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Older People with Diabetes at High Risk of Mortality After Significant Natural Disasters

A study finds an elevated risk of death for people with diabetes, ages 65 and older, after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

Eylea, a Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy, Now Available in Prefilled Syringes

The drug is just one of two on the market currently approved specifically to treat the diabetes-related eye condition, among other eye ailments.

Connection Found Between HbA1c and Educational Outcomes

Type 1 diabetes is an additional challenge for school-age children, but well-managed type 1 diabetes was not found to be an additional barrier to academic achievement.

Nearly 30 Percent of Teens with Type 1 Diabetes Had Symptoms of Depression: Study

The large study of over 1,400 teens with type 1 diabetes also provides evidence suggesting a strong connection between depressive symptoms and problems in blood sugar management.

Most Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Going Longer Than What’s Ideal Between Visits

In an abstract accepted for the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions, T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative researchers found the time between visits grew with older patients in pediatric diabetes clinics.

A survey of T1D Exchange Clinic Registry participants found that some teens may be materially less likely than their younger peers to handle blood sugar emergencies. The findings were presented at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

Eylea Injection for Diabetic Retinopathy Receives FDA Approval

The new treatment received approval after positive results were released earlier this year from the PANORAMA trial.

Lack of Access to Healthcare Drives Far Higher Rates of DKA Hospitalization in the U.S. than in Canada

Researchers suggest that high healthcare costs cause young adults with type 1 diabetes to ration insulin and other supplies, and this leads to disastrous health outcomes.

Providers, patients, and parents from the T1D Exchange Quality Improvement Collaborative share guidelines for blood sugar management during illness.

A college student learned that requesting accommodations for blood sugar management was no shortcut to making the grade at a prestigious school.