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2009-08-27 09:00:00

SALEM, N.H., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- AgaMatrix, Inc., the makers of WaveSense blood glucose meters, announced today their continued commitment to educate health care professionals and patients on the importance of blood glucose meter (BGM) accuracy for all patients. WaveSense BGM's uniquely employ WaveSense technology which personalizes each test to provide world class accuracy. They detect and correct for errors caused by different environmental conditions and blood samples. According to...

2009-08-17 08:52:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning against using some glucose monitors by patients receiving medicines containing non-glucose sugars. The FDA said its warning involves using glucose monitors that require specific test strips. Non-glucose sugars contained in some therapeutic products such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and certain immunoglobulins can falsely elevate glucose results, which may prompt excessive insulin administration, the FDA said. These therapeutic products,...

2009-08-14 17:44:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The U. S. Food and Drug Administration issued Advice for Diabetic Patients and their Caregivers on August 13, stating that blood glucose meters that use GDH-PQQ technology may "produce a falsely high (elevated) blood glucose result." Since 2006, Bayer Diabetes Care has not distributed test strips that use GDH-PQQ (glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone) glucose monitoring technology for its blood glucose meters. Bayer Diabetes Care is...

2009-08-14 13:10:00

EDINA, Minn., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ARKRAY, Inc., today announced that its line of GLUCOCARD and Assure blood glucose meter test strips do not use GDH-PQQ (glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinoline quinone), which the FDA has stated can falsely elevate blood glucose results in patients who are using certain therapeutic products. The GLUCOCARD 01 and Assure families of products use a glucose-specific enzyme and can, therefore, distinguish between glucose and other sugars. In light of the...

2009-08-13 23:34:24

The supplement carnitine may offer hope for people with glucose intolerance, older people, and people with kidney disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Deborah Muoio of the Duke University Medical Center's Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center said carnitine reverses glucose intolerance in animals. Muoio also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with pre-diabetes, diabetes and other disorders that...

2009-08-13 10:44:37

 Supplementing obese rats with the nutrient carnitine helps the animals to clear the extra sugar in their blood, something they had trouble doing on their own, researchers at Duke University Medical Center report.A team led by Deborah Muoio (Moo-ee-oo), Ph.D., of the Duke Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, also performed tests on human muscle cells that showed supplementing with carnitine might help older people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other disorders that make...

2009-08-05 11:31:04

A research team led by Dr. Tony Lam at the Toronto General Research Institute and the University of Toronto discovered a novel function of a hormone found in the gut that might potentially lower glucose levels in diabetes.In this ground-breaking study on a rat model, Dr. Lam's team discovered that activating receptors of the cholecystokinin (CCK) peptide hormone in the gut rapidly and potently lowers blood glucose levels by triggering a signal to the brain and then to the liver to lower...

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2009-06-21 12:47:55

Obesity is probably the most important factor in the development of insulin resistance, but science's understanding of the chain of events is still spotty. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have filled in the gap and identified the missing link between the two. Their findings, to be published in the June 21, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature, explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin-resistant. The Salk...

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2009-06-15 10:00:00

 Promise is held out for the development of novel oral drugs to control blood glucose levels in diabetes patients as the result of research by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientist.For his groundbreaking work, Prof. Shlomo Sasson of the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy has been named one of the winners this year of the Hebrew University's Kaye Innovation Awards.Type 2 diabetes is a worldwide epidemic, predicted to affect over 380 million people within the next 20 years. This...

2009-06-05 07:30:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvilex, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NVLX), an emerging healthcare consumer products company, announced today that, due to a recent surge of consumer interest, it is offering free Cinnergen samples to people interested in using a whole food supplement to help to prevent conditions associated with pre-diabetes, insulin resistance and fluctuations in blood sugar (glucose) levels. The surge in interest has been driven by Nuvilex' Internet...


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