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  • New insulin patch provides a painless way to control blood glucose levels
    Smart insulin patch could provide painless blood glucose control for diabetics
    Biomedical engineers and diabetes doctors from the University of the North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and North Carolina State have developed an insulin patch that is capable of detecting increases in blood sugar levels and secreting...
  • Diabetes
    The cost of insulin on the rise.
    Prevalence: In 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, had diabetes.Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.Undiagnosed: Of the 29.1 million, 21.0 million were diagnosed, and 8.1 million were...
  • Blood sugar balance
    How should I eat to balance my hormones for weight loss?
    How should eat to balance my hormones for weight loss?Different foods affect the hormones in your body in different ways. Specifically, foods affect how much of the hormone insulin your pancreas secretes in response to elevated blood sugar levels....
  • Diabetes
    Serious complication on the rise in kids with type 1 diabetes
    Since 1998, there has been an alarming increase in children with type 1 diabetes who have developed a dangerous complication by the time they are diagnosed with the disease, according to a new study. The research, published April 21 in the Journal...
  • Johns Hopkins exposes insulin patent and pricing scam
    Johns Hopkins exposes insulin patent and pricing scam
    No generic version of insulin exists in the United States. By making incremental changes in insulin formulations, pharmaceutical companies have managed to keep a patent on insulin for over 90 years. Recent changes in insulin formulation offer...
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    Afrezza provides inhalable insulin to diabetes sufferers
    Are you one of the millions of Americans who's been diagnosed with some form of diabetes? The CDC says there's nearly ten million of you out there. By any chance are you also terrified of needles? Doctor types call that trypanophobia, and...
  • Some cone snails use insulin to slow down prey
    Some cone snails use insulin to slow down prey
    At least two species of venomous cone snails have developed a means to catch food fish by using insulin to slow down the fish they prey on. Helena Safavi-Hemami from the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and colleagues are the first...
  • See what happens when you drink 10 cans of Coke a day (video)
    See what happens when you drink 10 cans of Coke a day (video)
    Have you ever wondered what effect soda may have on your body, especially over the long term? One fellow decided to fast-track the experiment, downing a whopping 300 cans of Coke over a 30-day period. That’s quite an accomplishment, even if...
  • Insulin breakthrough: 'This is part of the holy grail of medicine,' expert says
    Insulin breakthrough: 'This is part of the holy grail of medicine,' expert says
    The cure for diabetes is imminent, thanks to the surprising discovery made by researchers at Harvard University. Theinsulin breakthroughoccurred when scientists discovered how to manufacture insulin-producing cells in mass. Harvard researchers...
  • Scientists Continue Stem Cell Research
    Stem cell study by Harvard and MIT is a breakthrough for diabetic patients
    A recent Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientific stem cell study is a breakthrough for people with diabetes. Scientists of this important advancement in the field of stem cell research used embryonic stem...
  • Insulin pump with infusion set
    Stem cell research has brought a possible diabetes cure to within three years
    According to a Thursday story in National Geographic a researcher named Doug Melton is on the brink of curing type 1 diabetes. Melton, a professor at Harvard University, has developed a way to make an unlimited supply of beta cells that the body...
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    Skipping breakfast puts kids at risk for diabetes
    It looks like our moms were right about the importance of eating breakfast every day. According to a study published in the Sept. 2 PLOS Medicine, regularly eating the morning meal may help children lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.The...
  • Quick acting insulin inhaler uses a powder.
    Insulin that can be inhaled at mealtime by diabetics
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on June 28, 2014 announced the approval of Afrezza, an inhaled insulin used in the treatment of diabetes. The rapid-acting medicine can be used at the beginning of a meal or within 20 minutes after the start...
  • Inhaled insulin Afrezza approved for mealtime use.
    Inhaled insulin Afrezza approved for mealtime use
    Afrezza, an inhaled insulin has been approved by the FDA as a new treatment for diabetic adults requiring mealtime dosages to control their blood sugar levels, and “can be used at the beginning of a meal or within 20 minutes after the start...
  • Set of non-stick pots and pans
    Stain and stick resistant products linked to diabetes
    Perfluorinated compounds disrupts secretion of insulin from the pancreasSeveral environmental contaminants such as PCB, pesticides, and phthalates have been linked to diabetes. In a new study, Uppsala University examined if other kinds of...
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