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Most Hospitalizations Among Seniors Due To Four Drug Types
2011-11-26 05:39:35

Four types of drugs are responsible for the majority of hospitalizations of older Americans each year, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study has discovered. Among U.S. residents aged 65 and older, there are a total of 100,000 drug-related emergency hospitalizations each year, and two-thirds of them result from the blood thinner warfarin, insulin, oral anti-platelets such as aspirin, and oral diabetes drugs, lead researcher and CDC Medication Safety Program Director...

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...


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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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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.