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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.

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.

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.

Insulin Restriction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes May Increase Mortality
Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Insulin restriction in women with type 1 diabetes was associated with increased morbidity and mortality, according to the results of a new study.

Intranasal Insulin Lowers Food Intake in Men, Improve Memory Function in Women
Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Insulin administered intranasally, acutely decreases food intake in men but not women and in contrast, the compound improves memory function in women but not men according to a new study.

Microneedles Enhance Drug Administration With Patches
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Microneedle technology will increase the availability of medications applicable for transdermal drug delivery, a pain free and patient friendly route of drug administration.

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