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To prevent complications of type 1 diabetes, company looks to C-peptide

To prevent complications of type 1 diabetes, company looks to C-peptide | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
A company founded on decades of research regarding C-peptide and long-term complications of type 1 diabetes is in phase 2 trials of a once-weekly C-peptide replacement therapy and is raising fresh capital.
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Japan OKs Novo Nordisk's long-acting insulin Tresiba - FiercePharma

Japan OKs Novo Nordisk's long-acting insulin Tresiba - FiercePharma | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
While it is still waiting on a decision from the FDA, Denmark's Novo Nordisk ($NVO) has gotten got Japanese approval for its long-acting insulin Tresiba, a drug that could possibly rival Sanofi's ($SNY) blockbuster Lantus.
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British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life' : NPR

British Scientist Driven To Find 'Spark Of Life'  : NPR | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

One night in 1984, British scientist Frances Ashcroft was studying electricity in the body and discovered the protein that causes neonatal diabetes. She says she felt so "over the moon" that she couldn't sleep.

By the next morning, she says, she thought it was a mistake.

But luckily, that feeling was wrong, and Ashcroft's revelation led to a medical breakthrough decades later, which now enables people born with diabetes to take pills instead of injecting insulin.

"I don't think people realize the excitement of being a true discoverer," Ashcroft tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "There are no new places to discover on this Earth, but there are many, many new ideas to discover — new things to find out about the way the world works."...

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CeQur Completes Study Evaluating Ability of Simple Insulin Delivery Device to Replace Insulin Injections Among People with Type 2 Diabetes - Health News - redOrbit

HORW, Switzerland, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CeQur SA, a company focused on the development and commercialization of simple insulin delivery devices, announced the completion of a clinical study with the company’s PaQ(® )Insulin Delivery Device. The study was designed to evaluate the ability of people with type 2 diabetes to use PaQ in replacing their multiple daily insulin injections required to control their blood sugar. Study endpoints included glycemic control, patient satisfaction and safety.

The study comprised three two-week periods: baseline, transition to PaQ, and PaQ treatment period. Professor Thomas Pieber and his team at the University Hospital Graz, Austria enrolled and completed the study in six months. CeQur expects to share initial results early next year.

PaQ is a discreet, wearable device that provides three days of consistent, basal insulin delivery along with easy, on-demand bolus insulin. The small device comprises a disposable insulin infuser reservoir attached to a reusable insulin monitor. PaQ is simple to use, making it easy to train patients to start and stay on therapy.

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Researchers turn pancreatic stem cells into insulin-producing pancreatic cells

Researchers turn pancreatic stem cells into insulin-producing pancreatic cells | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
“Our data suggest that the transduction of transcription factors using SeV vectors facilitates mPSCs differentiation into insulin producing cells and showed the possibility of regenerating B-cells by using transduced PSCs,” the researchers concluded.

The study was published in a recent issue of Cell Medicine...

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Highs and lows: Local author shares stories of Type 1 diabetes | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

Highs and lows: Local author shares stories of Type 1 diabetes | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Whether you're overweight or underweight, young or old, active or a couch potato, neither family history nor genetics necessarily predict whether someone will have Type 1 diabetes.
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UCLA vs. Colorado: Will Pericak excels -- Type 1 Diabetes and all

UCLA vs. Colorado: Will Pericak excels -- Type 1 Diabetes and all | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
CU defensive lineman Will Pericak has done well for the Buffaloes in 2012 and his coaching staff thinks he could be an NFL star as well, despite having Type 1 Diabetes.
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Day in the Life of Type I Diabetes at 3 yrs old

Thumbs up for Henry! This is the rest of his life and he is such a trooper! Blood sugar battle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyD4Pn8uwxc Day in the life: Di...
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American #Diabetes Association Launches Senior Signature Series

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2012) - The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the launch of the Senior Signature Series, which will provide diabetes resources and education for older adults. In the U.S., there are currently nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and more seniors have diabetes than any other age group -- 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, of all people age 65 and older....

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How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us

How to Stop Hospitals From Killing Us | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Medical errors kill enough people to fill four jumbo jets a week. Surgeon Marty Makary on five simple ways the health-care system can be made safer.
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Arizona mom demanding answers after diabetic son dies at hands of spiritual healer

Arizona mom demanding answers after diabetic son dies at hands of spiritual healer | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
An Arizona mom wants answers after she says her diabetic son died at the hands of a spiritual healer who urged him to stop taking his insulin.
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Perspectives on Next-Generation Insulin Analogues CME

Perspectives on Next-Generation Insulin Analogues CME

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Frances Ashcroft: the doyenne of diabetes research : The Lancet

In 1983 a young Frances Ashcroft sat alone in her new laboratory at Oxford University's Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, plagued by doubts. “I felt pretty useless as a scientist at the time, and I didn't think I was terribly good in the lab”, she recalls. But she was, she says, “quite good at connecting ideas”; one instance of which was to apply the newly minted patch-clamp technique for studying the activity of ion channels to pancreatic β-cells, with the expectation that something interesting might turn up. It did. A year later she published a seminal paper in Nature that established the ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP channel) as the crucial link between blood glucose concentration and insulin secretion, which propelled her to the forefront of efforts to understand how cells regulate themselves in health and disease, and in diabetes in particular.
Now a Royal Society Research Professor in that same Oxford lab, the decades since Ashcroft's breakthrough discovery have brought awards by the bucket load, while her gift for explaining the intricacies of ion channels (and science in general) in a way that doesn't make people want to flee in panic has seen her attain a degree of celebrity quite rare for a scientist. When The Lancet spoke to her in early June she was in the throes of preparing for an appearance at the Hay Festival to talk about her new book, The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body. (Her first popular science work, Life at the Extremes—the Science of Survival, made it onto the best-seller lists and was translated into 13 languages.)...

