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2011-10-11 20:40:47

Patients with diabetes face daily challenges in managing their blood glucose levels, and it has been postulated that patients could benefit from a system providing continuous real-time glucose readings. Today, The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations on settings where patients are most likely to benefit from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The most common way to self-check blood glucose levels is to prick the skin to get a drop of...

2011-10-07 07:00:00

A team of researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia has discovered a new food insulin index (FII) algorithm for use in estimating the amount of insulin that Type 1 diabetics should receive when eating meals as reported by DiabeticLive.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 Algorithm for Estimating Mealtime Insulin Dose More Effective than Carb Counting: A team of researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia has discovered a new food insulin index (FII) algorithm for...

2011-10-06 13:24:45

Research provides the prospect of effective drug treatments for the genetic disorder Cambridge scientists have identified the cause of a rare, life-threatening form of hypoglycemia. Their findings, which have the potential to lead to pharmaceutical treatments for the disorder, were published today, 07 October, in the journal Science. Hypoglycemia, usually characterized by too much insulin which results in too little sugar in the bloodstream, is fairly common, often affecting diabetic...

2011-09-29 05:52:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- People with type 2 diabetes who intensively lower their blood sugar are not preventing cognitive decline, according to new research. Individuals with type 2 diabetes who are older than age 70 are twice as likely to develop cognitive impairment that is linked to their disease than those without diabetes. A team of researchers studied nearly 3,000 patients aged 55 years who had type 2 diabetes and were at risk for cardiovascular disease. These individuals also had...


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2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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