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2009-12-21 15:20:13

Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose levels by people with type 2 diabetes who are not taking insulin is an ineffective use of health resources as the modest benefits are outweighed by the significant cost of test strips, suggest 2 studies http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091017.pdf and http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090765.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca . In Ontario, blood glucose test strips are the third largest cost for the Ontario Public Drug Programs in...

2009-12-10 13:22:00

EDINA, Minn., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today received FDA clearance on the new Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Assure Platinum Blood Glucose Monitoring System is the first auto-code Assure brand blood glucose meter. Assure meters are uniquely designed for long term care and multi-resident use settings. The new Assure Platinum is feature loaded and helps facilities meet state...

2009-12-02 16:40:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Blood Glucose Meters & Strips - A Global Update of Market Trends & Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164351/Blood-Glucose-Meters--Strips---A-Global-Update-of-Market-Trends--Opportunities.html Blood glucose levels or blood sugar levels represent the measurement, which indicates whether or not a person is suffering from diabetes. Blood glucose...

2009-12-01 14:27:34

Even the anticipation of sweets may cause our muscles to start taking up more blood sugar, say researchers reporting in the December issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. That message is delivered via neurons in the brain's hypothalamus containing the chemical known as orexin and the sympathetic nervous system, the studies in mice and rats suggest. Orexin neurons are known to switch on when we are motivated to eat or seek other rewards. They also play a role in active...

2009-11-20 10:11:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Global Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Market (SMBG): Increasing Adoption to Drive Growth http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164657/Global-Self-Monitoring-Blood-Glucose-Market-(SMBG)-Increasing-Adoption-to-Drive-Growth.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Description Global Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Market (SMBG): Increasing...

2009-11-12 11:45:00

EDINA, Minn., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today announced the launch of a new and improved Assure Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring Test Strip. The Assure Pro Blood Glucose Monitoring System is uniquely designed for long term care and multi-resident use settings. Feature loaded, the Assure Pro meter helps facilities meet state regulatory standards and provide better resident care. The new Assure Pro Test...

2009-11-05 12:19:00

EDINA, Minn., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., the world's 5th largest manufacturer of diabetes self-monitoring systems, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its new GLUCOCARD Vital blood glucose monitoring system. The new meter and strip platform, which ARKRAY will make available for distribution in early December, is expected to be a significant complement to the existing GLUCOCARD line of products, and will be ideal for...

2009-11-03 15:35:34

If worms are any indication, all the sugar in your diet could spell much more than obesity and type 2 diabetes. Researchers reporting in the November issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, say it might also be taking years off your life. By adding just a small amount of glucose to C. elegans usual fare of straight bacteria, they found the worms lose about 20 percent of their usual life span. They trace the effect to insulin signals, which can block other life-extending molecular...

2009-09-29 14:40:00

A spoonful of herbicide helps the sugar break down in a most delightful way. Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a fuel cell "“ basically a battery with a gas tank "“ that harvests electricity from glucose and other sugars known as carbohydrates. The human body's preferred energy source could someday power our gadgets, cars or homes. "Carbohydrates are very energy rich," said BYU chemistry professor Gerald Watt. "What we needed was a catalyst that would extract...

2009-09-01 16:14:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Bile acids are known to be key regulators of lipid, glucose and overall energy metabolism. Bile acid activation of the G protein-coupled receptor TGR5 has been shown to induce energy expenditure in muscle and brown fat, thereby conferring resistance to weight gain. Now, a paper published in the current issue of Cell Metabolism (Vol. 10, Issue 3, Sept. 2, 2009) elaborates on a separate TGR5-regulated mechanism in the gut that drives secretion of the...


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