Diabetes News from The National Diabetes Center

Public sources of news of interest to the diabetic community at large
i.e., what our patients (as well as their friends and families) are reading.....

Week of 25 Mar 2007

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News for Week #13 2007

NiliMedix requests FDA approval for insulin pump
Globes - Rishon Le-Zion,Israel
NiliMedix's insulin pumps are smaller and lighter and they break down less as they have no moving parts such as motor, or reduction gear. ...

Boston Scientific Announces Results From Arrive 1 Registry ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
In the medication-requiring diabetic sub-population, the TAXUS-related cardiac event rate at two years was 11.4 percent, including cardiac death (1.9 ...

Chocolate boosts blood vessel function
Online - International News Network - Islamabad,Pakistan
During the six-week trial, 45 people were given 227 grams of cocoa without sugar, cocoa with sugar or a placebo each day. An upper arm artery’s ability to ...

Genes for Type 2 Mapped
Diabetes Interview - Fairfax,CA,USA
Two of the four genes are involved in the development or function of insulin-secreting cells. One gene encodes a protein that helps move zinc ions around ...

Pfizer's inhaled insulin fails to impress doctors, insurers
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus,OH,USA
NEW YORK (AP) — Pfizer's stab at giving diabetics insulin without needles is getting more praise than prescriptions so far. Exubera, a powdered form inhaled ...

Hepi Pharma Initiate US-Based Clinical Trial Of ProAlgaZyme ...
Trading Markets - Los Angeles,CA,USA
OB) reported that an Institutional Review Board granted approval to initiate a clinical study of the potential effects of ProAlgaZyme on Metabolic Syndrome ...

Sanofi's Acomplia reimbursable in France for obese and type 2 ...
SpiritIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India
Sanofi-aventis announced that Acomplia« 20mg (rimonabant), the first drug in a new therapeutic class, the selective cannabinoid-1 receptor antagonists, ...

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Rated ‘Speculative Buy,’ Target Price $1.20 ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
Insulin is used in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, the global diabetic population exceeds 177 million patients ...

There's more to your body shape than just appearance
SalemNews.com - Salem,MA,USA
Together, these conditions make up the health condition know as Metabolic Syndrome, which can increase a person's risk for developing cardiovascular disease ...

News for Week #12 2007

‘Thiamine therapy may help patients with Type-II diabetes’
Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
Dr Naila Rabbani delivered a presentation on “High dose B-vitamins therapy for the prevention of diabetic complications”. Rabbani is a senior research ...

Study: 'Clean' Children At Greater Risk Of Diabetes
All Headline News - Mar 17, 2007
London, England (AHN) - Better hygiene and clean environmental living conditions lead to a greater risk of diabetes in children, according to a new study. ...

Asians at high diabetes risk
Shanghai Daily, China -
Asians are especially at risk for diabetes, more so if they have a poor early life and move rapidly to plenty. Experts say a malnourished fetus is likely to ...

Geographic Disparities in Diabetes-Related Amputations—Texas ...
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
The risk for lower extremity amputation (LEA) is estimated at 15 to 40 times higher among persons with diabetes than among persons without diabetes. ...

Obese men less likely to commit suicide, study finds
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Researchers say higher amounts of insulin increase the levels of serotonin, a key brain chemical that regulates mood. By Denise Gellene, Times Staff Writer ...

Interrupting nerve signals stops diabetes, hypertension in mice
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville,IL,USA
LOUIS - Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered a nervy way to prevent diabetes and hypertension in mice -- and they think their ...

Cocoa May Reduce Risk Of Cancer Heart Attack Stroke and Diabetes ...
Best Syndication - Pinon Hills,CA,USA
He believes that epicatechin is the key chemical that is reducing their risk of stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes. ...

Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression a Deadly Mix
CBC News - Canada
(HealthDay News) - Heart disease, diabetes and depression can be a lethal triple-play - boosting a patient's death risk by 20 percent to 30 percent, ...

The Bright Side of Sunshine and the Dark Side of Diabetes
MedIndia - India
When expectant mothers get some sun, they could be doing their unborn babies a big favor- warding off a chronic ailment-diabetes. ...

Diabetes, depression together increase risk for heart patients
Hindu - Chennai,India
This press release issued by Eurekalert says that having both depression and type 2 diabetes increases the risk of death for heart patients. ...

Health Authority concerned about diabetes related amputations
RJR - Jamaica
The Western Regional Health Authority is expressing concern about the increase in amputations in persons suffering from diabetes. ...

Metabolic Syndrome – Do You Have It?
HealthNewsDigest.com - New York,NY,USA
If interventions to reduce the incidence of this syndrome are not instituted in the near future, a major increase in heart disease and diabetes could occur ...

Risk of developing diabetes increases with age
Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls,NY,USA
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood sugar. Diabetes can create serious health problems, but diabetics can control ...

Diabetes: a growing problem in newly-rich Asia
Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
But the new variety of foods available to affluent Asians, coupled with a less active lifestyle, has a price -- diabetes. ...

Jonas Brothers Band Member Reveals He Has Diabetes at Diabetes ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
Nick Jonas, Age 14, Hopes His Story Will Inspire Other Kids With Diabetes Jonas is Among First in the Country to Adopt New Technology, The OmniPod(R) ...

Dire warning issued over treating diabetes
London Free Press - London,Ontario,Canada
Canada is behind other developed countries in preventing and treating chronic diseases such as diabetes, a situation that will overwhelm the health system ...

Diabetes Cases on the Rise in Minnesota
WM Experts (press release) - Inverness,FL,USA
Its name is Diabetes. Every 2 1/2 hours, someone in Minnesota dies from diabetes or from complications directly related to the disease. ...

Diabetes camp for children in the Tahoe community
The Record-Courier - Gardnerville,NV,USA
The Barton HealthCare System Foundation Diabetes Fund gives children with diabetes living in the Tahoe community the opportunity to attend a camp for ...

Strong Evidence Links Soft Drink Consumption to Obesity, Diabetes
Newswise (press release) - USA
Full-calorie soft drinks are also linked with reduced intake of milk and fruit and increased risk of type 2 diabetes. “Recommendations to reduce population ...

'I am seeing children as young as 10 with adult-onset diabetes'
Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Dubai: Adult-onset diabetes, so called because it tends to affect older people, is becoming more common among children in the UAE, with doctors reporting ...

University of Utah researchers prevent diabetes in overweight rats
Deseret News - Salt Lake City,UT,USA
University of Utah researchers have shown that inhibiting production of a fat molecule called ceramide prevented obese rats from developing type 2 diabetes. ...

Type I Diabetes Associated with Increased Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Cancer Consultants (press release) - Memphis,TN,USA
According to an article recently published in the British Journal of Cancer, patients with type I diabetes are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic ...

Cuppa Joe Cuts Diabetes Risk
Natural Products Industry Insider - Phoenix,AZ,USA
In the trial, 21826 Finnish men and women 35 to 74 years of age and with no history of diabetes were followed from baseline—1982, 1987, 1992 or 1997—until ...

Sr. Center has diabetes program
Trumann Democrat - Trumann,AR,USA
The Trumann senior Life Center, 351 Campbell Street, is hosting How I do Diabetes, a free educational seminar about type 2 diabetes, provided by Novartis ...

Simple breath test to detect diabetes
Times of India - New Delhi,India
LONDON: Researchers have developed a simple breath test for detecting Type 1 diabetes, and say that the new non-invasive tool could possibly be an ...

Treating depression improves diabetes control
Reuters.uk - UK
Researchers from Missouri treated 93 patients with type 2 diabetes and depression with the antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin). ...

Tai Chi Chuan may benefit type 2 diabetes patients
Reuters.uk - UK
People with type 2 diabetes experience chronic inflammation, and while exercise has been shown to be beneficial, strenuous exercise may boost inflammation ...

Family therapy helps kids with type 1 diabetes
Scientific American - USA
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Specially tailored family therapy can help teens with type 1 diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. ...

Soft drinks associated with diabetes, report finds
CNN - USA
"This result alone," they assert, "warrants serious concern about soft drink intake, particularly in light of the unprecedented rise in type 2 diabetes in ...

