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2009-11-30 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Diabetes Diagnostics - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164347/Diabetes-Diagnostics---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html Diabetes Diagnosis market is driven by a steady increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes, both in the developed and developing parts of the world, and increase in intensive management and treatment...

2009-10-13 17:56:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminous Medical, Inc. announced today that it has reached agreement with a major supplier of electrochemical sensors for exclusive rights to incorporate its glucose sensor into Luminous' automated blood glucose monitor. Luminous is developing its monitor to enable clinicians to control hyperglycemia in critical care patients around the world. Previously, Luminous was planning to use a sensing technology based on near-infrared spectrometry....

2009-10-13 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Insulin Delivery Devices Pipeline Technology and Market Forecasts to 2015 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154747/Reportlinker-Adds-Insulin-Delivery-Devices-Pipeline-Technology-and-Market-Forecasts-to-2015.html Insulin Delivery Devices Pipeline Technology and Market Forecasts to 2015 Summary GlobalData's "Insulin Delivery Devices Pipeline...

2009-10-06 06:45:00

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market to Grow 48% in 2009 VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new report series by iData Research, the leading global authority in medical device, dental and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. market for diabetes drugs, devices and monitoring systems will reach over $55 billion by 2016, tripling in value. The market for insulin will grow over 18% in 2009, while continuous glucose monitoring systems will see growth of 48%. iData's new...

2009-09-29 15:07:09

Diabetes patients should always control their own blood sugar values if this leads to improvements in their treatment. This is the view advocated by Michael Nauck of the Bad Lauterberg Diabetes Center and his coauthors in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106[37]: 587-94), who discuss sensible approaches to blood glucose self-monitoring. On the basis of their analysis, the authors make differentiated proposals for the...

2009-09-09 09:39:40

Studies link improvements in diabetes control to frequency of use and demonstrate continued improvements 12 months after use, with 'remarkably low' occurrence of severe hypoglycemia The latest data from groundbreaking human clinical trials of the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) show that the primary determinant of improvements in achieving better diabetes control is regular use of monitors "“ six days per week or more "“ rather than the age of patients, and that...

2009-08-08 12:13:03

A team of European and U.S. researchers say they're getting closer to altering pancreatic cells to produce insulin to cure Type 1 diabetes. Altering cells to produce insulin would help diabetics metabolize sugar and reduce or eliminate the need for daily insulin injections, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. A team of scientists led by Patrick Collombat, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, reprogrammed pancreatic cells in diabetic mice by...

2009-08-06 13:30:16

Researchers have found a way in mice to convert another type of pancreas cell into the critical insulin-producing beta cells that are lost in those with type I diabetes. The secret ingredient is a single transcription factor, according to the report in the August 7th issue of Cell, a Cell Press journal.When the gene called Pax4 is forced on in pancreatic alpha cells, the cells change their identity to become beta cells, the researchers found. The body in turn senses a loss of alpha cells,...

2009-07-13 10:50:49

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of some lots of Quick-set infusion sets produced by Medtronic Inc. for use by diabetes patients. The FDA said the infusion sets are used with the company's MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps. An infusion set is a thin plastic tube used to deliver insulin from an insulin pump to a diabetes patient, and is typically replaced by the patient every three days, officials said. Medtronic said the recalled infusion sets have reference numbers...

2009-07-09 22:02:04

A number of medical research institutions are testing an artificial pancreas on human subjects, a doctor at Connecticut's Yale-New Haven Hospital said Thursday. Dr. Stuart Weinzimer said an artificial pancreas would change the lives of people with diabetes. It's not only monitoring the blood sugars, but giving the appropriate amount of insulin every minute to control those sugars, Weinzimer said. An artificial pancreas will link the continuous sensors that monitor sugar levels in the body...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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