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FDA Approves New Interoperable Insulin Dosing 'Controller'

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first interoperable insulin dosing “controller” software that connects enabled insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors, adding a new step toward fully automated insulin delivery. The Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology connects to an “alternate controller-enabled” insulin pump, aka “ACE pump,” and an “integrated continuous glucose … Continued

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Gestational Diabetes Education Participation Superior in Hispanic Women

In a cohort of women with gestational diabetes, the participation rate in gestational diabetes education programs was highest for those with Hispanic ethnicity, those who had at least a bachelor’s degree and those who had gestational diabetes during a prior pregnancy, according to findings presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting. “Optimal … Continued

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Telehealth Supports Gestational Diabetes Education Engagement

Telehealth can provide an attractive alternative to in-person educational and psychosocial support for women with gestational diabetes, according to a presenter at the American Diabetes Association 79th Scientific Sessions. Women who attended telehealth sessions for gestational diabetes education reported similar gestational diabetes-related knowledge and satisfaction with care as women who received standard in-person care, but … Continued

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Hoag First in OC to Offer Long-Term Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has become the first hospital in Orange County to offer a new state-of-the art sensor technology that monitors glucose values in adults with diabetes. Available to patients at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag, the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring System is the world’s first FDA-approved, long-term implantable glucose … Continued

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How Technology Removes the Pain Point from Diabetes Management

There is a wealth of information about your health circulating in your blood. For people with diabetes, accessing that information can be a matter of life or death. For nearly 30 years, the prevailing technology for checking the blood sugars of someone with diabetes has been the fingerstick. People with diabetes are often asked to … Continued

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Managing Diabetes with Trick-or-Treating

Q: [All Ages] As a parent of a diabetic child, how do I manage trick-or-treating? A: Halloween can be a “tricky” time to manage blood sugars, especially with all sorts of treats available. Even fun events can distract a child from their normal symptoms of high and low blood sugar. Keeping this in mind on … Continued

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Your 'Healthy' Yogurt Might Be Full of Sugar

If you eat a lot of sweetened yogurt in the pursuit of a healthy diet, you might want to check that label a little more carefully. According to a study published in BMJ Open journal this month, researchers in the United Kingdom found that the average sugar content of yogurt exceeded the low-sugar threshold under … Continued

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2018 Toshiba Classic Thrills Fans While Benefitting Hoag's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center and the Greater Community

The Toshiba Classic made its highly anticipated return March 7 – 11, 2018, at Newport Beach Country Club. This year marked the 20-year anniversary of Hoag as the host and primary beneficiary. The crowd enjoyed an exciting victory by 55-year-old World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh who is a two-time PGA TOUR Champions … Continued

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Toshiba Classic Back in Action at Newport Beach County Club

As the Toshiba Classic returns to Newport Beach Country Club March 9-11, the PGA Tour Champions has become one of the most successful stops on the 50-plus circuit because of its managing charity, Hoag Hospital, and its army of support. But the inside scoop is that the players love the golf course. In an age … Continued

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Some Doctors Prescribe Food Instead Of Pills To Treat Certain Patients

Pharmaceuticals may not be the best medicine for patients. Some doctors are now changing the way they treat patients – by taking them grocery shopping. Physicians, such as Dr. Daniel Nadeau, are prescribing food rather than pills to fix the body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of all Americans … Continued

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