How did they discover that? Researcher says platypus venom can help the pancreas produce insulin
(Natural News) An Australian scientist has made quite the unusual discovery related to diabetes. Professor Frank Grutzner, Ph.D., recently found that the venom released by the platypus, of all creatures, contains a unique type of hormone that can actually help the human pancreas to naturally produce more insulin. Prof. Grutzner says he’s spent many years... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin patch is effective at managing symptoms of type 2 diabetes
Findings published inDiabetes Technology and Theraputics suggest that an insulin patch is no less effective than insulin pens in managing type 2 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance may be linked to fibromyalgia
Treating insulin resistance in patients with fibromyalgia can reduce associated chronic pain according to a study published inPLOS ONE.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus
(University of the Basque Country) Thanks to an innovative system of magnetic microcapsule separation, the Nanobiocel-CIBER BNN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country in collaboration with the BIOMICS group, also of the UPV/EHU, has managed to reduce the volume of microcapsule implants containing insulin-producing pancreatic cells by nearly 80%. That way, the medical complications arising out of implanting large volumes of microcapsules are reduced and the treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus is improved. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What's the difference between Humalog and NovoLog?
Humalog and NovoLog are types of medication that can help control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Learn about the differences between them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

TV Ads for Drugs Must Now Include Prices. It ’s the Latest Effort to Drive Down Pharmaceutical Costs
At a time when nearly a fifth of Americans have struggled to pay medical bills, the Trump Administration will soon require drug companies to list medication prices in television advertisements. It’s a move meant to boost transparency and drive down ballooning drug costs. The rule, which is set to go into effect this summer, will require commercials to mention the list price of any prescription drug that is covered by Medicare or Medicaid, if it costs at least $35 for a month’s supply or the usual course of treatment. That will affect many ads viewers see on television, since, according to the Department of Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime Source Type: news

Why desperate Americans are driving to Canada in caravans for insulin
As the cost of insulin continues to skyrocket in the U.S., people are making the trek north as an alternative to paying thousands of dollars to stay alive. And it could have consequences for the insulin supply in Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Does insulin resistance cause fibromyalgia?
(University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston) Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montmorency tart cherries may provide benefits for adults with metabolic syndrome
(Weber Shandwick Chicago) Montmorency tart cherries reduced systolic blood pressure, insulin levels and insulin concentrations in adults with metabolic syndrome participating in a small pilot study published in the Journal of Functional Foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Branch-restricted localization of phosphatase Prl-1 specifies axonal synaptogenesis domains
Central nervous system (CNS) circuit development requires subcellular control of synapse formation and patterning of synapse abundance. We identified the Drosophila membrane-anchored phosphatase of regenerating liver (Prl-1) as an axon-intrinsic factor that promotes synapse formation in a spatially restricted fashion. The loss of Prl-1 in mechanosensory neurons reduced the number of CNS presynapses localized on a single axon collateral and organized as a terminal arbor. Flies lacking all Prl-1 protein had locomotor defects. The overexpression of Prl-1 induced ectopic synapses. In mechanosensory neurons, Prl-1 modulates the...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Urwyler, O., Izadifar, A., Vandenbogaerde, S., Sachse, S., Misbaer, A., Schmucker, D. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Valeritas & #226; �(TM) V-Go & #194; & #174; Wearable Insulin Delivery Device ...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX), a medical technology company and maker of V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, today announced results from the VERDICT study at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Annual Meeting. The VERDICT study demonstrated that patients with type 2 diabetes who switched to V-Go can improve their average blood sugar levels (A1c) with less insulin. VERDICT is a...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - April 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

