Insulin pill might one day make treating diabetes a little less painful

The pill is about the size of a blueberry and it has worked in animals.
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For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?Kaiser Health News
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For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal?Kaiser Health News
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Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Stem Cell ReportsAuthor(s): Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Silvia Álvarez-Cubela, Kinsley Belle, Tamar Sapir, Fanuel Messaggio, Kevin B. Johnson, Oliver Umland, Darrell Hardin, Dagmar Klein, Ingrid Pérez-Álvarez, Fatima Sadiq, Oscar Alcázar, Luca A. Inverardi, Camillo Ricordi, Peter Buchwald, Christopher A. Fraker, Ricardo L. Pastori, Juan Domínguez-BendalaSummaryThe transplantation of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived insulin-producing β cells for the treatment of diabetes is finally approaching the clinical stage. Howeve...
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Tandem Diabetes received a brand new classification from the FDA for its t:slim X2 insulin pump. The device is the first in a category known as Alternate Controller Enabled Infusion Pumps (ACE pumps). According to the company, the associated ind...
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The impact of fragility-related fractures on quality of life in people aged 50 or older persists for years after the initial injury, with women potentially never recovering, say Canadian clinicians.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Neetu Mishra, Gauri Damle, Yogita Dhas, Joyita BanerjeeAbstractBackgroundVitamin D deficiency contributes to the pathophysiology of insulin resistance (IR) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We investigated the association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] with IR and β-cell function in middle-aged participants.MethodsWe enrolled 90 controls and 90 T2DM patients of both genders aged 30–50 y. Serum 25(OH)D, fasting plasma insulin (FPI), fasting plasma glucose (FPG), HbA1c, and lipid profile were measured by standard methods...
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This study aimed to determine the body mass index (BMI) of fatal stroke cases amongst young adults, their clinical characteristics and the association with BMI with risk factors. All cases aged 15-44 years where death was attributed to stroke for whom BMI was available were retrieved from the National Coronial Information System (1/1/2009-31/12/2016). 179 cases were identified: haemorrhagic (165), ischaemic (5), thrombotic (6), mycotic (3), embolic (0). Proportions in each BMI category were: underweight (5.6%), normal weight (37.4%), overweight (27.4%), obese (29.6%). There was a significant linear trend in the proportion ...
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#ICYMI: FDA authorizes first interoperable insulin pump intended to allow patients to customize treatment through their individual diabetes management devices. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xEUuM  #MedicalDevice #FDA
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Authors: Pouwels S, Topal B, Knook MT, Celik A, Sundbom M, Ribeiro R, Parmar C, Ugale S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of ≥30 kg/m2, is the most common chronic metabolic disease worldwide and its prevalence has been strongly increasing. Obesity is associated with various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Regarding heart rhythm disorders, obesity is associated with an increase in atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. AF is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Obesity, a...
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