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Insulin Pump Nears Approval In The US
2013-06-23 03:30:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An artificial pancreas is one step closer to receiving approval for sale in the US after a clinical trial showed the device, which can read a person’s blood sugar levels and supply insulin as needed, is safe. The MiniMed Integrated System, which is manufactured by Minneapolis-based Medtronic, is for use by type 1 diabetics. It features an insulin pump designed to halt the release of the hormone if a patient’s blood sugar...

2013-06-19 23:19:28

In a new video Health News Wires discusses the dangers of insulin resistance and exactly how someone can increase insulin sensitivity through proper diet and herbal supplements. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 The website HealthNewsWires.com has recently published an informative article and video describing insulin resistance, its harmful effects and tips to manage and prevent the condition. In a new article and video from HealthNewsWires.com, the author defines insulin resistance as a condition that...

Stem Cells And New Drug Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes
2013-05-30 04:49:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Damage caused to insulin-producing cells by the immune systems of type 1 diabetes patients could be more damaging than previously believed, but a University of Missouri scientist believes that their new discovery could lead to the development of a potential cure for the condition. Individuals suffering from type 1 diabetes rely upon their daily insulin injections in order to survive, and without those shots their body´s...

2013-05-21 23:15:34

Extend Nutrition Snacks Creator Releases New Book on Insulin Pumps St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Dr. Francine Kaufman, inventor of Extend Nutrition, recalls the first insulin pump she used with her patients in the 1980s: It weighed several pounds and was jokingly referred to as the “big blue brick.” For the most part, it could only be used in the hospital setting. The technology has advanced greatly in the 30 years since then, and the advantages are greater as well. The...

Injectable Nanogel Monitors Blood-Sugar Levels
2013-05-17 08:31:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an injectable nanogel that can monitor blood-sugar levels and secrete insulin when needed, a breakthrough that could someday eliminate the need for patients with Type 1 diabetes to constantly monitor their blood-sugar levels and inject themselves with insulin. The researchers designed the nanoparticles to sense glucose levels in the body, and...


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