Sycamore teen is Ohio delegate at Juvenile Diabetes research congress
Community Press - Florence,KY,USA
SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP - Andrew Jensen of Sycamore recalls that he was four weeks away from becoming a teenager when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. ...

Clinical Trial of Diabetes Regenerative Therapy Shows Positive Results
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - USA
In the small Phase IIa trial, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients showed improvements in important measures of blood glucose control. ...

NHS must step up to challenge of better diagnosis of diabetes
eMaxHealth.com - Hickory,NC,USA
Diagnosis of diabetes is improving, and the NHS must step up to the challenge of providing high quality care for each individual, according to a new report ...

Few Schools Using Simple Test to Find Diabetes in Teens
AXcess News - Carson City,NV,USA
Today, more than a third of her students screen positive for diabetes, following a nationwide trend of more children being diagnosed with the disease at an ...

Bill would require health coverage for diabetes costs
WKYC-TV - Cleveland,OH,USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohioans with diabetes and their families are hailing a proposal that would require health insurers to cover many of the costs of ...

Pre-Diabetes Is A Growing Concern
KDKA - Pittsburg,PA,USA
(KDKA) There is a condition that puts millions of people on the path to diabetes, and many aren’t even aware of it. The condition is called pre-diabetes and ...

Govt. to launch programme on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases
Hindu - Chennai,India
(PTI): The Government proposes to launch a national programme for prevention and control of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, the Lok Sabha was informed ...

18 Diabetic Patients Implanted With VeriMed RFID Microchip at ...
SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA
At the Diabetes EXPO, physicians implanted VeriMed RFID microchips in conference attendees who signed up for the voluntary procedure. ...

Gardner introduces diabetes bill
Sandusky Register - Sandusky,OH,USA
Randy Gardner, R-Bowling Green, has introduced a bill requiring insurance companies to include coverage for diabetes, and the measure quickly picked up ...

Medtronic seeks wider diabetes reimbursement
Reuters - USA
N: Quote, Profile, Research) diabetes business on Monday said wider insurance coverage for continuous blood sugar monitors is still several years off, ...

Ceapro tackles diabetes head on
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada
CeaProve(R) enables people with impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes, one of the first stages of diabetes development, to detect their condition. ...

Diabetes unit mum on why chief quit
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
Officials with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation are mum as to why the executive director of the charity's Greater Iowa Chapter resigned shortly ...

PhytoMedical Furthers Development of New Class of Compounds for ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
PhytoMedical’s new class of compounds for type-2 diabetes derived from cinnamon, shown in independent third-party studies to significantly reduce blood ...

Growth Hormone Abuse May Boost Diabetes Risk
HealthCentral.com - Arlington,VA,USA
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who use growth hormone to improve their athletic performance may be at risk of developing diabetes, ...

Diabetes Suffers Monitoring Their Glucose
WNDU-TV - South Bend,IN,USA
Nerve damage, kidney failure, vision loss, and amputations are a few of the complications people with diabetes face. The only way to avoid them is to keep ...

Takeda reports its diabetes drug causes more fractures in women
Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Ltd's. pioglitazone drug for diabetes reported more fractures than those taking a placebo or another drug in clinical trials, the company and US health ...

Belly fat may drive inflammatory processes associated with disease
News from Washington University in St. Louis - Saint Louis,WA,USA
March 8, 2007 -- As scientists learn more about the key role of inflammation in diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, new research from Washington ...

Walking for a cure: Teen joins national effort to fight diabetes
The Olympian - Olympia,WA,USA
Now a freshman at North Thurston High School, Clarke will head a 26-member team in the May 5 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International's Walk to ...

10% of adults diabetic NM's high afflication rate prompts Domenici ...
Gallup Independent - Gallup,NM,USA
Pete Domenici has introduced bipartisan legislation which would ensure the medical needs of Native Americans and Hispanics who suffer from diabetes are ...

Depression, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Combined Greatly Increase ...
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
A patient who suffers from a combination of depression, diabetes, and heart disease has a 30 percent higher-than-average death risk, a new study indicates. ...

Basketball Legend Walt Frazier Teams with Association to Fight ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
The Heart Of Diabetes Encourages People to Control Type 2 Diabetes HOUSTON, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Walt "Clyde" Frazier knows the importance of good health ...

Harbin Clinic selected for diabetes program
Rome News-Tribune - Rome,GA,USA
Harbin Clinic has been selected as one of three sites to partner with International Diabetes Center (IDC) at Park Nicollet to implement IDC’s evidence-based ...

Massaro to speak on diabetes
Maui News - Wailuku,HI,USA
WAILUKU –Dr. Russell P. Massaro will speak on diabetes and management of the disease during a session of the Diabetes Education Support Group from 6:30 to ...

Successful Islet Cell Transplant in Mice With Type 1 Diabetes
MedIndia - India
Researchers have determined a way to pre-screen cancer patients to see if they are suitable candidates for proteasome inhibitors, a promising class of ...

Growth Hormone Abuse May Boost Diabetes Risk
CBC News - Canada
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) - People who use growth hormone to improve their athletic performance may be at risk of developing diabetes, ...

Initiatives | Groups Launch Projects To Prevent Diabetes Among ...
Kaiser network.org - Washington,DC,USA
The program is one of five pilot projects -- others are in Denver; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; and San Diego -- sponsored by the American Diabetes Association ...

Health Alert: Pre-diabetes
WIS - Columbia,SC,USA
(National) March 12, 2007 - Millions of people have a condition that puts them on a path to diabetes, but aren't aware of it. Pre-diabetes is a growing ...

Takeda Warns of Broken Bones in Women Taking Actos for Diabetes
Bloomberg - USA
Takeda, Japan's largest drugmaker, and US regulators urged doctors to consider the risk of fractures when treating women with type 2 diabetes, ...

PhytoMedical Furthers Development of New Class of Compounds for ...
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
As part of the Company's ongoing efforts to further the development of its synthesized analogues for type-2 diabetes, PhytoMedical Technologies, ...

News for Week #11 2007

Risk of developing diabetes increases with age
Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls,NY,USA
Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high levels of blood sugar. Diabetes can create serious health problems, but diabetics can control ...

Successful Islet Cell Transplant in Mice With Type 1 Diabetes
MedIndia - India
Researchers have determined a way to pre-screen cancer patients to see if they are suitable candidates for proteasome inhibitors, a promising class of ...

Depression, Diabetes, and Heart Disease Combined Greatly Increase ...
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
A patient who suffers from a combination of depression, diabetes, and heart disease has a 30 percent higher-than-average death risk, a new study indicates. ...

Takeda reports its diabetes drug causes more fractures in women
Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Ltd's. pioglitazone drug for diabetes reported more fractures than those taking a placebo or another drug in clinical trials, the company and US health ...

Belly fat may drive inflammatory processes associated with disease
News from Washington University in St. Louis - Saint Louis,WA,USA
March 8, 2007 -- As scientists learn more about the key role of inflammation in diabetes, heart disease and other disorders, new research from Washington ...

10% of adults diabetic NM's high afflication rate prompts Domenici ...
Gallup Independent - Gallup,NM,USA
Pete Domenici has introduced bipartisan legislation which would ensure the medical needs of Native Americans and Hispanics who suffer from diabetes are ...

Growth Hormone Abuse May Boost Diabetes Risk
HealthCentral.com - Arlington,VA,USA
FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- People who use growth hormone to improve their athletic performance may be at risk of developing diabetes, ...

Tai Chi Chuan may benefit type 2 diabetes patients
Scientific American - USA
To investigate whether Tai Chi might do the same for diabetic patients, Yang and his team had 32 men and women participate in three hour-long sessions of ...

Clinical Trial of Diabetes Regenerative Therapy Shows Positive Results
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - USA
In the small Phase IIa trial, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients showed improvements in important measures of blood glucose control. ...

NHS 'must improve care for diabetes patients'
24dash.com - Hereford,Herefordshire,UK
Diagnosis of diabetes is improving, and the NHS must step up to the challenge of providing high quality care for each individual, according to a new report ...

