- Diabetic Sight Loss Cut by Screening, Research Shows
The proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss has almost halved since a new national retinopathy screening programm started in 2007. Read the full story here: BBC News
- Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical Announce Collaboration to Develop Breakthrough Diabetes Technologies
Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize diabetes management systems, integrating Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre glucose sensing technology with Bigfoot’s insulin delivery solutions in the United States. Read the full story here: PharmPro.
- Type 1 Diabetes Risk Linked to Intestinal Viruses
The study showed that children who carried a specific virus belonging to the Circoviridae family were less likely to head down the path toward diabetes than those who carried members of a different group of viruses. Read full story here: Washington University.
- Why Is Diabetes More Common in Rural Areas?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified what it calls a “diabetes belt” in 644 counties in 15 states of mostly rural portions of the Southeast and Midwest. Some of the states in the diabetes belt include Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee. Read full story here: AOL.
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