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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.

Mice Able to Regenerate Insulin Producing Cells
Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2008
Genetically engineered mice have the ability to regenerate insulin producing pancreatic cells after the cells die. The hope is that this finding will translate to humans, resulting in a new treatment for 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.

Removing Receptor Increases Insulin and Decreases Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
The removal of a receptor called ALK7 has the effect of increased insulin release and decreased weight gain, according to two recent complementary Swedish studies. The results could lead to novel ways to treat diabetes and obesity.

Type 1 Diabetes Progenitor Caught In The Act
Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008
Immune cells long thought to be the progenitor of type 1 diabetes have been isolated and analyzed, and shown to indeed be key in causing this serious disease. This finding could very well lay the foundations for a preventative technique for type 1 diabetes.

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.

Measuring Minute Amounts Of Insulin Aids Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A new method that uses nanotechnology to rapidly measure minute amounts of insulin is a major step toward developing the ability to assess the health of the body's insulin-producing cells in real time.

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.

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