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Facts: Novo Nordisk sued Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. for infringement in the wake of Caraco filing an abbreviated new drug application ("ANDA") for a generic version of the Type 2 diabetes drug Prandin. Caraco and Sun promptly countersued. While the litigation was pending, Novo changed the FDA Orange Book's use code a description of the scope of the patent undermining Caraco's argument that patent did not apply to the purpose for which the generic product would be marketed. Caraco filed a counterclaim requesting an order that would require Novo Nordisk to change back the use code. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 authorized ANDA applicants to assert a counterclaim seeking an order requiring the brand to correct or delete submitted patent information on the grounds that the patent does not claim 1) the drug for which the brand's new drug application was approved or 2) an approved method of using the drug. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan granted the counterclaim and issued an injunction ordering Novo Nordisk to change the code. Novo appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, arguing that the district court had abused its discretion. The Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Novo, holding that Caraco could only assert a counterclaim if Novo's patent did not claim any approved method of use. Question: (1) Does the counterclaim provision of the Hatch-Waxman Act only apply if Novo's Prandin patent does not claim any approved method of use? (2) Does Novo's use code for Prandin qualify as "patent information submitted under subsections (b) and (c)" for the purposes of the act? Conclusion: Yes and yes. In a unanimous decision written by Justice Elena Kagan, the Court held that the Hatch-Waxman Act allows counterclaims to challenge unpatented uses of generic drugs even if other approved uses are still under patent. Justice Kagan looked to the language and purpose of the statute, focusing on the meaning of the phrase, "the patent does not claim... an approved method of using the drug." While acknowledging that the words "not an" could be interpreted to mean "not any," as Novo suggested, Justice Kagan rejected Novo's argument that the counterclaim right evaporates if Novo has a patent over another use not claimed or contested by Caraco and Sun. She argued that the act's counterclaim provision essentially allows a generic drug marketer to challenge a brand's assertion of rights over whichever use the generic drug marketer wishes to pursue. Justice Kagan noted that if Congress intended Novo's "not any" interpretation, it could have used that exact phrasing. Justice Kagan also held that Novo's use code was "patent information submitted by the brand under subsection (b) or (c)" for the purposes of the act. She pointed out that the use code describes the methods of use claimed in a patent, and must qualify as "patent information" under any ordinary understanding of that phrase. Looking to the Court's precedent, Justice Kagan determined that information "submitted under" a federal law suggests doing so in furtherance of or in compliance with a comprehensive scheme of regulation. Justice Kagan noted that subsections (b) and (c) provide the basis for the regulation requiring brands to submit use codes and dictate the form of those submissions; thus, a brand use code is "submitted under" sections (b) and (c). She rejected Novo's argument that congress only intended to allow generic drug marketers to correct improperly numbered or listed patents. For more information about this case see: https://www.oyez.org/cases/2011/10-844 Section 1: 00:00:05 Section 2: 00:15:54 Section 3: 00:26:21 Section 4: 00:56:28 PuppyJusticeAutomated videos are created by a program written by Adam Schwalm. This program is available on github here: https://github.com/ALSchwalm/PuppyJus... The audio and transcript used in this video is provided by the Chicago-Kent College of Law under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. See this link for details: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

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Low/normal insulin, insulinoma possible if glucose very low Undetectable/low insulin insulinoma very unlikely Repeat estimation of borderline results may be required to confirm the diagnosis of insulinoma. Elevated insulin in combination with normal or elevated glucose is consistent with insulin resistance rather than insulinoma. The IGR is useful when absolute hyperinsulinaemia (insulin >29 U/mL) is not present and the insulin levels alone are not diagnostic. Glucose and insulin are measured on the same sample. IGR of >7.0 U/mol (note new reference range) is consistent with insulinoma when glucose is low or low-normal. An elevated ratio in an animal with high normal or high glucose indicates insulin insensitivity. The AIGR is reported to be more helpful in some cases and is calculated on the assumption that insulin levels should be undetectable if the blood glucose falls below 30mg/dL (1.7 mmol/L). Note: If glucose is <30mg/dL then the divisor becomes 1.0.Interpretation AIGR of >50 is consistent with insulinoma when blood glucose is subnormal. Horses with PIA and peripheral hyperadrenocorticism often have very high serum insulin levels due to peripheral insulin resistance. Continue reading >>

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  1. clackley

    Hello. I am a Canadian and recently had a fasting insulin test done and don't know how to interpret the results considering I have been keto for more than 7 yrs.. My results tells me info in 'pmol/L'. Any one know how to convert that or what I should hope to have in the method of measurement! Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

  2. richard

    Divide pmol/l by 6 to get mU/l.
    The normal Physiological range for fasting insulin is 4mU/l to 13 mU/l.
    I have 19.8 mU/l which is horrible.
    Why it's important is because when you are fasted you should be burning body fat for energy. Insulin inhibits lipolysis (body fat burning). You can see that on this chart, and work out where your own fasting level puts you at.

  3. Barbara_Greenwood

    I'm considering having mine tested - my doc won't be interested, I'm sure, I'll have to pay privately, but I've found somewhere that does it for £39, so not a big problem. I've been T2D for 19 years and been keto for 7 months - last HbA1C was 40 (5.8%) in November, down from 62 (7.8%) in August, and my BG is now in the normal range most of the time. I'd love to see how my insulin is doing, and I've been wondering how often it makes sense to check it. What do you think?