ELLIPSE: Liraglutide Effective for Diabetes in Adolescents ELLIPSE: Liraglutide Effective for Diabetes in Adolescents
This is a'practice-changing'study, says the lead author, since'metformin fails quickly as monotherapy in type 2 diabetes kids and insulin is the only second-line drug approved'for these children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 28, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Researchers discover how eating feeds into the body clock
The study from the MRC LMB published in the journal Cell is the first to identify insulin as a primary signal that helps communicate the timing of meals to the cellular clocks located across our body, commonly known as the body clock. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - April 26, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes REVERSED in 40 percent of patients… could have doubled if they used superfoods and vitamin D
(Natural News) Intensive medical treatment with oral drugs, insulin and lifestyle therapies may help reverse Type 2 diabetes, a Canadian study shows. Researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Ontario examined 83 patients with Type 2 diabetes and stratified them into three groups. Two groups received intensive metabolic intervention that featured a personalized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gorging on comfort food when you are stressed will make you fatter, scientists say
Australian scientists fed mice the same diet but stressed ones put weight on. A vicious cycle is created by high insulin levels which produce a molecule that drives cravings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chemical in baked goods, flavorings may increase obesity, diabetes risk
Eating foods with propionate can increase substances in the human body that create excessive insulin and insulin resistance. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes
A new research study links the common anti-mold food additive propionate to blood sugar metabolism and insulin resistance in human volunteers and mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Levemir (Insulin Detemir) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 25, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

It's OK to indulge once in a while: The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating
(American Physiological Society) Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology -- Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How is the pancreas involved in diabetes?
The pancreas plays a strong role in diabetes because it produces insulin and helps regulate blood sugar levels. In this article, we look into the links between diabetes and the pancreas. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

There ’s a New Weight-Loss Device in Town and TPS Is Its Name
Earlier this year, MD+DI reported there were some significant changes occurring in the obesity treatment market. The latest change in the space is the addition of BAROnova’s weight-loss product to the U.S. market. The San Carlos, CA-based company won a nod from FDA TransPyloric Shuttle (TPS) device, a non-surgical obesity treatment technology for patients with a body mass index of 30 to 40kg/m2. BAROnova said the device is approved for up to one year of treatment, during which time patients undergo lifestyle modification counseling to help develop and maintain healthier habits. The TPS device is delivered...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Driving expression of leptin
The transcriptional regulator Egr1 mediates the insulin-dependent production of leptin by adipocytes. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Foley, J. F. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children
(CNN) — The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms. “This new device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation, a first of its kind,” Carlos Peña, director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN ADHD Source Type: news

New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Academy Calls for Drug Pricing Transparency, Action
In separate letters to lawmakers this month, the Academy expressed support for new drug pricing legislation and ongoing insulin price investigation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 17, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS Saturated Fat, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance in PCOS
In what ways might saturated fat impact inflammation and insulin resistance in PCOS?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Phys Ed: 10 Years After an Exercise Study, Benefits Persist
The benefits of exercise may last longer than many of us might expect. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Diabetes Insulin Research Weight Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can purple corn reduce inflammation, diabetes?
Researchers bred a number of new varieties of purple corn and used a mouse cell model to study how these can reduce inflammation and insulin resistance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Can cheese control blood sugar?
Many people with diabetes eat low-fat cheese. However, researchers have shown that both low-fat and regular cheese may be good for regulating insulin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Relearning How to Use Human Insulin Back to the Future: Relearning How to Use Human Insulin
Jay Shubrook and Anne Peters describe best-practice strategies for using human insulin in patients who cannot afford analogues.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

Study: Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Scientists at the University of Illinois developed new purple corn hybrids with differing combinations of phenols in the pericarp that fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance, a new study in mice suggests. The pericarp also provides the food industry with a new source of colorants and farmers with a new value added product for their crops. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Diabetes Drug Called Invokana May Prevent or Slow Kidney Disease, a New Study Says
A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year and requires hundreds of thousands of people to use dialysis to stay alive. Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARILYNN MARCHIONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime overnight Source Type: news

The New Old Age: A New Rx for Diabetes: Lighten Up
In older patients, rigorous lowering of blood sugar may offer few benefits and pose unexpected risks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAULA SPAN Tags: Diabetes Elderly Hypoglycemia Insulin University of California, San Francisco blood sugar Source Type: news

Can You Recognize Insulin Resistance in Children? Can You Recognize Insulin Resistance in Children?
While hard to measure, it appears that rates of insulin resistance in children are rising. What can we do about it?CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Expert Interview Source Type: news

