Diabetes Costs Laid Bare – USA

This report of a US Senate hearing on US TV should be seen by every legislator globally to alert them to the rising cost of diabetes and why action on prevention, early diagnosis and reimbursed treatment is so important. Presented in the US Senate, research by the American Diabetes Association revealed the staggering cost of […]

Some Observations

The ADA Scientific Sessions are mostly what the title suggests, scientific and concentrating on research studies and commercial presentations. It was more about tomorrow than today. It was also disproportionately biased towards type 1 research, perhaps not surprisingly as that is where the big ticket technology is aimed. There were many presentations on advancements in […]

Diabetes and Heart Failure

Diabetes appears to play a critical role in the progression from preclinical heart failure to overt heart failure, according to a poster presented at the ADA Scientific Sessions. The researchers, Dr. Justin B. Echouffo Tcheugi, and colleagues, observed 383 heart failure events and 730 deaths over the 8.6 years of follow-up. Overall, the study showed […]

Taming the Wild West

The digital health world is often considered “the wild West” given the number of options and the difficulties that payers, providers, and patients have identifying high quality options. To solve this issue, the American Diabetes Association teamed up with NCQA to engage thought leaders to identify criteria that could be used to ultimately certify the […]