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Sort-Of Guest Post: What Do You Wish Health Care Professionals Knew? - Six Until Me - diabetes blog

Sort-Of Guest Post: What Do You Wish Health Care Professionals Knew? - Six Until Me - diabetes blog | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
[Hey guys.  This post was not written by me, but was instead written on my behalf.
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15th International Celiac Disease Symposium - Chicago September 22-25 ICDS 2013ICDS 2013

15th International Celiac Disease Symposium - Chicago September 22-25 ICDS 2013ICDS 2013 | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
International Celiac Disease Symposium 2013. Join us in Chicago September 22-25 for the global conference for everyone who is interested in the study, treatment, and management of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders.
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Penn Medicine: Obesity/Mortality Paradox Demonstrates Urgent Need for More Refined Metabolic Measures

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania point out that t
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Thioredoxin-interacting protein regulates insulin transcription through microRNA-204

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Diabetes is big business and getting bigger. But market leader Novo Nordisk faces competition.

Diabetes is big business and getting bigger. But market leader Novo Nordisk faces competition. | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The disease is big business and getting bigger. But the pharmaceutical firm faces competition.
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Synthesis and volume phase transition of concanavalin A-based glucose-responsive nanogels - Polymer Chemistry (RSC Publishing)

Glucose-responsive polymer nanogels that can undergo a reversible and rapid volume phase transition in response to the fluctuation in blood glucose concentration have the potential to regulate delivery of insulin mimicking pancreas activity.
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When EMA and FDA decisions conflict: differences in patients or in regulation? | BMJ

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"In his new regular column Sid Wolfe asks why the two regulatory bodies have arrived at different decisions on the same diet drugs"

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Kidney Disease Patients Can Benefit From Exercise: Study - Drugs.com MedNews

Exercise can be safe and effective in people with kidney disease, even if they have other related health problems, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, rese
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Challenges In Commercializing Inhaled Insulin

In all likelihood, the Afrezza NDA will be approved by the FDA. Whether patients, physicians and payers will support it remains to be seen. But R&D on Afrezza is far from over.
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" While inhaled insulin appears safe for short term use, the FDA will have concerns about the cumulative effect of delivering a growth hormone like insulin to the lung."

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The dynamic changes of zinc transporter 8 autoantibodies in Czech children from the onset of Type 1 diabetes mellitus - Petruzelkova - Diabetic Medicine - Wiley Online Library

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A ZnT8 autoantibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay showed 72% disease sensitivity and 99% specificity at Type 1 diabetes onset. Measurements of ZnT8 autoantibodies are important for Type 1 diabetes diagnosis and should be included in the panel of autoantibodies tested at the onset of Type 1 diabetes.

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Staying in Touch with Friends: Technology Use by Children with Chronic Health Conditions - Microsoft Research

Staying in Touch with Friends: Technology Use by Children with Chronic Health Conditions - Microsoft Research | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
How children stay in touch with their friends when they are away from their friends due to their illness
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Whistleblower: Lilly spent $4.9M bribing Chinese docs to prescribe diabetes meds

Whistleblower: Lilly spent $4.9M bribing Chinese docs to prescribe diabetes meds | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Another Chinese whistleblower has targeted Big Pharma. This time, the bribery allegations involve Eli Lilly, and 30 million yuan in purported kickbacks to Chinese doctors.
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The Monthly Cost of Type 1 Diabetes Care

Let me prove that the monthly cost of type 1 diabetes care is too much. Take a look at my latest prescription and supply costs before insurance has covered anything.
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Radio Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

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Coxsackievirus B1 Is Associated With Induction of β-Cell Autoimmunity That Portends Type 1 Diabetes

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The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body

The Insane and Exciting Future of the Bionic Body | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
From “i-limbs” to artificial organs, advances in technology have led to an explosion of innovation in the increasingly critical field of prosthetics
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"Perhaps the toughest challenge faced by inventors of artificial organs is the body’s defense system. “If you put something in, the whole body’s immune system will try to isolate it,” says Joan Taylor, a professor of pharmaceutics at De Montfort University in England, who is developing an artificial pancreas. Her ingenious device contains no circuitry, batteries or moving parts. Instead, a reservoir of insulin is regulated by a unique gel barrier that Taylor invented. When glucose levels rise, the excess glucose in the body’s tissues infuse the gel, causing it to soften and release insulin. Then, as glucose levels drop, the gel re-hardens, reducing the release of insulin. The artificial pancreas, which would be implanted between the lowest rib and the hip, is connected by two thin catheters to a port that lies just beneath the skin’s surface. Every few weeks, the reservoir of insulin would be refilled using a syringe that fits into the port."

"The challenge is, when Taylor tested the device in pigs, the animals’ immune system responded by forming scar tissue known as adhesions. “They are like glue on internal organs,” Taylor says, “causing constrictions that can be painful and lead to serious problems.” Still, diabetes is such a widespread problem—as many as 26 million Americans are afflicted—that Taylor is testing the artificial pancreas in animals with an eye toward solving the rejection problem before beginning clinical trials with people.

For some manufacturers of artificial organs, the main problem is blood. When it encounters something foreign, it clots. It’s a particular obstacle to crafting an effective artificial lung, which must pass blood through tiny synthetic tubes. Taylor and other researchers are teaming up with biomaterial specialists and surgeons who are developing new coatings and techniques to improve the body’s acceptance of foreign material. “I think with more experience and expert help, it can be done,” she says. But before Taylor can continue her research, she says she needs to find a partner to provide more funding."

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Education improved impaired hypoglycemia awareness : Clinical Endocrinology News

Education improved impaired hypoglycemia awareness : Clinical Endocrinology News | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Clinical Endocrinology News digital network is an independent news source that provides endocrinologists with timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy on the endocrinologist's practice.
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Insulin maker to fight diabetes on reservation

Insulin maker to fight diabetes on reservation | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
The dark patches on their skin tell a troubling tale of life and poverty on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
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Diabetes Glass Half Full...

Diabetes Glass Half Full... | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Glass half full.... Living with type 1 diabetes since I was 27 has given me a sense of 'Carpe Diem', seize the day, make the most of every moment. People also ask me how I fit so much in, where do ...
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CalPERS puts weight behind opposing biosimilar medication notification bill - Sacramento Business Journal

CalPERS puts weight behind opposing biosimilar medication notification bill - Sacramento Business Journal | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
California’s giant pension fund weighed in on biosimilar medications Wednesday,...
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Courthouse News Service: Doctor Must Answer for Diabetic's Death in Jail

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Realist review to understand the efficacy of culturally appropriate diabetes education programmes - Pottie - 2013 - Diabetic Medicine - Wiley Online Library

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So obvious, yet often overlooked?
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How Does Your Diabetes Educator Make You Feel?

How Does Your Diabetes Educator Make You Feel? | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Nearly every interaction I’ve had with a certified diabetes educator has left me feeling judged and condescended to, no matter how well my actual diabetes care was going at the time.
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Balancing act: Woman living 64 years with diagnosis

Balancing act: Woman living 64 years with diagnosis | diabetes and more | Scoop.it
Julia Warner will tell you that surviving diabetes takes balance and consistency.She should know — the Logansport resident has made it 64 years with d
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