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Diabetes Care

Do This Easy Finger Test to See If You Have Prediabetes

2016-01-27 07:31
Prevent diabetes by taking this easy finger test

According to ABC News, assessing the risk of whether you may be on your way to developing type 2 diabetes can be as simple as taking this easy finger test.

Reporting about the start of a new pre-diabetes campaign by the CDC to raise awareness about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, ABC’s Good Morning America recently hosted health corre

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New Treatment for Diabetes By Reprogramming Cells

2016-01-12 10:34
Diabetes treatment and human cell

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have succeeded in transforming human fibroblasts, a type of skin cell, into pancreatic cells via a process called direct cellular reprogramming, an accomplishment that brings personalized cell therapy one step closer for those who suffer from diabetes.

Sheng Ding, PhD, a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and stem cell researcher uses small molecule drug mixtures to initiate the differentiation of fibroblasts into a variety of other

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Surprise discovery reverses kidney damage in diabetic mice

2015-12-30 13:30
Dr. Ganesan Ramesh, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University

A potential treatment could possibly prevent and reverse kidney damage for those suffering from diabetes. Researchers report they have been able to prevent and reverse kidney damage in diabetic mice. The finding could lead to new drug development.

In an interesting study researchers report they discovered they could infuse small amounts of an inflammatory molecule thought to cause kidney disease.

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What People with Diabetes Recommend Drinking To Quench Thirst

2015-12-28 15:16
Quench Thrist in Diabetes

Do you have any ideas to quench my thirst? It doesn't matter how many fluids I drink I am always thirsty, even when my sugars are running normal, wrote one person on Facebook whose life is affected by Diabetes.

"Water will eventually help your problem. Lots of other drinks which you may think are hydrating are actually doing opposite," one person living with diabetes replied.

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Nasal Spray for Diabetes and Low Blood Sugar

2015-12-22 19:29
nasal spray for diabetes and low blood sugar

Results of a new clinical trial suggest that a new nasal spray could be easier than the only other current treatment for cases of severe low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people who have diabetes. It’s uncertain how long it may take for the Food and Drug Administration to approve this diabetes treatment option.

When someone with diabetes experiences severe low blood sugar, time is of the essence—they need glucagon fast.

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Plant Hormone Controls Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

2015-12-07 09:05
plant hormone controls blood sugar in type 2 diabetes

Better control of blood sugar in type 2 diabetes could come from a plant hormone, according to scientists in Italy. Low doses of this substance has been proven to reduce sugar levels in the blood of both mice and humans.

The plant hormone, known as abscisic acid, is found in leaves, green fruit, and stems of plants.

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New type of immunotherapy could be game changer for type 1 diabetes

2015-11-29 12:52
Treg therapy could stop type 1 diabetes

University of California San Francisco scientists and physicians have conducted a promising first study that could be a game changer for treating type 1 diabetes. The disease affects approximately 1.26 American children and adults according to the American Diabetes Association. The therapy acts by suppressing the body's immune system that attacks insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

The very good news is that the treatment is different than other immune suppressing therapies that can have serious consequences including increased risk of cancer and infections.

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Huge Tehran Research Shows Vitamin C Found to Lower Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetes

2015-11-23 11:34
Vitamin C and lowering blood Sugar

A new study in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science has found taking vitamin C helps lower fasting blood sugar in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) by an average of 21mg/dl, although it did not have a definitive effect on glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). The research included 38 articles; 26 observational studies and 12 random controlled trials (RCTs).

A team from the University of Tehran performed meta-analysis on all studies relating to ascorbic acid (AA) or vitamin C prior to January 2013.

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New Cell Therapy Product Closer to Reality for Type 1 Diabetics

2015-11-23 11:17
Viacyte

A new potentially life-changing device for people with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one step closer to being available for general use on patients. The device, which is the size of a Band-Aid, is made by ViaCyte, Inc. and delivers human progenitor stem cells designed to regenerate pancreatic cells that produce insulin. ViaCyte is headquartered in San Diego, California with additional operations in Athens, Georgia and is funded in part by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

According to the company the encapsulation device called the Encaptra® drug delivery system holds pancreatic progenitor cells produced by a proprietary method from human stem cells and is designed

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Sanofi's inhalable insulin Afrezza new hope for diabetes treatment

2015-11-19 19:00
Afrezza for diabetes treatment

Early in 2015, it was announced that the world’s first viable, inhalable form of insulin, Afrezza, was about to hit the market. Another similar drug, Exubera, marketed by Pfizer in 2005, failed in marketplace showing as well as efficacy due to the enormous size of the delivery device, and was taken off the market within two years.

According to the manufacturer, Mannkind who teamed up with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to produce Afrezza, the drug has many benefits over current available hyperglycemic drug options.

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