Blackwell Publishing Releases February Issue Entitled ‘Diabetic ...
Newswire Today (press release) - London,UK
... 03/08/2007 - A paper published by Blackwell Publishing in the February 2007 issue of Nephrology entitled ‘Diabetic nephropathy without the diabetes: If ...

Dietary patterns, insulin resistance, and prevalence of the ...
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription) - Davis,CA,USA
Objective: We aimed to evaluate the association of major dietary patterns characterized by factor analysis with insulin resistance and the metabolic ...

Altered postprandial glucose, insulin, leptin, and ghrelin in ...
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription) - Davis,CA,USA
Objective:We aimed to investigate the possible role of glucose, insulin, leptin, and ghrelin in the pathogenesis of these alterations. ...

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription) - Davis,CA,USA
A recent randomized controlled feeding trial conducted by McMillan-Price et al (5) examined daily variations in blood glucose and insulin from morning to ...

Rising Blood Sugar Means Rising Heart Risk
Washington Post - Washington,DC,USA
Even if you have normal blood glucose, there is a gradual increase in risk wherever you start on the scale. If the blood sugar is 'high normal,' there is a ...

Govt. to launch programme on diabetes, cardiovascular diseases
Hindu - Chennai,India
(PTI): The Government proposes to launch a national programme for prevention and control of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, the Lok Sabha was informed ...

PhytoMedical Furthers Development of New Class of Compounds for ...
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
As part of the Company's ongoing efforts to further the development of its synthesized analogues for type-2 diabetes, PhytoMedical Technologies, ...

Plasma Concentration of Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor in ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Eyes with diabetic retinopathy have low levels of ocular PEDF; however, the PEDF levels in the blood of diabetics have still not been determined. ...

Glycemic Thresholds for Activation of Counterregulatory Hormone ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: In patients with type 1 diabetes and reduced awareness of hypoglycemia, the glycemic thresholds for activation of counterregulatory hormone and ...

Treating depression improves diabetes control
Reuters.uk - UK
Researchers from Missouri treated 93 patients with type 2 diabetes and depression with the antidepressant bupropion (Wellbutrin). ...

Stress-signaling fat is a culprit behind insulin resistance
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Moreover, the researchers show, a treatment that blocks ceramide’s synthesis markedly improves insulin response and prevents the onset of diabetes in obese ...

Genetic study reveals how endocrine cell types are produced in the ...
innovations report - Bad Homburg,Germany
This work, published March 6, 2007 in the journal Developmental Cell, sheds new light on the mechanism by which insulin-producing beta cells are generated ...

Naturopathy: Herbs to help regulate blood sugar
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia
Q: My grandmother has unstable blood sugar levels. Her blood sugar levels sometimes run too high and sometimes too low. Please help! ...

PRP could cause optic nerve changes
OSN SuperSite (subscription) - Thorofare,NJ,USA
SAN FRANCISCO — Diabetic eyes treated with panretinal laser photocoagulation have significantly thinner retinal nerve fiber layers, which could be mistaken ...

Transition Therapeutics Announces Positive Data from E1-INT(TM ...
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
In the type 1 diabetes study, 6 of 11 (54%) patients responded to E1-INT(TM) therapy, either by decreasing their average daily insulin usage by more than ...

Ampalaya can cure diabetes, says DoH
Manila Bulletin - Manila,Philippines
It cited a 10-year study that found out that the vegetable can effectively regulate blood sugar in the same way as a regular anti-diabetes drug. ...

News for Week #10 2007

Diabetes outstrips predicted prevalence
Victoria Times Colonist - Victoria,BC,Canada
TORONTO -- Cases of diabetes have risen so dramatically in Ontario -- and likely the rest of Canada -- that the proportion of adults with the disease has ...

Medical Practitioners Waging Campaign Against Diabetes
Arab News - Jeddah,Saudi Arabia
The number of diabetic patients in the world is currently between 194 million and 246 million, and should rise to between 333 and 380 million individuals by ...

Diabetes Drug Saxagliptin Seen on Track for FDA Action in 2008
Diabetes Drug Report - Vero Beach,FL,USA
AstraZeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb have reiterated plans to seek FDA approval of their new type 2 diabetes drug, Saxagliptin, early next year, ...

Merck's March Madness
Forbes - NY,USA
Whatever the reason, Diabetic Investor considers the skin lesion issue with Galvus a non-issue that is getting way to much attention by the analyst ...

AquaLase shows trend toward less foveal thickening in diabetic ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription) - Thorofare,NJ,USA
AquaLase may be a better option for diabetic patients than ultrasound phaco, lowering the risk of CME, an investigator said. By Katrina Altersitz ...

High Blood Sugar is Linked to An Increase in Cancer Risk, Study Finds
The Common Voice - Greenville,SC,USA
Women with high blood sugar may be more likely to get cancer, even if they aren't diabetic, reveals a study in the March issue of Diabetes Care. ...

New technology replacing finger-stick for diabetics
7Online.com - New York,NY,USA
"It monitors blood sugars continuously, so everyone knows at any point and time during the day or night, what your blood sugar is," a diabetes specialist, ...

Bill allows insulin-dependent diabetics to drive buses
Daily Mail - Charleston - Charleston,WV,USA
The bill's sponsors said people who need insulin shots to control their blood sugar should have the opportunity to operate school buses if they want. ...

Insulin helps heal wounds in study
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
Insulin, a hormone known primarily for regulating blood-sugar levels, also seems to enhance significantly the healing of wounds, new research shows. ...

Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and consumption of refined ...
Village News Network - Fallbrook,CA,USA
Type 2 diabetes is indeed an epidemic of our time, affecting approximately 15 million individuals in the US alone, or almost eight percent of the US ...

MEREDITH CUMMINGS: Pulmonary function test scary for this diabetic
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - Tuscaloosa,AL,USA
And I’m stuck in the middle of a diabetic stew. It reminds me of when I lived in Sarasota, Fla. -- also known as Retirementville, USA -- and I would go out ...

Surge in obesity among children adds to Britain's growing band of ...
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
Type 2 diabetes, sometimes called non-insulin dependent diabetes, is closely linked to obesity. Adult obesity rates in Britain have quadrupled in 25 years. ...

How a Specific Fat Type Can Protect Against Weight Gain and Diabetes
HealthNewsDigest.com - New York,NY,USA
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BOSTON – March 1, 2007 – A new study from Joslin Diabetes Center may shed light on why some people can eat excessive amounts of ...

Type 1 diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer risk
Reuters.uk - UK
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It is well known that people with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and now it seems that the risk ...

Predicted burden of diabetes 'underestimated'
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
It is estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the global rate of diabetes will rise by 39 per cent from 2000 to 2039. ...

Nanogen wins patents for diabetes and Alzheimers biomarkers
Small Times - USA
28, 2007—Diagnostic products developer Nanogen Inc. has been issued four patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office for inventions related to diabetes ...

Growth hormone can backfire
Health24.com - Cape Town,South Africa
About a year after he started taking growth hormone, the bodybuilder started to take insulin because his blood sugar had risen too high. ...

Asia-Pacific has the biggest diabetes burden in the world
Antara (press release) - Antara,Indonesia
Nutrition, shows that up to 12 per cent of cardiovascular deaths in the region (heart disease and stroke) are due to diabetes. ...

Role of Maternal Cells in Diabetes Probed
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
They found that 51% of the patients with diabetes had such cells, as did 33% of unaffected siblings and 17% of healthy controls. Of those who had maternal ...

News for Week #9 2007

Novartis Says FDA Wants New Galvus Study; Shares Drop
Bloomberg - USA
Galvus and Januvia don't have to be injected like insulin or Eli Lilly & Co.'s Byetta, which is given using a pen-like apparatus. The medicines also don't ...

Black soya 'cuts diabetes risk'
BBC News - UK
Yellow soya is already known to lower cholesterol, but black soya is used in traditional oriental medicine as a treatment for diabetes. ...

Diabetes Surgery Summit to Discuss Bariatric Surgery as New ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
The summit, taking place in Rome, will highlight how weight loss surgery for morbid obesity has dramatically improved the health of type 2 diabetes patients ...

