Insulin

The Lypla1 Gene Impacts Obesity In A Sex-specific Manner

Susceptibility to obesity, insulin resistance and other cardio-metabolic traits may also be dependent on a person's sex. An international research team studied sex differences and sex-specific interaction with the genetic background in...
Related topics: Genetics, Obesity, Medical Research

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Fda Approves First Customizable Insulin Pump

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 -- The Tandem Diabetes Care t:Slim X2 insulin pump, which allows a patient to customize treatment, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new device is described as either an alternate controller...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Diabetes

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First Interoperable Insulin Pump Ok'd; Diabetes Scam; Linagliptin Cv Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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New "swallowable Needles" Could Deliver Insulin As A Pill

Insulin breaks down in the stomach, so diabetics haven't had the option of taking insulin in a pill.A new device whose design is inspired by tortoises can be swallowed and inject diabetics with insulin from the inside.Though it's still a prototype,...
Related topics: Diabetes

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Gory, Freaky, Cool: Marine Snail Venom Could Improve Insulin For Diabetic Patients

Although moderately mobile, marine cone snails have perfected several strategies to capture prey. Some fish-hunting species release venom into the surrounding water. Within the plume of toxic venom, the fish succumbs to fast-acting insulin that...
Related topics: Diabetes

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American Travelers Seek Cheaper Prescription Drugs In Mexico And Beyond

Faced with high U.S. prices for prescription drugs, some Americans cross the border to buy insulin pens and other meds. At least 1 insurer reimburses flights to the border to make such purchases easy.(Image credit: Guillermo Arias/Bloomberg via...

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Medical News Today: Diabetes: Could A Pill Replace Insulin Injections?

Insulin injections are part of daily blood glucose management for many people with type 2 diabetes. Now, a new pill could spell the end for injections.
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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False Lead: Senator’s Offer To Help Patient Get Cheap Insulin Goes Nowhere

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) said he knew of a foundation that would import insulin for patients, but it doesn’t appear to exist.

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Morning Break: Injection-free Insulin; Measles Outbreaks; Stinky Attraction

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Oral Insulin

Insulin is a protein. Like all protein (or peptide) drugs it needs to be injected, you can’t take it in pill form. This is because proteins are digested in the GI tract, are generally large and difficult to absorb intact, and if they make it...
Related topics: Proteins

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Researchers Are Working On A Surprising Way To Deliver Insulin Without An Injection: Swallowing The...

Needles aren’t popular. For people with type 1 diabetes (and some with type 2 diabetes) that can be a problem, since treatment requires regular injections with insulin. Now, researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to one day eliminate...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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New Pill Can Deliver Insulin

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day. About the size of a blueberry, the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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High-tech Capsule Could One Day Replace Insulin Injections

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 -- For people with type 2 diabetes, could the days of having to jab themselves with a needle whenever they need insulin be over? It's now a distinct possibility, say researchers who have developed a capsule that can deliver...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Mit’s Insulin Pill Could Replace Injections For People With Diabetes

Insulin pills have long been a kind of Holy Grail for people living with diabetes. A research team at MIT believes it may have taken an important step toward that dream with a new blueberry-sized capsule made of compressed insulin. Once ingested,...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Maternal Glucose In Pregnancy Tied To Child's Glucose Outcomes

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- In utero exposure to higher levels of maternal glucose is associated with higher glucose levels and insulin resistance during childhood, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Diabetes Care. Denise M. Scholtens,...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes

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Small Increase In Hba1c Seen With Switch To Human Insulin In T2dm

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 -- Switching from analogue to human insulin is associated with a small increase in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jing...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Overnight Health Care — Presented By Kidney Care Partners — Va Unveils Proposal To Expand...

Welcome to Wednesday's Overnight Health Care, where we're still recovering from all of the drug pricing hearings yesterday. There's more drug pricing news today, on an insulin inquiry, but we'll start with news from the VA. VA unveils proposal...

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Congressional Committees Target Insulin, Rising Drug Prices

Republicans and Democrats agreed on a need to look at the role of pharmacy benefit managers. There also was bipartisan interest in securing better prices for drugs purchased by Medicare Part D. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medicare

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Medical News Today: Could Stem Cells Reverse Diabetes?

Previous attempts to develop insulin-producing cells from stem cells have not been completely successful. A recent study, however, offers fresh hope.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Large Insulin Price Hike To Be Investigated By U.s. Congress

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 -- The soaring cost of insulin will be investigated as the U.S. Congress holds hearings into the high cost of prescription drugs, a lawmaker says. "I have heard stories about people reducing their lifesaving medicines, like...

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