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High-Fat Foods Cause Insulin Resistance
2012-05-23 07:02:51

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new study by the University of Michigan has found that foods high in fat can influence diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In particular, proteins can activate mindless eating. The researchers saw that the body undergoes molecular changes when a person eats foods that are high in fat content. The findings are important as doctors will better be able to understand how to treat diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Diabetes is a chronic disease and those who have...

2012-05-09 14:24:37

'Diabetes Insulin Guidance System' automatically updates weekly insulin dosage for better glycemic control, fewer hypoglycemic events Newly published results from a clinical study of the Diabetes Insulin Guidance System (DIGS), under development by Hygieia, Inc., demonstrate DIGS' potential to improve blood glucose control for insulin-using patients with type 2 or type 1 diabetes. DIGS automatically adjusted insulin dosage based on each individual's reported blood glucose results. Over the...

2012-04-20 10:18:32

Comparison of metformin and insulin versus insulin alone for Type 2 diabetes: Systematic review of randomized clinical trials with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes may not benefit from taking both an oral glucose lowering drug (metformin) and insulin instead of insulin alone, a study published on bmj.com claims. The researchers say the combination leads to better blood sugar control, less weight gain and less need for insulin. However,...

2012-04-09 13:29:21

Insulin is required for the regulation of blood sugar levels. In type I diabetes, the cells that produce insulin are destroyed by the immune system. Chantal Mathieu and colleagues at the University of Leuven have attempted to circumvent this response by taking advantage of the fact that the immune system accepts foreign gut bacteria. The Mathieu group engineered gut bacteria so that they produce a form of insulin, and asked if these bacteria could retrain the immune system in mice with type I...

Latest Insulin therapy Reference Libraries

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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