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New Hope For Stem Cell Approach To Treating Diabetes

Scientists working to develop more effective treatments for diabetes are turning to stem cells. Such cells can be transformed into cells that produce insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar. But there’s a major challenge: the amount of insulin produced by these cells is difficult to control.

Now, by tweaking the recipe for coaxing human stem

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DarioHealth Gets OK To Sell Smart Glucose Meters In Canada

DarioHealth Corp., a digital Therapeutics company, announced today the receipt of a license from Health Canada to sell its Dario™ Blood Glucose Monitoring System for Lightning power connector-enabled iPhone smart mobile devices. “Recognizing the importance of access to the entire iPhone market in Canada, we prioritized this initiative to meet Health Canada’s rigid licensing standards,

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Senseonics Eversense CGM Integrates With Glooko Diabetes Management Platform

Senseonics Holdings, Inc. announced the integration of Eversense CGM data into the Glooko diabetes data management platform. Senseonics is focused on the development and commercialization of a long-term, implantable continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system for people with diabetes.

This integration will allow Eversense CGM data to be synced into Glooko’s platform directly from the

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What Are The Causes And Genetic Components Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes—previously referred to as adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes—accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in the United States.It’s characterized by the body’s inability to use insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body turn glucose into energy.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, who do

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FDA Approves Expanded Indication For Dapagliflozin In Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a label update for AstraZeneca’s FARXIGA® (dapagliflozin) and XIGDUO® XR (dapagliflozin and metformin HCl extended-release) expanding use in patients with Type 2 diabetes and moderate renal impairment.

FARXIGA is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes. XIGDUO XR

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New Ways To Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers Quickly

The Centers for Disease Control reports that 15 percent of Americans living with type 2 diabetes struggle with hard-to-heal foot ulcers.Now, a biomedical engineering team at Michigan Tech wants to reduce how long it takes for diabetic foot ulcers to heal. They want to take the typical healing period from 150 to 21 days.

They plan

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What You Need To Know About The Link Between Diabetes And Pancreatic Cancer

Award-winning American game show host of “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis with stage IV pancreatic cancer earlier this month.Just like him, 56,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year.Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. with a very low survival rate. The symptoms of this form of cancer are not obvious

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Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Study For Diabetic Retinopathy Does Not Meet Endpoints

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, a company focused on developing drugs to treat ocular diseases and diabetic complications, today announced top-line results from a phase 2b clinical trial of Aerpio’s lead candidate, AKB-9778, for patients with moderate to severe non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).

The company announced that administering AKB-9778 twice daily did not meet the study’s primary

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People With Obesity And Diabetes More Prone To Infection

People who suffer from obesity and Type 2 diabetes are more likely to become victims of infectious diseases, according to researchers in Brazil.The reason for this is because both conditions affect the immune system. Scientists have long sought a deeper understanding of the mechanism underlying this weakness in the immune system of obese and diabetic individuals.

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Protein Power-Up Snack Pancakes

PROTEIN POWER-UP PANCAKES
½ c Rolled Oats (old-fashioned or instant)
½ c Cottage cheese (low-fat)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon applesauce or natural applesauce

Combine ingredients 1-5 using a stick or stand blender. Pre-heat skillet to medium-high.
Coat skillet with cooking spray. Pour pancakes onto skillet into 2-inch rounds. Cook until

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Diabetes and sleep problems

Sleep complaints are common among those with diabetes, according to Elizabeth Bashoff, M.D., Clinic Physician, at Joslin Diabetes Center.  “The important thing to do first is to pinpoint why you are not sleeping.”To make an appointment with a Joslin physician, call 617-309-2400 or visit clinic appointments.

There are a wide variety of reasons for disrupted

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What are ketones?

If you have diabetes, you’ve been advised to check for ketones when you’re sick or when your blood glucose levels run  250 mg/dl and above for more than three to four hours. Do you know why you should be concerned about ketones?

