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New Alginate Skin Patch For Type 2 Diabetes

New alginate skin patch for type 2 diabetes

New alginate skin patch for type 2 diabetes


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New alginate skin patch for type 2 diabetes
Concept illustration of microneedle device for type 2 diabetes treatment. Chen lab, NIBIB.
or millions of people with type 2 diabetes, ongoing vigilance over the amount of sugar, or glucose, in their blood is the key to health. A finger prick before mealtimes and maybe an insulin injection is an uncomfortable but necessary routine.
Researchers with NIHs National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) have devised an innovative biochemical formula of mineralized compounds that interacts in the bloodstream to regulate blood sugar for days at a time. In a proof-of-concept study performed with mice, the researchers showed that the biochemically formulated patch of dissolvable microneedles can respond to blood chemistry to manage glucose automatically.
This experimental approach could be a way to take advantage of the fact that persons with type 2 diabetes can still produce some insulin, said Richard Leapman, Ph.D., NIBIB scientific director. A weekly microneedle patch application would also be less complicated and painful than routines that require frequent blood testing.
Global incidence of all types of diabetes is about 285 million people, of which 90 percent have type 2 diabetes. Many require insulin therapy thatis usually given by injection just under the skin in amounts that are calculated according to the deficit in naturally generated insulin in the blood. Insulin therapy is not managed well in half of all cases.
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Lilly's Trulicity (dulaglutide) Label Updated to Include Use in Combination with Basal Insulin for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Lilly's Trulicity (dulaglutide) Label Updated to Include Use in Combination with Basal Insulin for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes


Lilly's Trulicity (dulaglutide) Label Updated to Include Use in Combination with Basal Insulin for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Lilly's Trulicity (dulaglutide) Label Updated to Include Use in Combination with Basal Insulin for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
: LLY) once-weekly Trulicity (dulaglutide) is now updated to include use in combination with basal insulin for adults with type 2 diabetes. The
(FDA) included the changes to the approved product labeling to reflect this important information for prescribers. Trulicity is available in a prefilled pen in 0.75 and 1.5 mg doses.
"Despite best efforts to manage their A1C, many adults with type 2 diabetes may need to add to or change their treatment plan to help them reach their blood sugar goals," said
, M.D., vice president, Global Medical Affairs, Lilly Diabetes. "They now have the option to use Trulicity, with its powerful efficacy in a once-weekly, easy-to-use pen,* along with basal insulin for even greater control."
Trulicity is a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist injectable prescription medicine to improve blood sugar (glucose) in adults with type 2 diabetes. It should be used along with diet and exercise.
Trulicity is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes. It has not been studied in people who have had inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). It is not a substitute for insulin. Trulicity should not be used by people with type 1 diabetes, people with diabetic ketoacidosis, or people with a history of severe stomach or intestinal problems. It has not been studied in Continue reading

How to Control Diabetes with Diet  Another Case for Cinnamon

How to Control Diabetes with Diet Another Case for Cinnamon


Lifestyle Changes to Control/Eliminate Diabetes
How to Control Diabetes with Diet Another Case for Cinnamon
How to Control Diabetes with Diet Another Case for Cinnamon
Once again the research is proving that cinnamon may prove
beneficial for diabetics. This is so because cinnamon appears to be helpful in managing what is called metabolic syndrome.
Let us take a look at how to control diabetes with diet as we take another look at cinnamon. For a previous article I did about cinnamon and diabetes, please click the word cinnamon.
Metabolic syndrome is used to refer to a group of medical conditions which include; elevated blood sugar, excessive fat around the waist, high blood pressure, and cholesterol which is out of whack.
Diabetes, stroke and heart disease is possible and more likely to happen when we suffer from metabolic syndrome. Cinnamon is touted as being effective in reducing metabolic syndrome.
It is oftentimes said that this spice is commonly used in Indian kitchens. Let me also point out that the researcher reported that metabolic syndrome has been on the rise amongst Asian Indians.
When the participants were given the cinnamon, they lost weight, their cholesterol readings were improved and there was a positive impact on their blood sugar. Note that they were given 3g of cinnamon daily.
When I read this I was a bit confused since these people are known for the use of cinnamon. Further reading revealed that cinnamon by itself will not do the trick and that people were being encouraged to eat a particular diet and to become more physically active.
Now t Continue reading

Recommendations for management of diabetes during Ramadan: update 2015

Recommendations for management of diabetes during Ramadan: update 2015


Recommendations for management of diabetes during Ramadan: update 2015
1EDC, Center for Diabetes Education, McDonough, Georgia, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, Mansura University, Mansura, Egypt
4Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of Diabetes & Metabolism, Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt
5Dammam Medical Complex, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
6Eastern Mediterranean Office of the World Health Organization, Cairo, Egypt
7Florence Nightingale Istanbul Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
8Division of Endocrinology, University of IL, Chicago, Illinois, USA
9Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Campus Bio Medico, Rome, Italy
10Diabetic Association of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
12Saudi Diabetes Group, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
13National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
14Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
15Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Correspondence to Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim; [email protected]
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Received 2015 Apr 5; Revised 2015 Jun 2; Accepted 2015 Jun 3.
Copyright Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions
This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to dist Continue reading

A Guide to HGH (Growth Hormone) and Diabetes in 2017

A Guide to HGH (Growth Hormone) and Diabetes in 2017


Certainly, you have heard of diabetes, and its no wonder. The numbers of those Americans afflicted with the condition have been rising dramatically in recent years. According to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), in the past decade alone, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped more than 40 percent to almost 26 million Americans.Worldwide the numbers are just as chilling. DRI estimates there are 382 million people globally, living with diabetes, and the World Health Organization believes that number will be more than double by 2030.
Did you know that diabetes claims more lives than AIDS and breast cancer combined taking the life of 1 American every 3 minutes?
But what exactly is diabetes? Diabetes, technically called diabetes mellitus by medical professionals, is not a single condition. It is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels (high blood sugar) because the person with the condition is not producing enough insulin, or because the cells of his or her body do not respond correctly to the presence of insulin or both.
To understand diabetes you must understand the very important hormone, insulin, and its role in metabolizing or processing the food that you eat. In order to work, the cells of your body require sugar, or glucose, for energy. During digestion, when the sugars are released from the food, this triggers your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin is what knocks on the doors of your cells and tells them to open up and let the glucose in. But in a person with diabetes, that either doesnt happen or the cells cant re Continue reading

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