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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.

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.

Study Finds Visually Impaired People Get Insulin Pen Dosages Right
Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010
Study shows visually impaired people can use insulin pens even though the labels on the popular insulin pen used by people with diabetes warn against visually-impaired people using pens to measure out and administer their insulin dosage.

Insulin Pills Finally in Clinical Trials
Posted: Sunday, June 13, 2010
After years of research and anticipation, insulin pills that could make it easier for millions of patients worldwide to manage their diabetes are moving ahead in clinical trials.

New and More Efficient Method to Make Insulin Cheaper
Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2010
Researchers from the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, have now developed a new method to cheaply produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes.

Discovery Cuts Heart Risk for Diabetes Patients Using Insulin
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Scientists from Yorkshire, U.K., have uncovered a new approach that could protect diabetes patients from heart damage linked to long-term treatment with insulin. The finding could change the way patients are treated.

New Agent Prolongs Insulin Action
Posted: Sunday, May 23, 2010
A research team led by a scientist at the Mayo Clinic campus in Florida has developed a molecule that can block the breakdown of insulin in the body. The discovery could lead to new ways of treating diabetes.

Insulin Protects Against Artery Damage
Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Long suspected of worsening artery damage in patients with diabetes, insulin instead protects blood vessels, a new study by Joslin Diabetes Center scientists indicates.

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