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 ...
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 ...
For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket costs for insulin have doubled in the United States. One-quarter of patients with type 1 or 2 diabetes have reported using less insulin than prescribed due to these high costs, Yale […]Continue Reading ...
If you’re a diabetic in parts of Africa or Asia, getting access to life-saving insulin and then being able to afford it is already difficult. Now, a new study led by Stanford Health Policy’s Sanjay Basu, MD, PhD, indicates the amount of insulin needed to effectively treat Type 2 diabetes will rise by more than […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 15 2018 Mylan N.V. and Biocon Ltd. today announced the UK launch of Semglee® (Insulin Glargine solution for injection in pre-filled pen) 100 units/mL, an approved biosimilar of reference insulin glargine. Semglee®, insulin glargine, is a once-a-day, long-acting basal insulin and is indicated for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents and children […]Continue Reading ...
An international collaboration co-led by researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has made a discovery that could make therapeutic insulins more effective by better mimicking the way insulin works in the body. The findings could improve treatments for diabetes, a disease that impacts the lives of millions of people worldwide. Published today in […]Continue Reading ...
A study presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes has shown that hybrid day-night closed-loop insulin delivery systems are more effective at controlling blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes than sensor-augmented pump therapy. Image Credit: Magic mine / Shutterstock With sensor-augmented pump therapy, an insulin pump […]Continue Reading ...
Approximately 1.25 million Americans are living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), with an additional 40,000 people newly diagnosed every year. T1D is an autoimmune disease that destroys insulin-producing pancreatic islet cells. Insulin is a hormone that allows sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. Without insulin, blood sugar accumulates, causing toxic side effects. Despite […]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 ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Move over Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. There’s a new health-promoting gut bacterium in town, and it’s called Akkermansia muciniphila. You will not find its benefits at the bottom of a yogurt cup. But a new study has identified more than one way to nurture its growth in the gut, and offered evidence […]Continue Reading ...
Diabetes affects millions of people and is currently one of the most prevalent and dreaded non-communicable conditions. The condition affects around 7000 people under the age of 25 years in UK finds a new survey. Some of the risk factors that worsen outcome of diabetics in the long run include being obese or overweight, having […]Continue Reading ...
High-resolution model of six insulin molecules assembled in a hexamer. Credit: Isaac Yonemoto/Wikipedia The role of insulin as a boost to the immune system to improve its ability to fight infection has been detailed for the first time by Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) scientists. TGHRI scientists have identified a specific insulin signaling pathway […]Continue Reading ...
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found. Published in Nature Communications, the research characterised a protein that is involved in regulating insulin in the fruit fly, which was previously thought to behave in the […]Continue Reading ...
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, and published in The Lancet, shows that use of a hybrid day-night closed-loop insulin delivery system is better than sensor-augmented pump therapy for blood sugar control in poorly controlled type 1 diabetes. The study, […]Continue Reading ...
Millions of people take insulin every day to treat their diabetes. But diabetes is not the only disease on which insulin has an effect, it appears. Chronic bowel inflammation can be treated effectively by injecting insulin into the rectum, it appears from a new study, where researchers have tested the treatment on mice. The study […]Continue Reading ...
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