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Diabetes leader: COVID-19 test access is needed for high-risk groups

Low-income residents and high-risk groups need better access to COVID-19 tests, said American Diabetes Association leader Tracey Brown.

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Diabetes and COVID-19: What you should know

People with diabetes have a higher risk of severe illness or death if they get COVID-19. However, new studies are showing that patients with well-managed diabetes and better control of …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 25, 2020

Washington lawmakers consider restrictions on insulin prices

Eight-year-old Levi Markland told lawmakers Tuesday he’s not supposed to worry about dying, but he does. Levi has Type 1 diabetes and his family spends up to $1,000 a month …

Tracking heredity: Family health history matters

Do you really know your family health history, or are you guessing when the doctor asks? With the upcoming holidays, take a moment to ask relatives about past conditions – …

Talking diabetes with a kid’s charm

Two Spokane friends Curtis Jones, 13, and Ella Ludwig, 12, talk about life with Type 1 diabetes. Curtis will be a youth delegate in July talking to U.S. Congress members …

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin

A half-price version of Eli Lilly’s popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices.

Dr. Zorba Paster: Vegetarian, vegan diets help diabetics lower blood sugar

If you are diabetic, recent research from the British Medical Journal points out that a vegetarian or vegan diet might be just what the doctor ordered. Lower blood sugar, improved …

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease.

Rocking awareness: Spokane couple leads music video project to raise diabetes awareness

A new music video uses “The Price” song of ’80s band Twisted Sister for a diabetes awareness project backed by Mead resident Kris Maynard, a firefighter at Fairchild Air Force …

Abbott wins FDA approval for much-anticipated insulin app

Abbott Laboratories won U.S. approval for its FreeStyle LibreLink diabetes-monitoring app, giving users a way to keep track of their glucose levels from their iPhones.

Sue Lani Madsen: Taking diabetes treatment into his own hands

Two years ago, Kris Maynard had an idea and a patent pending. Two months from now his patented product will be on the market and his dreams are bigger.

Unlocking puzzles in pediatric diabetes

As more kids get diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, new research led by a Seattle professor has found yet another concern. Medications are less effective on youth than their adult …

Dr. Zorba Paster: Diabetics need to be careful of overtreating

If you’re a diabetic, proceed with caution. You may be overtreating your diabetes – taking too much medicine, pushing your blood sugar too low, overtesting yourself.

Ask the doctors: Dad’s diabetes caused painful peripheral neuropathy in feet

Dear Doctor: My dad is 65 years old and has Type 2 diabetes. He recently developed pain in his feet, which his doctor says is peripheral neuropathy. What is that, …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017

FDA approves diabetes drug that also helps with weight loss

U.S. regulators have approved a new diabetes drug that reduces blood sugar levels and also helps people lose weight.

House Call: New technologies simplify diabetes treatment

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects your blood sugar regulation. Diabetics have higher than normal blood sugars and over time high blood sugars damage just about everything in your …

Trump signs into law Shaheen, Collins measure on diabetes

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill authored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine that establishes a national commission of health care …

Memoir: Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe reveals weight-loss surgery

The 33-year-old “Empire” star, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2009’s “Precious,” says she did not have the surgery to be beautiful but to improve her …

Don’t neglect dental coverage proposal

Apple Health (Medicaid) and programs like Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) have helped reduce the incidence of oral disease among young children. Advocates would like to do the …

People’s Pharmacy: Milk of magnesia relieves swamp rash

People’s Pharmacy column for June 7, 2016

Athlete develops glucose necklace to keep diabetics on the run

The race runs a bit differently for an athlete with diabetes. Sometimes it stops altogether. It happened two years ago to Kris Maynard, a Spokane man who developed a lightweight …

Diabetes guidelines urge using obesity surgery more often

International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese.

Breaking the silence on Type 2 diabetes

Coming out as a Type 2 diabetic was difficult for Jonathan Shuffield because he didn’t want people to judge him – his weight, his food choices, his lifestyle.

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes – and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication …

Wired for heath: Remote diabetes monitoring keeps patients on track

Pilot project lets Lincoln County patients with chronic illness track their health at home.

Phone provides personal monitor

Perry Kitt, 70, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes about 12 years ago. “God only knows how long I’ve had it,” Kitt said. “They brought me in one day because …

Diabetes prevention course focuses on healthy eathing

PLUMMER, Idaho – In a large conference room at the Benewah Medical Center, 21 members of Native American tribes assembled for a lesson in healthy eating – part of a …

‘Turning the tide’: Coeur d’Alene Tribe taking proactive approach to diabetes

PLUMMER, Idaho – Perry Kitt arrived at the Benewah Medical Center for his foot care appointment – a regular stop for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe elder and diabetic. “How are …

Inmate’s family gets $8 million jury award

The family of an Airway Heights Corrections Center inmate who died after guards allegedly ignored his medical condition and treated his diabetic episode as a behavioral problem won an $8 …

Northern Idaho mental illness, obesity are top health issues

Obesity and mental illness are the top public health concerns in northern Idaho, according to a study released Thursday. Both kids and adults struggle with their waistlines, the study found. …