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Diabetes type 2 is caused by insufficient levels of insulin to keep blood glucose under control.
The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes.
About 1 million people are affected by type 1 diabetes in the United States.
Type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific hormone.
DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from Biodel Inc.
Biologists have found that a key protein that regulates the biological clocks of mammals also regulates glucose production in the liver and that altering the levels of this protein can improve the health of diabetic mice.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marcadia Biotech, Inc.
A hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels may also influence a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.
An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients.
Using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of type 1 diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.
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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