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2010-09-20 23:16:14

High blood glucose levels after surgery may be an important risk factor for infection at the surgical site in patients having general surgery, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Surgical site infection accounts for 14 percent to 17 percent of hospital-acquired infections, making it the third most common type of infection acquired at health-care facilities and the most common among patients having surgery, according to...

2010-09-20 04:58:00

STOCKHOLM, September 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY)(http://www.bms.com) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN)(http://www.astrazeneca-us.com) today announced results from a randomized, double blind Phase 3 clinical study, which demonstrated that the addition of the investigational drug dapagliflozin to existing glimepiride (sulphonylurea) therapy produced significant reductions in glycosylated hemoglobin levels (HbA1c) in adult patients with type 2...

2010-07-15 14:25:59

Research finds Type 1 diabetes affects athletic performance, but can be managed A new study led by York University researchers finds that young athletes with Type 1 diabetes may experience a marked decrease in performance as a result of their blood sugar levels. The study, published in the International Journal of Pediatrics, reports that participants' athletic prowess was sapped by low blood glucose, a condition known as hypoglycemia. Their cognitive abilities also declined as a result....

2010-06-25 15:20:00

PARIS, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today that results from the RAndomized Study of Basal Bolus Insulin Therapy in the Inpatient Management of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Undergoing General Surgery (RABBIT-2 Surgery) found that treatment with a basal-bolus regimen that included Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) once-daily and Apidra® (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection)...

2010-06-08 15:03:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The "gold standard" diabetes test, Hemoglobin A1c (A1C), explains much less about the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with diabetes than originally thought, according to an article in the June 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The article entitled, "Beyond HbA1c: Need for Additional Markers of Risk for Diabetic Microvascular Complications," was co-authored by Irl Hirsch, M.D., of the University...

2010-04-08 12:55:24

Previous studies have shown that GI is a reproducible measure of day-long postprandial glycemia. Over 2480 GI values of individual food items were listed in the recent edition of international tables of GI and GL. The relationship between food GI and human health has been largely investigated and is still one of the research hotspots in this research field. During recent years, the GI values of some local foods have been measured in different Asian countries because most of the published GI...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Intuity Medical, Inc., a privately-held company developing innovative technologies in diabetes management, today announced that it has secured a $64M Series D financing round. The funds were contributed by new investors Venrock and Emergent Medical Partners; and existing investors Investor Growth Capital, Thomas, McNerney and Partners, U.S. Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. Intuity will utilize the proceeds for the U.S. commercialization and...

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...

2009-12-02 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...

2009-11-12 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...


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