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Diabetes Update: New Data Shows How Abbott's Health Tech Helps More People, In More Places

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Ask anyone managing diabetes for their number, the first response won't be their digits for a date.

You might get a "1." Or a "2." Or their A1c.

COVID's "19": The Weight We've Gained

The pandemic added to an already heavy health burden for those facing diabetes. We're working to lighten the load.
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Maybe the "19" in COVID-19 was always going to be a reminder of the literal pounds many gained throughout the course of the pandemic?

(For the record, it stands for 2019, the year the virus was identified.)

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

Project SIM: Smart Mobile Health

Improving outcomes for patients with diabetes through the use of 3G and 4G technologies
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Project SIM: Smart Mobile Health is a twelve-month clinical study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that aims to demonstrate how an innovative mobile health platform can be an effective approach to improving outcomes for patients with type 2 diabetes. The specialized platform supports patient adherence and engagement in treatment through remote monitoring and better access to educational resources. The clinical study protocol was approved by the Rio de Janeiro State University and the City of Rio de Janeiro’s Health Secretariat.

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Albertsons In-Store Clinics Launch AI-Powered Diabetes Exam

By Bridget Goldschmidt
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CarePortMD retail health clinics at Albertsons Cos. grocery stores can now administer an eye exam to identify diabetic retinopathy by FDA-cleared autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diagnostic system IDx-DR.

The in-store health clinics are the first to roll out this type of AI diagnostic technology. 

Click here to continue reading the story on Progressive Grocer. 

Novo Nordisk Publishes Integrated 2018 Annual Report

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Novo Nordisk has published its integrated 2018 Annual Report detailing the company’s year-end performance. The report highlights the company’s progression towards long-term targets taking an integrated approach that accounts for financial, social and environmental performance. This is the company’s 15th integrated report.

Go Get the (Immune Cell) Regulators!

Teaser: Shugo Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, wants to make beta cell replacement therapies that are “immune” to attack.
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The shortage of donor beta cells and the need for strong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent immune attack make beta cell replacement available only to people with severe life-threatening unawareness of their low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia. At JDRF, we are taking a new route to beta cell replacement technologies, with the aim to develop an unlimited source of insulin-producing cells without drugs that limit your immune system’s role in fighting off infection.

Where Life-Changing Technology Meets Sustainability

Sustainability isn't just a buzzword — it's an integral part of everything we do.
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At Abbott, our goal is not just to help people live their best lives through life-changing technology – it's also to make this important work sustainable for the future.

Making Insulin-Producing Cells Unrecognizable

A goal of Elad Sintov, Ph.D., of Harvard University, is to find a way to transplant beta cells without the use of immunosuppressive treatments.
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By Alexandra Mulvey

National Nutrition Month Highlight: Aramark and American Heart Association Helping Children and Families Lead Healthier Lives

Kim Wright, Senior Manager of Healthy Living for the American Heart Association Discusses Progress of Healthy for Life 20 By 20 Community Engagement
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March is National Nutrition Month and throughout the month, Aramark and the American Heart Association are presenting a series of videos highlighting the work of their breakthrough health impact initiative, Healthy for Life 20 By 20. Experts from Aramark and the American Heart Association, as well as community members, will talk about the multi-year collaboration, and how we are working together to help millions lead healthier lives.

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