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2012-09-10 11:02:56

NIH-supported findings diverge from previous studies showing that blood sugar control benefits adults Tight blood sugar control in infants and children undergoing heart surgery does not lower the risk of infection or improve recovery, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Infants and children who have undergone heart surgery commonly develop high blood sugar levels, which may be associated with health issues and death. Although the results of clinical trials...

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2012-09-08 07:37:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A new, non-invasive method of measuring a person's blood glucose levels developed by a German research firm could free diabetics from the pain and annoyance of daily finger pricks. The new method, which has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Society, uses a tiny chip that is placed on a person's body and can measure his or her blood sugar levels through perspiration, tears, or other bodily fluids, explained...

2012-09-04 14:39:45

Using a new method, diabetes researchers at Lund University, Sweden, have been able to reveal more of the genetic complexity behind type 2 diabetes. The new research findings have been achieved as a result of access to human insulin-producing cells from deceased donors and by not only studying one gene variant, but many genes and how they influence the level of the gene in pancreatic islets and their effect on insulin secretion and glucose control of the donor. "With this approach, we can...

2012-07-10 10:25:39

Newer technologies designed to help people with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels daily work better than traditional methods and require fewer painful needle sticks, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. The research findings, published online in the July 10 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that even though these diabetic control technologies are more costly, people with diabetes who use an insulin pump are more satisfied with their treatment and quality of...

Diabetes Reversal In Mice Via Stem Cells
2012-06-28 11:41:14

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Diabetes is a detrimental disease. In order to combat the illness, University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers conducted a study with an industry partner and discovered that stem cells can reverse Type 1 diabetes in mice. The discovery leads the way for the development of innovative treatments of diabetes, which is caused by deficient production of insulin by the pancreas. Insulin allows glucose to be held by the...


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