Tea bag of insulin cells could beat diabetes by controlling blood sugar
Scientists at Manchester University made the device, which is about the size of a 5p piece, is implanted next to the liver. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastics Joining —Do You Know Your Options?
Product designers and manufacturers face constant challenges in developing and cost effectively producing high-quality medical equipment and devices for everything from monitoring to drug-delivery, to daily care, wound care, surgical, and therapeutic uses. Often, my work supports their manufacturing operations by helping them bring new product designs to market. It often begins with evaluating concepts and ideas—often in prototype form—to help manufacturers select and implement an assembly/joining process that meets product performance, quality, cleanliness, and cost goals. Though some j...
Source: MDDI - June 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Matt Jones Tags: Materials Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The one major fast fix to reverse the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition in which cells cannot use blood sugar effectively for energy. It occurs when blood sugar gets too high and over time the cells become insensitive to insulin. Can the condition be reversed? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US Drug Prices Rise in'Highly Synchronized' Pattern US Drug Prices Rise in'Highly Synchronized' Pattern
A new study reports"highly synchronized" changes in the prices of competing drugs, including widely used forms of insulin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Stroke Bacteria, Linoleic Acid, $100 Insulin Cap The Week That Wasn't: Stroke Bacteria, Linoleic Acid, $100 Insulin Cap
A quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 31, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about insulin and weight gain
This article looks at the link between diabetes, insulin, and gaining weight. It also describes how to manage or prevent this potential effect. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

How the Microbiome Might Predict Diabetes, Premature Birth and Gut Diseases
Over the last 10 years, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has invested $170 million to better understand the universe of bacteria that live within us—the so-called microbiome. In the first phase of the project, researchers focused on cataloguing the myriad types of microbes found throughout the body, including in the mouth, nose, gut, and reproductive tract. The latest phase of the research, described in three papers published May 29 in Nature and Nature Medicine, focused on better understanding how changes in those microbial populations affect three conditions: diabetes, preterm birth and inflammatory bowel dis...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized diabetes gut microbes microbiome Reproductive Health Research Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Does your skin feel like this? Unusual symptom to look out for
TYPE 2 diabetes is a condition in which cells cannot use blood sugar efficiently for energy. This occurs when blood sugar levels get too high over time and the cells become resistant to insulin. A condition on your skin is a major sign of type 2 diabetes. Do you have this skin infection? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat meals increase triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol in obese, insulin-resistant individuals
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Nutrition Research looked at the association between postprandial insulin resistance and lipid metabolism in abdominally obese individuals. The study was conducted by researchers from Southeast University and Ningxia Medical University in China. Abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk of insulin resistance, which may contribute to abnormal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$800 million spin-out deal wins global award for University ’ s Research Commercialisation Team
The sale of a University of Bristol spin-out company working on technology to develop next-generation insulin has won a global award. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Announcements, Staff notices; Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Antibiotic use linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke in women
Risk is greatest for older women who take antibiotics for more than two months Related items fromOnMedica Withdrawn valsartan meds not linked to short-term cancer risk Cardio risk raised in people using long-acting bronchodilators Recurrent stroke more likely at very low BP Rising use of antithrombotics linked to subdural haematoma Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 27, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The price of insulin is surging. This state is the first to make insurance companies eat the cost.
The Colorado law will cap monthly co-payments at $100, but doesn't change how much insulin manufacturers can charge. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Orion Donovan-Smith Source Type: news

Colorado first state to cap soaring insulin prices
Drug's price has doubled in five years, so state is capping co-payments for diabetics with private insurance at $100 a month (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Colorado is the first state to cap skyrocketing insulin co-pays
The skyrocketing prices of insulin are a nationwide issue and Colorado has become the first state to pass legislation that tackles the problem. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Available
The company's generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro, (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Short duration, high-intensity resistance exercise training programs can dramatically improve insulin sensitivity in overweight men: Study
(Natural News) People who are overweight are often advised to exercise to lose weight. Now, a study finds that this not only aids in weight loss but also in improving insulin sensitivity. The paper, published in the journal Experimental Physiology, suggests a six-week short duration, high-intensity exercise training program to significantly improve insulin sensitivity, as well as muscle size... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available
Title: Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now AvailableCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/22/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/23/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - May 23, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How insulin prices got out of control and what's being done about it
Insulin prices have skyrocketed, especially in the past 20 years. Is any financial relief on the way for the millions of patients that need insulin to live? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Alisha Green Source Type: news

