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Insulin Pump Nears Approval In The US
2013-06-23 03:30:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An artificial pancreas is one step closer to receiving approval for sale in the US after a clinical trial showed the device, which can read a person’s blood sugar levels and supply insulin as needed, is safe. The MiniMed Integrated System, which is manufactured by Minneapolis-based Medtronic, is for use by type 1 diabetics. It features an insulin pump designed to halt the release of the hormone if a patient’s blood sugar...

Extra Sleep On Weekends Prevents Diabetes
2013-06-19 11:30:46

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For men who are losing sleep during the week, lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes may be as simple as catching a few extra hours of sleep on the weekend. A recent study lead by Peter Liu, MD, PhD, a researcher at Harbor-UCLA´s LA BioMed center, found that after only 3 days of “catch-up sleep” men with long-term weekday sleep restriction substantially improved their insulin sensitivity. The body´s sensitivity...

Breakfast Can Help Keep Insulin Resistance In Check
2013-06-18 08:47:17

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study finds skipping breakfast causes acute or rapid onset insulin resistance in overweight women. Chronic insulin resistance is a risk factor for diabetes suggesting that if breakfast is repeatedly omitted, it may contribute to an individual developing type 2 diabetes. Elizabeth Thomas, MD, an endocrinology fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora explained, “Our study found that acute...

2013-05-22 23:20:17

New results from the National Health and Wellness Survey show patients with type 1 diabetes have significantly lower HbA1C levels. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are treated with insulin pump therapy have better glycemic control as measured by significantly lower HbA1C levels than patients with T1D who treat their condition with insulin injections, according to new findings from the National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS), conducted by Kantar...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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