Insulin

Writing About America’s Health-care Labyrinth Didn’t Shield Me From Its Absurdity

A reporter wrote for years about those left behind by the complex and expensive U.S. health-care system. Then he tried filling an insulin prescription in between jobs.

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All-in-one Diabetes Devices Could Take The Hassle Out Of Insulin Injections

People with diabetes have more than a few hassles, particularly at meals. They not only have to measure their blood glucose levels and inject the right amount of insulin, but carry all the relevant equipment with them. MIT and Brigham and...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Gut Bacteria Differences Between Black And White Women Linked To Insulin Sensitivity

A study led by UC Davis has found significant gut bacteria profile differences between Black and white women, even after accounting for their insulin sensitivity status.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Arterial Stiffness In Adolescence May Potentially Cause Insulin Resistance And Low Hdl-cholesterol...

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Exeter, Cardiovascular Engineering Inc., and the University of Bristol carried out the study using data from one of the world's most extensive ongoing prospective birth cohort...
Related topics: Arterial Stiffness, Cholesterol, Medical Research, Cardiology

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Nanotherapy Offers New Hope For The Treatment Of Type 1 Diabetes

Individuals living with Type 1 diabetes must carefully follow prescribed insulin regimens every day, receiving injections of the hormone via syringe, insulin pump or some other device. And without viable long-term treatments, this course of...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Hormones

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New And Noteworthy: What I Read This Week—edition 161

Research of the Week Omicron outcompetes Delta in hosts with previous COVID immune history.. Locating a forest outside a prison improves mental health and behavior inside the prison, even if the prisoners can’t see the forest. Lower blood...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Insulin Isn't The Only Blood Sugar Regulator

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 2022 -- Scientists have known for 100 years that insulin is the body's main mechanism for controlling blood sugar levels, but researchers have now discovered a second hormone does the same job a bit differently -- and they say...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research, Hormones

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Researchers Regulate Blood Sugar Levels Independent Of Insulin

The discovery of insulin 100 years ago opened a door that would lead to life and hope for millions of people with diabetes. Ever since then, insulin, produced in the pancreas, has been considered the primary means of treating conditions...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blood Sugar (glucose), Diabetes

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Fda Approves Lilly's Insulin Glargine Biosimilar, Rezvoglar

Rezvoglar is the second "biosimilar" and the third off-brand version of the long-acting analogue insulin, originally sold as Lantus. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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High-altitude Exercise Could Bring Danger To People With Type 1 Diabetes

TUESDAY, Dec. 28, 2021 -- Hiking and skiing in the mountains may wreak havoc on the blood sugar levels of those with type 1 diabetes, new research suggests. Exercise offers many benefits -- such as improved heart health, better insulin sensitivity...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research

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Women Who Practice Self-compassion Are At Lower Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease

Middle-aged women who practiced self-compassion had lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, irrespective of their blood pressure, insulin resistance and cholesterol levels.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

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Automating Insulin Doses To Improve Patient Care

A custom computer program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is translating into enhanced patient safety, streamlined workflow--and fewer finger sticks for children with diabetes. The program is a new insulin calculator that is seamlessly integrated...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Medicare Insulin Negotiations Seen Saving $17 Billion

Democrats seek to bolster the chances of a law passing that addressing drug prices with a new report, which quotes a Novo Nordisk employee as saying 'all I want for Christmas' is an insulin price hike. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicare, Christmas

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Endocrine Society Calls On Senate To Address Insulin Affordability

The Endocrine Society urges the Senate to protect the insulin affordability provisions included in the Build Back Better Act and move quickly to pass this crucial legislation.

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100 Years Of Insulin, But Millions Still Without Access

Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Stem Cell-based Implants Successfully Secrete Insulin In Patients With Type 1 Diabetes

Interim results from a multicenter clinical trial demonstrate insulin secretion from engrafted cells in patients with type 1 diabetes. The safety, tolerability, and efficacy of the implants, which consisted of pancreatic endoderm cells derived from...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Clinical Trials

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Wearable Device Can Detect And Reverse Opioid Overdose

Researchers have developed a wearable device to detect and reverse an opioid overdose. The device, worn on the stomach like an insulin pump, senses when a person stops breathing and moving, and injects naloxone, a lifesaving antidote that can...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antidote

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Insulin In The Brain Influences Dopamins Levels

In the human brain, the hormone insulin also acts on the most important neurotransmitter for the reward system, dopamine. Insulin lowers the dopamine level in a specific region of the brain (striatum) that regulates reward processes and cognitive...
Related topics: Hormones

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Endocrine Society Celebrates House Passage Of Build Back Better Act

The Endocrine Society hailed the House of Representatives for including provisions to improve insulin affordability in its version of the Build Back Better Act.

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Doctors Give An Official Thumbs Up To Diy Diabetes Treatment Hacks

Under the banner of #WeAreNotWaiting, diabetes patients and allies have been DIY-ing glucose monitoring and insulin delivery tech to create intelligent diabetes treatments. This has largely gone on outside official medical care, which could be an...
Related topics: Diabetes

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