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Aggressive Treatment for Type 2's Should Begin at Diagnosis
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
A year and a half ago, San Antonio's Dr. Ralph DeFronzo stood before thousands of doctors and told them the way most treat their diabetic patients just doesn't work very well and we need to be more aggressive. What we are doing now is just not working. A lengthy paper signed by DeFronzo and 15 other diabetes experts from the United States and Europe, slated for publication, also argues against the current ADA guidelines.

Use of Metformin in Type 1's
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Metformin reduces insulin-dose requirement in Type 1 diabetes. As adding metformin to insulin therapy has been advocated in Type 1 diabetes, researchers at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen, U.K., conducted a systematic review of published clinical trials and clinical trial databases to assess the effects on HbA1c, weight, insulin-dose requirement and adverse effects.

Artificial Pancreas Improves Glucose Control
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Closed-loop insulin delivery systems can improve overnight blood sugar control and reduce hypoglycemia risk in young patients with Type 1 diabetes, researchers have found.

Insulin Treatment as Safe and as Effective as Triple Oral Therapy
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
A study has compared two intensive therapies to lower blood glucose levels in patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The findings reveal the efficacy and safety of both insulin and triple oral therapy.

Changes in the Position of Insulin Pumps Significantly Impacts Accuracy
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Researchers have concluded that changing the height of a conventional insulin pump in relation to its tubing and infusion set can significantly impact expected insulin delivery rates.

Relieving Stress on Insulin-producing Cells May Prevent Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Cells in your body are constantly churning out poisonous forms of oxygen (oxidants) and mopping them up with a countervailing force of proteins and chemicals (anti-oxidants). This balancing act of oxidative stress is particularly likely to go haywire in beta cells, the insulin-producing cells that malfunction and then start to die off in Type 2 diabetes.

First Pancreas Removal and Islet Cell Transplantation Performed
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
A 21-year old airman severely wounded in Afghanistan is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, after several surgeries and an unprecedented transplant.

Approved Drug Slows Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
The drug rituximab already used to treat autoimmune disorders may also slow the destruction of insulin-producing cells in patients with insulin-dependent (Type 1) diabetes.

Novo Nordisk Begins Trial with Oral Insulin
Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Novo Nordisk started the first human tests on an experimental insulin pill, NN1952, joining companies seeking to develop an alternative to daily injections for diabetes patients who need the hormone to control their disease.

Update on Generex Oral-lyn
Posted: Sunday, December 13, 2009
An independent review of clinical trials of Generex Oral-lyn(TM) shows that the oral insulin spray has a faster onset of action and shorter duration of action than insulin delivered subcutaneously.

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