CureDM Enhances Diabetes-Reversing Candidate
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
The second milestone was to show the ability of HIP to reverse diabetes in mice. The well-recognized streptozotocin-induced diabetes model was used to show ...

Prediabetes Gives Women Head Start on Heart and Diabetes Risk
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA
22 -- The countdown to diabetes and coronary heart disease may start earlier for women with prediabetes than for men, researchers said here. ...

Boric Acid Works for Yeast Infections in Diabetic Women
ADA-Alexandria, VA, USA
Among women with diabetes, boric acid vaginal suppositories clear up yeast infections better than the prescription anti-fungal pill fluconazole, Indian researchers report in the medical journal Diabetes Care ...

News for Week #8 2007

Blood protein tied to obesity, diabetes in Native Americans, Mexicans
By BJS
Researchers have discovered a variant of a common blood protein in people of American Indian and Mexican ancestry that is linked to elevated body mass index (BMI), obesity and Type 2 diabetes. read more...

UU Partners Altnagelvin In Diabetes Vitamin Research
University of Ulster Online - Coleraine,UK
“Patients with Type 1 diabetes are at risk of long term damage to organs, in particular to the heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves. There is evidence that this ...

Cholesterol Linked With Type 2 Diabetes
Medical News Today - UK
One is insulin resistance, and the other is reduced insulin production. The second is caused by reduction in insulin release by "beta cells" in the pancreas ...

Pig cells hope for diabetes cure
BBC News - UK
It means they need insulin injections to keep blood sugar levels constant. Otherwise they face serious health consequences - falling unconscious, ...

Diabetes in pregnancy can hamper baby memory
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
San Francisco - Babies whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy may be less able to form early memories than children whose mothers had normal ...

Schwarz Pharma: lacosamide one step closer to the lucrative market
Pharmaceutical Business Review - USA
Diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP) is a symptom of diabetic neuropathy, which is a nerve disorder caused by chronic hyperglycemia. ...

Mom’s Infections Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk in Child
PakTribune.com - Pakistan
It arises when the immune system mistakenly attacks the pancreatic cells that make insulin, a hormone that shuttles the sugar from food into cells to be ...

Diabetes breakthrough?
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
A DEVICE developed at the University of Toledo holds great promise for the painless management of diabetes. Short of a cure, the development of a ...

Diabetes Rate Increased by 128% During 14-Year Period Among ...
Kaiser network.org - Washington,DC,USA
The prevalence of diabetes among American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 15 to 19 increased by 128% from 1990 to 2004 and by 77% for children under age 15, ...

Diabetes and heart disease: New EU recommendations
TheHeart.Org - New York,NY,USA
Sophia Antipolis, France and Dusseldorf, Germany - The European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) have ...

Tokyo University team's findings could help find diabetes cure
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
TOKYO -- A group of researchers led by a Tokyo University Hospital professor has unraveled the mechanism behind visceral fat-induced diabetes, ...

Research: Diabetes and hypertension in mice halted
Lab Manager - Amherst,NH,USA
Research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that interrupting nerve signals to the liver can prevent diabetes and ...

Most Important Type-2 Diabetes Genes Identified
ShortNews.com - Regensburg,Germany
Researchers at McGill University, Imperial College and others say their latest findings explain almost 70% of the genetic background for type-2 diabetes, ...

Rimonabant USA: Update
PharmaLive.com (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
SERENADE (Study Evaluating Rimonabant Efficacy in Drug-NAive DiabEtic Patients) is a multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, ...

ASA: No Benefit Found for Post-Stroke Tight Glucose Control
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA
Glucose, potassium and insulin infusions for stroke patients with mild to moderately elevated glucose levels yielded no mortality advantage compared with ...

On obesity, type II diabetes and chickens
Southwest Virginia Enterprise - Wytheville,VA,USA
Obesity and the resulting health complications, such as type II diabetes, have become a national epidemic in recent years. Any research can help further the ...

News for Week #7 2007

Research may lead to new drugs for diabetes
Lansing State Journal - Lansing,MI,USA
TOKYO - A group of researchers led by a Tokyo University Hospital professor has unraveled the mechanism behind visceral fat-induced diabetes, ...

Breakthrough discovery for Type 1 Diabetes
News 14 Carolina - Raleigh,NC,USA
Type 1 diabetes is a disease that happens when the body stops producing insulin, a hormone needed to regulate blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes is a disease that ...

Major Discovery Is Promising Target For New Diabetes Therapies
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
AMPK provides an especially promising drug target for people with type 2 diabetes. These patients are insulin-resistant, meaning that their cells are not ...

Number Of New Diabetes-related Kidney Failure Patients More Than ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
The number of newly diagnosed end-stage renal disease (kidney failure) patients with diabetes increased by 114% over 10 years, from 1066 in 1995 to 2139 in ...

Diabetic felt ill before death crash
Lynn News - King's Lynn,Norfolk,UK
DIABETIC Elizabeth Lawrence had been sent home from work at Tesco in Gaywood because she was feeling unwell on the day a crash claimed her life, ...

Research Yields Clues to Diabetic Eye Disease
WFIE-TV - Evansville,IN,USA
9 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a protein that causes blood vessel leakage and swelling in the eyes of people with diabetic retinopathy. ...

Diabetic reaction leads to crashes
Sheboygan Press - Sheboygan,WI,USA
A 56-year-old Sheboygan driver repeatedly crossed the centerline after suffering a diabetic reaction while driving Wednesday, causing several crashes but ...

Exercise Pivotal In Preventing And Fighting Type II Diabetes
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Science Daily — One in three American children born in 2000 will develop type II diabetes, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

American Indians have highest diabetes rate, experts say
In-Forum (subscription) - Fargo,ND,USA
American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from diabetes more than any ethnic group and the disease is increasingly affecting young Indians, ...

Obesity poses larger diabetes risk than inactivity
CNN - USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Although obesity and lack of physical activity both raise the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, obesity appears to be the more ...

Dieting and Diabetes - (What are the idiots likely to conclude from this study?)
Donga.com - Seoul,South Korea
A study has found that women who diet severely are more likely to have children prone to diabetes. A research team at the Korea Cancer Center Hospital, ...

Pine tree extract pycnogenol more potent in diabetes
SpiritIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India
A new study to be published in an upcoming edition of the journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice reveals that French maritime pine tree extract ...

Pig cells may help treat type I diabetes
DailyIndia.com - Jacksonville,FL,USA
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A treatment for type 1 diabetes that involves injecting pig cells into human patients is about to be trialled in Russia. ...

Pipeline Products Could Improve Treatment of Diabetes & Create New ...
Newswire Today (press release) - London,UK
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, US Diabetes Pipeline Outlook, reveals that more than 70 drugs are currently in clinical development for diabetes. ...

Vagal nerve activity in mice prevents diabetes and hypertension
HULIQ - Hickory,NC,USA
Interrupting nerve signals to the liver can prevent diabetes and hypertension in mice, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine ...

Breakthrough Discovery For Type 1 Diabetes
WFtv.com - Orlando,FL,USA
BACKGROUND: Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In this disease, the body does ...

Pan-European guidelines on treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular ...
HULIQ - Hickory,NC,USA
The first, pan-European guidelines to be published on the treatment of valvular heart disease, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases have made a series of ...

Freedom Meditech Executes License for Non-Invasive Glucose ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
"The near-term prospect of a commercially available non-invasive glucose monitor will have a significant positive impact on the treatment of diabetes,” says ...

Diabetes Burden Challenging Ontarians, Poll Suggests
Toronto Daily News - Toronto,ON,Canada
Matthew Stimpson wasn't aware of the financial burden of living with diabetes in Ontario when he and his family emigrated from England in 2003. ...

Harvard Fish Study Leads Novartis to Diabetes Drugs (Update5)
Bloomberg - USA
People with diabetes either don't produce enough insulin or aren't able to use what they have. Without insulin, cells can't properly process glucose, ...

Diabetic ugly toenail linked to amputation
Earthtimes.org - USA
CHICAGO, Feb. 8 Nearly three in four people with diabetes at high risk for amputation have diseased toenails, according to a US study. ...

