By Ella Lee, USA TODAY Rep. Matt Gaetz justified his vote against a bill that would cap insulin at $35 a month for most Americans by suggesting people with diabetes should first lose weight before Congress steps in to help. The Florida Republican claimed on Twitter on Thursday and in his newsletter a day later that obese people, not […]
By John Bellettiere, Andrea LaCroix & Matthew Mclaughlin, The Conversation Adults are sitting more than ever, and few pay attention to how they sit throughout the day. Take a moment to think about all the reasons we sit. First off, you’re probably sitting while reading this. Some of the most common sitting activities include eating […]
By Dr. Seema Massand More than 1 in 10 Americans has diabetes and nearly 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. This disease is so prevalent that if you aren’t dealing with it yourself, then you know someone who is. People of African descent are especially at high risk for developing diabetes by the time […]
By Victoria Falk The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minority groups, with high rates of death in African American, Native American, and LatinX communities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) agree that people with diabetes experience higher rates of severe complications […]
It’s our chance to show the world what life with diabetes is really like. Every year, our community comes together to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic. For the millions of us who are at risk for it, it’s a time to get educated, find resources and make sure all those around us are […]
By Aaron Gould Sheinin, WebMD Oct. 12, 2020 – The recall of extended-release metformin continues this month as 76 more lots have been flagged for a possible cancer-causing ingredient. The FDA announced the latest recall, involving Marksans Pharma Limited and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries products, on Oct. 5. It involves the 500mg and 700mg tablets. More […]
Gestational diabetes and a healthy baby? Yes. It can be a scary diagnosis, but it’s one that’s fairly common.
Nearly 10 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are affected by gestational diabetes every year. So know that you’re not alone. And know that it doesn’t mean that you had diabetes before you conceived or that you will have diabetes after you give birth. It means that, by working with your doctor, you can have […]
By Gene Huang To understand the health of an economy, look at the health of those who participate in it. About six in 10 U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. These conditions also called noncommunicable diseases, are expected to collectively cost the country $95 trillion by […]
As per the American Diabetic Association, it is estimated that an astronomical 18 million men and women residing in the U.S. today live their lives every day with diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose or sugar levels that ensue from defects in the body’s ability to produce or use insulin.
By Marilyn Silverman Piercing rays of sunshine seep through your closed Venetian blinds. Time to get ready for work. You grab this. You grab that. However, if you are a diabetic there are a few more things you have to grab. It’s easy to manage your diabetes at home. There is your refrigerator and your […]
If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.
By American Diabetes Association Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services. Explore: […]