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Type 1 Diabetics Stop Insulin Injections After Risky Experiment
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
Risky Brazil Experiment Enables Type I Diabetics to Live Without Insulin, Other Medicines

Diabetics on High-Fiber Diets Need Extra Calcium
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The amount of calcium your body absorbs might depend in part on the amount of dietary fiber you consume and new findings suggest that dietary fiber reduces ....

Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Metformin beta-amyloid effect raises Alzheimer's concerns. Diabetes is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.

Can Tight Glucose Control Increase Mortality in Critically Ill Patients?
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The study showed that "intensively lowering blood glucose to a target of 81 to 108 mg/dL does not benefit critically ill patients and may well increase their risk of…

New Diabetes Research Gives Hope for Type 2s
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Clinical trials overseen by the University of Miami's Diabetes Research Center show dramatic results in treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Stem cells developed into pancreatic cells and...

Americans Fear Being Diagnosed with Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
More than half of Americans fear developing diabetes, but many continue the unhealthy behaviors that boost their odds of getting the blood sugar disease, a new survey shows.

Heart Bypass Surgery Vs. Angioplasty Depends on Age, Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
What type of life-saving heart operation you should undergo — bypass surgery or angioplasty — largely depends on your age and whether you have diabetes, according to the largest-ever assessment of the two rival procedures. Stanford University researchers found significantly lower death rates among patients….

Islet Function in Diabetes Improved by Stem Cell Infusion and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
The combination therapy can decrease Type 2 diabetes morbidity and mortality…

Insulin Glargine: Eight Years Later
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Insulin Glargine has become the most widely used insulin in the USA owing to its long duration of action without a pronounced peak. This introduction of a new form of insulin has made a dramatic effect on the ability of people to control their blood sugars. But is it being used properly? Should it be given once or twice a day?

Stem Cells Crucial to Diabetes Cure
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
A gene called neurogenin3 proved critical to inducing cells in the liver to produce insulin on a continuing basis. They found that these "islet" cells came from a small population of adult stem cells usually found near the portal vein. Only a few are needed usually because.…

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