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.
Authors: Jung O, Glachs D, Strohmeier F, Mulrenin R, Huisman S, Smith I, van Keulen H, Sont J, Ploessnig M Abstract The number of people with diabetes is increasing in every European country and like all chronic diseases it cannot be cured. However, patient empowerment is an acknowledged strategy for improving the patients' health situation. This paper describes the Action Plan Engine developed as a tool for diabetes patients in the POWER2DM project. The Action Plan Engine offers a guided workflow based on treatment goals and activities. A periodic review evaluates how successful a patient has fulfilled these goals...
Authors: Denecke K, Jolo P, Sevinc B, Nüssli S Abstract Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that affects many people in Switzerland and around the world. Once diagnosed, a patient has to continuously monitor blood glucose, manage medications or inject insulin. Technical skills and competencies as well as knowledge on disease management have to be acquired right after being diagnosed. Diabetes consultants support patients in this process and provide educational material. While the process of generating patient-tailored material is currently complex and time consuming, in future, the eDiabetes platform c...
ConclusionsHuman IGF-1 gene may be a candidate gene for GDM and T2DM risk, as our study suggests a significant association between the IGF-I rs35767 and rs5742612 polymorphisms and the risk of T2DM and GDM in pregnant women, whereas there was no association for rs2288377.
Conclusions: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a safe and effective procedure, with good results in the short and medium term. Long-term follow-up reveals a tendency to weight regain after approximately 2 years from primary surgery, with the need for revisional surgery in some cases. PMID: 31118990 [PubMed]
ConclusionsMGD in type 2 diabetic patients is more severe compared with nondiabetic patients. Longer duration of diabetes is associated with major symptoms and changes in MG. Diabetic group showed major changes in lids and tear function, accounting for evaporative dry eye and presenting a high degree of correlation with MG inflammation and obstruction.ResumenObjetivoEvaluar las glándulas de Meibomio, la superficie ocular y la función de la lágrima en pacientes con diabetes tipo 2, y estudiar la correlación entre estas situaciones.MétodosEstudio prospectivo de 76 varones, 37 de ellos con d...
This article discusses the importance of words and messages in healthcare, particularly in diabetes education.
Publication date: 25–31 May 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 393, Issue 10186Author(s): Jing Luo, Gregg Gonsalves, Jeremy Greene
Conclusions: In Kenya, a major gap remains between how diabetes is addressed within the NCD policy agenda and tackling diabetes in reality, with respect to local implementation processes. More emphasis on population-wide prevention and inclusion of the non-health sector could help to cascade national efforts to the grassroots level. A concerted effort from the highest political level is needed to address overarching NCD drivers while maintaining health system improvement strategies. PMID: 31117896 [PubMed - in process]
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ConclusionsOur results identify a novel ERK/hnRNPK/DDX3X pathway that influences β cell survival and is activated under conditions associated with T2D.