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  • Immune systems of type 1 diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop destroying insulin, scientists show

    08/10/2017 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9 August 2017 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    The damaged immune systems of diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop them destroying insulin, scientists believe, following successful trials of a pioneering new therapy. Researchers at King’s College London and Cardiff University showed that injecting patients with tiny protein fragments prevented immune cells from targeting vital insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops when a patient's immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. Without treatment the number of beta cells will slowly decrease and the body will no longer be able to maintain normal blood sugar (blood glucose) levels, leading to patients needing daily injections. But a...
  • Glipizide

    07/18/2017 11:54:39 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 21 replies
    Been Type 2 since '06. Eventually wound up on the full dose of Metformin. A couple of years ago I was prescribed Victoza. Got a couple of free months and then had to pay for it. While Victoza really did a good job of lowering my A1C the grand a month was a bit too much. Have no prescription insurance and no plans to get any and so I dropped it. Been just using Metformin with my weekly mg average in the 130s and 140s. Then a couple of months a go it started going up. The doctor saw it...
  • Stephen Furst Dies: ‘Animal House’, ‘St. Elsewhere’ Actor Was 63 [Flounder]

    06/17/2017 5:18:08 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 73 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 6/17/17 | Greg Evans
    Actor Stephen Furst, best known for his performances as the hapless Flounder in Animal House and put-upon rookie doc Eliott Axelrod on St. Elsewhere, died yesterday at his home in Moorpark, California, near Los Angeles, due to complications from diabetes. His death was announced by his sons Nathan and Griffith Furst, who asked that fans “celebrate his life by watching one of his movies or use one of his bits to make someone else laugh – really, really hard.” See their entire statement below.
  • Silicon Valley's elite are flocking to an extreme high-fat diet in hopes of living longer

    04/30/2017 2:46:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Christina Farr
    A lot of the Silicon Valley elite are doing extreme experiments on their bodies in hopes of prolonging their lives and improving their health. The latest fad among this set is sticking to a so-called 'ketogenic' diet that's exceptionally high in fat and low in carbs and is considered an experimental treatment for diabetes. Think Atkins, but way more extreme. Ambar Bhattacharyya, a managing director with Maverick Ventures, initially embarked on a low-carb, high-fat "ketogenic" diet during the due diligence process for a startup called Virta Health. The diet was designed to transition his body from burning fat as its...
  • Why Is Common Sense So Controversial?

    04/26/2017 5:55:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-26-17 | MOTUS
    How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it? - Dr. Robert Atkins, the much maligned early advocate of the low carb diets. There may be other things more important but I’m more interested in junk science this week; I blame Earth Day, Climate Change and Trump. In any event I thought you might like to know about this article related to your health and diet: Vegans Suck at Science. Here’s Proof. It debunks several decades long myths about meat such as “Meat Eating Leads to...
  • Does Apple have its eye on diabetes?

    04/17/2017 3:12:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Healthcare Dive ^ | April 17, 2017 | Meg Bryant
    Dive Brief: •Apple has hired a team of biomedical engineers to develop noninvasive sensors that can monitor blood sugar and help diabetics manage their disease, CNBC reports, citing three unnamed sources. •The tech giant's secretive team, based in Palo Alto, CA, is part of an initiative first imagined by the late Steve Jobs (Apple’s founder). •If successful, the effort could create a whole new market for devices like the Apple watch. Dive Insight: Apple is already running feasibility trials at Bay Area clinical sites and has engaged consultants to help the company navigate the regulatory requirements for medical devices, the...
  • MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH: EastEnders star June Brown one of first to get miracle eye surgery

    04/09/2017 11:16:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    The Express ^ | 09 April 2017 5:30pm | Lucy Johnston, Exclusive
    ....The lens surgery helps readjust the nerve signals in the brain to access the remaining healthy parts of retina. The Eyemax Mono technology will be introduced to UK surgeons at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists annual meeting in Liverpool next month. More than 5,000 surgeons from around the world have already asked for the technology. The procedure, which can take up to five minutes but which was achieved in just 60 seconds with June, will be made available to eye surgeons across the UK and ....
  • Media Touts A New Study Blaming Diabetes Epidemic On Global Warming

    03/22/2017 1:59:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 22, 2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The media is touting a new study claiming global warming could be, at least in part, to blame for the "diabetes epidemic" sweeping the globe. "When it gets warmer, there is higher incidence of diabetes," Lisanne Blauw, a Ph.D. candidate at the Netherlands-based Einthoven Laboratory and the study's lead author, told The Huffington Post Tuesday. "It's important to realize global warming has further effects on our health, not only on the climate," Blauw said.
  • Fasting Diet May Help Regenerate a Diabetic Pancreas

    02/24/2017 1:34:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NHS News ^ | 2/24
    "The pancreas can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet, say US researchers," BBC News reports. Research in mice found a low-calorie diet may help in cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The pancreas is an organ that uses specialised cells known as beta cells to produce the hormone insulin, which the body uses to break down sugars in the blood (glucose). In type 1 diabetes the pancreas stops producing insulin. In type 2 diabetes either not enough insulin is produced or cells in the body fail to respond to insulin (insulin resistance). Mice...
  • Metformin Diabetes Drug Could Extend Lifespan

