DIABETES

Annual walk in support of people with type 1 diabetes scheduled for November 13th

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Not many people know what it’s like living with type 1 diabetes. Three young North Dakotans hope sharing their story will help combat misconceptions about the disease. Like many young boys, 9-year-old Aiden Davis likes Legos, playing soccer, and spending time outdoors. “I like to go to Detroit Lakes and swim and go on our tube,”…

American Heart Association urges high-risk individuals to get vaccinated

Black adults and pregnant women are the lowest vaccinated groups in the United States.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The American Heart Association is urging vulnerable populations to get the COVID-19 vaccine.   The American Heart Association supports COVID vaccinations for everyone who is eligible to receive it, especially individuals living with cardiovascular disease and those who may develop cardiovascular disease from getting the virus. “People who seem to be most susceptible to severe forms of…

Diabetes advocates propose bill to help cap insulin costs

The proposed bill would place a $25 cap on out of pocket diabetic medical costs

NORTH DAKOTA — People in North Dakota are trying to get legislature attention for a bill that would decrease the cost of insulin. The proposed bill would help by placing a cap of $25 on insulin charges for those in need of the medication. Outlined in the proposal the cost would only cover those with North Dakota insurance plans. Other…

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….