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Inhaled Insulin Gets FDA OK
Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2006
Exubera became the first inhaled insulin to get FDA approval.

It will be on pharmacy shelves by the middle of the year, says spokeswoman for Exubera maker Pfizer.



Encapsulated Pancreatic Islet Transplantation Feasible
Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006
Microencapsulated pancreatic islet transplantation into two patients with type 1 diabetes is showing promising results.
since the transplanted islets are physically immunoprotected into microcapsules, the recipients will not require pharmacologic immunosuppression -- whose long-term deleterious effects are only partially known."

Evidence Supports First Non-Injectable Insulin as Alternative Treatment for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005
The article nevertheless concludes that “current evidence suggests that Exubera is an alternative to short-acting subcutaneous insulin therapy providing a further choice for the treatment of patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes,” and that “a major benefit of Exubera…appears to be the improvement in patient treatment satisfaction which is related to its ease of use, leading to better adherence to treatment.”

Caution: the first week that Exubera is released, you will need to stay off the roads!

New Test to Fend Off Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005
Scientists at the Pacific Northwest Research Institute (PNRI) will be part of a national effort to see if they can stop type 1 diabetes — or at least delay its progression — by derailing the immune cells that attack the body's insulin producers.


Stress Does Not Effect Blood Sugars During Fasting
Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2005
For type 1 diabetes patients, a episode of psychological stress significantly slows the decline in blood sugar concentrations following a spike after food intake -- but has no effect on sugar levels during fasting -- a new study shows

Obesity Fueling a New Hybrid Diabetes: Double Diabetes or Type 1 & 1/2
Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Dubbed "double diabetes" by some and "diabetes one-and-a-half" by others, the combination of types 1 and 2 diabetes symptoms confounds doctors attempting to accurately diagnose and treat patients. Can it increase the risk for complications?

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Type One Plus Two Equals A Hybrid Form of Diabetes - Type 3
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Health experts report a rising incidence of "double diabetes" patients: children with symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 versions of the disease

Psychotherapy Helps Teens With Poorly Controlled Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 22, 2005
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes in chronically poor metabolic control improve with multisystemic therapy, an intensive, home-based, family-centered psychotherapy

Beta-Cells Regenerate Even In Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
A new study provides evidence that the pancreas continues to form beta cells even in the setting of long-standing type 1 diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease Already a Factor for Teens With Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Artery walls begin thickening as early as the midteen years in young people with type 1 diabetes. Early atherosclerosis is more pronounced in teen boys than in girls and also in teens who smoke or have relatively high total cholesterol and apolipoprotein B levels.


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