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Diabetes as a pre-existing condition – you’re kidding me, right?

With all of the news coming out of the White House on an almost-hourly basis, it’s almost too easy to miss the few crucial pieces of news that will hold the most impact on everyday life.

The GOP’s proposed Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement plan (you know, the one that essentially makes living a pre-existing condition), adds to the list of illnesses that are considered “pre-existing conditions,” among a laundry list of rather controversial changes.

Under the American Health Care Act (AHCA), or what has now been dubbed “Trumpcare,” Planned Parenthood is defunded and women will end up having a much harder time gaining access to contraceptives and safe abortions, should they (rightfully) choose to take that route.

Perhaps one of the most shocking additions to the list of pre-existing conditions was that of diabetes, a disease where the body is unable to successfully respond to and produce the hormone insulin, leading to elevated blood and urine glucose levels and an abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates.  (read more)

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Inhalable insulin gives diabetics options

For years, people living with diabetes have relied on insulin injections to control their blood sugar. Now an inhalable insulin is trying to gain traction in the market.

Afrezza has been on the market for a couple of years now. It’s a powder form of insulin that’s delivered into the body through an inhaler and absorbed through the lungs. (read more)

JDRF says progress being made to give type 1 diabetes patients more options

With advancements in technology, more progress is being made to make that a reality.

Jesse Bushman, JDRF’s senior director of health policy, says one priority is making sure people can freely choose from a range of devices best suited for their needs, including body censors and pumps. (read more)