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Inside the class-action lawsuit against insulin pricing, with Attorney Steve Berman

Diabetes Connections Type 2

Release Date: 05/15/2024

What is EPI? The link to diabetes (and whether you're at risk) show art What is EPI? The link to diabetes (and whether you're at risk)

Diabetes Connections Type 2

DIY Pioneer Dana Lewis was diagnosed with something called EPI – exocrine pancreatic insufficiency a couple of years ago. She’d never heard of it and was shocked to find out diabetes is considered a common co-condition. In fact, 20-30 percent of people with diabetes can end up with EPI. EPI can cause a lot of discomfort and stomach issues – and health issues if left untreated. Of course, Dana jumped in, publishing a review of studies and now- creating studies of her own. She’ll explain what she’s doing, why she needs your help, and more about this condition that doesn’t get much...

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In the News... Generic GLP-1, All-in-one sensor and infusion set, 365-day CGM and more! show art In the News... Generic GLP-1, All-in-one sensor and infusion set, 365-day CGM and more!

Diabetes Connections Type 2

It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: The Eversense CGM could soon be approved for one year of continuous use, the first generic GLP-1 medication is launched, a new company tauts and all-in-one sensor and pump infusion set, a new diabetes accessory in the Roblox game, and more! Find out more about  Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Learn more about from extreme temperatures Learn more about Drive The best way to keep up with Stacey and the show is by signing up for our...

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What to do when you can't fill your Ozempic or Mounjaro prescription - Advice from an endocrinologist show art What to do when you can't fill your Ozempic or Mounjaro prescription - Advice from an endocrinologist

Diabetes Connections Type 2

Medications like Ozempic and Mounjaro have fundamentally changed the way diabetes is treated. But even if your doctor writes the prescription and your insurance company covers it, getting your hands on the medication is getting harder and harder. We’re talking about what to do if you’re having trouble here – tips if you have to start and stop – and ways some have found to get their hands on the injections.  My guest is Dr. Michael Weintraub and endo and diabetologist at NYU, he’s a researcher and he sees patients, so he’s dealing with this almost every day. This podcast is not...

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In the news.. Insulin pen shortage, Omnipod 5 update, once-weekly insulin approved in Canada, and more! show art In the news.. Insulin pen shortage, Omnipod 5 update, once-weekly insulin approved in Canada, and more!

Diabetes Connections Type 2

It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: South Africa runs out of insulin pens - and why this could happen anywhere, once-weekly insulin is approved in Canada, update on Omnipod 5 with Dexcom G7 rollout, more older people are getting type 1 but more people are living longer with it, CGM at the Olympics and more! Find out more about  Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Learn more about from extreme temperatures Learn more about Drive The best way to keep up with Stacey and the...

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What is a diabetologist  (and should you see one?) show art What is a diabetologist (and should you see one?)

Diabetes Connections Type 2

Have you heard of a diabetologist? This is a newer specialty in the U-S that may help offset the lack of endocrinologists. Most people with type 2 see a general practitioner and the diabetology certification helps those doctors learn about the latest in diabetes care. We’ll talk about how to find one of these rare experts, why there could be more of them soon, and get advice about how to make the most of your diabetes visit to ANY doctor. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. Please visit...

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In the News... Dexcom to Apple Watch, Metformin during pregnancy, Mounjaro shortage update... and more! show art In the News... Dexcom to Apple Watch, Metformin during pregnancy, Mounjaro shortage update... and more!

Diabetes Connections Type 2

It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: Dexcom goes Direct to Watch in the US, Abbott gets FDA okay for its OTC CGM, new study about metformin during pregnancy, an update on semaglutides, JDRF changes its name, and more! We have a monthly newsletter!  Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Learn more about from extreme temperatures Learn more about Drive Here's where to find us: Learn more about everything at our home page Reach out with questions or comments: ...

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Transforming Diabetes Care: GlucosePATH Makes Personalized Medication Recommendations show art Transforming Diabetes Care: GlucosePATH Makes Personalized Medication Recommendations

Diabetes Connections Type 2

GlucosePATH uses computer science and clinical data to evaluate every possible treatment option, using data from the patient, FDA, and peer-reviewed journals, in just a few seconds. It was created by computer scientist Len Testa and endocrinologist Dr. Bradly Eilerman. Len Testa is also co host of the fabulous Disney Dish podcast and the creator of Touring Plans the app and service of The Unofficial Guides to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Testa is all about the math of theme parks – his guides are there to maximize the magic as he says – to make your waits shorter...

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Inside the class-action lawsuit against  insulin pricing, with Attorney Steve Berman show art Inside the class-action lawsuit against insulin pricing, with Attorney Steve Berman

Diabetes Connections Type 2

This week, talking with one of the lawyers bringing a class-action lawsuit against the insulin companies.. a lawsuit that has been inching forward since 2017. It was set to be settled for 500-million dollars and a four year price cap, but then judge said no.  Attorney Steve Berman will talk about that last minute surprise, why he's still going forward, and  what he needs now from the diabetes community. This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider. My guest is Attorney Steven Berman from the firm Hagens...

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In the News.. T1D increasing in older adults, new iCGM designation, low BG prevention tested, and more! show art In the News.. T1D increasing in older adults, new iCGM designation, low BG prevention tested, and more!

Diabetes Connections Type 2

It’s In the News! A look at the top diabetes stories and headlines happening now. Top stories this week: more older adults are being diagnosed with type 1 and people with T1D are living longer, Eversense gets iCGM designation, new drug to prevent low BG is being tested, Tandem diabetes app recall, and more! Find out more about  Please visit our Sponsors & Partners - they help make the show possible! Learn more about from extreme temperatures Learn more about Drive The best way to keep up with Stacey and the show is by signing up for our weekly newsletter: Here's where to...

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Diabetes in the hospital - what patients need to know show art Diabetes in the hospital - what patients need to know

Diabetes Connections Type 2

We're taking a close up look at hospital care when you have type 2 – from the people who grade the hospitals. 30% of patients admitted for acute care have diabetes. But many hospitals aren’t prepared or have staff trained to take care of this. My guests – from the watchdog group Leapfrog and from the ADA, will talk about what’s been doing right and how you can be better prepared if you need hospital care. My guests this week are Leah Binder, President and CEO of , Dr. Robert Gabbay, Chief Science & Medical Officer of the The Leapfrog group is a watchdog org focused on health care...

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This week, talking with one of the lawyers bringing a class-action lawsuit against the insulin companies.. a lawsuit that has been inching forward since 2017. It was set to be settled for 500-million dollars and a four year price cap, but then judge said no.  Attorney Steve Berman will talk about that last minute surprise, why he's still going forward, and  what he needs now from the diabetes community.

This podcast is not intended as medical advice. If you have those kinds of questions, please contact your health care provider.

My guest is Attorney Steven Berman from the firm Hagens (Haagens like Haagen Daas) Berman. Steve co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 after his prior firm refused a fast food e coli case. That turned out to be the famous case against Jack in the Box, which resulted in a class action settlement and changed many food safety laws. He's also been involved in cases against Big Tobacco and, as you'll hear, other medical pricing lawsuits.  

Learn more about the case and fill out the form to see if you're entitled to compensation here: https://www.hbsslaw.com/cases/insulin-overpricing#block-form-block-destination

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