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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 Stem Cell Delivery Device Closer to Reality for Type 1 Diabetics

2015-11-23 11:17

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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An Apple a Day Cuts Diabetes Risk by 28% and Has Anticancer Effects

2015-11-10 15:48
Apple and diabetes risk

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Scientists have found that eating just one apple a day can lower your risk of diabetes by 28%. [1][8] But that’s not all.

Apples should be classed as a superfood when it comes to antioxidants.

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Monk Fruit Sweetener Has Zero Calories, Good for Diabetes and Weight Loss?

2015-10-24 10:12
monk fruit sweetener

For all of you who are looking for a natural, zero or low-calorie alternative to artificial sweeteners, monk fruit may be the answer. Is this relatively new addition to the sugar substitute market good for those with diabetes or who want to lose weight?

Monk fruit is native to southern China and northern Thailand.

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FDA Shoots Down AstraZeneca Diabetes Compound Drug on the Heels of Cancer Combo

2015-10-23 19:58
AstraZeneca Diabetes Drug Declined by FDA

When the Food and Drug Administration says “NO” to a drug maker, there has to be a very good reason. On October 9, London based AstraZeneca announced it would halt two clinical trials on a combination cancer drug used to treat lung cancer due to evidence of increased lung disease.

That news was followed on October 16 by an announcement that the FDA had not given approval to move forward with a new combination diabetes drug containing saxagliptin and dapagliflozin, two curren

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How to Reverse Diabetes Without Surgery

2015-10-08 21:38
Eggs for reversing diabetes

A few days ago an article from the New York Times was shared on social media suggesting two ways to reverse diabetes: bariatric surgery and an extremely low calorie diet of 600 calories for a week or more. My first thoughts were, why are these scientists testing out such extreme options to cure diabetes. Were starvation and surgery really the best solutions they could find? Aren’t they aware of how important a role diet plays in human health?

Type 2 Diabetes is a disease where blood sugar regulation gets fluctuates..

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7 Things That Trigger Diabetes and 10 Ways To Prevent It

2015-10-08 12:03
Diet helps prevent diabetes

Why diet, a healthy Immune System and hand washing may help prevent Diabetes. Here is what triggers diabetes and what you can do to prevent it.

Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar or glucos

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Which Weight Loss Surgery Procedure Benefits Diabetics the Most?

2015-10-07 23:39
Gastric bypass causes dibaetes remission

A new study reveals that diabetic patients who have a particular weight loss surgical procedure stand a significant chance of their diabetes going into remission.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in every 9 adults has diabetes―a debilitating medical condition where the body fails to be able to maintain blood sugar levels within normal ra

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