How insulin prices got out of control and what's being done about it
Insulin prices have skyrocketed, especially in the past 20 years. Is any financial relief on the way for the millions of patients that need insulin to live? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alisha Green Source Type: news

Large trial says aspirin safe for brain bleed stroke patients
Study says brain haemorrhage survivors should continue taking antiplatelet medicines Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of hypertension for low-risk patients questioned Avoid BP-lowering drugs in stroke Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Stroke rate higher in HIV patients Risk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 22, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's lower-priced insulin goes on sale amid drug price debate
A cheaper generic version of the rapid-acting insulin Humalog has hit the market, according to a statement Wednesday by drugmaker Eli Lilly. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half-Price Version of Humalog Insulin Now Available
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- A half-price version of Humalog insulin is now available in the United States, Eli Lilly said Wednesday. The company's generic version of its Humalog U-100 is being sold under the chemical name insulin lispro, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

UNC researchers develop smarter "I-insulin"
Research coming out of UNC Chapel Hill has the potential to create a "smart insulin" that could reduce diabetic patient completions and significantly change how patients manage their condition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

UNC researchers develop smarter "I-insulin"
Research coming out of UNC Chapel Hill has the potential to create a "smart insulin" that could reduce diabetic patient completions and significantly change how patients manage their condition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Manage obesity complications with this South American plant
(Natural News) Obesity isn’t just about the number on the weighing scale. In fact, this condition leads to various health complications, causing inflammation that contributes to the development of insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, and liver damage. Scientists have explored many natural cures for obesity and its complications. One of these is a South American plant called Rudgea viburnoides.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeking to save billions of dollars, employers turn to Bay Area companies to help with diabetes
For diabetic workers, access to a refrigerator and insulin breaks are not a workplace perk. They are potentially a matter of life and death. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

What ’s the Latest in Drug-Delivery Devices?
To simplify drug delivery for patients and practitioners, drug-delivery devices are becoming more complex. Many of today’s devices include special features designed to ease self-dosing and encourage patient adherence with novel regimens. Wearable devices are further easing use by promoting active lifestyles. And some devices are offering connectivity to support digital health monitoring. With so many possibilities, where do device developers and pharmaceutical companies begin? MD+DI asked Eric Resnick, vice president and chief technology officer, innovation and technology, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Packaging Source Type: news

UNC researchers develop smarter "I-insulin"
Research coming out of UNC Chapel Hill has the potential to create a "smart insulin" that could reduce diabetic patient completions and significantly change how patients manage their condition. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's half-price insulin goes on sale, but critics say it's still too costly
Eli Lilly's lower-cost version of its Humalog insulin still costs much more than insulin sold outside the U.S. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS Operations - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

900-lb. Man Pleads in Drug Case from Ambulance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) pleaded guilty in a federal cocaine conspiracy case Tuesday during a hearing that was held in a courthouse loading dock as the defendant lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in "some extraordinary procedures" Tuesday to deal with Kenneth Hicks' health issues and to "protect his dignity." Hicks, 48, stayed inside the ambulance and wasn't visible to several of his family members and reporters who attended the hearing. He was visible to Novak and a prosecutor...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Lilly selling half-price version of popular Humalog insulin
A half-price version of Eli Lilly's popular Humalog insulin is now available under the name Insulin Lispro, after the drugmaker promised a more affordable option amid soaring insulin prices. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How fasting may prevent obesity-related insulin resistance
Scientists conducted a small study of the 30-day fasting practice of Ramadan and found evidence of significant metabolic benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Seeking to save billions of dollars, employers turn to Bay Area companies to help with diabetes
For diabetic workers, access to a refrigerator and insulin breaks are not a workplace perk. They are potentially a matter of life and death. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Seeking to save billions of dollars, employers turn to Bay Area companies to help with diabetes
For diabetic workers, access to a refrigerator and insulin breaks are not a workplace perk. They are potentially a matter of life and death. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Verily Forms ‘Ultimate Alliance’ with Pharma Heavy Hitters
What is Alphabet’s Verily up to now, is probably a question that is asked and answered on a regular basis. Google’s farmer life science’s arm has worked with some pretty big players in healthcare on projects ranging from surgical robotics to smart contact lenses. On Tuesday, Verily revealed yet another long-term project – one that would have it work with some of the top players in the pharmaceutical industry, in an effort to improve clinical research. The company said it had formed strategic alliances with Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, and Sanofi to implem...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

