Latest Diabetes News

Deaf, vision services hope to grow with Unity Campaign help

Apr. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — When Mary Ann Jividen moved to West Virginia, she fully expected that there would be services available for deaf people to utilize throughout the area. With only two hours separating her and Washington D.C., it felt like a foregone conclusion. ...

Coroner: Louisiana inmate died of problems with diabetes

Apr. 13, 2021 04:40 AM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana coroner says an investigation showed that an inmate died last month of problems related to diabetes. Casey Louis Simpson, 31, was found unresponsive March 16 in his cell at Caddo Correctional Center, where he had been jailed several...

Paris court convicts, fines pharma firm for deadly diet pill

Mar. 29, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French pharmaceutical company on Monday was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of euros in damages and fines for its role in one of the nation’s biggest modern health scandals, with a Paris court finding the firm guilty of manslaughter and other charges for selling a...

Beshear signs bill to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs

Mar. 22, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Monday to make insulin more affordable, calling it a “game changer" for many people in a state with one of the nation's highest diabetes rates. The bill will limit the cost of insulin to $30 per...

Louisiana widens vaccine access for preexisting conditions

Mar. 09, 2021 16:14 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — On the one-year anniversary of its first confirmed COVID-19 case, Louisiana is widening coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone 16 years and older who has among two dozen high-risk medical conditions, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. ...

Panel advances bill to cap out-of-pocket costs for insulin

Mar. 04, 2021 11:09 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers continued to advance a bill aimed at easing the financial struggles of many people with diabetes by capping their out-of-pocket costs for insulin. The measure sailed through the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday,...