Latest Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia Stories

2014-04-08 15:47:41

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a common treatment for people with type 2 diabetes could cause longer-than-normal periods of the low blood sugar reaction hypoglycemia, which may result in increased health risks to people with diabetes. The treatment is the use of the peptide GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide 1) in combination with insulin, which is now used throughout the world as a standard therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes. A team of researchers at...

2014-03-13 17:11:30

A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester. The disease, called congenital hyperinsulinism, means that the infant's brain is starved of blood sugar which can lead to brain damage or long-term disability. But by giving the children purified fish oils similar to those used to treat some heart attack patients, alongside standard medical treatment, their...

2012-06-25 21:13:29

The diabetes drug sitagliptin appears to reduce the severity of reactive hypoglycemia, a form of low blood sugar that occurs after a meal, a preliminary study finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Further studies may determine if it is possible to use sitagliptin as a novel approach to treat this condition, for which there currently is no medical therapy," said the lead investigator, Francisco Gomez-Perez, MD, of Instituto...

2010-01-31 18:01:00

LONDON, February 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest issue of the journal Diabetic Hypoglycemia ( http://www.hypodiab.com) reviews the role of hypoglycemia in provoking crimes and misdemeanors. Professor Vincent Marks, a leading authority on the forensic aspects of hypoglycemia and its role in criminal behavior, discusses how hypoglycemia-related neuroglycopenia can cause behavioral changes, which can bring people with diabetes into conflict with the law. "Hypoglycemia was recognized as a...

2008-12-01 17:12:16

A majority of diabetics avoid physical activity because they worry about exercise-induced hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, Canadian researchers said. Our findings confirmed our clinical suspicion, study co-author Dr. Remi Rabasa-Lhoret of the University of Montreal said in a statement. Exercise has been proven to improve health and one would assume diabetics would remain active. Yet our findings indicate that type 1 diabetics, much like the general public, are not completely comfortable with...

2005-10-19 11:27:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Episodes of extremely low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), particularly at an early age, can have an impact on spatial memory performance in children with type 1 diabetes, according to the results of a new study. As lead investigator Dr. Tamara Hershey told Reuters Health, "this study tests and supports a common hypothesis that severe hypoglycemia experienced early in life is riskier for cognitive function than severe hypoglycemia experienced later in life. We...

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