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2014-08-12 08:31:09

New study adds to a growing body of evidence supporting benefits of tree nut consumption on measures of glycemic control in people with diabetes and metabolic syndrome MODESTO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evidence continues to mount supporting the role of almonds and other tree nuts as part of an overall dietary pattern that is beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes. Three new studies suggest a relationship between regular consumption of tree nuts, such as almonds, and...

Researchers Use Fruit Flies To Unlock Mysteries Of human Diabetes
2014-08-11 03:05:27

Stanford University Medical Center For the first time, the tiny fruit fly can be used to study how mutations associated with the development of diabetes affect the production and secretion of the vital hormone insulin. The advance is due to a new technique devised by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine that allows scientists to measure insulin levels in the insects with extremely high sensitivity and reproducibility. The experimental model is likely to...

2014-08-11 08:28:18

PARIS and VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) announced today that they have entered into a worldwide exclusive licensing agreement for development and commercialization of Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The companies plan to launch Afrezza in the United States in the first quarter of 2015. Under...

2014-08-11 04:21:54

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of visual impairment due to Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). Bayer Healthcare plans to launch EYLEA in DME in the EU this quarter. "DME is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults in much of the developed world, and we believe EYLEA will be an important new treatment...

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2014-08-11 04:19:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large-scale study from Cardiff University, involving over 180,000 people, reveals that people with Type 2 diabetes can live longer than those without the condition, thanks to a widely prescribed blood glucose control medication. The findings, published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, suggest that metformin — commonly used to control glucose levels in the body and known for exhibiting anticancer properties — could offer...

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2014-08-09 05:53:39

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Diabetes increasingly is becoming one of America’s most dangerous diseases. Many die every year from diabetes-related complications including heart attack and stroke. According to the National Institutes of Health 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 29.1 million people in the United States have diabetes, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. That is 9.3 percent of the population. Of that, 21 million have been diagnosed while a...

2014-08-08 23:04:34

Wound Care Market is driven by several factors which include the rising incidences of hospital-acquired infections and the increasing awareness about the latest technologies in the market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/wound-care-market-371.html (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 The Report “Wound Care Market by Type (Traditional (Wound Closure, Anti infective), Basic (Films, Cleansing), Advanced (Hydrogels, Hydrocolloids, Alginate, Collagen), Active (Artificial Skin & Skin...

2014-08-08 23:00:14

A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can significantly improve their health, according to a new study led by diabetes nurse educators from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's Ambulatory Care Network. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2014 Participants in NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital study reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels by actively managing their health A holistic approach to educating and empowering patients with diabetes can...

2014-08-08 20:22:12

In Phase 3 studies, INVOKANA® plus metformin lowered blood sugar and reduced secondary endpoints of body weight and systolic blood pressure to a greater degree than metformin alone RARITAN, N.J., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved INVOKAMET((TM)), a fixed-dose therapy combining canagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride in a single tablet, for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes....

2014-08-08 12:25:40

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "Insulin Pen Market, Users (Reusable & Prefilled) & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis" to its store. DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Insulin Pen Market Analysis In 2013, more than 50 Thousand insulin users opt for an insulin pen. Out of this major percentage of population uses Reusable (Cartridge) insulin pen compared to Prefilled (Disposable) insulin pen. Insulin Pen Market for 2013 is in double digit Billion US$ and it is expected to grow by 13% from 2013...


Latest Diabetes Reference Libraries

Diabetes (journal)
2012-05-12 21:44:48

Diabetes is a peer-reviewed medical journal published since 1952 by the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is a separate journal from the journal Diabetes Care, which is also published by the ADA. Diabetes covers research about the physiology and pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus, including any aspect of laboratory, animal or human research. Emphasis is on investigative reports focusing on areas such as the pathogenesis of diabetes and its complications, normal and pathologic...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'