Blood Sugar (glucose)

Diabetes Technology Often Priced Out Of Reach

THURSDAY, Nov. 14, 2019 -- While the high price of insulin has gotten a lot of attention lately, it's not the only cost issue facing people with diabetes. New technologies designed to improve blood sugar management often cost too much for people...
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More And More Pills For 25-30% Better Odds Of This, That And The Other – Some Patients Want That,...

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD I scribbled my signature on a pharmaceutical rep’s iPad today for some samples of Jardiance, a diabetes drug that now has expanded indications according to the Food and Drug Administration. This drug lowers blood sugar...
Related topics: Diabetes, Food And Drug Administration

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Moving Diagnostics Out Of The Lab And Into Your Hand

Handheld electrochemical sensors are part of the daily routine for millions of people with diabetes around the globe who monitor their blood sugar levels with electric glucometers. While such sensors have revolutionized at-home medical testing for...
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Research Aims To Make Technologies For Controlling Blood Sugar More Accessible

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have been working on two fronts to perfect continuous blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technologies: they are developing algorithms to create a closed-loop system that can effectively operate...
Related topics: Medical Research, Insulin, Algorithms

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Key Mechanism In Insulin Release By Cholesterol Metabolite Found

Insulin which is released by pancreatic beta-cells is the main regulator of blood sugar. Previous and current studies by a research group have identified around hundred different receptors on the surface of the beta-cells, with a diverse functional...
Related topics: Insulin, Cholesterol, Medical Research

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High-tech Pacifier Might Monitor Baby's Blood Sugar

FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- Parents of babies with type 1 diabetes have to prick their child's skin multiple times a day to check their blood sugar. But researchers may have developed a much easier way to check -- a sugar-sensing pacifier. While baby...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: New Technology Better Controls Type 1 Diabetes

New research shows the benefits of artificial pancreas systems, which automatically release and adjust insulin doses, thus improving blood sugar control.
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research, Insulin

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The Exercise Effect And Prediabetes

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- If you've been told that your blood glucose is higher than normal and that you have prediabetes, your doctor is likely to first suggest lifestyle steps to stop it from progressing to diabetes. The steps that can have...
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Medical News Today: Potato Puree Is A Promising Race Fuel For Athletes

In a trial involving trained cyclists, potato puree and carbohydrate gel showed equal ability to sustain blood glucose and racing performance.

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Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the dementia.(Image credit: Science Source)
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Diabetes, Medical Research, Dementia

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Next-gen Artificial Pancreas Boosts Blood Sugar Control

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 -- The latest version of the so-called artificial pancreas system helped people with type 1 diabetes gain even better control of their blood sugar levels than current technology does, a new study reports. The device...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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How To Spice Up Everyday Oatmeal

MONDAY, Oct. 14, 2019 -- Want to add pizzazz to your morning bowl of oats? Here's how to spice things up and boost the nutrition. Oats are rich in important minerals like manganese, which plays a role in controlling blood sugar. They also happen...
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Physics Professors Patent Device That Could Revolutionize Diabetes Management

The 'optical glucometer' is able to measure glucose levels by taking a specialized photo of the eye with sophisticated infrared sensors, eliminating the need for needles, blood or physical contact of any kind.
Related topics: Patents, Diabetes, Health Photos

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Monthly News Roundup - September 2019

Rybelsus Cleared as First Oral GLP-1 Agonist for Type 2 Diabetes The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Novo Nordisk’s once-daily Rybelsus (semaglutide) oral tablets used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Food And Drug Administration, Diet

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Older Diabetics May Be Getting Too Much Insulin

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 -- Are elderly people with diabetes being overtreated? A new study suggests that's so: Older, sicker patients tend to be the ones most likely to still be using insulin to manage their blood sugar, despite guidelines that...
Related topics: Diabetes, Insulin, Medical Research

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Survey Suggests Elderly Patients With Diabetes May Favor More Aggressive Blood Sugar Control Than...

Survey results of a national sample of elderly people with type 2 diabetes suggest that many long-time patients downplay medical and social factors that underpin professional recommendations for fewer medications and less aggressive treatment of...
Related topics: Polls, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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World's First Gene Therapy For Glycogen Storage Disease Produces Remarkable Results

The rare and deadly genetic liver disorder, GSD type Ia, affects children from infancy through adulthood, causing dangerously low blood sugar levels and constant dependence on glucose consumption in the form of cornstarch every few hours for...
Related topics: Genetics, Liver Disease

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Health Tip: Managing Reactive Hypoglycemia

-- Reactive hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar after a meal, says Mayo Clinic. The condition has a variety of causes, from drinking alcohol to metabolic disorders. People with reactive hypoglycemia may have symptoms including weakness,...
Related topics: Hypoglycemia, Mayo Clinic, Alcohol

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Light Drinking May Be Beneficial In Type 2 Diabetes: Further Research Needed

An meta-analysis of studies shows that recommendations to moderate alcohol consumption for people with type 2 diabetes may need to be reviewed, since low-to-moderate consumption could have a positive effect on blood glucose and fat metabolism.
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research, Alcohol

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Short-term Study Suggests Vegan Diet Can Boost Gut Microbes Related To Body Weight, Body...

New research suggests that a 16-week vegan diet can boost the gut microbes that are related to improvements in body weight, body composition and blood sugar control.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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