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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.

New Stem Cell Therapies to Treat Diabetes Proposed
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008
Stem cell therapies have shown tremendous promise with numerous diseases (heart disease, Alzheimer's, etc...), but to date, diabetes has not been the most appropriate diseases for this form of treatment. Japanese researchers have recently tried to change this trend, making progressive proposals of how to utilize stem cells for diabetes.

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.

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.

Intensive Insulin Therapy Protects Kidneys In The Critically Ill
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
For critically ill patients, intensive insulin therapy (IIT) to keep blood sugar (glucose) at normal levels reduces the risk of acute kidney injury, reports a new study.

Can Exenatide Be Substituted for Insulin?
Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2007
In the current issue of Diabetes Care, Davis et al. report on a small study exploring the safety of substituting exenatide for insulin therapy in an attempt to take patients off insulin.

Camel Milk May Be Answer to Diabetes?
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
It has been scientifically proven that gulping down camel milk daily would supplement 60 to 70 per cent of insulin in Type I diabetics.

Insulin Reduces Mortality in Patients With ACS and Hyperglycemia
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Insulin treatment of nondiabetic patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and hyperglycemia is associated with reduced risk of death in the first 30 days.

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