The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump with interoperable technology (interoperable t:Slim X2) for delivering insulin under the skin for children and adults with diabetes. This new type of insulin pump, referred to as an alternate controller enabled (ACE) infusion pump, or ACE insulin […]Continue Reading ...
Although moderately mobile, marine cone snails have perfected several strategies to capture prey. Some fish-hunting species release venom into the surrounding water. Within the plume of toxic venom, the fish succumbs to fast-acting insulin that renders it immobile. As the fish flounders, the snail emerges from its shell to swallow the pacified victim whole. Researchers […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Some Americans with type 1 diabetes have cut back on their insulin usage as the cost of the drug nearly doubled over a five-year period. The annual amount that patients with type 1 diabetes spent on the drug rose from about $2,900 in 2012 to about $5,700 in 2016, according to a new analysis from […]Continue Reading ...
The crucial hormone insulin needs help acquiring the right structure. A protein that assists in the process of insulin folding has just been discovered in a new study conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. They hope the new research results can be used to develop treatments for conditions such […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—People with type 1 diabetes who use marijuana may double their risk of developing a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests. Called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), the condition occurs when there is not enough insulin to break down sugar in the body, so the body burns fat for fuel instead. This triggers a build-up of chemicals […]Continue Reading ...
Most insulin pumps are about the size of a small mobile phone, but models keep getting smaller. They are mostly worn on the body using a band, belt, pouch, or clip. Some models now are wireless. Traditional pumps include an insulin reservoir (cartridge) and a catheter. The catheter is inserted with a plastic needle just […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells. Insulin is secreted from the beta cells which are located in the pancreas, and it is crucial for the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels. Deficiency of insulin leads to diabetes, characterized by […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Dec. 3, 2018 — More than one-quarter of people with diabetes have skimped on needed insulin because of the drug’s soaring price tag, according to a new small study. Surveying nearly 200 Americans with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, researchers found 26 percent had underused insulin because of cost. But insulin isn’t a […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over? It’s now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver insulin once it reaches the stomach. The new device has only been […]Continue Reading ...
It sounded like an answer to prayers for millions with diabetes struggling to pay soaring prices for insulin. At a congressional hearing last month, Sen. Mike Enzi said an adviser had found “a foundation to import insulin for a number of people at lower cost.” The Wyoming Republican told the mother of a young man […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to refine a stem-cell based approach to treating diabetes that improves how recipients respond to fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. Nixx Photography | Shutterstock Scientists have previously worked with stem cells to transform them into insulin-producing beta cells, but until now, they have had […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have found that neighbor-cells can take over functions of damaged or missing insulin-producing cells; the discovery may lead to new treatments for diabetes Diabetes is caused by damaged or non-existing insulin cells inability to produce insulin, a hormone that is necessary in regulating blood sugar levels. Many diabetes patients take insulin supplements to regulate […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia Insulin levels rise after eating a meal, signaling uptake of circulating glucose by skeletal muscle. In individuals with diabetes this process is often impaired—a condition known as insulin resistance. Insulin must travel across the endothelium or inner lining of small blood vessels […]Continue Reading ...
A contentious debate among diabetes researchers has surrounded the regeneration of pancreatic insulin-producing cells: not if these cells regenerate, but rather how. The long-held view that the islets of Langerhans can be replenished from pancreatic stem cells (progenitors) was replaced over the last decade by the notion that islets self-duplicate from existing cells. Now, in […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) have identified a connection between overweight and obese teens’ sleep health and their insulin sensitivity. In what is believed to be the first study to use an objective measurement of circadian rhythm – salivary melatonin – to examine associations of sleep health with insulin sensitivity in adolescents, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
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