Insulin

New Insight Into How Obesity, Insulin Resistance Can Impair Cognition

Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our...
Related topics: Obesity

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Medical News Today: Can Purple Corn Reduce Inflammation, Diabetes?

Researchers bred a number of new varieties of purple corn and used a mouse cell model to study how these can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Back To The Future: Relearning How To Use Human Insulin

Jay Shubrook and Anne Peters describe best-practice strategies for using human insulin in patients who cannot afford analogues. Medscape Family Medicine

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Can You Recognize Insulin Resistance In Children?

While hard to measure, it appears that rates of insulin resistance in children are rising. What can we do about it? CHOP Expert Commentary

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 24

Research of the Week The common food additive TBHQ, a synthetic antioxidant used to preserve freshness, appears to impair the immune response to influenza. Maori people have a greater insulin response to fructose than BMI-matched...
Related topics: Medical Research, Influenza (Flu)

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House Lawmakers Grill Drugmakers, Pbms On Insulin Cost

Ahead of a Wednesday hearing, Sanofi announced a plan to offer insulin for $99 a month. Cigna also recently made a similar price-cutting move amid congressional inquiries into insulin costs. Medscape Medical News
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The Incredible History Of Insulin, A Lifesaving Diabetes Drug That Was Discovered Almost A Century...

For the 1.25 million Americans living with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is a life-saving drug that helps them process the sugar in their blood. Price increases for insulin have put pressure on people living with diabetes who don't have insurance,...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Medical Research, Blood Sugar (glucose), Blood Pressure

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Lawmakers In Both Parties Vow To Rein In Insulin Costs

A hearing on Wednesday was one of several signs that Congress was serious about trying to address the cries of distress from constituents unable to afford the medicines they need.

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The School Nurse Is Often Still Out As Kids' Health Problems Like Suicide, Allergies Soar

When schools share nurses, kids might have to wait for insulin calculations or a chat about suicidal thoughts. Some hospitals are stepping in to help.        
Related topics: Nursing, Allergies

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Why Does Medicine Cost So Much? Here’s How Drug Prices Are Set

From 2007 to 2016, Mylan raised the list price of its EpiPen about 500%, from just under $100 to more than $600. From 2002 to 2013, insulin prices more than tripled. From 2012 to 2019, the average price of AbbVie’s rheumatoid-arthritis drug...
Related topics: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Insulin Receptor And Gene Expression

Insulin triggers genome-wide changes in gene expression via an unexpected mechanism. The insulin receptor is transported from the cell surface to the cell nucleus, where it helps initiate the expression of thousands of genes. Targeted genes are...
Related topics: Genetics

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Schizophrenia Risk And Insulin Resistance Intrinsically Linked

Schizophrenia patients with insulin resistance show diminished response to antipsychotic medication and may require personalized treatment. Medscape Medical News
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Insulin Prices: Cigna, Express Scripts Cap Monthly Cost For Diabetes Treatment

Facing mounting pressure from consumers to reduce the high costs of insulin, Express Scripts is putting a cap on out-of-pocket costs for insulin.        
Related topics: Diabetes

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High Insulin Costs Come Under Fire On Capitol Hill

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 -- For many Americans, the cost of lifesaving insulin is simply too high, leading as many as one in four to ration the drug, experts testifying before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce said this week. The meeting...

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Health Highlights: April 3, 2019

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: New Plan Limits Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin Out-of-pocket costs for insulin could be restricted to $25 a month for people under a drug...

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Cigna Says It Will Cap Insulin Costs At $25 A Month For Some Patients

Health insurance company Cigna announced Wednesday it will cap the price of a 30-day insulin supply at $25 for some of its members. The announcement comes as insurers and drug manufacturers face growing questions from Congress and the...

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Puerto Ricans Struggle To Buy Food As Federal Aid Dwindles

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico—Iraida Vargas can no longer afford the two kinds of insulin her aging mother needs and has stopped buying fresh fruit and vegetables as billions of dollars in federal funds that help Puerto Ricans buy food, get medical...

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What's Next For Lexicon Pharmaceuticals?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently rejected the marketing application for sotagliflozin as a once-daily oral treatment for type 1 diabetes in combination with insulin. The decision follows a rare deadlock from an FDA advisory...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Marketing, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Eat Glutathione

Every supplement has its downside.  Metformin and rapamycin are the best candidates among fully-developed products, and metformin can dissipate the benefits of exercise, while rapamycin can suppress immune response and raise insulin resistance....

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New Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Pump Proves Hard To Use For Some Patients With Diabetes

Among first-time users of a new insulin pump that automatically delivers insulin to people with type 1 diabetes, nearly one-fifth stopped using the device, primarily because of difficulties meeting the technical demands system, researchers say.
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Medical Research

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