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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.

Nationwide Recall of Power Packs used in Insulin Pumps

Disetronic Medical Systems Inc. announced a voluntary nationwide recall of the Disetronic D-TRONplus Power Packs, that power the D-TRONplus Insulin Pump.

ADA Says Medicaid Cuts Proposed By Bush Administration Threaten The Lives of People Living...

The ADA sent a letter to express reservations with proposed Medicaid reforms put forward by President George W. Bush.

Diabetes Linked To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s In Long-Term Study

Diabetes mellitus was linked to a 65 percent increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD), appearing to affect some aspects of cognitive function differently than others in a new study.
New Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom Limb Pain Frozen by Minimally Invasive Treatment

A recent study shows that interventional radiologists can use an innovative technique to relieve the pain that plagues millions of amputees, many of which...

Dietary Adherence Associated with Better Glucose Control in Children with Type 1 Diabetes

A study by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center has shown that adherence to prescribed dietary recommendations is associated with better glucose control in children with type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Safely Arrested With Short-Term Use of New Drug

Researchers have halted the course of early stage Type 1 diabetes for a year by treating patients for just two weeks with a new immune-suppressive drug, which only had minor side effects.
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...
Fasting-like Diet Reverses T1 and T2 Diabetes in Study

Periodic Fasting Diet May Reverse Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Says USC-led study

A diet designed to imitate the effects of fasting appears to reverse diabetes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by reprogramming cells, a...
Depression and Diabetes

Diabetics More Likely to Die from Alcohol, Accidents or Suicide

A recent study provides some insight as to why diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents or suicide.

New Study of Human Pancreases Links Virus to Cause of Type 1 Diabetes

A team of researchers has found that a common family of viruses may play an important role in triggering the development of diabetes, particularly in children.

Superiority Not Proven for Rapid-acting Insulin Analogues in Type 1 Diabetes

There is currently no evidence available of a superiority of rapid-acting insulin analogues over human insulin in the treatment of adult patients with diabetes mellitus type 1.

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.

Gene Linked to Type 1 Diabetes; Appears to Affect the Function of the Thymus

A newly discovered gene plays a dramatic role in diabetes among rats, and is also present in nearly identical form in humans.

Researchers Develop Way to Measure Blood Glucose Levels by Shining Light on the Skin

To minimize that pain and inconvenience, researchers at MIT's Spectroscopy Laboratory have developed a noninvasive way to measure blood glucose levels using light.
New Treatment Could Lead to Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

New Procedure Could Lead to Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Researchers have discovered a new potential therapy that can protect human pancreatic cells, which may lead to a possible cure for type 1 diabetes. New...

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