refers to the often hidden emotional burdens,…

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    How Immunotherapy Could Stop and Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

    People with type 1 diabetes need lifelong treatments of daily insulin injections to manage their condition that still leave them at risk of long-term complications. Immunotherapy could one day become an insulin-free alternative to stop, prevent, and potentially cure this chronic disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where…

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    Diabetes Distress

    Did you know that about 70% of Canadians and Americans living with Type 1 Diabetes have reported  Diabetes Distress? ( Fisher L et al., J Diabetes Complications, 2015; 29(4):572-577) What is Diabetes Distress? Definition: The emotional and behavioral challenges lived in relation to diabetes and its management on a day…