It’s ridiculous how prohibitively expensive test strips are: $1.00 each. Insulin is also prohibitively expensive and very difficult to ship. In some cases, if you get insulin from some locations, you can’t always vouch its quality which creates a whole host of problems. Also, if a health care system starts to rely on only donated supplies, it will never change itself.
Virta is one of a growing number of startups picking up a trend that has stalled among traditional healthcare providers: a new pricing model that aims to contain spending in America’s notoriously expensive healthcare system without skimping on necessary care. The pitch? Customers will pay for overall results, not individual services.
A joint statement from the Endocrine Society, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) expressed strong disagreement with the ACP’s new guidelines, which raised goal A1C levels to between 7% and 8% for patients with T2D.
Founder Erik Douds wanted to remove the fear of the unknown for people traveling with diabetes, and he wants readers to learn from his mistakes and see that there are others out there having adventures while managing diabetes. And so, on World Diabetes Day 2016, Diabetes Abroad was formed.
Beyond dispelling the pernicious stereotypes surrounding diabetes, Hagan says, his job is "to make sure we clearly know where we're headed, and to make sure resources are aligned there."
Inside the community of diabetes experts and organizations, a heated debate is raging. The debate centers around blood sugar levels, but, like so many divisions in our society, it is really about much more. In my view, this debate reveals an unfortunate tendency to take complex chronic medical conditions and simplify them so that drug therapy becomes the only logical solution.
Virta is the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse type 2 diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. Our innovations in nutritional biochemistry, data science and digital tools combined with our clinical clinical expertise are shifting the diabetes treatment paradigm from management to reversal. Our mission - to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people by 2025.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is an internationally-recognized organization of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs: chronic disease.
The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research.
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
Since 1974, the Diabetic Children’s Foundation is supporting diabetic insulin-dependant children and teenagers and their family dealing with the daily challenges associated with Type 1 Diabetes.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of Type 1 diabetes research worldwide. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
Offers support, education and research for kids with diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association launched the Stop Diabetes movement during American Diabetes Month (November) 2009. Since then, over 677,728 people have joined this movement to take a stand against this disease, demonstrating that even when it comes to a disease that affects each of us in different ways, we are stronger when we unite against it.
The World Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to supporting prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries.
The Aoki Diabetes Research Institute (ADRI) in Sacramento, California is a non-profit organization dedicated to research in the areas of diabetes and metabolism.
ABCD (Association of British Clinical Diabetologists) is essentially a professional organization committed to the preservation and support of diabetes specialist care services.
Empowering youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world.
An independent, Australian-based research institute, recognised internationally for its contributions to medical science.
The British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED) aims to advance education in pediatric endocrinology and related subjects by promoting research in such areas and disseminating the useful results of such research.
California Diabetes Foundation is a Southern California based non-profit organization, established with the aims of creating awareness of the emerging national epidemic of the new millennium - Diabetes among the general population.
The Cushing's Support and Research Foundation is
a 501 K non-profit organization dedicated to supporting
patients with Cushing's and their families.
The mission of Defeat Diabetes Foundation is to inform, educate and alert the general public, diabetics, pre-diabetics and elected officials about the disease, its prevention and the consequences of undiagnosed and/or poorly managed diabetes and to provide accurate, up-to-date and practical information on the treatment and self-management of the disease.
The purposes of this site are to inform the public of the programs and research funded by Diabetes Action as well as provide health and diabetes management information to our readers.
Diabetes Canada will be the driving force to build awareness of the disease and its implications, which are often misunderstood.
The Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) Dietetic Practice Group promotes quality diabetes care and education by making positive contributions to people with diabetes and their families, providing an environment for professional growth to members, and promoting clinical and educational research.
Diabetes camps help people affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives through good diabetes management.
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) provides leadership and education to better enable diabetes camps to fulfill this purpose.
Diabetes Education and Research Center is here to bring you news on how to improve your life as a diabetic.
Diabetes Hope Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and adolescents living with diabetes.
The Diabetic Youth Foundation helps to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes.
Society members represent the full range of disciplines associated with endocrinologists: clinicians, researchers, educators, fellows and students, industry professionals and health professionals who are involved in the field of endocrinology.
The aims of the Association are to encourage and support research in the field of diabetes, the rapid diffusion of acquired knowledge and to facilitate its application.
A pan European organisation for nurses working in the specialty of diabetes.
The Hvidoere Study Group on Childhood Diabetes is committed to performing high quality collaborative multicentre research in children and adolescents aimed at improving their diabetes care.
Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted.
Promoting diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
The International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association is a scientific forum for the exchange and discussion of clinical and experimental results and experiences relevant to transplantation of insulin producing tissue in the treatment and cure of diabetes mellitus.
The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY for PEDIATRIC and ADOLESCENT DIABETES (ISPAD) is a professional organization whose aims are to promote clinical and base sience, education and advocacy in childhood and adolecent diabetes.
We offer support and research for children with diabetes.
The JDA (Jewish Diabetes Association) is the nation's first and leading Jewish non-profit, non-sectarian health organization devoted to diabetes education and advocacy.
Through the development, maintenance and protection of the certification process and the Certified Diabetes Educator ("CDE" '') credential, the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators ("NCBDE") recognizes and advances the specialty practice of diabetes education.
NDEP is a partnership of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 200 public and private organizations.
The purpose of the NGSP is to standardize glycated hemoglobin test results so that clinical laboratory results are comparable to those reported in the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) where relationships to mean blood glucose and risk for vascular complications have been established.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many of the most serious diseases affecting public health.
Your site for diabetes research and education.
The SBDR is an international scientific society dedicated to the advancement of biomedical research to secure remission of diabetes and an improvement in patients' healthcare.
We are the major endocrine society outside North America; membership is open to anyone anywhere in the world working in an endocrine-related field, at any stage of their career.