Standard Therapy More Effective Than Diabetes Drug for Achieving ...
PharmaLive.com (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
7, 2007--Metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes and thought to hold great promise at overcoming the infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome ...

Insulin and Endothelin: An Interplay Contributing to Hypertension ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: The aim of this article was to review the existing data on the interactions among insulin, insulin resistance, and endothelin and how those ...

Characterization of Somatostatin Receptor Subtype-Specific ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
In rodents, SSTR2 inhibits glucagon secretion, whereas SSTR5 suppresses the release of insulin. Human pancreatic A- and B-cells express SSTR1–3 and SSTR5; ...

School-Based Intervention Acutely Improves Insulin Sensitivity and ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: Risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) include obesity, family history, dyslipidemia, a proinflammatory state, impaired insulin secretory ...

Comparison of Plasma Insulin Levels after a Mixed-Meal Challenge ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Fasting concentrations and responses of plasma glucose and insulin were evaluated using linear regression analyses to assess potential independent ...

Human Visfatin Expression: Relationship to Insulin Sensitivity ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: Visfatin (VF) is a recently described adipokine preferentially secreted by visceral adipose tissue (VAT) with insulin mimetic properties. ...

The Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I Response to Growth Hormone Is ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
... reflect differences in the respective anabolic (growth promotion) and metabolic (ie. insulin action modulation) roles of circulating IGF-I is unknown.

Fungus might treat diabetes
Border Mail - Albury,New South Wales,Australia
AN ancient mushroom once heralded as an elixir of immortality by Chinese royalty is being tested as a possible cure for modern day diabetes. ...

Nearly a quarter of Omanis suffer from diabetes
Gulf News - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
Muscat: Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, lower limb amputation, and renal failure in Oman where almost 25 per cent of the 2.4 million population ...

Beta O2 negotiating $1b deal with Boston Scientific
Globes - Rishon Le-Zion,Israel
Type 1 diabetes patients are insulin dependent. The artificial pancreas uses the active ingredient, a group of beta cells that are found in the pancreas, ...

New diabetes medicine planned after Shanghai's R&D
Xinhua - Beijing,China
"Much valuable data was collected from these experiments, proving that the new drug is helpful to those who are suffering from type-II diabetes," said Li ...

20 global diabetes experts to converge on Oman for meet
Times of Oman - Ruwi,Muscat,Oman
MUSCAT — Recognising the high prevalence of the debilitating diabetes in the region, the second Interna-tional Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD) ...

China's Huayi Group to invest in producing new diabetes drug
Antara - Antara,Indonesia
Beijing (ANTARA News/Asia Pulse) - Huayi Group plans to invest about 100 million yuan (US$12.9 million) in a pilot project to manufacture a medicine for ...

Development partner invests in DaiKine Therapeutics
TechJournal South (press release) - Research Triangle Park,NC,USA
LSF has anti-inflammatory properties that blocks autoimmune damage to insulin-making cells. In tests in mice, a combination drug treatment Nadler developed ...

News for Week #6 2007

India developing oral vaccine to fight diabetes
RxPG NEWS - Westchester,CA,USA
The oral insulin vaccine has shown a reduction in blood glucose levels comparable to that of the injectable insulin, officials said. ...

Oral Insulin To Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Tested In Study
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Science Daily — Researchers have begun a clinical study of oral insulin to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes in at-risk people, the National Institutes of ...

Obesity poses larger diabetes risk than inactivity
Bru Direct - Brunei Darussalam
New York - Although obesity and lack of physical activity both raise the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, obesity appears to be the more important factor, ...

Joslin discovers protein that causes blood vessel leakage and ...
SpiritIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India
Joslin researchers discover protein that causes blood vessel leakage and swelling in eyes with diabetic retinopathy. Discovery one day could lead to new ...

Pupil Size May Indicate Diabetic Future
NewsMax.com - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
NEW YORK -- Tests of pupil function, as an indicator of how well the automatic nervous system is working, may help predict how likely young diabetics are to ...

From metabolic syndrome to diabetes: Is it all about the blood ...
TheHeart.Org - New York,NY,USA
According to the International Diabetes Federation consensus group there are two primary targets — blood pressure and dyslipidemia. ...

New York City Diabetes Rate Higher Than National Average, Asians ...
Kaiser network.org - Washington,DC,USA
More than 700000 New York City residents, or 12.5% of all residents, have diabetes, with Asians having the highest rate at nearly 16%, according to a study ...

News for Week #5 2007

[Enzyme Catalysis and Regulation] The Role of the C-terminal ...
By Picha, K. M., Patel, S. S., Mandiyan, S.,...
Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP-1B) has been implicated in the regulation of the insulin receptor. Dephosphorylation of the insulin receptor results in decreased insulin signaling and thus decreased glucose uptake. ...

Potential Route To Diabetes Therapeutics Offered By VBI Research
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
An overproduction of this enzyme, among other events, may lead to type 2 diabetes. Mukhopadhyay remarked: "The research is a proof of concept study showing ...

Bile acid-binding resin treats diabetes, in mice
Scientific American - USA
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Colestimide, a resin that binds and eliminates bile acids, seems to be an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes ...

Researchers to Test if Anti-Inflammatory Drug Helps With Type 2 ...
Diabetes Drug Report - Vero Beach,FL,USA
Joslin Diabetes Center researchers are preparing to launch a clinical trial to investigate whether salsalate, an anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin ...

Improvement in Lipid and Glycated Hemoglobin Control Among Black ...
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription) - Chicago,IL,USA
Previous studies have indicated that, in the United States, black persons with diabetes have lower levels of glycemic and lipid control 1-2 and are at ...

PhytoMedical Finalizing Transition of Diabetes Compound Development
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
"Our new compound for Type 2 diabetes has demonstrated promising results, which was the basis for expediting the development." For the past several years, ...

Elixir releases new diabetes data
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
Elixir Pharmaceuticals released new data today on research that ultimately could lead to a treatment for Type 2 diabetes. The Cambridge company focuses on ...

Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1 Mediates Effects of Insulin on ...
Am J Pathology (subscription) - USA
Intratumoral hypoxia and paracrine insulin stimulate the expression of hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1 ) in pancreatic cancer cells. ...

Insulin Pills Research On Rats Promising For Humans With Type 1 ...
All Headline News - USA
West Palm Beach, FL (AHN) - After decades of research that seemed promising for the development of an insulin pill for humans with type 1 diabetes, ...

Appetite Hormone: Findings May Lead To Treatments That Stimulate ...
Science Daily (press release) - Jan 26, 2007
Science Daily — A new Joslin Diabetes Center-led study has shown conclusively that a neuropeptide ...

News for Week #4 2007

Dietary Zinc for Diabetes Prevention Not Backed by Evidence
Health Behavior News Service - USA
Despite laboratory evidence that zinc helps promote the production and action of insulin — and widespread marketing of zinc supplements for this purpose ...

Hyperglycemia Predicts Mortality in Patients With Myocardial Infarction
Diabetes in Control - USA
Patients with a myocardial infarction and hyperglycemia at admission have an increased 1-year mortality rate that is similar to the rate seen in patients with diabetes at admission ...

S. Korean researchers develop diabetes cure from adult stem cells
Yonhap News - Seoul,South Korea
Beta cells make and release insulin, a hormone that controls the level of glucose in the blood. The subject of replicating adult beta cells has been a major ...

Antibody Prevents Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes in Control - USA
The investigators treated NOD mice with anti-CD137 antibody, which caused the production of CD4 and CD25 cells.
NOD mice treated with anti-CD137 antibodies were not protected from insulinitis, and they still harbored pathogenic T cells. However, transfer of CD4 and CD25 cells from treated mice to untreated NOD mice prevented the development of diabetes ...

Soy supplement improves insulin levels in women
By Xtrmius
To investigate whether soy protein and isoflavones affected blood glucose (sugar), insulin, and other markers of heart disease risk, the researchers assigned 32 postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes to take a soy supplement or an ...

Pfizer (of Exubera fame) Closing 3 US Research Sites, Slashing 10000 Jobs; Little ...
In a widely expected move, today Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced that it will elminate "10000 positions, or about 10 percent of [the drug company]'s worldwide workforce by the end of next year." Also announced was the closing of three ...

