Domi aims to inspire hockey players with Type 1 diabetes
Max Domi, the son of an NHL player, didn't get star struck much.
Then at age 13, he met Bobby Clarke.
"My jaw hit the floor, and I was just in shock," Domi said.
Diabetes activist enters NE Minnesota congressional race
BAXTER, Minn. (AP) — Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge GOP Rep. Pete Stauber in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
3 German pharmacies shut in probe of tainted diabetes test
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have closed three pharmacies in the western city of Cologne after a pregnant woman died after using a tainted diabetes test.
Minnesota GOP lawmaker’s video touts $25 insulin at Walmart
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A conservative Republican lawmaker has come under criticism for promoting a cheaper form of insulin, while legislators debate whether and how Minnesota should help diabetics...
Diabetes drug victims demand justice in French trial
PARIS (AP) — Victims of a diabetes drug suspected in hundreds of deaths pleaded for justice as a massive trial involving more than 4,000 plaintiffs opened Monday for French pharmaceutical giant...
Oh how sweet it isn’t: Navajo president bans candy at parade
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Oh how sweet it isn't.
Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But...
Justice Sotomayor encourages kids to ‘Just Ask’ in new book
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has said that the seed for what has become her latest children's book was planted the day a woman called her a drug addict.
Merck’s global sales jump 12% in second quarter
Soaring sales of its cancer blockbuster and vaccines helped drive Merck's second-quarter profit up a whopping 54%, blowing past Wall Street expectations.
Lehi girl lobbies Congress for juvenile diabetes research
LEHI, Utah (AP) — Rufus isn't the average fluffy teddy bear.
"He has diabetes, just like me," said Lyla Jackson, Rufus' 10-year-old owner. "He even has a diabetes bracelet, just like I...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting a $1.5 million federal grant to help fight heart disease and diabetes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the funding...
Diabetic amputations are again on the rise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Frank Houseal knew how dangerous diabetes can be.
Both of his parents had it. His mother died at 52 of a heart attack. His father had a stroke at 47 and had lost both...
Congresswoman takes aim at high costs of diabetes meds
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Taxpayers and patients in the U.S. could save millions of dollars a year if they were able to pay what people in other countries do for insulin and other medications...
Tracking microbes people carry may predict future health
WASHINGTON (AP) — We share our bodies with trillions of microbes that are critical to staying healthy, but now scientists are getting a much-needed close look at how those bugs can get out of...
Paradox: New diabetes cases fall as obesity rises
Health paradox: New US diabetes cases fall as obesity rises
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of new diabetes cases among U.S. adults keeps falling, even as obesity rates climb, and health officials aren't sure why.
DENVER (AP) — People with diabetes in Colorado won't have pay more than $100 a month for insulin under a new law.
Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation Wednesday that caps insurance...
Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of...
Insulin too pricey? Some options to cut costs for diabetics
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The skyrocketing price of insulin has some diabetics scrambling to cover the cost of the life-saving medication.
Others are skipping doses or using smaller amounts than...
Singer Bret Michaels backs diabetes awareness proposal
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Singer Bret Michaels is showing his support for a California bill that would require schools to share more information with parents and children about Type 1...
West Virginia doctor recognized for service to poor in India
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dr. V.K. Raju, the Morgantown ophthalmologist, is best described as working in a blur.
When he isn't practicing here, he's practicing, well, everywhere.
Shaheen, Collins, reintroduce diabetes management bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have reintroduced a bill to expand Medicare coverage for diabetes management.
Johnson & Johnson research head aims to block, cure disease
Johnson & Johnson, the world's biggest maker of health care products, wants to prevent people from getting sick — or at least stop diseases before they cause harm.
Bill would allow lower priced insulin to be imported
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As Congress grills drug companies about the high cost of prescription medications, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow for...
Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications.
California lawmakers seek tax, other limits on sugary drinks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers are trying again to discourage the consumption of sugary beverages, proposing a tax, warning labels, and a ban on soda displays near checkout lines among...
CVS Employee charged with stealing diabetes test strips
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man has been arrested on charges of using his job as a buyer for CVS to steal $2.5 million worth of diabetes test strips.
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. says 35-year-old Antonio Rivera ordered excess boxes of the test strips for the Rochester CVS store where he worked and sold them to third-party purchasers.
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Merck 4Q net powered by cancer treatment sales, lower taxes
Higher medicine sales and lower restructuring and other costs lifted drugmaker Merck to a $1.83 billion profit in the fourth quarter, as it edged past Wall Street expectations.
The maker of blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and Januvia diabetes pills lost $1.05 billion a year earlier, when it had a $2.92 billion tax bill due to a federal tax overhaul.
Merck shares rose in early trading, despite the drugmaker giving a 2019 financial forecast a bit below analysts' consensus.
GOP senator pledges insulin probe as Congress holds hearings
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Republican lawmaker said Tuesday he plans to investigate spikes in the price of insulin for people with diabetes as Congress opened hearings on the high cost of prescription drugs.
"I have heard stories about people reducing their life-saving medicines, like insulin, to save money," said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. "This is unacceptable and I intend to specifically get to the bottom of the insulin price increase."
