“There are 30 million Americans with type 2 diabetes and 84 million with prediabetes. There are 324 million people in this country, so that's half the population right there,” said Viola Davis who joined forces with the pharmaceutical company Merck to narrate “A Touch of Sugar,” which also depicts how the disease affects all communities (Photo: violadavis.net)
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Viola Davis Reveals Diabetes Diagnosis and Campaign to Raise Awareness

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “Growing up, we just said they had ‘the sugar’ which didn’t sound that concerning. But, when you look at the facts, there’s nothing harmless about diabetes – it’s a chronic disease that needs to be taken seriously if we’re going to get it under control,” said Viola Davis. […read more]

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Government

Rep. Elijah Cummings Releases Report on the Soaring Prices of Diabetes Drugs in his District

LOS ANGELES SENTINEL — Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, released a Committee Staff Report on the prices of diabetes drugs for seniors and the uninsured in Maryland’s 7th Congressional District. More than 30 million people in the United States, including more than one in four seniors, have diabetes. Patients with diabetes rely on prescription drugs, including insulin, to help manage their conditions. […read more]

Health

Watch Out for Prediabetes

Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner The battle of the bulge is a lifelong challenge for many women. This is largely because our bodies are designed to store fat more easily than men’s bodies to protect a potential fetus during the childbearing years. Read More

Health

For Diabetics, a New Insulin Inhaler Could Replace Shots as Early as 2014

[Business Week] The long promise of insulin that diabetics can inhale appears to be moving closer to the market. An inhalable insulin powder called Afrezza showed positive results for controlling diabetes in a late-stage clinical trial, the drug’s maker, MannKind (MNKD), reported today. Pharmaceutical companies have been Read More