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2009-06-06 10:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced its pipeline of oral antidiabetic compounds, establishing itself in the type 2 diabetes therapeutic area. The Company is investigating compounds in Phase II and Phase III clinical development worldwide. New Phase II data results for linagliptin (BI 1356), a dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and the Company's lead diabetes compound, were presented today at the 69th Annual American...

2009-06-06 10:00:00

Two-year study presented at the American Diabetes Association's 69th Scientific Sessions shows investigational product comparable to standard insulin therapy in pulmonary function tests NEW ORLEANS, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AFRESA(R) (insulin human [rDNA origin]) Inhalation Powder is a well-tolerated, ultra rapid acting insulin with changes in pulmonary function tests comparable to usual antidiabetic treatment, according to data presented today at the American Diabetes Association's...

2009-06-02 08:08:00

Agreement to Distribute MEC HbA1c Test To Provide Physicians in U.S. and Europe With Fast, Accurate Near-Patient Test for Diabetes Monitoring MADISON, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HemoCue AB, an international company in the field of point-of-care testing and a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), today announced that it has signed an agreement with MEC Dynamics Corp (MEC) for the exclusive distribution of the Avie(TM) A1c point-of-care test in the United States...

2009-05-14 10:30:00

HOUSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diabetes experts today issued new recommendations for the treatment of prediabetes, a condition affecting 57 million Americans, at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) 18th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress. These clinical recommendations include specific instructions for lifestyle intervention and medication. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-b) They come as a result of the first-ever...

2009-05-08 14:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New recommendations released today by a consensus group of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) are calling for major changes in the way health care professionals treat hospitalized patients with high blood glucose (sugar) levels. The authors recommend revised glucose targets of 140-180 mg/dL in the ICU setting, and between 100-180 mg/dL for most...

2009-05-08 08:14:00

Approximately 60 Percent of Patients Reached American Diabetes Association's Recommended Average Blood Sugar Level PRINCETON, N.J., May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced results from the TITRATE(R) study showing that Levemir(R) (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection), taken once-daily, substantially lowered average blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes patients took a more active role in their treatment by adjusting their own dosing, after being trained and given an adjustment schedule...

2009-03-26 11:54:00

Blue Cross drafts Lovie Smith to carry message that good lifestyle choices help prevent diabetes type 2 CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith believes the best offense is a good defense - in football and in preventing diabetes type 2. Sadly, he learned to be vigilant about diabetes in his own family. "Seeing my mother lose her eyesight at a young age motivates me quite a bit. I think about all the things Mom could have seen. She has never seen her...

2009-03-24 08:22:00

Response to March 24 article in the New England Journal of Medicine ALEXANDRIA, Va. and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that intensive blood glucose (sugar) control for critical care patients with hyperglycemia (high blood glucose) does not improve outcomes and is associated with an increase in deaths. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090324/DC88061LOGO-a) (Logo:...

2009-03-05 17:26:27

U.S. researchers say older adults with impaired glucose tolerance seem at greater risk for heart disease. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, tested 58 older adults with an average age of 71, half with normal glucose tolerance and half with post-challenge hyperglycemia -- a condition where glucose spiked after a meal. Those with post-challenge hyperglycemia not only had higher glucose and insulin levels after the meal than controls had but also...

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2009-02-17 07:40:00

New research announced on Monday says that just a few moments of concentrated exercise weekly is as beneficial as thirty minutes of normal physical activity a day for reducing the risk of acquiring type 2 diabetes. "It is possible to gain significant health benefits from only 7.5 minutes of exercise each week -- if that is all that you find the time to do," Dr. James A. Timmons of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said to Reuters Health. "This is a dramatically different view from current...


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