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2012-12-17 05:01:44

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Global Diabetes Devices Market and Diabetes Drugs Market - Industry Scenario, Trends, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2011 — 2018,” the global diabetes devices and drugs market was worth USD 50.8 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 98.4 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.9% from 2011 to 2018. Browse the full report at...

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...


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