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  • New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes

    11/14/2016 5:31:24 PM PST · by ncfool · 12 replies
    CBS TV Philadelphia ^ | November 14, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    New Inhaled Insulin Drug Helps People With Diabetes PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — National Diabetes Month is observed every November so individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country can bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. More than 400 million adults were living with diabetes in 2015 and this number is expected to increase to around 642 million or one in ten adults by 2040. One in two adults with diabetes is undiagnosed. Daniele Hargendader makes sure to stay fit as a personal trainer. She often works out in Pennypack Park. Daniele also has Type...
  • Google Doodle For Sir Frederick Banting: Why Chemistry Is Part Of Insulin's Story

    11/14/2016 1:17:23 PM PST · by posterchild · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | Nov 14, 2016 | Carmen Drahl
    Today’s Google Doodle honors the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the first person to use insulin to treat people with diabetes. That achievement garnered Banting a share of the 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Most folks know that insulin is a lifesaving treatment, but fewer know how it works. I wouldn’t be writing about it if chemistry weren’t involved in the story, of course. So let’s dive in. Insulin is a natural protein that regulates energy consumption and blood sugar levels in the body. When a person develops Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin. Nowadays...
  • Oh, It's Not A Racket? (Pharmacology)

    05/09/2016 7:13:29 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 87 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 9, 2016 | Karl Denninger
    Oh yes it is. "My parents were just vacationing in Europe (they go often so they're aware of how stuff works). My mom is diabetic and had a shortage of insulin while in France, they went to the drugstore and she showed the bottle of Humalog which is what she uses in the United States and the price in the United States is around $240 a bottle which is charged to her Medicare and insurance and can only be prescribed by her doctor." "The pharmacist recognized the bottle and without having to go to a doctor sold her a bottle...
  • How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

    11/14/2015 5:44:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Jason Fung
    Diabetes is a curable disease. As a dietary disease, it demands a dietary treatment. The principles are outlined here.
  • Amazing Afrezza – Non-Invasive Insulin That Works!

    04/22/2015 10:16:03 AM PDT · by ncfool · 15 replies
    healthline.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Amy Tenderich
    I can’t wait to get my next A1C test done (who says that?! but it’s true). I am now two-plus months into my use of new inhaled insulin Afrezza, and frankly I’m blown away by how well it performs (ooh, pun!) I’ve been hesitant to be too much of a cheerleader for Afrezza, because I thought maybe I was experiencing beginner’s luck – the thrill of any shiny new diabetes treatment can wear off pretty quickly – and given how controversial this drug is, I didn’t want to stir the pot unnecessarily. But sorry Naysayers, Afrezza is the bomb. At...
  • Study: Single injection of protein could reverse symptoms of Type 2 diabetes

    07/17/2014 6:13:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17, 2014 | FoxNews
    When mice with the human equivalent of Type 2 diabetes were injected with the protein FGF1, their blood sugar levels returned to normal over two days. Just one injection of the protein both regulated these levels and even helped reverse insulin insensitivity – the underlying cause of diabetes. Published in the journal Nature, the research on FGF1 could revolutionize diabetes treatment. In addition to being effective against diabetes, the protein has several advantages over current diabetes drugs. It does not result in dangerous side effects seen with other diabetes drugs, such as heart problems, weight gain, or hypoglycemia. Additionally, FGF1...
  • Progress made on a ‘bionic pancreas’ for diabetics

    06/16/2014 2:25:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 15, 2014 9:22 PM EDT | Marilynn Marchione
    Scientists have made big progress on a “bionic pancreas” to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and automatically giving insulin or a sugar-boosting drug as needed, doctors said Sunday. The device improved blood-sugar control more than standard monitors and insulin pumps did when tested for five days on 20 adults and 32 teens. Unlike other artificial pancreases in development that just correct high blood sugar, this one also can fix too-low sugar, mimicking what a natural pancreas does. …
  • Skin drug shows 'promising' results on type 1 diabetes

    09/22/2013 5:14:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | BBC
    A drug that was used to treat a skin disorder has shown signs of being able to treat aspects of type 1 diabetes. A small trial on US patients suggests that alefacept helps the body produce its own insulin, which is key for people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Liver hormone offers hope for diabetes treatmentCompound boosts insulin production in mice.

    04/28/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Nature News ^ | 25 April 2013 | Chris Palmer
    Biologists have found a hormone in the liver that spurs the growth of insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas, a discovery they hope will lead to new treatments for diabetes. A team led by Douglas Melton, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, identified the hormone, betatrophin, by inducing insulin resistance in mice using a peptide that binds to insulin receptors. That caused the animals' insulin-secreting pancreatic β cells to proliferate. The researchers then searched for genes that showed increased activity, zeroing in on one that they were able to link to betatrophin production. Further experiments showed that...
  • Fatal outsourcing? Thomas Hospital hit with $140 million verdict in death of Daphne woman

    12/14/2012 7:18:04 PM PST · by Born Conservative · 7 replies
    AL.COM ^ | 12/14/12 | Brendan Kirby
    BAY MINETTE, Alabama – The family of a Daphne woman who received a lethal dose of medicine due to an error made by workers in India hired to save money on the preparation of medical records has won a $140 million judgment. The verdict, handed down this week in Baldwin County Circuit Court, holds Thomas Hospital and three other firms responsible for the 2008 death of Sharron Juno. It may be the richest civil verdict in the history of Baldwin County, renowned for its conservative juries. George “Skip” Finkbohner, an attorney who represented Juno’s son, attributed the large jury award...
  • High Insulin Levels Could Lead to Obesity