First off, ketones are actually part of your normal physiology. Ketones and ketoacids

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Helping Teens Adapt to Diabetes

Treatment for type 1 diabetes has – thankfully – come a long way.  But for many teenagers, the daily demands of constant blood sugar monitoring and insulin shots are overwhelming.The stress can make kids opt out of diabetes self care.

Research has shown that glycemic control is much worse during the turbulent teen years,

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Is A Continuous Glucose Monitor Right for You?

very person with diabetes knows that they can make themselves crazy self-testing their blood glucose levels. Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are an important tool that can make daily diabetes management a lot easier.

Originally designed for people with type 1 diabetes, CGMs track the amount of glucose in body fluid throughout the entire day.

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Diabetes Foot Care: The Basics

When you have diabetes, it’s important to get your feet checked at least twice a year by a physician.  Having diabetes can lead to circulatory and nervous system problems which can contribute to pain and foot deformities.

While abundant  information exists regarding proper foot care, some of it can do more harm than good,

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Thyroid and Diabetes

Thyroid disease is common in the general population, but it is especially common in type 1 women with more than 20% having the disease.  Many people with type 2, in particular middle-aged women, are also susceptible to a non-immune-based form of thyroid disease.

The thyroid, a small, butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around your windpipe, has

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7 Ways To Have A Stress Free Holiday Season

Coping with the stresses of the approaching holiday season can be challenging.These days, it can feel like the holidays roll right into each other, one by one. First Halloween, now Thanksgiving, and soon Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa will be upon us.Don’t think you can make it through another year of parties and holiday pressures?

Here

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23andMe Offers New Genetic Report On Type 2 Diabetes

23andMe, Inc., a personal genetics company based in Mountain View, Calif., announced it will begin offering a new “genetic health predisposition” report on Type 2 diabetes.The report offers customers insight into their likelihood of developing one of the most common, yet largely preventable, health conditions in the U.S.

“Diabetes is a significant health issue in the United

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What Are The Causes And Genetic Components Of Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes—previously referred to as adult-onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes—accounts for 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in the United States.It’s characterized by the body’s inability to use insulin effectively. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the body turn glucose into energy.

Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, who do

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13 Ways To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Uncontrolled cases can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and other serious conditions. Before diabetes is diagnosed, there is a period where blood sugar levels are high but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

This is known as pre diabetes. It’s estimated that

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Use Of Remote CGMs Reduce Parental Anxiety

Using a continuous glucose monitor reduces the stress and anxiety that parents undergo when managing their child’s type 1 diagnosis, according to a new Australian study.It was the first-ever study of its kind to look at the psychosocial effects that remote CGM use might have on parents.

“CGM with remote monitoring reduces the fear of hypoglycemia

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Clinical Trials: Should I Be In One?

A clinical trial is a research study of an investigational drug, device, or other medical therapy in which people can participate as volunteers. These studies (sometimes called trials or protocols) are used to help evaluate the safety and efficacy of potential new treatments for diabetes and other medical conditions.

Many protections and safeguards for volunteer patients

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Fasting For Lab Tests May Not Be Good For Patients With Diabetes

Fasting before a blood test for cholesterol tests is common practice, but new research from Michigan State University shows it is a contributing factor of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, in patients who take diabetes medications.

The study shows that people with diabetes are more likely to experience “fasting-evoked en route hypoglycemia in diabetes, otherwise known as FEEHD,”

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First Human Trial Of Stem Cell-Derived Implants Underway In Type 1 Diabetes In Europe

The Center for Beta Cell Therapy in Diabetes and ViaCyte, Inc., announced that a human stem cell-derived product candidate has been implanted in type 1 diabetespatients at a subtherapeutic dose.

These are the first patients in Europe to receive PEC-Direct, an encapsulated pancreatic progenitor cell product candidate designed to replace lost insulin-producing beta cells and restore blood glucose

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What You Need To Know About Diabetes And Your Ears

Did you know that diabetes can also affect your hearing? You heard right:According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, and an estimated 34.5 million have some type of hearing loss, and it appears there is a lot of overlap between the two.

Researchers don’t exactly know

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