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April's Reader Favorites

Published: 4/24/23 2:35 pm
By Arvind Sommi

In case you missed them, below you’ll find our top stories from April 2023. This month’s best stories cover a wide variety of topics including medicare updates, upcoming therapies, new research findings, and more! 

1. Vitamin D and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Recent studies suggest that low vitamin D may be linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health complications.

2. Diabetes Jewelry Can Save Your Life

Diabetes jewelry is more than just a fashion statement – it’s a lifesaving accessory.

3. Medicare Expands CGM Coverage for People with Type 2 Diabetes

On April 16, Medicare began covering people with type 2 diabetes for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

4. Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company Adds Invokana

Mark Cuban’s Cost Plus Drug Company recently added SGLT-2 inhibitor Invokana to its list of available medications. The company, which uses an innovative business model to provide drugs at heavily discounted prices, could potentially offer financial relief to millions of Americans.

5. Encouraging Beta Cell Trial Results Show A1C Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers released clinical trial data on a new treatment for type 2 diabetes that may help the body’s insulin-producing cells regenerate. 78% of the clinical trial’s participants who received the treatment reduced their A1C by at least 0.5 percentage points in four weeks. 

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About the authors

Arvind Sommi joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating with Phi Beta Kappa and honors from the University of Florida where he majored in Biology and minored in Sociology.... Read the full bio »