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New Devices Improve Diabetes Control

Posted by WebMD Health News on July 9, 2012 - Category: Diabetes Management
By combining insulin pumps with continuous blood sugar sensors, people with diabetes get better blood-sugar control than those using fingerstick testing and insulin shots, new research suggests. Read More »
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Home Urine Test Measures Insulin Production

Posted by Renal and Urology News on May 23, 2011 - Category: Medical
“The urine test offers a practical alternative to blood testing,” Dr. Besser said. “As the urine test can be done in the patient's own home we hope that it will be taken up more readily, and more patients can be correctly diagnosed and be offered the correct treatment Read More »
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Roche Acquires Medingo Solo Patch Pump: Begin the ‘Usability Wars’?

Posted by Amy T. on April 14, 2011 - Category: Diabetes Management
The Roche acquisition theoretically means this system will be available all over the country faster, with very solid infrastructure in terms of physician and customer support. Read More »
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Under the magnifying glass: glucagon's role in type 1 diabetes

Posted by Tara Wilcox-Ghanoonparvar on February 18, 2011 - Category: Medical
A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas suggests that an excess of glucagon, rather than a shortage of insulin, is the main culprit in diabetes. Read More »
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Types Of Insulin

Posted by dLife on December 3, 2010 - Category: Medical
Insulin has come a long way since its initial discovery back in 1922. Once derived only from animals, today's insulins are the result of sophisticated genetic engineering techniques that have allowed researchers to alter the human insulin gene to create a variety of drugs that behave in different ways. Read More »
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