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Why Physicians Do Not Initiate Insulin Earlier
Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010
In a current study it was found that there are certain barriers for physicians that prevent them prescribing insulin much earlier in the treatment of diabetes.

Leptin Therapy Shows Promise for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, April 04, 2010
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of Type 1 diabetes...

FDA Approves Combined Diabetes Management System
Posted: Sunday, March 28, 2010
The FDA approved Medtronic's MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System, a diabetes management system that combines an insulin pump with a glucose monitoring system. The system may represent the next step toward an artificial pancreas.

Dolphins Can Switch Off Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
A study in dolphins has revealed genetic clues that could help medical researchers to treat Type 2 diabetes.

Study Finds Insulin Regulates Beta Cell Function in Healthy Humans
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Finding by Joslin scientists may aid in understanding how insulin production eventually goes wrong in Type 2 diabetes.

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.

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