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2011-08-24 13:27:51

  Acute transitions to inactive lifestyles disrupt control of blood sugar levels 79 million American adults have prediabetes and will likely develop diabetes later in life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the number of people diagnosed with diabetes continues to grow, researchers are focusing on discovering why the prevalence of the disease is increasing. John Thyfault, an assistant professor in MU´s departments of Nutrition and Exercise...

2011-08-09 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE), a company developing the Symphony(TM) tCGM System as a non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and the Prelude(TM) SkinPrep System for transdermal drug delivery, today announced the unveiling of a much anticipated demonstration video on the Company's website at www.echotx.com. The new video showcases the features and ease of use of the Symphony continuous glucose...

2011-04-12 12:18:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by the University of Toronto found that pistachios limit blood sugar response in the body of people with metabolic syndrome. This study shows that pistachios are a smart snack choice, not only for healthy individuals, but also for those struggling with certain health problems. This study is being presented today at the Experimental Biology meeting. Recently published research has shown that pistachios help limit blood...

2011-03-15 20:55:20

New device holds promise of making blood glucose testing easier People with diabetes could be helped by a new type of self-monitoring blood glucose sensor being developed by ASU engineers and clinicians at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. More than 23 million people in the United States have diabetes. The disease is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. It contributes to a higher risk for heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, lower extremity amputations and other chronic...

2011-02-24 17:41:09

Researchers call for routine testing after finding elevated levels in a quarter of non-diabetic patients A two-country hospital study of 808 elderly patients found a strong association between high, undiagnosed blood glucose in non-diabetic patients and increased hospital death rates, according to the March issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Researchers are now calling for routine blood glucose testing of elderly patients when they are admitted to hospital. The...

2011-02-15 14:39:11

Individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The high blood glucose levels accompanying diabetes are known to be associated with microvascular complications, including the eye condition retinopathy, according to background information in the article. "However, some...

2011-01-24 15:12:59

Finding may lead the way toward treatments that minimize adverse outcomes Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and adult disability. Those that involve intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain) are especially deadly, and there are no effective treatments to control such bleeding. Moreover, diabetes and hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) are associated with increases in bleeding during hemorrhagic stroke and worse clinical outcomes. But Joslin Diabetes Center researchers now...

2010-12-22 12:05:00

ALAMEDA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott Diabetes Care today announced that it has initiated a recall of 359 lots (approximately 359 million strips) of Precision Xtra®, Precision Xceed Pro®, MediSense® Optium(TM), Optium(TM), OptiumEZ and ReliOn® Ultima Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States and Puerto Rico. The test strips are used with Abbott's Precision Xtra, Precision Xceed Pro, MediSense...

2010-12-01 21:15:03

SRC-1 (steroid receptor coactivator) orchestrates glucose production in the liver, regulating the activity of a cascade of enzymes that turns sugar production on and off in the liver, said Baylor College of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center researchers in a report that appears in the current issue of Cell Metabolism. "As we achieve a better understanding of gluconeogenesis (production of glucose) in the liver, we can look for new ways to treat metabolic diseases such as type 2...

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