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Maggots Used to Rid Diabetic Patients of MRSA in 3-Weeks Versus 28-Weeks

University of Manchester researchers are ridding diabetic patients of the superbug MRSA by treating their foot ulcers with maggots.

Scientists Use Transcription Factors To Increase Insulin Production In Diabetic Mice

A group of scientists has used gene therapy to deliver three insulin transcription factors to the livers of diabetic mice. As a result, the mice experienced an increase in insulin gene expression and insulin production.

Interference With Blood Glucose Measurement Following Use of Parenteral Maltose/Galactose/Oral Xylose-Containing Products

Potential for life-threatening falsely elevated glucose readings in patients who have received parenteral products containing maltose or galactose, or oral xylose, and are subsequently tested using glucose dehydrogenase pyrroloquinolinequinone (GDH-PQQ) based glucose monitoring systems.
Children with Diabetes - More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

More Kids Being Diagnosed with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Rates of newly diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, with the fastest rise seen...

Alert: FDA Updates its Nationwide Alert on Counterfeit Blood Glucose Test Strips

Subsequent announcement provides two additional lot numbers that are included in the distribution of counterfeit products, along with descriptions of how to identify them.

Researchers Find Potential New Non-Insulin Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers have discovered a hormone pathway that potentially could lead to new ways of treating type 1 diabetes independent of insulin.

New Procedure Offers Improved Outcomes for Type 1 Diabetic Patients

The latest approach to islet transplantation has produced substantially improved results for patients with type 1 diabetes, and may offer a more durable alternative to a whole pancreas transplant.

Potential New Treatment For Insulin-Dependent Diabetes

Scientists report that transplanted insulin-producing cells survive better when the activation of a specific type of immune cell is blocked.
Diabetes and Fragile Bones

Causes of Diabetes Induced Bone Fragility Include Certain Drugs

Expert IOF review explains why people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of bone fragility, including the effect...

Novel Peptide Could Boost Availability and Success of Islet Cell Transplant for Type-1 Diabetes

A peptide developed by scientists may expand the availability and durability of islet cell transplant for patients with type 1 diabetes, which is characterized by a lack of these insulin-producing cells.

Study Tests Oral Insulin to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

University of Florida researchers have begun a clinical study of oral insulin to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes in people at risk for the disease.

Warning: Patients Receiving Extraneal (icodextrin) for Peritoneal Dialysis Therapy May Have Falsely Elevated Blood...

Patients receiving EXTRANEAL (icodextrin) for peritoneal dialysis therapy may have falsely elevated blood glucose results when using certain blood glucose monitoring systems.

Adding Certain Foods to Diets of Type 1 Diabetic Children Helped Produce Insulin

Adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids to the diets of youth with Type 1 diabetes kept them producing some of their own insulin for up to two years after diagnosis.
Combo Therapy Helps Type 1 Diabetes

Combo Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes Improves Blood Glucose Control

A new study shows that a regimen of three medications helped people with Type 1 diabetes achieve better blood glucose control and shed pounds. A...

Insulin Analogues May Be Useful for Some Patients with Problematic Hypoglycemia

A comprehensive systematic review looked at outcomes associated with the use of rapid- and long-acting insulin analogues in adult and childhood type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as gestational diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Drug Very Effective in Trial

An experimental drug designed to block the advance of type 1 diabetes in its earliest stages has proven strikingly effective over two years in about half of the patients who participated in the phase 2 clinical trial.

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