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Alcohol Induced Brain Damage Parallels Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2008
Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to the degeneration of genes in the brain that recognize insulin. The resulting effects are comparable to neurological deterioration's that often result from type 2 diabetes.

Intensive Insulin Therapy At Diagnosis 'Slows Diabetes' Into Remisssion
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Giving newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients intensive insulin therapy for a few days or weeks can drive the disease into extended remission and at least partly restore â-cell function, researchers said.

Aspirin Increases Production of Insulin?
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Obesity is strongly connected to insulin resistance and the eventual development of type 2 diabetes, but taking aspirin might help limit this progression. A new study has found that for "healthy" obese people, "aspirin-like compounds" can increase the production of insulin, reducing the risk of developing insulin resistance.

Inhaled Insulin Associated with Excess of Lung Cancer Cases
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
The FDA has warned that more cases of lung cancers have been reported in patients treated with the inhaled insulin Exubera than in controls in clinical trials. So with this new information it looks like the end of research on inhaled insulins.

Reduced Lung Capacity Accelerates with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
People who have diabetes encounter a faster loss of lung capacity than those who do not have diabetes, a finding that may have implications for the potential use of future inhaled insulins. It was concluded that medical professionals need to pay more attention to lung function.

Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
According to a study in the November/December 2007 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD's clinical, peer-reviewed journal, diabetic patients especially need to communicate special needs to their dentists. This is due to harmful interactions that could occur because of the materials and medications used at dental appointments.

Insulin's Role in Aging and Long Life
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
New research on insulin shows it plays an important role in aging and lifespan.

FDA Approves First Insulin Analog for Use in Insulin Pumps by Children, Adolescents
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The FDA has approved insulin aspart (rDNA origin) injection (NovoLog) for continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) by external insulin pump in pediatric patients aged 4 to 18 years. It is the first and only insulin analog approved for this use.

Weight-loss More Effective than Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Weight-loss and major lifestyle changes may be more effective than intensive insulin therapy for overweight patients with poorly controlled, insulin-resistant type 2 diabetes, according to a diabetes researcher at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Constant High Blood Sugar Disables Insulin 'Off' Switch
Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Researchers say reversing that pattern offers hope of new diabetes treatments.

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