Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)
Title: Xultophy (insulin degludec and liraglutide injection)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medtronic and IBM Release Sweet Insights on Sugar.IQ
A year ago Medtronic and IBM Watson Health launched a co-developed app dubbed the Sugar.IQ smart diabetes assistant. The app was designed to simplify and improve daily diabetes management by leveraging artificial intelligence and analytic technologies from IBM Watson Health to continually analyze how an individual's glucose level responds to their food intake, insulin dosages, daily routines, and other factors. The idea is that the app will help people with diabetes uncover patterns that affect their glucose levels, which can help them make small adjustments throughout the day to stay on track. So far, it appea...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Nutrition bomb: Eat an egg a day to improve insulin resistance, heart health, fat metabolism
(Natural News) A Finnish study found that men could improve their chances of avoiding Type 2 diabetes by eating eggs every day. Eggs could lower the levels of two chemicals associated with the risk of developing metabolic disease. Earlier experiments determined that regular consumption of eggs could enhance insulin resistance by improving the effectiveness of the hormone at metabolizing glucose. Other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Ways to help reverse the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is formally known as adult-onset diabetes and involves high blood sugar, insulin resistance and a lack of insulin. Long term complications could mean life threatening issues such as heart disease, strokes and diabetic retinopathy. Professor Francesco Rubino offers his tips to help reverse the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D shines its light on diabetics: Research says it helps manage blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Diabetes is now a worldwide epidemic, putting researchers on the offensive as they continue to search for ways to stop it. A study published in the journal Nutrition Research found that supplementing with vitamin D can reduce insulin resistance and improve the levels of fasting blood sugar in healthy adults, preventing the development of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Revita DMR be an Alternative to Insulin Use?
Fractyl Laboratories made a pretty bold statement with its interim data from the INSPIRE trial at the American Diabetes Association's 79th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco this past weekend. The investigator-initiated INSPIRE clinical study showed that Fractyl’s Revita Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing (DMR) System can help eliminate the need for daily insulin injections for type 2 diabetes patients. “[Revita DMR] … is now showing real promising efficacy in patients who are taking daily injections for their type 2 diabetes already,” Harith Rajagopalan...
Source: MDDI - June 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

A Study on Twins Offers Proof That We All Need Personalized Diets
Though they’re not without critics, the U.S. federal dietary guidelines have for years aimed to give all Americans a blueprint for good nutrition. But new research says this kind of one-size-fits-all approach may not cut it. Different people, even identical twins (who have nearly the exact same DNA), may respond to the same foods very differently, the researchers found—complicating decades of weight-loss and health advice, and potentially leaving consumers with more questions than answers. “Our recommendations, medically and public-health wise, have just been assuming that if people follow the standard pl...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Improvements in insulin release wane after treatment stops in adults with early type 2 diabetes
Results also add support that the disease is more aggressive in youth. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 10, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Breakthrough for diabetes treatment as it emerges immune system drug can delay onset of the illness
A breakthrough drug can delay the onset of type one diabetes, a major study shows. Teplizumab, which dampens down the immune system, was found to allow the body to continue making insulin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liraglutide Preserves Beta-Cell Function in New Type 1 Diabetes Liraglutide Preserves Beta-Cell Function in New Type 1 Diabetes
Patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes put on liraglutide, in addition to insulin, show greater preservation of insulin production 1 year after diagnosis in an intriguing, although small, study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 10, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Mix and Match' Options Emerging in Automated Insulin Delivery'Mix and Match' Options Emerging in Automated Insulin Delivery
In the pursuit of fully automated"closed-loop" insulin delivery systems, organizations and manufacturers are teaming up to allow for interchangeability among devices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Improvements in insulin release wane after treatment stops in adults with type 2 diabetes
(NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases) A set of clinical trials examining youth and adults with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance has found that disease progression in adults slowed during medical treatment but resumed after treatment stopped. Youth on the same treatment had markedly poorer outcomes with continued disease progression both during and after the treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination medication helps patients with type 2 diabetes maintain blood sugar goals
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Through a randomized, multicenter clinical trial, investigators studied blood glucose results for patients assigned to either take insulin (insulin glargine, IGlar U100) or insulin degludec plus liraglutide (IDegLira), a combination of both insulin and an additional medication to help with blood sugar control. The global study team found that participants who received IDegLira were better able to achieve blood glucose goals and remain at that goal longer compared to those assigned to receive IGlar. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study
Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc's continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing, researchers said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Data Show Use of Abbott's FreeStyle ® Libre System Significantly Reduces HbA1c Levels in People Living with Type 2 Diabetes
- Presented as a late-breaker at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 79th Scientific Sessions, new real-world data demonstrate that monitoring glucose with FreeStyle Libre System has a positive impact among adults with Type 2 Diabetes who use multiple injections of insulin daily (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - June 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Long-term islet transplant recipients show near-normal glucose control
(Diabetes Research Institute Foundation) Findings from continuous glucose monitoring evaluations in islet transplant recipients who have been insulin independent for an average of 10 years show near normal glycemic profiles and time-in-range metrics, demonstrating that islet transplantation can be a successful long-term therapy for select patients with type 1 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetic chemist builds biohacked device to treat the disease
Dr Orla Wilson spent some 30 years checking her blood sugar levels and giving herself shots or pump-pushes of insulin. Then she built a device that automates the process for her and her daughter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoid Fingersticks for Diabetes Dosing Decisions With Eversense Avoid Fingersticks for Diabetes Dosing Decisions With Eversense
Eversense, Senseonics'long-term implantable continuous glucose monitor, can now be used"nonadjunctively" so that patients don't need to do fingersticks for insulin dosing decisions.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Chronic synaptic insulin resistance after traumatic brain injury abolishes insulin protection from amyloid beta and tau oligomer-induced synaptic dysfunction - Franklin W, Krishnan B, Taglialatela G.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), although the mechanisms contributing to this increased risk are unknown. Insulin resistance is an additional risk factor for AD whereby decreased insulin signaling increases synapt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

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 4, 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 4, 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 28, 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 23, 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:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology 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:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: American Health 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: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news