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C-peptide Test: Levels, Purpose, Procedure, And Results

The C-peptide test is a tool your doctor uses to monitor and treat diabetes . It shows how well your body makes insulin , which moves sugar (or glucose) from your blood into your cells. The test can help your doctor decide whether you need to take insulin to control your condition or to check your dosage if you already take it. Doctors can use the test whether you have type 1 diabetes , when the immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas , or type 2, when your body doesn't use insulin as well it should. Beta cells in your pancreas make insulin. During that process, these cells also release C-peptide. This substance doesn't actually affect your blood sugar . But your doctor can measure the level of it to help her figure out how much insulin youre making. Doctors don't use it to actually diagnose diabetes , but it can give them a reading to help treat it. It can tell the difference between insulin your body has made and insulin that you took. To find out whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes When you have type 1 and your doctor needs to know how much insulin your pancreas still makes When you have type 2 diabetes and she needs to measure how much insulin you make Continue reading >>

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    Fasting Insulin Level after 12-20 Hour Fast

    Had a fasting insulin blood test done at lab yesterday morning at 8:30 AM. It's the first time I've done it. Was curious. Only cost me like $26 to find out. I already knew I was highly insulin resistant type 2. i.e. I know that 1 unit of regular insulin only covers 2 mg/dL of blood glucose (as a corrective dose).
    I hadn't eaten any solid food before blood test, except for 20 hours earlier. I had coffee about 12 1/2 hours before test.. Nothing after the coffee.
    My Fasting Insulin was 12.9 uIU/ml and my fasting blood glucose was 124 mg/dL. (Normal fasting insulin range is 2.6 to 24.9 according to the blood test sheet).
    My calculated HOMA-IR score is then (12.9*124)/405 = 3.95. A score of 1.0 or less is normal from what I've read -- i.e. not insulin resistant.
    Anyways, since this is the first time I've done this test, I'd appreciate if anyone could chime in and tell me all they can about what I just found out with the test.
    Is there any way to determine how strong my pancreas is with this test? Or should I follow this fasting insulin test with another in a couple days where I drink like 100g of glucose 1 hour before the test? If the fasting insulin level is the same, then my pancreas is doing all it can do when fasting even right?

  2. Nicoletti

    I've never had any type of insulin test and it's never occurred to me to have one. My thought is with the way I eat my blood sugars are decent and that's all I care about.

  3. Jennifer72

    Originally Posted by Nicoletti
    I've never had any type of insulin test and it's never occurred to me to have one. My thought is with the way I eat my blood sugars are decent and that's all I care about. Well I've done everything I can with respect to eating and can't get blood sugar below 110-135 range all day. So I am concerned about it. I am thinking my pancreas might be weakened too much.. but again you've seen the amount of insulin it's putting out. 12.9 .. normal is down to 2.9 .. so I guess it still must be somewhat strong? I'm just highly resistant.

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Blood Test: Insulin

This test measures the amount of insulin, the hormone that lets cells take in glucose. Glucose, a sugar that comes from food, is the body's main source of energy. Our bodies break down foods we eat into glucose and other nutrients, which are then absorbed into the bloodstream from the gastrointestinal tract. Glucose levels in the blood rise after meals and trigger the pancreas to make insulin and release it into the blood. Insulin works like a key that opens the doors to cells and allows the glucose in. Without insulin, glucose can't get into the cells and it stays in the bloodstream. For good health, the body must be able to keep insulin and glucose levels in balance. With too little insulin, blood sugar remains higher than normal (a condition known as hyperglycemia) and cells can't get the energy they need. With too much insulin, blood sugar decreases (hypoglycemia), causing symptoms such as sweating, trembling, lightheadedness, and in extreme cases, shock. The most common cause of abnormal fluctuations in blood sugar is diabetes. This test is often used to evaluate the cause of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or any other conditions related to abnormal insulin production. It's o Continue reading >>

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  1. pavlosn

    Can anyone advise what is considered the healthy fasting insuline level in blood for a non diabetic.
    I ask because I am a Type 2, and I understand that Type 2's usually have elevated levels; such levels being linked with increased risk of complications.
    Thank you

  2. kegstore

    I wasn't aware the actual insulin level is measurable itself, only its effect on other things i.e. blood sugar.
    I've heard people talk about raised insulin levels being harmful, but can't find any specific evidence for this. More likely that raised blood sugar levels over time are causing the damage which leads to complications?
    Hope this doesn't divert your question too much Pavlos! :wink:

  3. fergus

    Hi pavlosn,
    It has actually been possible to measure serum insulin levels for quite some time now. Insulin is a very small protein so there were dificulties in developing the technique, but it was eventually figured out by two American scientists, Rosalyn Yalow and Solomon Berson in 1960.
    Now, laboratories can carry out similar tests for around £20 I believe.
    From memory (I'll need to double check later) I think they established that their non-diabetic subjects had circulating insulin levels in the region of 0.4-0.5 units per Kg body weight.
    All the best,

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