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2012-06-14 07:02:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In the first systematic review of its kind, new research shows that strictly monitoring blood glucose levels (enhanced glucose control) with the right target levels can prevent diabetic neuropathy. Diabetic neuropathy is a disabling condition that develops in up to half of people with diabetes. It affects the nerves in the feet and legs, making them feel painful, weak, tingly, or numb. It is possible to prevent neuropathy by strictly controlling the blood sugar...

2012-05-15 21:20:52

A new link between obesity and type 2 diabetes found in mice could open the door to exploring new potential drug treatments for diabetes, University of Michigan Health System research has found. Drugs for type 2 diabetes commonly target insulin, which lowers blood glucose levels. But the U-M study suggests that glucagon — a pancreas-produced hormone that has the opposite effect of insulin by raising blood glucose levels — may also provide a powerful pathway to preventing and...

2011-10-06 13:24:45

Research provides the prospect of effective drug treatments for the genetic disorder Cambridge scientists have identified the cause of a rare, life-threatening form of hypoglycemia. Their findings, which have the potential to lead to pharmaceutical treatments for the disorder, were published today, 07 October, in the journal Science. Hypoglycemia, usually characterized by too much insulin which results in too little sugar in the bloodstream, is fairly common, often affecting diabetic...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

A recent study conducted on older (age 65 and over) individuals with Type 2 diabetes found that they demonstrated less awareness of hypoglycemic (low blood glucose) episodes than middle-aged (age 39-64) diabetics as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 New Study Shows Older Diabetics Are Less Aware of Hypoglycemic Symptoms: A recent study conducted on older (age 65 and over) individuals with Type 2 diabetes found that they demonstrated less awareness of...

2011-05-25 21:02:05

A widely used combination of two common medications may cause unexpected increases in blood glucose levels, according to a study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School. Researchers were surprised at the finding because neither of the two drugs "” one, an antidepressant marketed as Paxil, and the other, a cholesterol-lowering medication called Pravachol "” has a similar effect alone. The increase is more pronounced...

2010-10-28 08:08:00

LONDON, October 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetic Hypoglycemia supports World Diabetes Day on the 14th November 2010 in raising the global awareness of diabetes ( http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/). The theme of World Diabetes Day in 2010 is "Let's take control of diabetes. Now", which marks the second year of the five-year focus on diabetes education and prevention, the theme selected by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization for World Diabetes Day...

2010-07-23 08:00:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the worst case scenarios that can happen to a diabetic is if he or she falls into a hypoglycemic coma. This is caused by a severe deficiency in glucose levels found in the blood which causes the brain to seek other energy sources at the same time shutting down other important body functions. If treatment is delayed or neglected by the diabetic person, such a coma can cause not only loss of consciousness but also irreversible brain damage...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marcadia Biotech, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the companies have signed a development and exclusive license agreement for Marcadia's short-acting glucagon program, covering glucagon analogs that may provide greater convenience and ease-of-use than the current recombinant glucagon for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia. The program includes MAR531, a glucagon analog that is in preclinical development at...


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