ABCA1, ABCG1 and SR-BI: Hormonal regulation in primary rat ...
By Marita Sporstol, Seyed Ali Mousavi, Winnie...
Here, the regulation of SR-BI, ABCA1, and ABCG1 by dexamethasone (a synthetic glucocorticoid) and insulin were studied in order to gain more insight into the role of these two hormones in the cholesterol metabolism. ...

[Metabolism and Bioenergetics] Protein Kinase C{delta} Plays a Non ...
By Uchida, T., Iwashita, N., Ohara-Imaizumi,...
Protein kinase C (PKC) is considered to modulate glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. Pancreatic &szligbeta; cells express multiple isoforms of PKCs; however, the role of each isoform in glucose-stimulated insulin secretion remains ...

Diabetes Pain Drug Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Linked to Impaired Blood ...
By example@example.com (Delynbetter)
http://www.diabetesdrugreport.com/News/news-011907.htm The drug Cymbalta (duloxetine), one of two drugs approved for treating the pain of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, appears to adversely impact control of blood sugar, according to ...

Distribution of Pancreatic Endocrine Cells Including IAPP ...
By Iki, K., Pour, P. M.
The ratio of IAPP/insulin was ~1:2. In diabetic cases, &szligbeta;-cells were decreased by 24%, and IAPP was decreased by 57%. ... IAPP/insulin ratio was decreased by 41%. Thus, only 50% of the &szligbeta;-cells in non-diabetics and ...

Metabolex Shows MBX-102/JNJ-39659100 Reduces Inflammation in ...
PipelineReview.com (press release) - Barcelona,Spain
Announced today the results from a preclinical program that showed that MBX-102/JNJ-39659100, the company’s lead insulin sensitizer, potently reduces ...

Home blood sugar test inaccurate for diabetic kids
Reuters.uk - UK
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A portable device called A1cNow, which is designed to provide a long-term picture of blood sugar control, does not provide ...

New method for oral delivery of insulin successful in rats
Earthtimes.org - USA
Taiwanese scientists have announced a new development in the quest to find a viable alternative to the daily insulin injections faced by diabetics. ...

News for Week #3 2007

Green Tea’s Protection Against Diabetes
By admin
If you’re overweight, or if your blood glucose levels are already high, there is a lot you can do to help lower your blood sugar levels and prevent your condition from developing into full blown diabetes. In addition to getting regular ...

Insulin Receptor Stops Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease
Science Daily - US
A study from Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School shows that you can treat Alzheimer's in its early stages and almost completely halt neurodegeneration. This means that patients with early symptoms could potentially stop the disease before their brains deteriorate ...

How Medicaid Tamed the Diabetes Epidemic by Lassoing Insulin
By sacredhands
As they examine their state health care budgets, 11 of the nation’s governors have identified one big-ticket item they think should cost less: insulin. The drug cost state Medicaid programs $500 million in 2005. ...

[Mechanisms Of Signal Transduction] Glucose Stimulates Ca2+ Influx ...
By Szollosi, A., Nenquin, M., Aguilar-Bryan,...
In adult &szligbeta;-cells glucose-induced insulin secretion involves two mechanisms (a) aKATP channel-dependent Ca2+ influx and rise of cytosolic [Ca2+]c and (b) aKATP channel-independent amplification of secretion without further ...

Diet, exercise work for older obese adults too
Scientific American - USA
... found that calorie cutting and exercise helped participants shed pounds and lower their blood pressure, blood sugar and blood fats called triglycerides. ...

Portugal warned over diabetic epidemic
Portugal News - Lagoa,Algarve,Portugal
... He described it as a chronic condition in which the body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin, or cannot make use of the insulin it does produce. ...

Nastech pits intranasal formulation against Exubera
In-PharmaTechnologist.com - Montpellier,France
21/09/2006 - Eager to find a formulation that will give Pfizer's inhalation device Exubera (insulin rDNA) a run for its money, Nastech is initiating a Phase I ...

News for Week #2 2007

Story of a type 2 going from insulin to no insulin
By grace girl
He's lost well over 100 pounds, has more energy and physical ability than I've seen him have in years, and he is no longer using any insulin. He's been off of it for three months now, and actually told me that he has problems with hypos ...

Haplotypes in the Lipoprotein Lipase Gene Influence Fasting ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: Prior studies of Mexican Americans described association of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene haplotypes with insulin sensitivity/resistance and ...

Haplotypes in the Lipoprotein Lipase Gene Influence Fasting ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: Prior studies of Mexican Americans described association of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene haplotypes with insulin sensitivity/resistance and ...

Association of Acylated and Nonacylated Ghrelin with Insulin ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Objective: Ghrelin [acylated (AG) and nonacylated (NAG)] has been shown to play a pivotal role in the regulation of food intake and insulin sensitivity. ...

Chronic Treatment with Pioglitazone Does Not Protect Obese ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Context: Thiazolidinediones increase peripheral insulin sensitivity and decrease plasma free fatty acids (FFA). However, their exact mechanism of action has ...

Obestatin Is Not Elevated or Correlated with Insulin in Children ...
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Chevy Chase,MD,USA
Main Outcome Measures: The plasma levels of obestatin, TG, AG, and serum insulin were measured at 0, 30, 60, 90, and 120 min after glucose challenge, ...

UC Riverside Research Team Discovers that Insulin Heals Wounds
UC Riverside - Riverside,CA,USA
Skin wounds in rats treated topically with insulin healed faster -- surface cells in the epidermis covered the wound more quickly and cells in the dermis, ...

Individual variation in the metabolic syndrome: a new perspective ...
Am J Clin Nutr (subscription) - Davis,CA,USA
Moreover, he makes a convincing argument that, in fact, all of these different risk factors have one common cause—insulin resistance. ...

News for Week #1 2007

Mouse Study Reveals Diabetes Secrets
Forbes - NY,USA
3 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in blood glucose levels may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, Japanese researchers report. ...

Experimental diabetes drug could fetch $385M from Lilly
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis,IN,USA
Eli Lilly & Co. today agreed to pay an initial fee of $25 million - and possibly later as much as $385 million - for an experimental diabetes medication ...

EcoWellness: Pollutants' link to diabetes
United Press International - USA
5 (UPI) -- A preliminary study has found Americans who live near toxic waste sites are hospitalized more for diabetes than those who live in clean ...

Scientists Look To Molecule For Diabetes Treatment
Scientists have discovered a molecule they hope will be a breakthrough in diabetes treatment: Chinese scientists say they have identified a molecule that may hold the key to developing... Continue.

Toward a new oral delivery system for insulin using nanoshell shields
Nanotechnology News (press release) - USA
Scientists in Taiwan are reporting development of a nanoparticle drug delivery system that shows promise as a potential way to administer insulin and ...

Diabetes Chances Calculator (hah!)
By Marston
I stumbled across this and found it to be quite amusing. The people over at Global Insurance have a Diabetes Chances Calculator which based on 3 simple input values is supposed to tell you how likely you are to get Diabetes. ...

Chronic testosterone treatment induces selective insulin ...
Journal of Endocrinology
Adipose tissue plays a central role in determining whole body insulin sensitivity. Several aspects of adipose cell function are regulated by androgens. ...

JDRF Forms Partnership with MacroGenics; Supports Phase II/III ...
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - USA
Specifically, the trial will test teplizumab, an anti-CD3 antibody capable of reducing the autoimmune attack that destroys insulin-producing beta cells. ...

Research and Markets : Lifescan Medical Device Company Expanded In ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
The company was expanded in February 2006 through J&J’s acquisition of Animas, an insulin delivery company. Following the transaction, Animas operates as a ...

Significant errors in insulin dose can result when blood glucose
By 15P8
WebWire - About Bayer HealthCare AG Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. ...

Pharmacists Help Diabetic Patients
By Rachel
The city claims that as a result, "Within months of enrolling in the program, almost twice as many have their blood sugar levels under control. In addition, the city’s health plan has saved more than $2000 in medical costs per patient ...

