Five advancements in diabetes treatment to watch April 10, 2017 By Karen Appold The healthcare industry continues to focus efforts on treatments that work better, and ideally are less expensive and less invasive for patients. Study: New Diabetes Drug Class Reduces Heart Deaths New class of glucose-lowering agents lowers hospitalization and death rates even in Type 2 patients without heart disease. What providers need to do to improve chronic care March 15, 2017 By Tracey Walker A West survey finds that an overwhelming number of chronic care patients say they need help managing their disease. How reducing pain of checking blood sugar lowers cost, improves outcomes Here are 3 reasons why overcoming the “fingerstick” barrier will improve patient outcomes and contribute to reductions in healthcare costs. Insurer diabetes program engages consumers, lowers costs Anthem Blue Cross recently launched a year-long diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support its qualified California members who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Aggressive blood sugar control slows diabetic eye disease progression NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control. Here's what docs don't know about diabetes patients August 01, 2016 By Tracey Walker Surveys conducted by the AACE with support from Sanofi US, identified differences in perceptions among adults living with type 2 diabetes. What healthcare professionals don't know may surprise you. Telemonitoring reduces diabetes patients’ blood sugar levels October 28, 2015 By Christine Blank A pharmacist-led telemonitoring program reduced blood sugar levels in diabetics, according to a new study. Essure and the risks of reoperation A new study examines the risk:benefit of the Essure device. And, does anti-osteoporosis medication in the wake of a fragility fracture reduce the risk of a future fracture? Plus: What role do high maternal blood glucose levels play in her child's future cardiovascular health?