Monthly Archives: May 2003

FDA Alerts Consumers and Health Professionals to Recall of Counterfeit Lipitor

FDA announced a recall of three lots of 90-count bottles of the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.

Medical-Surgical Teamwork Cures Severe Insulin Condition in Newborns

Researchers successfully cured 91 percent of infants of a rare but serious condition called focal congenital hyperinsulinism.

Novel Drugs for the Treatment of Diabetes

A new approach to providing medication for adult diabetics that is not dependent on insulin has been developed.

Study Identifies Potential Target for Diabetes Drugs: Mutated Protein Combination Tied To Excessive Sugar...

Researchers have traced runaway sugar production in the liver – an important feature of diabetes.

Insulin-Degrading Enzyme May Affect Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Low levels of an enzyme that degrades insulin could increase the risk for Alzheimer's disease.

Obesity in Preschool? It’s Not Unusual, UB Study Finds

Children are becoming obese as young as 3 years old, and obese 10-year-olds are showing abnormal liver function and abnormally high insulin levels, which may lead to type 2 diabetes.

Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

An anti-inflammatory drug called lisofylline could be beneficial for people at risk for Type 1 diabetes.

Study: Type 1 Diabetics Can Get ‘Double Diabetes’ From Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is likely a major cause of heart disease in people with type 1 diabetes.

Study: Gastric Bypass Surgery Improves Diabetes in Most Patients

97 percent of patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en Y gastric bypass surgery for obesity had resolution or improvement of their type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Gastric Emptying For Specific Foods May Be A Key To Managing Deadly Illnesses In...

Physiologists has produced evidence that the gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption, for specific foods, may hold the answer for dietary management of deadly illnesses.

Researchers Show Way To Diabetes Cure With Gene Therapy

A gene therapy developed by researchers has apparently cured diabetes in mice.

Pitt Researchers Develop Non-Invasive Glucose Sensor

Millions of people suffering from diabetes mellitus may be spared the ordeal of pricking their fingers several times a day to test blood sugar levels.

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