Well-Meaning Walgreens Employees Raise Money For Diabetes By Selling Sweets

Well-Meaning Walgreens Employees Raise Money For Diabetes By Selling Sweets

We find it totally excellent and kind of touching that employees at reader Ashlie’s local Walgreens store are holding an employee bake sale for a health-related charity. Perhaps the disease they were raising money for has affected members of the staff. Ashlie is a dietician by profession, though, and she notes that this bake has a bit of an irony problem. It’s raising money for the American Diabetes Association. [More]

Donate To Diabetes Research, Get Four Frostys From Wendy’s

Donate To Diabetes Research, Get Four Frostys From Wendy’s

It could always be worse. Almost exactly a year ago, we shared a KFC promotion that donated part of the purchase price of a ginormous soft drink to type 2 diabetes research. You know, the kind of diabetes that is correlated with poor diet and exercise habits, such as drinking ginormous soft drinks. This year’s Wendy’s promo raises money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or type 1 diabetes–the one not correlated to poor dietary habits. Donate $1, and you get four small Frostys, cups of a sugar-laden dairy-like substance. One small Frosty contains 42 grams of sugar, if you’re wondering. That’s 10.5 teaspoons of sweetness, and kind of a weird item to be selling as a fundraiser for a disease that prevents patients from processing sugar correctly. [More]

Scientists Suggest Restricting Sugar Sales For Youngsters

Arguing that sugar is as additive as tobacco or alcohol, scientists at the University of California San Francisco say that the sweet stuff should be regulated in much the same way as those products. That means taxes to discourage consumption and age-dependent restrictions on how much can be sold to a consumer. [More]

Burger King Billboard Gets Diabetes Graffiti

Burger King Billboard Gets Diabetes Graffiti

Someone has graffitied this Burger King billboard in downtown Seattle to transform it into criticism about how sugary fast food contributes to diabetes and the obesity crisis. [More]

Study: Diabetes Sufferers More Likely To Get Dementia

Study: Diabetes Sufferers More Likely To Get Dementia

Those who are afflicted with diabetes are apparently more at risk of suffering dementia than others. A study confirmed the link between the conditions that researchers had long thought to be true. [More]

Diabetic Walgreens Staffer: I Was Fired For Eating A $1.39 Bag Of Chips Before I Paid For Them

Diabetic Walgreens Staffer: I Was Fired For Eating A $1.39 Bag Of Chips Before I Paid For Them

A former San Francisco-area Walgreens worker with diabetes says she was fired from her job of nearly two decades because, feeling a hypoglycemic attacking coming, she chose to eat a $1.39 bag of potato chips before she had the chance to pay for them. [More]

5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetes

5 Things You Can Do To Prevent Diabetes

Nationwide obesity, combined with genetic factors, makes diabetes a fact of life for our society, but no one needs to accept the eventual contraction of the disease as a foregone conclusion. There are measures you can take every day to give yourself the best chance of avoiding type 2 diabetes. [More]

Pregnant Passenger Says TSA Confiscated Her Insulin

Pregnant Passenger Says TSA Confiscated Her Insulin

The ever-vigilant Transportation Security Administration has kept the air safe from harmless fluids by confiscating a pregnant traveler’s insulin and ice packs as she tried to board a flight from Denver to Phoenix last week. [More]

Utah KFC: Buy Humongous, Sugary Drink And We'll Contribute $1 To Diabetes Research

Utah KFC: Buy Humongous, Sugary Drink And We'll Contribute $1 To Diabetes Research

A promotion at a Utah KFC seemingly gives customers the opportunity to aid diabetes research while doing their best to make themselves possible patients. [More]

One incredibly expensive drug for GSK.

FDA: Diabetes Drug Avandia To Be Pulled From Retail Pharmacies In November

For several years, prescription diabetes medicine Avandia has been at the center of a debate about whether the medication’s heart attack risk was high enough to pull it from pharmacies. Now, nearly eight months after the FDA announced it would be introducing strict restrictions on its sale and use, the agency has finally gotten around to announcing the specifics of those restrictions. [More]

Giant Eagle's New Shelf Tags Target Ice Cream-Eating Diabetics

Giant Eagle's New Shelf Tags Target Ice Cream-Eating Diabetics

Now, it could be that Giant Eagle grocery stores plastered every shelf in their stores with tags advertising their new program which provides free diabetes medications to customers. As tipster Greg writes, “While, as a diabetic, I appreciate the free meds from Giant Eagle grocery store, did they really have to advertise it next to the Breyer’s ice cream? That really hurt.” [More]

FDA Panel Split On Vote To Remove Avandia From Shelves

FDA Panel Split On Vote To Remove Avandia From Shelves

Today, an advisory panel met to discuss and vote on whether or not to recommend if the FDA should pull diabetes drug Avandia from the market over a possible link to increased risk of heart attacks. In the end, the voting leaves no definite direction for how the FDA will ultimately come down on the issue. [More]

Price Chopper Supermarket Offers Free Diabetes Drugs

Price Chopper Supermarket Offers Free Diabetes Drugs

Price Chopper locations with pharmacies will now offer free prescription diabetes medications such as metformin, glipizide and glyburide, as well as free lancets and lancing devices when you fill those prescriptions. They are giving away the free drugs as part of a “comprehensive integrated diabetes management program.” [More]

PHOTO: Walmart Sells Diabetes… For $24.88

PHOTO: Walmart Sells Diabetes… For $24.88

For anyone who ever thought that shopping at Walmart could make you sick… Here’s the photographic evidence you’ve been waiting for. [More]

Publix Giving Away Free Diabetes Drug

Publix Giving Away Free Diabetes Drug

Publix wants people with diabetes to become their longterm customers, so they’re giving away 30-day supplies of generic metformin in 500 mg, 800 mg, and 1000 mg dosages, with unlimited refills. Although Publix would love it if you subsequently get all your prescriptions filled there, it’s not a requirement for the free drug. [More]

Hy-Vee Invites Customers To Fight Diabetes While Getting Diabetes

Hy-Vee Invites Customers To Fight Diabetes While Getting Diabetes

A reader sent us this great event that Hy-Vee, a midwestern grocery chain, recently held to fight diabetes. Unfortunately the benefit has already ended, but join them next weekend when they fight cirrhosis with dollar beers.

Delicious 2,600-Calorie Baskin Robbins Milkshake Is The Worst Food In America

Delicious 2,600-Calorie Baskin Robbins Milkshake Is The Worst Food In America

In their annual roundup of unhealthy restaurant foods, Men’s Health has declared the Baskin Robbins large chocolate Oreo shake the worst food in America, supplanting Outback’s bacon and ranch dressing cheese fries.

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Baskin Robbins Death Shake Has 2,300 Calories

Last time I checked, an adult male should consume 2,500 calories a day, and this shake nearly meets that requirement! The saturated fat present in that shake is over 3 times the RDA of 20 grams, which will put you on the fast track for heart disease. Of course, that’s if the Type 2 diabetes caused by all 266 grams of that sugar doesn’t get you first.