TORONTO, Ontario (August 17, 2012) –An 'all-natural' method for studying pancreatic islets, the small tissues responsible for insulin production and regulation in the body, has recently been developed by researchers at the University of Toronto's...
PHYSorg Science News Wire : JDRF-Helmsley Charitable Trust to fund islet encapsulation research at Diabetes Research Institute -- a press release is provided to you “as is” with little or no review from Phys.org staff.
Some insulin pumps contain a dangerous combination of software security weaknesses and "convenient" features that could prevent patients from knowing that their device has been compromised, a new report says.
World First: Islet Transplant Into Man Using Sernov...
..."The Sernova Cell Pouch™ implantation and transplantation processes are simple, rapid minimally invasive procedures, conducted on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia," said Dr. Shapiro. "This offers substantial potential benefit over the Edmonton protocol and the ease of use provides an opportunity for the Cell Pouch™ to become the standard of care for people with diabetes if it proves to be effective in these initial trials." The objectives of the human clinical trial are to assess the safety and efficacy of the Cell Pouch™ with transplanted islets in up to 20 patients with Type-1 diabetes. The study is sponsored by Sernova Corp and the University of Alberta. In the study, patients who have met the enrolment criteria and provided informed consent are implanted with the Cell Pouch™ prior to transplantation of donor human islets. To prevent islet graft rejection, patients in this study are treated with the best in class standard of care immunosuppression protocol. Interim analysis of the data from this clinical study is expected during H1, 2013. Further information on the trial may be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov (Identifier: NCT01652911)....
Diabetes Innovation 2012 will provide a powerful foundation for sustained focus and excitement for advancement in all facets of diabetes prevention, treatment and payment reforms –from social media and gaming to translational research breakthroughs...
...“The admission that GSK withheld safety data about Avandia from the FDA is similar to charges made in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former medical researcher for the company that makes Actos,” says attorney and consumer advocate Michael J. Evans, in a article published on ConsumerNews.com....
Diabetes Health - Medications: Insulin. As CEO of a company that manufactures insulin syringes and pen needles for the US and Canadian markets, I have been closely monitoring the regulations and trends pertaining to the safe disposal of the...
I can think of at least several good reasons for not keeping your diabetes a secret. It is usually a good idea to let at least a few of your close friends and/or colleagues that you see on a regular basis know you have diabetes.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One percent of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. - close to two million Americans - have celiac disease , but most are not aware they suffer the gluten-intolerance problem, according to a new study.
Diabetes care in today's school systems is unacceptable and life-threatening. Take Action! Help keep kids safe at school.
Outrage in Education
Keeping a Child Safe at School – Diabetes Forecast, August 2012 I’d like you to read this story about Latesha Taylor and her daughter, Loretta, just published in Diabetes Forecast.
It is a story of nearly constant lack of care from the school, and a seemingly nonchalant attitude about it. Latesha regularly drops everything she’s doing (work included) to rush to school to care for her daughter when the nurse is absent.
It’s a horrifying tale of discrimination that denies diabetes care to students across the D.C. school system.
The whole thing is a mess, and it is literally destroying this family, one missed paycheck at a time.
It’s just one example of struggles with schools happening all over the nation, and none of it is acceptable.
The idea of hackers holding electronic medical records for ransom sounds like the stuff of a final Die Hard installment. But medical hacking and biomedical fraud are growing areas of concern for the healthcare industry...
Technion researchers have built pancreatic tissue with insulin-secreting cells, surrounded by a three-dimensional network of blood vessels. The engineered tissue could pave the way for improved tissue transplants to treat diabetes.
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