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Climbing Mt. Everest With Diabetes: 'I Had to Sleep With My Insulin' - Diabetes Center - Everyday Health

Climbing Mt. Everest With Diabetes: 'I Had to Sleep With My Insulin' - Diabetes Center - Everyday Health | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Christine Nolan climbed 17,500 feet to the base camp of Mount Everest in 2011. Her type I diabetes made the arduous climb an even greater challenge, but Nolan is determined not to let her condition define her life.
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#Diabetes Art Day 2012: Epic Wonders : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog

#Diabetes Art Day 2012: Epic Wonders : DiabetesMine: the all things diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

By AmyT on September 24, 2012
You all know about Diabetes Art Day today, right? It’s an ever-growing “web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to ‘tell a story’ about life with diabetes though creative visual expression,” dreamed up and organized by one of our fave DOC’ers Lee Ann Thill.....

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DIABECELL Phase I/IIa results #diabetes #xenotransplantation

LCT announces positive DIABECELL Phase I/IIa trial
September 2012
Results of the New Zealand Phase I/IIa clinical trial. Download PDF version
DIABECELL clinical trial update
September 2012
An update on DIABECELL's Phase I/IIa clinical trials in New Zealand and Argentina. Download PDF version

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Asante Solutions Appoints New VP of Sales | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Asante Solutions Appoints New VP of Sales | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14884

"We are pleased that Rick is joining Asante as we prepare to enter the U.S. market with the launch of the Pearl™ Insulin Pump," said David Thrower, Asante's president and chief executive officer. "Rick is an accomplished and recognized sales leader in the insulin pump category as well as a proven community leader, educator and speaker on diabetes topics. He has more than 20 years of progressive achievements, from hands-on sales representation to regional and area sales management."

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Building an artificial pancreas | Minnesota Medical Foundation | University of Minnesota

Building an artificial pancreas | Minnesota Medical Foundation | University of Minnesota | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

The Minnesota Medical Foundation helps people everywhere lead healthier lives by advancing health-related research, education, and care at the University of Minnesota.......

 

The U’s new sensor

To improve upon the current technology, Koester is testing a material called graphene that would be placed under the skin. “It’s a two-dimensional piece of carbon that’s one atom thick,” he explains.

He also is working on attaching receptors to the graphene sensor so that it can detect glucose. The sensor then wirelessly sends the data to the device’s computer, which tells the insulin pump what to do.

The wireless graphene sensor is much smaller than the current commercial sensor—about the size of a grain of sea salt. Because of the small size and lack of wires, Koester says, it could be put in more inconspicuous places.

“It’s a new way of doing sensing,” he says. “You could get a better glucose reading.”

Gathering more accurate glucose data would help patients who are living with diabetes, Kudva says. “If we get a more reliable signal, then we can fine-tune the insulin better.”.............

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Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes: When Can I Expect a Pregnancy Glow?

Pregnancy and Type 1 Diabetes: When Can I Expect a Pregnancy Glow? | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
For the second time in my pregnancy someone was telling me I might have to be hospitalized. Was this always the case with pregnancy and type 1 diabetes?
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Ultimate Rockets » Rockets’ Forbes believes #diabetes helped further career

Ultimate Rockets » Rockets’ Forbes believes #diabetes helped further career | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Some part of Gary Forbes likely knew his life would change forever, but that reality did not fill his thoughts that day.

He was given the diagnosis that he had Type I diabetes, the disease that took his grandfather’s life and had been such a part of his father’s. But Forbes was just 19 years old and talented, driven by ambition and possibilities. His thoughts raced not to the danger or even a lifetime of treatments he faced. He considered the NBA career he wanted and the secret he hoped to keep....

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Gluten Free at Sporting Events ~ GlutenAway

Gluten Free at Sporting Events ~ GlutenAway | diabetes and more | Scoop.it

Recently I went to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game and it was my first NFL game. Since I've never been before I was already prepared to find that there would be no food for me to eat. But surprisingly one of the first things I saw when I walked in was a stand dedicated to gluten-free food! Not only was it a gluten-free stand, the people working it were actually educated about all the food and said it was guaranteed gluten-free! This list will help you find gluten-free options at sporting events and make it the easiest way possible for you to never have to worry about food at a sports venue again!

Stadiums that have gluten-free options (2012 Season)-...

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MP wants jolt in arm for schools' #diabetes policies #UK

MP wants jolt in arm for schools' #diabetes policies #UK | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
THE case of a Derby pupil struggling to get help in school with his type one diabetes prompted a debate in the Houses of Parliament.Mid Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham secured an adjournment debate to...
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Identifying medications by storage location is risky

You'd be surprised how many medication errors involve patients identify their medication based on the overall appearance of the container and where it is usually stored, never actually reading the label.
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