    02/17/2017 4:45:58 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 8-8-2014 | Hannah Nichols
    Metformin is approved in the US as a treatment for type 2 diabetes. A new study by Cardiff University, UK, involving over 180,000 people, reveals that the drug could also increase the lifespan of those individuals who are non-diabetics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are around 29.1 million people in the US with diabetes, equating to 9.3% of the population. Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95% of diabetes cases and is usually associated with older age, obesity and physical inactivity, family history of type 2 diabetes or a personal history of gestational diabetes. Senior...
  • Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80

    01/25/2017 12:59:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    ny times ^ | January 25, 2017 | VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
    Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80. Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia. Ms. Moore faced more than her share of private sorrow, and she went on to more serious fare, including an Oscar-nominated role in the 1980 film “Ordinary People” as a frosty, resentful mother whose son has died. But she was most indelibly known as the incomparably spunky...
  • A NEW YORK 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL SELLS ARTWORK TO BUY HERSELF A DIABETIC ALERT DOG

    01/12/2017 5:43:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 1/11
    It is a dream come true for a young girl in Farmingdale, New York. Thanks to social media and her hard work, she's raised enough money to buy a diabetic alert dog. Eight-year-old Emma Brussels has type 1 diabetes. She wears two high tech devices but they're not perfect. For Christmas, the 3rd grader wished for a diabetic alert dog, but the highly trained canine came with a $15,000 price tag, and was not under the tree. The adorable artist is not a quitter. She turned her passion for painting into a dream come true. Emma started selling her precious...
  • Nina Teicholz On U.S. Dietary Guidelines And LCHF Docs Under Attack

    12/30/2016 6:41:44 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 26 replies
    Livin la Vida low-carb show ^ | 2016 | Jimmy Moore
    Behind-the-scenes, so much is happening to help progress the science supporting a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet. One of the leading voices helping bring this about is investigative journalist Nina Teicholz, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, who came under fire in 2015 for her British Medical Journal article “The scientific report guiding the US dietary guidelines: is it scientific?” This brought on a media firestorm with public pressure being applied to the BMJ to retract Nina’s column. A bright light of hope happened recently when the...
  • How a BMI Fallacy Convinced the World that Diabetes Is a Disease of Excess

    12/16/2016 2:27:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Motherboard ^ | December 15, 201 | Ankita Rao
    Last year I was visiting a rural hospital in Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest and hungriest states in India. The patients waiting in the corridors were thin and bony, with dangerously low blood counts and anemia. So I was shocked when I watched the doctors at Jan Swasthya Sahyog clinic treat patient after patient for diabetes and heart disease. The public perception of type II diabetes is that it’s a disease of excess—the result of too much sugar in our diets and a sedentary lifestyle. But a documentary by executive producer Elliot Kirschner, director Adam Bolt, producer Jessica Harrop, and...
  • Diabetes missing link discovered

    12/13/2016 2:26:43 PM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    phys.org ^ | December 5, 2016 | Provided by: University of Auckland NZ
    High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia =============================================================================================================================== New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. The findings, published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, show for the first time that a protein known as beta catenin is crucial for controlling the release of insulin from the pancreas to maintain stable blood sugar levels. In type 2 diabetes, either the body doesn't produce enough insulin or the cells in...
  • Fat is GOOD for you! New research says cheese and cream to PREVENT diabetes and heart risk

    12/11/2016 1:35:02 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 168 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Lucy Johnston
    Current dietary advice says foods containing high levels of saturated fats such as cream, butter, red meat, eggs and cheese should be avoided because they increase the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer. But a study published in a leading medical journal has found the opposite is true, with a diet full of natural fats improving the health of people taking part. Professor Sherif Sultan, a heart specialist from the University of Ireland, said: “We urgently need to overturn current dietary guidelines." "People should not be eating high carbohydrate diets as they have been told over the...
  • Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough with Artemisinin Treatment

    12/05/2016 7:18:10 AM PST · by posterchild · 7 replies
    The Diabetic News ^ | Dec 3, 2016
    Researchers have announced that FDA-approved artemisinins, used for decades to treat malaria, offer a completely new therapy for type 1 diabetes. It promises to be a simple and elegant strategy to heal diabetes type 1: Replacing the destroyed beta-cells in the bodies of patients with newly-produced insulin-secreting cells. For years, researchers around the world tried various approaches with stem- or adult cells in order to induce this transformation. Their effort lead to a fundamental understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of beta cells – however, a compound capable of doing the trick was missing
  • Here Are the States with the Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

    12/02/2016 8:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates...
  • Platypus (And Echidna) Venom Could Treat Type 2 Diabetes, Adelaide Researchers Find

    11/30/2016 8:15:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30
    A longer-lasting form of a hormone found in platypus venom could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. Key points: A longer lasting version of GLP-1 has been found in the gut and venom of the platypus GLP-1 stimulates the release of insulin to lower blood glucose Researchers hope the venom could be used to treat type 2 diabetes in humans The team found both the platypus and echidna produce a long-lasting form of the hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). GLP-1 is normally secreted in the gut of...
  • Doctor: Treatment Using Maggots Saves Lives, Limbs and Money

    11/19/2016 8:13:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KHOU ^ | November 11, 2016 | Shern-Min Chow,
    Sometimes ancient remedies are the best, even if they make you a little squeamish. Maggots are being used again but in a new way: to save lives, limbs and money. Some doctors think the larvae could revolutionize wound care, which costs $10 to 15 billion a year in the U.S. It’s a problem that will grow, with our growing diabetes population. On the Ca-Hil farm out in the small town of Wild Peach in Brazoria County, it is another day. Owner Randy Harang is prepping the fields to bale hay, but for the 59-year-old, it is not just business as...