Glucose Monitoring

What We're Reading: Centivo Launches New Plan; Dead Bacteria Provide IBS Relief; Hospitals Using CGM in Patients With COVID-19

April 09, 2020


Centivo has launched a new health plan solution, aimed at lowering costs for employees; trial results show dead bacteria may be effective in treating IBS; continuous glucose monitoring systems are now being used in hospitalized patients with diabetes and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Women With GDM, Vitamin D Deficiency May Have Higher Risk of Postpartum Glucose Intolerance

April 02, 2020


Vitamin D deficiency in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with an elevated risk of postpartum glucose intolerance, according to a study published in Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Abbott, DexCom Partner With Insulet to Improve Diabetes Management Technology

February 25, 2020


Abbott recently announced a partnership with Insulet Corporation to integrate its glucose-sensing technology with an automated insulin delivery system for patients with diabetes. Specifically, Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system will become compatible with Insulet’s Omnipod Horizon, in an effort to “offer personalized automated insulin delivery and care for people living with diabetes.”

Keeping Glucose in Range, With the Right Tools and Treatment for Management

August 28, 2019


Coverage from the July 11, 2019, meeting of the Institute for Value-Based Medicine®, an initiative of The American Journal of Managed Care®. The meeting took place in Arlington, Virginia.

Managing Costs in Diabetes Means Intervening Early to Avoid Complications Later, Experts Say

June 30, 2019


The Los Angeles gathering of the Institute for Value-Based Medicine focused on the need to intervene early in the course of diabetes, so that patients can avoid long-term complications. Over the past decade, cardiovascular outcomes trials for glucose-lowering therapies have revealed unexpected benefits, offering new opportunities for cardiologists.

Using Real-World Evidence to Understand Disparities, Clinical Inertia

June 18, 2019


Merck's Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence has spent several years gathering evidence on clinical inertia and is now working on solutions to overcome it at the point of care.

ADA Issues Time-in-Range Targets for CGM Use

June 14, 2019


The consensus report was presented at the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, California.

Real-World Data Show Patients With T2D Reducing A1C With FreeStyle Libre

June 10, 2019


Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who had been using insulin an average of 8 years and had mean glycated hemoglobin (A1C) levels of 8.9% were able to bring their levels down 0.9% after 3 months, according to chart review data from 3 European countries.

Horizon and Aetion Partner to Optimize Treatment Pathways and Cut Healthcare Costs

June 07, 2019


Aetion announced the company partnered with Horizon Healthcare Services to identify high-risk patients and optimal treatment pathways as a means to achieve better health outcomes and cut healthcare costs.

Data Show New US Diabetes Cases Are Taking a Dip

June 03, 2019


The authors, from the CDC, say that while the decline in diabetes incidence occurred alongside public health efforts, it's too soon to assume a causal relationship.