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Removing Receptor Increases Insulin and Decreases Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
The removal of a receptor called ALK7 has the effect of increased insulin release and decreased weight gain, according to two recent complementary Swedish studies. The results could lead to novel ways to treat diabetes and obesity.

Type 1 Diabetes Progenitor Caught In The Act
Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2008
Immune cells long thought to be the progenitor of type 1 diabetes have been isolated and analyzed, and shown to indeed be key in causing this serious disease. This finding could very well lay the foundations for a preventative technique for type 1 diabetes.

Family Physicians Can Successfully Initiate Insulin Therapy
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
In a randomized trial of patient-titrated insulin glargine with family physicians was compared with standard oral therapy.

Aspirin Increases Production of Insulin?
Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Obesity is strongly connected to insulin resistance and the eventual development of type 2 diabetes, but taking aspirin might help limit this progression. A new study has found that for "healthy" obese people, "aspirin-like compounds" can increase the production of insulin, reducing the risk of developing insulin resistance.

Measuring Minute Amounts Of Insulin Aids Diabetes Treatment
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A new method that uses nanotechnology to rapidly measure minute amounts of insulin is a major step toward developing the ability to assess the health of the body's insulin-producing cells in real time.

Inhaled Insulin Associated with Excess of Lung Cancer Cases
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008
The FDA has warned that more cases of lung cancers have been reported in patients treated with the inhaled insulin Exubera than in controls in clinical trials. So with this new information it looks like the end of research on inhaled insulins.

Reduced Lung Capacity Accelerates with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
People who have diabetes encounter a faster loss of lung capacity than those who do not have diabetes, a finding that may have implications for the potential use of future inhaled insulins. It was concluded that medical professionals need to pay more attention to lung function.

Medications Plus Dental Materials May Cause A Reaction for Diabetic Patients
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2008
According to a study in the November/December 2007 issue of General Dentistry, the AGD's clinical, peer-reviewed journal, diabetic patients especially need to communicate special needs to their dentists. This is due to harmful interactions that could occur because of the materials and medications used at dental appointments.

Insulin's Role in Aging and Long Life
Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
New research on insulin shows it plays an important role in aging and lifespan.

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.

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