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2014-02-27 16:28:52

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tandem Diabetes Care(®), Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM), a medical device company and manufacturer of the t:slim(®) Insulin Pump, plans to release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results after the financial markets close on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The Company will hold a conference call and simultaneous webcast on the same day at 4:30pm Eastern Time (1:30pm Pacific Time), to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial...

2014-02-27 08:30:30

DENVER, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Insulin Pens become smart with IOT "Internet of Things"! Vigilant(TM) unveils Bee+, the first smart insulin injection tracker. Bee+ combines technology and healthcare expertise to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes. A user-friendly electronic cap that fits most insulin pens in the market, Bee+ helps diabetics better manage their injections. Connected by Bluetooth Smart technology to compatible with Apple and...

2014-02-25 14:23:10

The automatic “threshold suspend” (TS) feature of an insulin pump helps prevent life-threatening hypoglycemic events when the device's sensor detects blood glucose concentrations below the preset threshold. However, in individuals with type 1 diabetes who have had previous episodes of hypoglycemia the TS feature may be less effective at preventing subsequent events, according to important new results from the ASPIRE study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT), a...

2014-02-21 08:25:23

Trial Seeks to Examine the Effects of INVOKANA® on the Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced the initiation of CREDENCE (Canagliflozin and Renal Events in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation), a global, multicenter study of INVOKANA(®) (canagliflozin). This Phase 3 study is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group trial designed to enroll...

2014-02-19 23:24:56

Taiwanese author says his research should relieve concern among diabetics that insulin might raise their cancer risk. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Cancer Monthly is reporting on a recently-published meta-analysis of diabetes patients that appears to show no increased risk of bladder cancer as a result of using human insulin. The large-scale study analyzed the health insurance reimbursement databases of 785,234 type 2 diabetes patients from 1996 to 2009. In 2009, the entire...

2014-02-18 23:27:40

DNS Made Easy, the creators of Constellix, sponsors the 9th Annual Dodging Diabetes charity dodge ball tournament. Reston, VA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 It’s time to dip, dive, duck and dodge. For team Constellix, joining the 9th Annual Dodging Diabetes charity dodge ball tournament March 9 is about building team spirit and workplace camaraderie. However, the ultimate goal is to help support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Joslin Diabetes Center. The Dodging Diabetes...

2014-02-18 08:32:39

To widen market potential, pharma companies must roll out long-lasting therapies that delay or prevent disease progression BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latin American diabetes therapeutics market will experience major changes within the next three years due to the launch of innovative drugs that include three long-acting insulins and four non-insulin treatments. Nevertheless, pharmaceutical companies should continue their research to develop treatments that can...

2014-02-14 11:09:28

A protein that has been known until recently as part of a complex communications network within the cell also plays a direct role in regulating sugar metabolism, according to a new study published on-line in the journal Science Signaling (February 18, 2014). Cell growth and metabolism are tightly controlled processes in our cells. When these functions are disturbed, diseases such as cancer and diabetes occur. Mohamed Soliman, a PhD candidate at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute at...

2014-02-12 23:25:21

ManageBGL.com, a web site for people with diabetes, predicted a diabetic child’s critically low blood sugar, potentially saving her life. ManageBGL is now crowdfunding for native mobile apps to help 382 million diabetics worldwide. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 ManageBGL prevented a tragedy when it predicted an eight-year old girl with Type 1 (Insulin-dependent) diabetes would have a dangerously low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia or ‘hypo’) during a school swimming...

2014-02-12 12:31:50

In an unprecedented, challenging environment for reimbursement and choice for people with diabetes, ACCU-CHEK remains highest ranked brand INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J.D. Power has announced that Roche Diabetes Care's ACCU-CHEK products rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Blood Glucose Meters" among adults living with diabetes in the U.S. for the second year in a row according to the 2013 Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Study(SM). In a study comprised of...


Latest Insulin Reference Libraries

Pancreas
2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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