Insulin

Stanford Study Finds Insulin Resistance Has Huge Impact On Depression Risk

Resistance to the hormone insulin may double one’s risk of developing major depressive disorder, according to a new study from Stanford University. Insulin resistance is a common issue that involves a change in how the body responds to the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Depression, Hormones

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A New Cybersecurity Center Wants To Protect Medical Devices Against Hacks

Photo Illustration by Matt Harbicht / Getty Images for Tandem Diabetes Care It’s been around 10 years since security researcher Jay Radcliffe got up onstage at a conference and demonstrated that he was able to hack into his own insulin...
Related topics: Health Photos, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Insulin Resistance Pinned To Cell Signaling Defects That Could Act As Therapy Targets

Insulin resistance in the general population seems likely to be caused by a series of cell-specific signaling defects some of which appear to be sex-specific. In addition, only a portion of the defects are shared with those seen in diabetes,...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Dexcom's (dxcm) G6 Cgm Under Nihb Program To Aid More Patients

Dexcom, Inc. DXCM recently announced that its G6 continuous glucose monitoring (“CGM”) System is now covered by the Non-Insured Health Benefits (“NIHB”) program for diabetics aged between two and 19 requiring intensive...
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Researchers Observed Association Between Standing And Insulin Sensitivity – Standing More May...

Insulin is a key hormone in energy metabolism and blood sugar regulation. Normal insulin function in the body may be disturbed by e.g. overweight, leading to decreased insulin sensitivity and increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiovascular Disease, Hormones, Blood Sugar (glucose), Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cardiology

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Will Interchangeable Insulin Be More Affordable In The Us?

The way that pricing is calculated in the US is so complicated, with many players and a lack of transparency, it makes it hard to know what the future will bring. Medscape Medical News

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The Curious Case Of The Radio Amateur And The Insulin Pump

A substantial part of gaining and holding an amateur radio licence relates to the prevention of radio interference. In days past this meant interference to analogue television broadcasts, but with ever more complex devices becoming commonplace in...

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Researchers Use Stem Cells To Make Insulin-producing Pancreatic Beta Cells

The human body can be genetically inclined to attack its own cells, destroying the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin, which helps convert sugar into energy. Called Type 1 diabetes, this disorder can occur at any age and can be fatal if...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells, Genetics, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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How Migraines Protect Against Diabetes

People who get migraines are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Today, scientists report the latest findings about the relationship between insulin production and the peptides that cause migraine pain. They will present their results at ACS...
Related topics: Migraine, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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Open-source Insulin: Biohackers Aiming For Distributed Production

When you’ve got a diabetic in your life, there are few moments in any day that are free from thoughts about insulin. Insulin is literally the first coherent thought I have every morning, when I check my daughter’s blood glucose level...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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This Ingestible Robot Delivers Insulin To Your Body Without External Needles

Researchers from Italy have created a robot that could one day allow diabetes patients to get a dose of insulin without any needles. PILLSID involves two separate parts. One component is an internal insulin dispenser that a doctor would surgically...
Related topics: Robots, Medical Research, Diabetes

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Controlling Carbs And Fat: Learning From The Fruit Fly

Incretins are hormones secreted by intestinal cells that regulate pancreatic insulin and glucagon to control sugar metabolism in mammals. Although counterparts of insulin and glucagon have been identified in invertebrates, no hormone equivalent to...
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Insulet's (podd) Omnipod Gets Fda Nod For Use With Lyumjev

Insulet Corporation’s PODD Omnipod and Omnipod DASH insulin management systems recently received FDA’s approval for their use with Eli Lilly and Company’s LLY Lyumjev (insulin lispro-aabc injection) 100 units/mL. With this...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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Small Protein Protects Pancreatic Cells In Model Of Type 1 Diabetes

A new study has shown that treating type 1 diabetes-prone mice with the small protein MOTS-c prevented the immune system from destroying insulin-producing pancreatic cells, effectively preventing the onset of the autoimmune disease. The small...
Related topics: Proteins, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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New And Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—edition 142

Research of the Week Only one type of human fat cell responds to insulin. After mechanical loading (lifting heavy things), muscle cells tell fat cells to release fat. Less sleep for new mothers, faster aging. Metabolic rate doesn’t have to...
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Combo Gip/glp-1 Injectable Beats Insulin For A1c Reduction

(MedPage Today) -- An investigational antidiabetic agent proved both non-inferior and superior to insulin for type 2 diabetes management, according to findings of the phase III SURPASS-3 trial. Over the course of the 52-week trial, all three doses...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Synthetic Hinge Could Hold Key To Revolutionary 'smart' Insulin Therapy

For people with diabetes who are insulin dependent, glycemic control is a full-time job. But what if their medication could do the work for them -- an insulin whose activity in the bloodstream responds to the blood glucose levels and adjusts...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Rice Researchers Create An Implant For Diabetics That Produces Insulin

Bioengineers at Rice University have leveraged 3D printing and smart biomaterials to create a new implant for Type 1 diabetics that produces insulin. The breakthrough is the result of a three-year partnership between researchers and the Juvenile...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes

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Fda Approves First Biosimilar Insulin Product

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 -- The first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, providing patients with a cost-effective option for treating diabetes, the agency announced...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Diabetes

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No More Finger Pricks: A Continuous Glucose Monitor Benefits Patients With Diabetes In More Ways...

For adults with type 2 diabetes, pairing basal insulin with continuous glucose monitoring improved blood sugar and quality of life.
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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