ME & MY OPERATION: The ‘Smart’ pump that could mean end of type 1 diabetes jabs
In a breakthrough for type 1 diabetes, a new insulin pump could help millions. Alice Beagley, 25, an events organiser in London, was given the device to try... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Slams the Use of Unauthorized Diabetes Management Devices
FDA is hoping to put the brakes on the use of unapproved or unauthorized devices for diabetes management. The federal agency is putting out a stern warning that the use of these unauthorized technologies could result in inaccurate blood glucose measurements or unsafe insulin dosing. This in turn could lead to injury requiring medical intervention or even death. In a release, the agency said it is aware that patients may choose to create these systems or purchase unauthorized or unapproved components or systems because of personal preference or for cost reasons. FDA said it is concerned that patients may not fully be aware ...
Source: MDDI - May 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Converting Analogue to Human Insulin: A Step-by-Step Guide Converting Analogue to Human Insulin: A Step-by-Step Guide
Drs Jay Shubrook and Anne Peters walk through the steps necessary to successfully convert a patient from analogue to human insulin.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Discovery in mice could remove roadblock to more insulin production
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new discovery made mainly in mice could provide new options for getting the insulin-making 'factories' of the pancreas going again when diabetes and obesity have slowed them down. It could offer new pathways to ramping up insulin supply to get metabolism back on track in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and obesity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Patients and caregivers should be aware of diabetes management devices that have not been reviewed by the @US_FDA for use alone or along with other devices. Inaccurate glucose level readings or unsafe insulin dosing may result, which can lead to injury or death.pic.twitter.com/tPMH8bPyTZ
Patients and caregivers should be aware of diabetes management devices that have not been reviewed by the @US_FDA for use alone or along with other devices. Inaccurate glucose level readings or unsafe insulin dosing may result, which can lead to injury or death. pic.twitter.com/tPMH8bPyTZ (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise
A new way of preparing insulin-producing implants of donor pancreatic cells promises to improve transplant effectiveness and reduce ensuing complications. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 1 Source Type: news

Understanding the High Cost of Insulin: What FPs Can Do Understanding the High Cost of Insulin: What FPs Can Do
Why has the price of insulin increased so dramatically in recent years? This essay suggests steps you can take to help patients who are struggling to pay for this essential drug.American Family Physician (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Metals influence C-peptide hormone related to insulin
(University of California - Davis) Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at UC Davis. The research is part of a new field of 'metalloendocrinology' that takes a detailed look at the role of metals in biological processes in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research reveals insulin-producing beta cells may change function in diabetes
(University of Exeter) A revolutionary new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes -- and that this change may be reversible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Smart’ insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment
UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.The treatment is being evaluated for potential clinical trials and, if successful, could change diabetes care. Thestudy   was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Insulin is a hormone naturally produced in the pancreas. It helps the body regulate glucose, which is consumed through food and provides the body with energy.Diabetes occurs when a person ’s body does not naturally produce insulin (Type 1 diabetes), or does not efficie...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia
THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 -- Fibromyalgia is a mysterious and misunderstood illness, but researchers may have uncovered at least one key to the disease's origin: insulin resistance. The new research compared a small group of people with fibromyalgia... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Smart' insulin could prevent hypoglycemia during diabetes treatment
(UCLA Samueli School of Engineering) UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Single-chain insulin would change dosage, production
(University of Houston) A researcher from the University of Houston has created a form of recombinant insulin that could potentially address some of the biggest concerns about the lifesaving drug, including its price. Now the University's Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation is looking for a company to co-develop the technology and complete testing and approval by the US Food and Drug Administration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news