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Inhaled Corticosteroids Associated With Increase in Diabetes

Inhaled corticosteroids are commonly made use of for treating asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). These medications may however be related to the development and progression of diabetes. Researchers have discovered that inhaled corticosteroids were linked to a 34 percent increase in the rate of onset and progression of diabetes. On the highest doses… Read More »

CVSHealth uses analytics to expand diabetes program, launch hypertension model

CVSHealth’s pharmacy benefit manager, CVSCaremark, is tackling the chronic conditions of diabetes and hypertension through the analytics of pharmacy, medical and lab data to identify and enroll at-risk members. About 34 percent of adults have prediabetes, and approximately 90 percent of pre-diabetics don’t know they have it. The overall goal is to help reduce the… Read More »

Gestational Diabetes in the Mother Increases Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Risks for the Whole Family

Kaberi Dasgupta, McGill University You probably know someone with diabetes, as it is an increasingly common disease. In 2017, more than 425 million adults were living with diabetes, and more than 1,106,500 children were living with Type 1 diabetes, globally. There are three common types of diabetes. In Type 1, the body’s immune system attacks… Read More »