[Lipids and Lipoproteins] Insulin Controls Subcellular ...
By Harris, T. E., Huffman, T. A., Chi, A.,...
Insulin increased the phosphorylation of multiple sites and promoted a gel shift that was due in part to phosphorylation of Ser106. In contrast, epinephrine and oleic acid promoted dephosphorylation of lipin. The PAP-specific activity ...

PDE3B Regulates Energy Levels In Mice
By admin
Insulin acts on many cells to exert its control over the amount of energy that is ... When cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, type 2 diabetes and other ... Understanding the molecular pathways by which insulin affects the ...

Penn State Researchers Identify PERK Deficiency As Possible Cause ...
By JJSDiabetes(JJSDiabetes)
In this most severe type of diabetes, individuals are unable to regulate glucose normally because they have few insulin-producing beta cells in their pancreas and the remaining cells do not produce enough insulin. ...

Roche introduces insulin pumps
Indianapolis Star - United States
Roche Diagnostics Corp. is breaking into the growing US insulin pump business with its Swiss-made product that carries the well-known Accu-Chek brand name. ...

I just finished reading the most fascinating book called Lights ...
Sleep Loss: A novel risk factor for insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes Journal of Applied Physiology 99: 2008-2019, 2005. ... Van Cauter, Eve, et al., "Modulation of Glucose Regulation and Insulin Secretion by Circadian Rhythmicity ...

Can Hoodia Help You Lose Weight
By Admin
It is believed that the plant is the key resource for a molecule that overrides the nerves cells that detect increased blood sugar in the system. When a person eats, the blood sugar level is raised. When these nerve cells have detected ...

[Lipids and Lipoproteins] Insulin Controls Subcellular ...
By Harris, T. E., Huffman, T. A., Chi, A.,...
Insulin increased the phosphorylation of multiple sites and promoted a gel shift that was due in part to phosphorylation of Ser106. In contrast, epinephrine and oleic acid promoted dephosphorylation of lipin. The PAP-specific activity ...

Education is the best medicine
Whittier Daily News - Whittier,CA,USA
You are considered diabetic if your fasting blood sugar rate (that is your blood sugar rate eight hours after eating) is above 126. Between 100 and 125, ...

Diabetech To Transform Global Diabetes Care In 2007 With Launch Of ...
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Since the landmark Diabetes Control & Complications Trial (DCCT) in the early 90's we've all known that average blood sugar levels and tight glycemic ...

News for Week #52 2006

Spine Shrinks Early in Diabetic Nerve Condition
Science Daily (press release) - USA
The size of the spinal cord is significantly diminished long before symptoms of nerve damage appear in adults with diabetes, British doctors report in the journal Diabetes Care. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage or "diabetic neuropathy" -- a painful condition that causes a range of symptoms from a tingling sensation or numbness in the toes and fingers to paralysis ...

Metformin and OCD
By Melanie28
I gave birth in May of this year to a gorgeous baby girl, but in end of the third trimester until now, I've had REALLY bad bouts of reactive hypoglycemia which has brought back OCD (I was in remission for years) with a vengeance. ...

FDA approves Byetta add-on blood sugar therapy
The FDA has approved Byetta (exenatide) injection from Amylin and Eli Lilly as an add-on therapy to improve blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes who have not achieved adequate control with thiazolidinedione. ...

The deadly connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s—part 3
Rock River Times - Rockford,IL,USA
... fats, and rich in vegetables, fruits and fiber, getting regular exercise is another vitally important way to both prevent and correct insulin resistance. ...

Herbal Formula Replaces Conventional Medicine For Diabetics
By BilliBoxter(BilliBoxter)
As the years went by as a diabetic, it became more and more difficult to control my blood sugar levels. My diet had to consist of a lot of calories because I have a fast metabolism and twenty pounds underweight. ...

Seabuckthorn Regulates Blood Sugar while lowering Cholesterol and ...
By chiroted
CONCLUSION: FSH and FFH can decrease the levels of blood glucose and lipid in normal mice, and the effect of FSH and FFH on glycometabolism may be related to the control of glyconeogenesis. ...

Bristol-Myers Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Announce ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... Incretins decrease blood sugar by increasing consumption of sugar by the body, mainly through increasing insulin production in the pancreas, and by reducing ...

Bear Spray Cures Type 1 Diabetic Mice
By prairie mary
Now that I take blood sugar readings all the time, I realize that every emotion, every stress, even benign changes like getting off schedule, every small excess of any food but especially some foods, makes my blood sugar change. ...

Increased Omega-3s a Mixed Bag on Insulin Sensitivity
Natural Products Industry Insider - Phoenix,AZ,USA
... reports altering the dietary ratio of omega-6 (n-6) to omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids by increasing intake of n-3s failed to improve insulin sensitivity scores or ...

Business Advertisements :: supply Banaba Leaf P.E1%~10% Corosolic Acid
By Morgan17
As such, banaba plays a role in regulating levels of blood sugar and insulin in the blood. For some people, fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin are related to ... By keeping blood sugar and insulin levels in check, banaba may be an ...

Diabetes Information - Green Tea as a Diabetes Prevention and ...
By admin
That’sa significant breakthrough because insulin ushers blood sugar, or glucose, into your cells. In order for your cells to get the life-giving energy they need, they must accept rather than resist insulin. ...

Ras Signaling in Either Prothoracic Gland Cells or Cholinergic ...
In most organisms, the rate of growth is controlled cell autonomously by the insulin-stimulated Pi3 kinase (Pi3K) pathway. However, the duration of growth is controlled in a more complex manner that involves endocrine factors that act ...

Immunomodulating cancer drug found helpful in controlling type 1 diabetes
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
By Robyn Shelton. Insulin is a hormone that's needed to convert sugar from the foods we eat into energy. In Type 2 diabetes, people ...

News for Week #51 2006

Cherries may help fight diabetes
PakTribune.com - Pakistan
... diabetes. Lab tests using animal pancreatic cells showed the chemicals, called anthocyanins, increased insulin production by 50 percent. ...

[Metabolism and Bioenergetics] Deletion of the Gene Encoding the ...
By Wang, Y., Oeser, J. K., Yang, C., Sarkar,...
Although UGRP–/– mice are not hypoglycemic, female UGRP–/– mice have elevated (~60%) plasma glucagon and reduced (~20%) plasma cholesterol. We hypothesize that the hyperglucagonemia prevents hypoglycemia and that the hypocholesterolemia ...

[Mechanisms Of Signal Transduction] Interaction of FoxO1 and TSC2 ...
By Cao, Y., Kamioka, Y., Yokoi, N., Kobayashi,...
Both TSC2 (tuberin) and forkhead transcription factor FoxO1 are phosphorylated and inhibited by Akt and play important roles in insulin signaling. However, little is known about the relationship between TSC2 and FoxO1. ...

Insulin resistance and hepatitis C
Insulin resistance is the major feature of the metabolic syndrome and depends on insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity. In chronic hepatitis C, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus are more often seen than in healthy ...

Diabetic Tricks: supplements or snake oil?
By Allie Beatty
This potent antioxidant can improve blood sugar and help prevent and treat diabetic complications such as cataracts and neuropathy, says Lester Packer, Ph.D., of the University of Southern California. In German research, 600 milligrams ...

Role of TAB1 in nitric oxide-induced p38 activation in insulin ...
By admin
For this purpose we over-expressed TAB1 in insulin-producing ▀-TC6 cells. We observed in cells transiently over-expressing TAB1 that p38 activation was enhanced in response to DETA/NONOate. A lowering of TAB1 levels, using the siRNA ...

DNA damage repair defect unifies theories of aging
Scientist - UK
... also extends life, downregulates it. "If the system is very high [and] insulin levels are high, you grow rapidly. If that system is ...

The deadly connection between diabetes and Alzheimer’s—part 2
Rock River Times - Rockford,IL,USA
... Scientists from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., reported that diabetic individuals with very poor blood sugar control experience a dramatically increased ...

Metabolex Begins Phase 2a, Proof-of-Concept Study for MBX-2044 ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... announced today that it has begun a double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2a, proof-of-concept study for MBX-2044, a novel oral insulin sensitizer for the ...

