September 2017

Omada's Paul Chew, MD: From Treating Chronic Disease to Prevention

September 21, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

The chief medical officer of Omada Health discusses a transition from one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to a digital health provider, and from treating chronic disease to preventing it.

WellDoc's BlueStar Seeks to Empower Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Through Real-Time Coaching, Provider Feedback

September 22, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

A multi-layered partnership with the American Association of Diabetes Educators is just one of the strategic steps in the past year for WellDoc, which offers a suite of digital diabetes products, including one with an insulin bolus calculator.

J&J's OneTouch Reveal: Connecting Diabetes Patients With Physicians, Managed Care

September 22, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

The latest version of the free app offers patients a simple color-coding system to track their blood sugar status, as well as an easy way to share data with their physicians and perhaps their health plan.

UnitedHealthcare's Medtronic Deal Sparks Furor, but a Year Later, Innovation Continues

September 23, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

UnitedHealthcare has not released numbers on how many patients are affected by its exclusivity deal with Medtronic. While the initial press stories criticizing the transaction have died down, a JDRF initiative calls on insurers to preserve patient choice.

Digital Providers to Comment on Proposed CMS Limits for Medicare DPP Launch

September 23, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

Without digital health providers, Medicare's Diabetes Prevention Program could have a hard time reaching seniors in rural areas, where rates of the disease are approximately 17% higher, one leading provider argued recently.

Latest Results on Intarcia's Mini-Pump Show "Clear Value to Payers," Says Study Author

September 23, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

Studies presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions showed that patients being treated with the ITCA 650 were less likely to need to take additional therapy to control their diabetes.

Conference Coverage: ADA, AADE

September 30, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

Coverage of technology developments at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).

Regulatory Updates

September 30, 2017

Evidence-Based Diabetes Management

A GAO report faults CMS policy on durable medical equipment, and the diaTribe Foundation convenes a daylong session to guide the FDA on how future drugs and devices should be evaluated for measures beyond A1C.