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New smart contact lens could monitor glucose for diabetics

In the United States, the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2) has doubled over the last decade. Type 2 accounts for 90-95% of all diabetes diagnoses. Over eight percent of the U.S. population is […]

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Nanoparticle Suspension and Ultrasound Deliver Insulin Without Regular Injections

  Insulin injections are no fun for diabetics and they have to be taken as needed by the body, not by the patient’s personal schedule. This means if you have diabetes, you can’t just pre-inject yourself and go worry-free throughout […]

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What is insulin? Insulin is the internal secretion of the pancreas formed by groups of cells called the islets of Langerhans. It is the hormone needed to enable glucose to enter the cells and provide energy. Insulin is also important […]

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Brain Discovery Could Help Schizophrenics

English: MRI coronal view of the amygdala (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The discovery of brain impairment in mice may eventually lead to better therapies for people with schizophrenia and major depression. Studying rodents that have a gene associated with mental illness, […]

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Interspecies Transplant Works in First Step for New Diabetes Therapy

In the first step toward animal-to-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type 1 diabetes, Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully transplanted islets, the cells that produce insulin, from one species to another. And the islets survived without immunosuppressive drugs. […]

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Undiagnosed Pre-Diabetes Highly Prevalent in Early Alzheimer's Disease Study

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When Georgetown University neurologist R. Scott Turner, MD, PhD, began enrolling people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease into a nationwide study last year, he expected to […]

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Banana Power

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again.Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.Research […]

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Three Devastating Statistics of Diabetes Medical Malpractice

Guest Post by Jonathan Portner It is often forgotten that the preventable consequences of diabetes are just that: preventable. While diabetes itself cannot be cured, the symptoms that are experienced can be managed effectively. The level of care that is […]

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Mixed Results On Computer-based Support For Diabetes

Cell phones and computer programs give specific advice and support to people with diabetes, but do not do much to improve their health or quality of life, new research suggests.The outcomes, published in The Cochrane Library, were based on an […]

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High-Fat Foods May Be A Factor In Glucose Control

In a study of patients with type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers found that dietary fat can affect glucose levels and insulin requirements. These findings, which appeared in the April edition of Diabetes Care, have major implications for the management of […]

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