Improving diabetes care and lessening the financial burden of diabetes treatment for low-income groups.
12 December 2014, Nkawkaw, Ghana /3BL Media/ - Today, Novo Nordisk opened its eleventh Diabetes Support Centre, improving access to affordable diabetes treatment in some of the largest cities in Ghana and Nigeria. The centres are part of the company’s Base of the Pyramid project to help improve diabetes care and lessen the financial burden of diabetes treatment for low-income groups.
Creating Shared Value is increasingly being seen as a framework to motivate corporate sustainability efforts. The company’s newest case study looks at how best to provide good diabetes care for the growing number of people with diabetes in Turkey.
November 26, 2014 /3BL Media/- More than half of the 7.2 million people living with diabetes in Turkey have a complication that worsens health and are costly to treat. In 2012, treating complications accounted for 74% of total diabetes expenditures. According to the latest estimates from the International Diabetes Federation, by 2035 Turkey will have the highest absolute number of people with diabetes in Europe.
Comprehensive care could yield significant lifetime healthcare savings, say researchers in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Philadelphia, PA, November 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Pregnant women with diabetes are at an increased risk for many adverse birth outcomes. Preconception care (PCC) can significantly lower these risks by helping pregnant mothers with diabetes control their glucose levels, resulting in healthier babies and less money spent on complicated deliveries and lifelong medical complications.
Ideal 1-hour 50-g glucose challenge test cutoff ≥135 mg/dL, say researchers in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Philadelphia, PA, November 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested levels for additional testing were based on singleton pregnancy data. Now investigators have analyzed data from twin pregnancies and have determined that the optimal first step cutoff for additional screening appears to be a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 135 mg/dL for women carrying twins.
Driven by the increase in chronic disease in Philadelphia’s Latino community, Congreso de Latinos Unidos created Healthy Movimiento, a program that offers families the opportunity to learn how to make healthy eating choices and engage in physical activity, using their own neighborhood resources. This unique and impactful program is now expanding, thanks to a $15,000 Aramark Building Community (ABC) Academy grant
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Fifty abstracts designed to advance knowledge in diabetes science will be presented Sept. 15-19 by Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) at the 50thEuropean Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting. Notably, the company is highlighting two of its late-stage products: basal insulin peglispro and once-weekly dulaglutide.
Aramark Awards $75,000 to Expand Local Health and Wellness Programs
Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Alliance For Children and Families (Alliance), the nation’s largest network of private community centers, and Aramark, a global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management, and uniforms, have announced the Aramark Building Community (ABC) Academy. The Academy is designed to help community centers build capacity and expand programs, with an initial focus on improving the health and wellness of vulnerable families in underserved communities.
Reports new study in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Washington D.C., September 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that children and adolescents diagnosed with a psychiatric diagnosis had an increased risk of developing diabetes if they were exposed to antipsychotics.