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Insulin and Not Metformin is Linked to Higher Rate of Fractures
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
Insulin-sensitizing treatment with metformin is not associated with a higher incidence of bone fractures, but current treatment with insulin increases the risk for fractures, according to the results of a nested case-control study.

Fat Cells Improve Insulin Secretion
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
The body's fat cells help the pancreas do its job of secreting insulin. This previously unrecognized process ultimately could lead to new methods to improve glucose metabolism in type 2 diabetic or insulin-resistant people.

Transplant Key to A Diabetes Cure, Just Days Away
Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Melbourne scientists claim they are just days from conducting a pioneering therapy that will effectively cure Type-1 diabetes.

Cross-species Transplant A Step Toward Diabetes Cure For Humans
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007
With an eye on curing diabetes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have successfully transplanted embryonic pig pancreatic cells destined to produce insulin into diabetic macaque monkeys -- all without the need for risky immune suppression drugs that prevent rejection.

Bitter Melon Can Improve Insulin Production.
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007
Momordica Charantia is a vegetable which grows in tropical areas like East Africa, Asia, South Africa, and the Caribbean. This vegetable is rich in iron, beta carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and other dietary fibers.

EASD: Early Initiation of Insulin Improves Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007
Adding insulin to oral antidiabetic agents early in the course of disease can help patients achieve better glucose control, but many patients will need a combined insulin regimen, investigators reported.

Brain Link Seen in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007
Glucose Problems in Certain Brain Cells May Be a Red Flag of Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Use of Insulin Pen Can Save $17,000 in Health Care Costs
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
Diabetics who need to switch from oral medications to insulin could reduce their annual healthcare costs up to $17,000 by using an insulin pen instead of a syringe to deliver their daily dose of medication.
A new study found that using an insulin pen may result in fewer trips to the emergency department and to the doctor's office, resulting in substantial savings to diabetics and their insurers.

Vitamin K Helps in Regulating Insulin Activity in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
The vitamin K dependant protein osteocalcin may have a positive effect on reducing obesity and diabetes, suggests a new study.

Lettuce May Be The Next Big Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Capsules of insulin produced in genetically modified lettuce could hold the key to restoring the body's ability to produce insulin and help millions of Americans who suffer from insulin-dependent diabetes, according to University of Central Florida biomedical researchers.

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