    12/08/2012 9:40:04 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 22 replies
    diabetesincontrol.com ^ | 12/01/12 | Cell Metabolism
    While the dominating opinion is that rising insulin is a result of obesity and insulin resistance, a new study provides evidence that it appears to be the other way around.
  • Sugar Makes You Stupid, But Omega-3s Will Smarten You Back Up

    05/19/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 16, 2012 | Alice G. Walton
    Researchers have just reported that among the list of bodily ills that fructose contributes to, it may also "make you dumb." Luckily, eating a diet rich in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids seems to counteract this phenomenon. The rats also had important differences in how their bodies - and brains - were metabolizing sugar and functioning overall. The rats who had eaten diets without omega-3s had higher triglyceride levels as well as higher glucose and insulin levels. In fact the rats seemed to enter a state of insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes), but this too was reversed by the...
  • Remote-controlled genes trigger insulin production

    05/06/2012 1:56:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Nature News ^ | 03 May 2012 | Helen Shen
    Nanoparticles heated by radio waves switch on genes in mice Researchers have remotely activated genes inside living animals, a proof of concept that could one day lead to medical procedures in which patients’ genes are triggered on demand. The work, in which a team used radio waves to switch on engineered insulin-producing genes in mice, is published today in Science1. Jeffrey Friedman, a molecular geneticist at the Rockefeller University in New York and lead author of the study, says that in the short term, the results will lead to better tools to allow scientists to manipulate cells non-invasively. But with...
  • TSA Confiscates Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs

    08/04/2011 10:20:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    7News ^ | August 4, 2011 | Marc Stewart
    Security Tells Woman Isulin Vial Was An Explosives Risk. Aaron Nieman is frustrated, after his pregnant wife's insulin and ice packs were confiscated by TSA screeners at Denver International Airport on Thursday afternoon. The couple has traveled around the world with her supplies and have never encountered any troubles before. "It made me feel upset and made me feel somewhat helpless," he said. His wife is traveling alone to a baby shower in Phoenix. She asked us not to use her name for fear of security and retaliation for speaking out.
  • New to Diabetes. Would like to hear experiences.

    05/21/2011 6:36:59 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 57 replies
    Vanity | 5/21/2011 | Eqandybuzz
    Sorry to bother everyone with vanity post. Two weeks ago I started on Metformin, a drug used to control sugar. My doctor told me I am close to having diabetes, if I do not already have it. I wanted to hear about your experiences when you found out you had diabetes, the symptoms and how you live your life now. (diet, exercise, drinking) I appreciate your input. I have no clue what to do, what to eat,when to eat. Going to endocrinologist next week. Thanks
  • UNC study helps clarify link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes. (sat. fat n.g.)

    04/11/2011 12:50:19 PM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies
    University of North Carolina ^ | April 11, 2011 | Unknown
    New research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine adds clarity to the connection. The study published on-line April 10th in the journal Nature Immunology finds that saturated fatty acids but not the unsaturated type can activate immune cells to produce an inflammatory protein, called interleukin-1beta. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a major health threat worldwide. Several decades ago scientists noticed that people with type 2 diabetes have overly active immune responses, leaving their bodies rife with inflammatory chemicals. In addition, people...
  • UB Study Suggests That Insulin Could Be Potential Therapy for Alzheimer's Disease

    04/01/2011 12:39:14 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies
    University at Buffalo - SUNY ^ | April 1, 2011 | Unknown
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A low dose of insulin has been found to suppress the expression in the blood of four precursor proteins involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, according to new clinical research by University at Buffalo endocrinologists. The research, published in March online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests that insulin could have a powerful, new role to play in fighting Alzheimer's disease. > The paper builds on the UB researchers' earlier work showing that insulin has a potent and rapid anti-inflammatory effect on peripheral mononuclear cells. It also builds on the well-known association between...
  • Yi-Qi-Zeng-Min-Tang ameliorates insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetic rats

    03/15/2011 12:10:20 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies
    World Journal of Gastroenterology ^ | March 15, 2011 | Unknown
    The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is dramatically increasing throughout the world. Insulin resistance is a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, and it most often precedes the onset of hyperglycemia and predicts development of type 2 diabetes. At present, thiazolidinediones (TZD), the agonists of the peroxisome proliferators-activated receptor Îł, are the main agents to improve insulin sensitivity in the liver, adipose tissue, and skeletal muscle, thus improving glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Despite the efficacy, some deleterious side effects of TZDs, including rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have been noted, such as increasing body weight and aggravating heart failure...
  • Add coconut, cut fat

    08/09/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 90 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 9 August, 2010. | The Times of India
    A diet rich in coconut oil keeps fat away and also protects against insulin resistance, a new study shows. The study also helps explain how people who incorporate medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil into their diets can lose body fat. Obesity and insulin resistance are major factors leading to the development of Type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance is an impaired ability of cells to respond to insulin. Nigel Turner and Jiming Ye from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research compared fat metabolism and insulin resistance in mice fed coconut oil and lard based diets. "The medium chain...
  • Well-defined quantity of antioxidants in diet can improve insulin resistance

    06/21/2010 9:41:08 AM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies
    The Endocrine Society ^ | June 20, 2010 | Unknown
    A diet rich in natural antioxidants improves insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant obese adults and enhances the effect of the insulin-sensitizing drug metformin, a preliminary study from Italy finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. "The beneficial effects of antioxidants are known, but we have revealed for the first time one of their biological bases of action—improving hormonal action in obese subjects with the metabolic syndrome," said principal author Antonio Mancini, MD, an endocrinology researcher at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome. The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of...