Great Teachers - Insulin Action and Developmental Genes in Adipose ...
NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds Contemporary Clinical Medicine C. Ronald Kahn, MD President and Director, Joslin Diabetes Center Mary K. Iacocca Professor, Harvard Medical School For more information, visit ...

Linchpin Discovered In Insulin Metabolism
Scientists from the new interdisciplinary LIMES (Life & Medical Sciences) Centre at the University of Bonn have identified a new gene which could play an important role in the development of diabetes. Flies in which this hereditary ...

Results of Toronto Hospital Study of Diabetic Mice Supports ...
Market Wire (press release) - USA
... Sernova's approach to treating diabetes is to implant beneath the skin of diabetics, a small device containing insulin producing islets to reverse diabetes ...

LCT Granted Approval to Manufacture Xeno Products for Human Use
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... DiabeCell« is a porcine islet cell transplant therapy for the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes. The neo-natal pig cells ...

News for Week #50 2006

Mathematical modeling in glucose metabolism and insulin secretion.
By ommen
Mathematical modeling in glucose metabolism and insulin secretion. Andrea Mari. Current opinion in clinical nutrition and metabolic care 5 (5), 495-501 (Sep 2002). PMID: 12172472. Posted by ommen to modeling on Sat Dec 16 2006 at 07:39 ...

Inflammation and type 1 diabetes
By mcsblues
Insulin replacement therapy is the only treatment of Type 1, ... In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to shift glucose into the ... In Type 2 diabetes, the insulin that is produced is not used effectively ...

Liver signal critical for insulin's brain action
Xagena.it - Italy
A study has identified a key player in the body's ability to respond to insulin action in the brain by ratcheting down the export of blood sugar from the liver ...

[Mechanisms Of Signal Transduction] Glucose and Insulin ...
By Hagren, O. I., Tengholm, A.
In insulin-secreting &szligbeta;-cells, activation of phosphatidylinositol 3'-OH-kinase with resulting formation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PIP3) has been implicated in the regulation of ion channels, insulin secretion ...

Association of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 ...
By Xi, Y., Nakajima, G., Hamil, T., Fodstad,...
In this study, we used dual model systems composed of melanoma cell lines and clinical melanoma samples to validate the importance of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) as a marker involved in disease progression. ...

Nervous system appears to play key role in developing Type 1 ...
CBC News - Canada
TORONTO (CP) - It's long been accepted wisdom that Type 1 diabetes occurs after a severe miscue by the immune system causes insulin-producing cells in the ...

Why Applying Insulin To Wounds Significantly Enhances Healing
Insulin is a hormone known primarily for regulating sugar levels in the blood, yet researchers at the University of California, Riverside, recently found that applying insulin directly to skin wounds ...Comment. ...

Almonds Are Good For Your Heart
The Journal of Nutrition has published a study that shows eating almonds may play a role in avoiding blood sugar spikes after consuming a carbohydrate-rich meal of foods that raise blood sugar levels. In addition, eating almonds helps ...

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Discusses Benefits of Oral Insulin Capsule ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
... Due to the interest in alternative delivery systems, Oramed compared the benefits of their oral insulin capsule in contrast to another popular insulin delivery ...

Judge Won't Stop Pfizer Sales of Exubera
Houston Chronicle - United States
... NEW YORK — A judge refused to immediately block sales of Pfizer's inhalable insulin product Exubera on Thursday, saying the public's need for a "new and less ...

New NICE guidance increases insulin options for some people with ...
SpiritIndia - New Delhi,New Delhi,India
NICE has issued guidance to the NHS in England and Wales on the use of inhaled insulin for the treatment of diabetes (type 1 and 2). ...

Rituximab induced hypoglycemia in non Hodgkin's lymphoma
Case presentationA 50 year old female presented with a left tonsillar non Hodgkin'slymphoma and was started on R-CHOP chemotherapy. Twenty four after the first rituximab infusion, she developed hypoglycemia which was managed by intra . ...

Market Report -- In Play (MII)
MSN Money - USA
The focus of the meeting was the co's plans for the commencement of clinical trials of its microencapsulated insulin-producing islet transplantation ...

Apollo Life Sciences oral insulin update
PharmaLive.com (press release) - Newtown,PA,USA
... Apollo Life Sciences (ASX:AOP) today announced the successful completion of data collection in independent Phase 1 toxicology trials for oral insulin and its ...

Beta-glucan blunts insulin response after eating, says study
Lead researcher Dr. Kevin Maki told NutraIngredients.com that such a reduced response may translate into the blood pressure reduction observed in the obese/ high-BMI people participating in the study.Comment.

Method of controlling transcription insulin gene
A method for promoting insulin gene transcription, which comprises the step of inhibiting binding of IPF1 and any one of proteins selected from the following group: (i) HNF3G, (ii) PHF1, and (iii) DLX4; and a method for screening a ...

Double Diabetes' a New Threat: 1 Plus 2 Equals 3
Diabetes in Control - USA
"It's mostly people who have type 1 diabetes who become overweight and show the profile of a type 2, with obesity and hypertension," said Dr. Stewart Weiss, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine in New York City ...

Oral Steroids Trigger 2% of All New Cases of Diabetes
Diabetes in Control - USA
Study results "suggest that use of orally administered glucocorticoids may be associated with up to 2% of all new cases of diabetes in primary care."

Diet Drug Acomplia (Rimonabant) Lowers Blood Sugars and Reduces Weight
Diabetes in Control - USA
New study results show patients with an HbA1c level of at least 8.5 when they started taking Acomplia saw their their blood sugar level decrease 1.9 points compared to 0.7 points in patients on a placebo ...

News for Week #49 2006

Research Yields New Insights Into The Cause Of Diabetes
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
The cause of insulin-dependent, permanent, diabetes in newborn babies may be a deficiency in the enzyme Pancreatic Endoplasmic Reticulum Kinase (PERK) during a ...

DIABETES RISK NOT LINKED TO SUGAR
Scientist Live - London,UK
Researchers publish results of a clinical trial looking at the effects of high sugar intake on insulin resistance and vascular health and find no adverse links ...

Israel-based Tissera Reports Encouraging Preliminary Results for ...
By Israel HighTech-MAG - Press Releases
(OTCBB: TSSR) reports encouraging preliminary results of its large animal diabetic model experiments of pancreatic xenotransplantation, designed for the future treatment of insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes mellitus. ...

Obese Type 1 Diabetics At Greater Risk For Kidney Disease
By JJSDiabetes(JJSDiabetes)
The 1300 Type 1 diabetics studied were initially a part of a larger study showing intensive insulin therapy reduced the risk of kidney disease and other complications. The relationship of waist circumference on risk of kidney disease ...

Nastech Phase I Insulin Spray Study Positive
Seeking Alpha - New York,NY,USA
HS Ayoub submits: Nastech Pharmaceutical Company (NSTK) announced early Wednesday that its proprietary insulin nasal spray formulation had a faster insulin ...

PDE3B Regulates Energy Levels In Mice
By admin
Insulin acts on many cells to exert its control over the amount of energy that is ... When cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, type 2 diabetes and other ... Understanding the molecular pathways by which insulin affects the ...

Penn State Researchers Identify PERK Deficiency As Possible Cause ...
By JJSDiabetes(JJSDiabetes)
In this most severe type of diabetes, individuals are unable to regulate glucose normally because they have few insulin-producing beta cells in their pancreas and the remaining cells do not produce enough insulin. ...

Roche introduces insulin pumps
Indianapolis Star - United States
Roche Diagnostics Corp. is breaking into the growing US insulin pump business with its Swiss-made product that carries the well-known Accu-Chek brand name. ...

I just finished reading the most fascinating book called Lights ...
Sleep Loss: A novel risk factor for insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes Journal of Applied Physiology 99: 2008-2019, 2005. ... Van Cauter, Eve, et al., "Modulation of Glucose Regulation and Insulin Secretion by Circadian Rhythmicity ...

Can Hoodia Help You Lose Weight
By Admin
It is believed that the plant is the key resource for a molecule that overrides the nerves cells that detect increased blood sugar in the system. When a person eats, the blood sugar level is raised. When these nerve cells have detected ...

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