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Basal-Bolus Injection vs. Basal-Bolus Insulin Pump in Type 1s
Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009
To compare injects by syringe and using an insulin pump a randomized open parallel multicenter study was done.

GlucoStories - Join the Race With American Diabetes Wholesale & Charlie Kimball
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Diabetes company and race car driving star join forces to launch new diabetes support site and contest.

Golden Rice Potential
Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009
"Golden rice," a genetically modified grain that incorporates beta-carotene, has recently shown to help "convert vitamin A" in humans. This finding suggests that golden rice could help prevent vision loss and blindness in people suffering from vitamin A deficiency, especially those in poor, heavily rice-consuming countries. Many poor countries also suffer from high cases of diabetes, which can result in vision loss due to retinopathy.

Calls For More International Diabetes Funding
Posted: Friday, May 15, 2009
At a recent international meeting concerning non-communicable diseases, held in Doha, Qatar, professor Martin Slink, the president of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), stressed the importance of more funding for diabetes, as well as other non-communicable diseases. Professor Slink specifically urged that an international effort to fight these diseases be added to the United Nations millennium development goals (MDGs).

Cost Of Diabetes Non-Adherence $11,000 Yearly Per Patient
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Costs of not taking medications as prescribed have an impact on the US economy increasing the costs up to $100 billion per year. In addition, poor adherence to antidiabetic medications might explain why 43% of patients with diabetes mellitus do not reach adequate glycemic control.

Low Levels of Vitamin D Cause Problems for Acutely Ill Diabetic Patients
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A group of endocrinologists in Sydney have observed that very sick patients tend to have very low levels of Vitamin D. The sicker they are, the lower the levels.

Scientists Create Potential Preventative Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Scientists believe they may have found a preventative therapy for Type 1 diabetes, by making the body's killer immune cells tolerate the insulin-producing cells they would normally attack and destroy, prior to disease onset.

New Electronic Skin Patch for Quick and Painless Glucose Test
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A skin patch could one day provide a less-invasive alternative for diabetics who need to take regular samples of their own blood to keep glucose levels in check. When added to an insulin pump, it could become an external artificial pancreas.

DPP-IV Inhibitors and Increased GLP-1 Levels May Increase Pancreatitis Risk -- Metformin Can Negate Adverse Effects
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
A drug widely used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have unintended effects on the pancreas that could lead to a form of low-grade pancreatitis in some patients and a greater risk of pancreatic cancer in long-term users, according to researchers at UCLA , but the adverse effects can be negated when combined with an older diabetes drug.

Australian Docs Discover a Type 1 Diabetes Breakthrough
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Australian doctors believe they have found the key to eradicating Type 1 diabetes, the kind that obliges sufferers to regulate their blood glucose levels every day of their lives.

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