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Surgeons Create Functional Artificial Pancreatic Tissue
Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010
Surgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, are reporting on a whole new strategy for controlling insulin dependent diabetes without daily injections of insulin. The surgeons have bio-engineered a novel matrix that serves as a scaffold for seeding supportive stem cells as well as pancreatic islets.

EASD: Adding Incretin to Insulin Lowers HbA1c
Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010
Adding exenatide to insulin glargine for patients who aren't fully controlled with insulin glargine and/or other oral agents can help to improve their blood glucose.

Gel Technology Utilized in New Artificial Pancreas
Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A researcher has developed an artificial pancreas that she says could revolutionize the treatment of diabetes.

New First in Class Type 2 Diabetes Drug Cycloset® Launches November
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
VeroScience announced that they have entered into a distribution and license agreement granting Santarus exclusive rights to manufacture and commercialize Cycloset®, which has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes both as mono-therapy and in combination with other oral antidiabetic agents.

Significant Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough
Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Amyloid could "directly poison" pancreas cells. Shedding light on how a malfunctioning protein helps trigger Type 2 diabetes could one day offer the chance to halt the damage, say scientists.

Intensive Glucose Lowering Therapy -- Weighing the Evidence
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
A review of two intensive therapies to lower blood glucose levels in newly diagnosed Type 2 patients.

Insulin Users Have 50% Higher Cancer Risk; Causes Unclear
Posted: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Diabetes patients who take insulin have a higher risk of developing cancer, according to Danish researchers who say they can't explain the link.

Shorter (5-mm) Needles Deliver Insulin Reliably
Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010
New research has found that 5-mm needles effectively deliver insulin into subcutaneous fat in both adults and children. Compared with intramuscular injections of insulin, injections into the subcutaneous fat are associated with less variability in glycemic control as well as a lower risk for hypoglycemia.

One Molecule Can Produce Insulin-Producing Cells to Treat Diabetes
Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010
With a single stimulatory molecule, human insulin-producing beta cell replication can be sustained for at least four weeks.

Daily Insulin Shots May Be a Thing of the Past
Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010
That daily shot of insulin may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists at the National Immunology Institute in New Delhi, India, have developed a new form of insulin which could maintain normal blood sugar levels for over 120 days.

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