Alton woman indicted in daughter’s diabetes-related death
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois woman has been indicted in connection with her daughter's death and is accused of trying to hide the 14-year-old's diabetes diagnosis.
Minnesota lawmakers discuss reining in soaring insulin costs
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died.
Insulin pumps have most reported problems in FDA database
DESTIN, Florida (AP) — When Polly Varnado's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, it didn't take long for the family to hear about insulin pumps.
In September 2012, the girl picked out a purple one — her favorite color.
Over the next seven months, she proceeded to be hospitalized four times in a McComb, Mississippi medical center with high blood sugar. But when Varnado asked about all her daughter's problems, she said, her doctor blamed user error.
Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
CHICAGO (AP) — Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Dietary supplements missed the mark, but a prescription-strength fish oil showed promise. A drug not only helped people with diabetes control blood sugar and lose weight, but also lowered their risk of needing hospitalization for heart failure.
Police: Sixth grader pokes students with needle, charged
AYDEN, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a middle school student who poked other students with a small needle that diabetes patients use to prick their fingers has been charged.
Ayden police tell news outlets a sixth grader was charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon Thursday.
Fleiss says Hof had diabetes; health was deteriorating
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss told authorities that brothel owner Dennis Hof had diabetes and his health had been deteriorating before his death.
KTVN-TV in Reno said Tuesday that authorities interviewed Fleiss a day after Hof's body was found Oct. 16 at his brothel outside Las Vegas. The station posted a partial transcript on its web site and a link to an excerpt from body cam footage the sheriff's office posted on its Facebook site.
Attorney general sued insulin makers, alleging price gouging
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's attorney general is going after three drug manufacturers who make insulin for people with diabetes, claiming the companies are gouging diabetics with steep price increases.
Attorney General Lori Swanson says drug makers have tripled the list prices of various insulin medications since 2002, even though the medicine hasn't changed fundamentally.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
SEATTLE (AP) — Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.
The study tracked about 20,000 severely obese patients with Type 2 diabetes. Those who had weight loss surgery had a 40 percent lower chance of developing a heart attack or stroke in the five years following surgery compared to those who got usual care with diabetes medicines or insulin.
Obesity surgery may lower heart attack danger in diabetics
Virginia man’s life changed with donation of 2 organs
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Every Aug. 15 for the last 25 years, Mike McClanahan has sent a bouquet to a woman living in Dover, Tennessee.
McClanahan of Roanoke and Shirley Grizzard met only once, and they have little in common with the exception of one large thing: Each carries within the love of Orlando De la Rosa.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor out with 2 new books
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book.
The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write. The woman reported she was using newer technology to manage her diabetes than Sotomayor, and she had a message for the justice: "I'm much older than you are, and if I can do it you can do it, too."
Woman,80, deals with loss of legs, vision
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Maria Cabey couldn't see the boxing gloves being put on her hands; she's been blind for more than a year.
Nor could she stand up and face the punching bag; she's lost both legs, along with her vision, to diabetes.
But the 80-year-old could hear the music, and when a Latin song came over the airwaves at a Spotsylvania County gym where she exercises almost daily, Cabey started dancing in her wheelchair.
NASCAR Xfinity driver Conor Daly loses sponsorship
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Lilly Diabetes has pulled its sponsorship of Conor Daly's No. 6 car in the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America, citing a racially insensitive remark made by the driver's father in the 1980s that surfaced this week.
Lilly said in a statement Friday that its sponsorship was intended to raise awareness for treatment options and resources for people living with diabetes.
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Justice Sotomayor writing book on kids with ‘challenges’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke Friday about a book she's working on about kids with "life challenges," such as attention deficit disorder, autism, blindness and diabetes.
US blocks UN health panel from backing taxes on sugar drinks
GENEVA (AP) — The Trump administration has torpedoed a plan to recommend higher taxes on sugary drinks, forcing a World Health Organization panel to back off the U.N. agency's previous call for such taxes as a way to fight obesity, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.
The move disappointed many public health experts but was enthusiastically welcomed by the International Food and Beverage Alliance — a group that represents companies including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo. and Unilever.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Activists are rallying in Massachusetts, demanding more affordable insulin.
The Boston chapter of the Right Care Alliance is rallying Saturday in Cambridge to call for an end to what the organization calls "insulin profiteering."
The coalition of patients, health care professionals and community members says price increases have made an essential drug unaffordable for many with diabetes and resulted in unnecessary deaths.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Saturday rally planned at the state Capitol aims to call attention to the soaring cost of diabetes drugs.
The American Diabetes Association says nearly 7 1/2 million Americans who use insulin to control diabetes saw the price triple from 2002 to 2013.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Southwest CARE Center, a once-tiny New Mexico clinic at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research since its founding in 1996, is seeking to expand its research program.
Striking a balance: Plaza Amistad working to combat diabetes through nutrition
McALLEN — In crafting a three-course diabetes-friendly menu to be served during Plaza Amistad’s community leadership luncheon, Boka 400 Chef Sergio Esquivel and licensed dietician Laurie Garza scrutinized every ingredient.
One in three adults in the Rio Grande Valley have pre-diabetes — a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, making them more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.