House Lawmakers Grill Drugmakers, PBMs on Insulin Cost House Lawmakers Grill Drugmakers, PBMs on Insulin Cost
Ahead of a Wednesday hearing, Sanofi announced a plan to offer insulin for $99 a month. Cigna also recently made a similar price-cutting move amid congressional inquiries into insulin costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Blame Game on Insulin Costs Leaves Patients Behind
During Wednesday’s House subcommittee hearing on insulin price hikes, drug makers and benefits managers pointed fingers at each other for the last decade’s 300% price increase, frustrating congressional representatives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin makers grilled on price surge, as diabetics struggle to afford life-saving meds
Pressure from Congress appears to be spurring the pharmaceutical industry to lower prescription drug prices for some patients. One of the main producers of insulin, Sanofi, said it will cap the cost of the life-saving drug for diabetics. Some could save thousands of dollars a year. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetics rationing insulin amid rising drug prices
Drug industry executives faced tough questions Wednesday from Congress over the rising cost of insulin. It's nearly doubled in the last five years, forcing some diabetics to ration the drug. Anna Werner reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawmakers in Both Parties Vow to Rein In Insulin Costs
A hearing on Wednesday was one of several signs that Congress was serious about trying to address the cries of distress from constituents unable to afford the medicines they need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Diabetes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Insulin Source Type: news

"People are dying": Insulin being rationed as drug prices rise
A recent study found one in four patients reported "cost-related underuse" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On rising insulin prices, lawmaker tells pharma execs: 'Your days are numbered'
Lawmakers tensed with frustration, some clenching their jaws, while grilling a panel of pharmacy and pharmaceutical company executives about the soaring cost of insulin during a congressional hearing on Wednesday. The tension could be felt as some executives fidgeted in their chairs while answering lawmakers' questions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sanofi to cut U.S. insulin costs for some patients to $99 per month
Sanofi SA said on Wednesday it will cut the cost of its insulin products to $99 per month for uninsured patients and others who pay cash for it in the United States, as the French drugmaker contends with intense criticism over the high price of the life-sustaining diabetes medication. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Sitting for More Than 13 Hours a Day May Sabotage the Benefits of Exercise
People who sat for long periods and took fewer than 4,000 steps a day developed metabolic problems, even if they exercised. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Diabetes Sugar Triglycerides Insulin Heart Weight Source Type: news

Six policy solutions to help patients afford their insulin
Dramatic improvements in how we treat diabetes have transformed the lives of patients, but too many struggle to afford their insulin and other medicines at the pharmacy counter. Due to negotiations, prices for insulin after discounts and rebates have fallen in recent years. But too often, these negotiated discounts and rebates are not shared with patients, resulting in patients with diabetes paying higher out-of-pocket costs for their insulin than their insurer pays.Here are six policy solutions that could directly lower diabetes patients' costs at the pharmacy counter: (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Part D Medicare Out of Pocket Costs Let's Talk About Cost Source Type: news

Why Does Medicine Cost So Much? Here ’s How Drug Prices Are Set
From 2007 to 2016, Mylan raised the list price of its EpiPen about 500%, from just under $100 to more than $600. From 2002 to 2013, insulin prices more than tripled. From 2012 to 2019, the average price of AbbVie’s rheumatoid-arthritis drug Humira climbed from $19,000 a year to $60,000 a year—and that’s after rebates. These are dramatic examples of a systemwide problem: prices for brand-name drugs are rising at a rate that far outstrips inflation. What’s behind these rapid price hikes? It’s a simple question with a complicated answer that involves three central entities: drug manufacturers, ph...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Entis Tags: Uncategorized medicine Source Type: news

Insulin pumps better for children with type 1 diabetes and autism
A study, published inPediatric Diabetes, reports that insulin pump therapy in autistic children with type 1 diabetes is better for blood glucose control.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?
Could targeting the protein neuronostatin prevent or treat dangerous low blood sugar in people with diabetes who use insulin? A new study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Dietary Insulin Load and Cancer Recurrence in Colon Cancer Dietary Insulin Load and Cancer Recurrence in Colon Cancer
A high-insulinogenic diet may put patients at higher risk for colon cancer recurrence.Journal of the National Cancer Institute (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The tasty sweet treat that can help prevent blood sugar spikes
TYPE 2 diabetes sufferers are advised to cut down on sugar in order to control the condition, but there is one sweet treat that can actually help to improve insulin sensitivity and prevent blood sugar from rising. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin signalling causes genome-wide alterations in gene expression
According to a paper, published inCell, after the insulin receptor binds to insulin, it moves to the nucleus where it alters the expression of numerous genes. This mechanism is impaired in insulin-resistant mice and may be a new target for diabetes treatment.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 5, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news