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Woman with diabetes thinking about the metformin recall due to NDMA contamination.

FDA Names More Companies Recalling Metformin for NDMA Contamination

Emily Rose Thorne · June 15, 2020

Since the FDA found NDMA above the acceptable intake limit in certain lots of metformin, five pharmaceutical companies have announced a voluntary recall of extended-release (ER) metformin, a popular medication used to control type 2 diabetes.

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Woman with diabetes thinking about the metformin recall due to NDMA contamination.

FDA Names More Companies Recalling Metformin for NDMA Contamination

Emily Rose Thorne · June 15, 2020

Since the FDA found NDMA above the acceptable intake limit in certain lots of metformin, five pharmaceutical companies have announced a voluntary recall of extended-release (ER) metformin, a popular medication used to control type 2 diabetes.

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Image of Metformin pills representing the metformin recall.

Canadian Drug Co. Apotex Recalls Metformin Due to NDMA Contamination

Carah Wertheimer · May 29, 2020

Metformin was voluntarily recalled after N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) was discovered in a single lot of Apotex’s product.

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Child being given insulin by parent, representing insulin price capping in Illinois.

Insulin Price-Capping Extends to Illinois

Kimberly Nicoletti · March 6, 2020

In January, Illinois became the second state to enact legislation capping insulin at $100 per month.

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Person with a Medtronic MiniMed 600 series insulin pump which was recalled by the FDA.

Hundreds of Thousands of Medtronic Insulin Pumps Recalled

Kimberly Nicoletti · March 6, 2020

Medtronic has recalled about 322,000 defective insulin pumps used by type 1 diabetics. The pumps from the MiniMed 600 series can deliver too much or too little insulin due to missing or broken retainer rings.

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Diabetic testing glucose levels for generic insulin use.

Pre-Qualification Program for Generic Insulin

Benjamin Duong · January 9, 2020

Insulin in the U.S. is costly, with a lack of generic insulin leaving diabetics with few options. The WHO is launching a pilot program to prequalify generic insulin products in hopes of increasing access to this vital drug.

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A photo of a nurse checking a breast cancer patient's lung inflammation in relation to Ibrance, Kisqali and Verzenio.

FDA Warns of Lung Inflammation Caused by Breast Cancer Drugs

Tess Francke · October 31, 2019

The FDA warns patients of lung inflammation caused by breast cancer medications Ibrance, Kisqali and Verzenio.

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Water bottle representing BPA in plastics linked to diabetes

Studies Examine If Household Chemicals Can Cause Diabetes

Nicole Knight · October 16, 2019

Household chemicals such as phthalates and BPA, which are found in plastics packaging, cosmetics, medications and other consumer goods, have been linked to diabetes.

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A photo of a young person of color testing blood for insulin, representing insulin costs in Colorado.

Colorado Reduces Cost of Insulin to $100 for Insured Patients

Lauren Styx · May 29, 2019

The cost of insulin has been known to reach $1,000 or more, often forcing diabetic patients to take drastic and dangerous measures to obtain the medication. Colorado's newest law addressing co-payment insulin costs now sets the cap at $100 a month for insured patients.

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A photo of a bald man with diabetes sitting in the darkness, wondering what diabetics need to know about Fournier's gangrene.

What Diabetics Need to Know About Fournier’s Gangrene

Crystal Duan · May 2, 2019

Male diabetic patients may have to watch out for Fournier's gangrene linked to type 2 diabetes medications known as SGLT-2 inhibitors, according to August 2018 announcement from the FDA.

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A photo depicting a doctor talking with diabetes patient after FDA warns of rare genital gangrene linked to SGLT2 Diabetes Drugs.

FDA Warns of Rare Genital Gangrene Linked to SGLT2 Diabetes Drugs

James Parker · September 17, 2018

People with diabetes taking Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors may be at risk for Fournier's gangrene, a flesh-eating bacterial infection affecting the groin and genitals. SGLT2 inhibitors that may potentially cause Fournier's gangrene include Invokana, Farxiga and Jardiance.

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Man sitting on floor thinking about diabetes and depression

Are Diabetes and Depression Linked?

James Parker · July 19, 2018

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. For diabetics, it can have a big impact on safety and self-care.

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Elderly couple on a walk, discussing differences between men and women with Diabetes

Researchers Uncover Differences Between Men and Women with Diabetes

Ashley Lombardo · June 11, 2018

A study examines how men and women deal with diabetes differently, indicating that men may be able to learn from their female counterparts.

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Man with Diabetic Neuropathy holding foot

A MedTruth Guide to Diabetic Neuropathy

James Parker · May 23, 2018

Our guide to diabetic neuropathy delves into different types of nerve damage, associated symptoms and potential treatment options.

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A photo of an elderly man's hand wearing a Fitbit, in conjunction with an unpictured Sano Patch for diabetes.

Fitbit Invests $6 Million in Wearable Sano Patch for Diabetes

Ashley Lombardo · January 31, 2018

Fitbit and Sano, two San Francisco tech companies, are developing the wearable, minimally invasive Sano patch to measure blood sugar for diabetics.

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A photo of alcohol on a shelf, representing tips for drinking with diabetes.

7 Tips for Drinking With Diabetes

Ashley Lombardo · January 3, 2018

Diabetes and alcohol may be a safe combination, or it can be dangerous. Learn how to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage by reading our tips for drinking with diabetes.

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A photo of an African American couple cuddling in bed discussing diabetes, nerve damage and sex.

Diabetes and Sex: Nerve Damage

Ashley Lombardo · December 8, 2017

Nerve damage, also known as neuropathy, may affect your sexual health. Talking about diabetes and sex is the first step to finding a solution.

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A photo of a woman with diabetes running, representing diabetes burnout.

Best Ways to Manage Diabetes Burnout

Ashley Lombardo · November 30, 2017

Diabetes burnout affects many type 2 diabetes sufferers. Find out how you can manage, or help someone manage, diabetes-related stress.

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A sunny photo of two women discussing the benefits of vitamin D for diabetes.

Why Vitamin D Is Important in the Fight Against Diabetes

Ashley Lombardo · November 28, 2017

Sunshine, fish, mushrooms and more. Vitamin D plays a greater role than we thought in the fight against diabetes.

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A photo of a dad smiling while talking to his daughter about diabetes.

Can Talking About Your Feelings Help Fight Diabetes?

Ashley Lombardo · October 4, 2017

A Malaysian study shows talking through diabetes-related distress improves overall well-being and helps diabetics better manage the disease.

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