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2014-06-16 08:28:47

Algorithm in Development Maintained Glucose Above Hypoglycemic Levels Over 99% of Time in Feasibility Study CHESTERBROOK, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Animas Corporation today shared encouraging results from its predictive hypoglycemia-minimizing algorithm in development. Data from a clinical feasibility study demonstrated that the algorithm was capable of helping maintain glucose above hypoglycemic levels an average of 99.1 percent of the time for the 12 participants investigated, all...

2014-06-16 08:28:40

Novel Once-Daily Formulation of Remogliflozin Etabonate Achieves Ideal Safety and Efficacy Profiles RALEIGH, N.C., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Islet Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ISLT), a biopharmaceutical company developing new medicines and technologies for the treatment and diagnosis of metabolic disease, presented final results from its two Phase 2b clinical studies evaluating remogliflozin etabonate (a prodrug of remogliflozin, the active inhibitor) at the 74(th) American Diabetes...

2014-06-16 08:27:42

Up to 2.25 percentage point reduction in HbA1c achieved after only 13 weeks of dosing CARLSBAD, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today the final results from its Phase 2 study of ISIS-GCGR(Rx) in patients with type 2 diabetes uncontrolled on stable metformin therapy. In this study, patients in the per protocol population (PP) treated with ISIS-GCGR(Rx) in addition to metformin achieved absolute mean reduction in hemoglobin...

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2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

2014-06-15 16:20:33

CONSISTENT 1 Trial Results Presented in Late-Breaker Poster SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today presented a scientific poster highlighting the CONSISTENT 1 trial results at the 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco. The CONSISTENT 1 trial is evaluating Hylenex(®) recombinant and a new formulation of Hylenex currently under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review, when used as...

2014-06-15 16:20:24

- For those taking metformin, empagliflozin/linagliptin combination tablet showed statistically significant reductions in blood glucose vs. empagliflozin or linagliptin alone after 24 weeks RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two phase III clinical trials found the investigational combination tablet of empagliflozin and linagliptin reduced blood glucose levels in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D), Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) and Eli Lilly...

2014-06-15 15:18:02

The Endocrine Society Study suggests metformin controls blood sugar more effectively in African-Americans African Americans taking the diabetes drug metformin saw greater improvements in their blood sugar control than white individuals who were prescribed the same medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). An estimated 29 million Americans have diabetes. African Americans are twice as likely to...

2014-06-15 15:04:38

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes have a less balanced composition of gut bacteria compared with children of the same age without diabetes. The research is by Dr Marcus de Goffau and Dr Hermie Harmsen, University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, and colleagues. The incidence of type 1 diabetes is increasing worldwide, showing a particularly...

2014-06-15 08:21:29

-- The average HbA1C reductions in patients treated with ITCA 650 for 6 months at the time of the interim analysis were -3.2%; patients at baseline had HbA1C levels between 10-12%. BOSTON, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the highlights of a poster presentation at the 74(th) Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) held in San Francisco that contained the first 6-month data from an ongoing open-label phase 3 trial...

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2014-06-15 06:15:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute have devised a new text message program which they claim could help patients control their diabetes by sending them information about proper nutritional habits, the benefits of physical activities and reminders to check blood sugar on a regular basis. The program is part of the Dulce Digital study, and initial results suggest a text message-based self-management intervention...


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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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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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