DIABETES

Walz Celebrates Launch Of Emergency Insulin Act; Law Faces Legal Challenge

The Minnesota Net Safety Program helps Minnesotans who have difficulty paying for their insulin.

MINNESOTA – The Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act goes into effect as a lawsuit is filed. The program has two parts: urgent need for insulin and the continuing need program. The urgent need allows eligible Minnesotans to receive a 30 day supply of insulin immediately at their pharmacy once a year for no more than a $35 co-pay. The continuing…

LIVE: It Takes A Village To Prevent Diabetes

Year-Long Diabetes Prevention Courses Help People With Prediabetes Regain Control Of Health

  Almost 40 percent of adults in North Dakota have prediabetes. But people facing the prospect of a life with diabetes have a lifeline. The NDSU Extension is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is a year long, and is designed to help people eat healthier, get more physically active and lose weight, all with the goal of preventing…

Senator Kevin Cramer Receives “Gold Insulin Vial”

He was awarded for his work on lowering the cost of insulin.

FARGO, N.D. — Members of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation presented the senator with the “Gold Insulin Vial” and shared stories about their day to day struggles. Senator Cramer along with other members of the Senate have been working towards bringing down the cost of insulin, holding manufacturers responsible for the increase of prices of this vital medicine and looking…

Smith & Cramer Fight For Bill to Lower Insulin Prices

WASHINGTON – Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith and North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer push the Senate Finance Committee to hold a hearing on their bill to make insulin affordable. The senators say seven-and-a-half million Americans rely on insulin and the price has nearly doubled between 2012 and 2016. Smith and Cramer’s Emergency Access to Insulin Act would allow states to set…

#BeatType1: Summit League and Sanford Raise Awareness for Diabetes With PSA

FARGO, N.D. —¬†The Summit League and Sanford are raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes with a special PSA video. The video will play at the men’s basketball game at NDSU tonight and the women’s basketball game tomorrow. People at the game who have the condition will be recognized. According to the Summit League, more than one million Americans are fighting…

Movie Director And Television Star Penny Marshall Dies at 75

Marshall passed away Monday due to complications from diabetes

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, CA — From the star of “Laverne & Shirley” to one of the top-grossing female directors in Hollywood, Penny Marshall made her mark on entertainment. Marshall passed away in her Hollywood Hills, California home on Monday due to complications from diabetes. She was 75. As a filmmaker, she became the first woman to direct a film that grossed…

Deltaroni Using A Favorite Childhood Cheesy Dish to Help Those with Type 1 Diabetes

Those with JDRF say it's interesting to talk to people who don't realize how many around them are affected by the disease

NDSU’s Delta Tau Delta Fraternity is combining a childhood cheesy creation with giving back. People flooding the Newman Center on campus to do their part in learning more about type 1 diabetes and helping to find a cure. Those with JDRF say it’s interesting to talk to people who don’t realize how many around them are affected by the disease….

“My Disease Won’t Stop Me From Living”: People Take Steps Towards a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

There was a feeling of power, strength and motivation at the annual JDRF walk at Scheels Arena

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the fifth year, people are gathering at Scheels Arena to fight for a world without type 1 diabetes. TJ and I (Alison Voorhees) had the opportunity to emcee the event and hear from those whose lives have made a 360 because of the disease. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen captured the walk and tells us how they…

LIVE: One Walk To End Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF Walk September 16th At Scheels Arena

  JDRF Ambassadors Cade Busek and Sena Sannes join Adam to talk about the fight against type 1 diabetes. Both Busek and Sannes have type 1 diabetes and rely on insulin to process the sugar in their bodies. The disease can be fatal if it’s not treated. They talk about the issues dealing with diabetes, like how Busek handles playing…

American Diabetes Association to Celebrate “Alert” Day Tomorrow

You can find out your risk of getting type two diabetes with a 60 second test

FARGO, N.D. —¬†Tomorrow you can find out if you’re at risk for developing type two diabetes in just 60 seconds. American Diabetes Association is offering a free, 60 second test on its website as part of its annual Alert Day. The test will ask questions such as what gender you are, what your health history is and whether you maintain…