Insulin

Doctors Describe First Drone Delivery Of Diabetes Meds To Patient

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Imagine needing insulin to live but a natural disaster suddenly cuts off access to your medication. New drone technology may one day come to the rescue by making urgent deliveries to remote locations, researchers say. The...
Related topics: Drones, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Fda: Insulin Among Drugs Transitioned To Biological Products

TUESDAY, March 24, 2020 -- Insulin and other biologic drugs, such as human growth hormone, have now transitioned to being regulated as biological products, providing a new pathway for approval of biosimilars and interchangeable versions of these...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Hormones

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Can Exercising Before Breakfast Dramatically Improve Your Health?

Hot on the heels of National Diabetes Month, a new study has shown that exercising before eating breakfast can improve how your body responds to insulin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Causal Link Suggested For Igf-1 Concentrations, Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, March 17, 2020 -- There seems to be a causal association between circulating insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) concentrations and breast cancer, according to a study published online March 10 in the Annals of Oncology. Neil Murphy,...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Artificial Sweeteners May Make Healthy People Sick When Paired With Carbs, Study Says

Yale researchers found that sucralose, when consumed with carbohydrates, can decrease your body's insulin sensitivity and brain's response to sugar.       
Related topics: Medical Research

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Eli Lilly To Participate In Program To Make Insulin Cheaper For Seniors

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY), one of the largest manufacturers of insulin in the U.S., recently announced its intention to participate in a new "Senior Saving Model" that will reduce insulin prices for seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.The Centers for...
Related topics: Medicare

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Insulin Costs May Be Capped In A Medicare Program

If drug companies and insurers agree to participate, the Trump administration proposes limiting insulin costs to $35 a month for some older Americans.
Related topics: Medicare

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Mathematical Model Could Lead To Better Treatment For Diabetes

One promising new strategy to treat diabetes is to give patients insulin that circulates in their bloodstream, staying dormant until activated by rising blood sugar levels. However, no glucose-responsive insulins (GRIs) have been approved for human...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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More States Pass Limits On Monthly Insulin Prices Amid Rising Costs

The life-saving drug's high prices have led to dangerous insulin rationing and financial strain.

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The Minnesota Legislature May Have Found A Way Forward On Emergency Insulin

A new Minnesota Senate bill aimed at helping diabetics who can’t afford insulin might actually break a months-long deadlock over the issue. Advocates can be forgiven for skepticism; their hopes have been dashed multiple times since the campaign...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Should Physicians 'prescribe' Housing For The Homeless?

California's governor says housing should be prescribed like insulin or antibiotics. But most agree that while stable housing can improve health, it's too complex to prescribe. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Antibiotics

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'an Outrage': Hhs Chief Azar Refuses To Vow Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Affordable For All, Not...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"This is what happens when you put a Big Pharma CEO who doubled the price of insulin in charge of regulating Big Pharma."
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Metabolic Health And Weight Management Key To Minimizing Diabetes Risk

Increased fat distribution during menopause has long been shown to increase insulin resistance and the risk of diabetes. A new study based on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) shows that being metabolically unhealthy increases...
Related topics: Diabetes, Menopause, Medical Research

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Insulin Signaling Suppressed By Decoys

In a discovery that may further the understanding of diabetes and human longevity, scientists at Scripps Research have found a new biological mechanism of insulin signaling. Their study, involving the roundworm C. elegans, reveals that a "decoy"...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Scripps Research Institute

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Insulin Debate In Minnesota: It’s About Fairness — And Prevention

REUTERS/Carlos OsorioFrom day one, the sole intent of Minnesota diabetics and their parents and caregivers to create an emergency insulin access fund is to save lives and protect the health of the state’s insulin-dependent diabetics. That intent...
Related topics: Debate, Reuters, Diabetes

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Dexcom And Abbott Are Each Partnering With Insulet To Create An Automated Insulin Delivery System

Dexcom and Abbott tied up with Insulet in separate partnerships to integrate its insulin delivery system with their continuous glucose monitors.

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Va-like Negotiations On Insulin Prices Could Save Medicare Billions

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: William B. Feldman, Benjamin N. Rome, et al.; Robert Steinbrook Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, primary care physicians The goal of this study was to determine if engaging in price...
Related topics: Medicare, Medical Research, Endocrinology

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Lipid Signaling From Beta Cells Can Potentiate An Inflammatory Macrophage Polarization

The insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas unwittingly produce a signal that may aid their own demise in Type 1 diabetes, according to a study of the lipid signals that drive macrophage cells in the body to two different phenotypes of...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Talk About A High Deductible!

Offered without (further) comment:Doctors should be able to write prescriptions for housing the same way they do for insulin or antibiotics.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) February 21, 2020 #WhatCouldGoWrongOriginal content copyright © InsureBlog
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Glycemic Control In T2dm Worse With Refusal Of Insulin Therapy

THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- For individuals with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, those who decline insulin therapy have worse glycemic control, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Diabetic Medicine. Alexander Turchin, M.D., from Brigham...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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