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Topic: Insulin



Artificial Pancreas Works Well in Home Trial
Study found improved diabetes management in a real-world setting



Insulin Pumps Nearly Halve Risk of Heart Disease Death for Type 1 Diabetics
Better blood sugar control, greater education may help explain results, researchers say



Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Language Problems in Women
But study only found association between insulin resistance and test that hints at brain health



Active As Teen, Free of Diabetes In Later Life?
Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period



Latest Supreme Court Ruling on Obamacare Looms
At issue: eligibility of 6.4 million people in 34 states for tax credits for insurance premiums



Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?
Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response



Why Isn't There Any Cheap, Generic Insulin?
Unique development of medication allowed drug makers to extend patents for decades, review says



Diabetes Groups Call for Greater Scrutiny of Insulin Pumps
American and European associations want more standardization of new technologies



Very Obese Kids May Face Higher Heart Risks Than Thought
Study found half had high blood pressure, half had high cholesterol and 15 percent were diabetic



Small Study Links Lack of Sleep to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Experts say shortchanging nightly snooze affects hormone that controls blood sugar levels



Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Boost Breast Cancer Risk
Study of postmenopausal women suggested hormone levels mattered more than excess weight



Are Seniors With Diabetes Overtreated?
Very tight blood sugar control can pose problems without benefits, study says



Study Debunks Notion of 'Healthy Obesity'
Very heavy people slip into poor health over time, researchers find



1 in 3 People With Type 1 Diabetes Still Produce Insulin, Study Says
More likely for patients diagnosed as adults



Metformin Beats Other Type 2 Diabetes Drugs for First Treatment: Study
Researchers find this commonly used medication controls blood sugar for many



Stem Cell Success Raises Hopes of Type 1 Diabetes Cure
In laboratory, researchers have developed insulin-producing beta cells



Impotence Drug Might Counter Common Gene Mutation in Type 2 Diabetes: Study
But using yohimbine won't replace lifestyle changes as the cornerstone of treatment, experts say



Study Compares Insulin Regimens for Type 1 Diabetes
Long-acting versions may beat intermediate-acting forms of the medicine for safety, effectiveness



Combo Diabetes Therapy Outperforms Other Treatments, Study Finds
Patients with type 2 disease were less likely to gain weight, suffer dangerous drops in blood sugar levels



Health Insurance May Not Be Affordable for All
Study highlights gaps and unintended consequences of 'Obamacare'



Healthy 'Brown Fat' May Cut Odds for Obesity, Diabetes
Study confirmed it helps regulate blood sugar levels, increases insulin sensitivity in people with more of it



Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar
Worried women could be prone to weight gain, study suggests



Saliva Test Might Someday Replace Needle Prick for Diabetics
But device is still a long way from use by people



Insulin Pumps May Outperform Daily Injections for Type 2 Diabetes: Study
6-month blood sugar control was better with the devices compared to needles, researchers say



Inhaled Medication Afrezza Approved to Treat Diabetes
A rapid-acting inhaled insulin



'Bionic Pancreas' Improves Blood Sugar Control for People With Type 1 Diabetes
Device removes guesswork from insulin therapy, reduces low blood sugar episodes, study finds



Insulin Use, Out-of-Pocket Costs Way Up for Type 2 Diabetes
Study questions value of insulin analogs, but U.S. diabetes expert says they're cost-effective



Insulin-Metformin Combo Tied to Poorer Survival in Diabetes Study
Other experts dispute the study's conclusions



Mouse Study Raises Possibility of New Treatment for Diabetes
Molecule helped insulin last longer, lower blood sugar levels more efficiently, researchers report



Clues to Type 2 Diabetes Discovered on Mount Everest
Study found low oxygen levels in healthy people at high altitudes led to increase in signs of insulin resistance



Time Running Out to Sign Up for Obamacare This Year
Here's what you need to know to choose a health insurance plan by March 31 deadline



Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized



Are All Home-Based Blood Sugar Tests Equal?
FDA takes steps to eliminate potential risks for people with diabetes



Some Helpful Hints When Monitoring Blood Sugar
For starters, wash your hands before you test, experts say



Obesity's Link to Type 2 Diabetes Not So Clear-Cut: Study
Most participants developed condition after being overweight for years, not after large recent gain



Preemie Birth Linked to Higher Insulin Levels in Kids
These babies could be at increased risk of diabetes later in life, study suggests



Experimental 'Implanted Insulin' Device Seeks to Control Blood Sugar Levels
The hope: to eliminate daily injections for those with diabetes, but much testing remains to be done



Scientists Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Diabetic Mice
If early results translate to humans, need for daily injections might be eliminated in future, researchers say



Businesses Urge Change to Obamacare's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'



Smartphone Apps for Diabetes: Do They Really Work?
You can use them to count carbs, log blood sugar, but users say they're no substitute for patient knowledge and a doctor's care



Tight Blood Sugar Control Might Not Help All Critically Ill Kids
Study found no benefit with heart surgery patients, but those with other conditions were discharged earlier



Lower Definition of Insulin Resistance Tied to Heart Failure
HOMA-IR values of 1.0 to 2.0, but not over 2.5, tied to heart failure



Some Diabetes Drugs May Affect Cancer Risk in Women: Study
'Insulin sensitizers' tied to lower odds of developing cancer when compared to other type of medication



Scientists Report Transplant Advance for Type 1 Diabetes
Used in single patient, special chamber may allow implantation of insulin-producing cells without rejection



People With Type 1 Diabetes May Still Have Insulin-Producing Cells
Finding indicates these cells could possibly be replenished, researchers say



Gel May Offer Simple Treatment for Newborns With Low Blood Sugar
However, U.S. experts say inexpensive medication is promising but needs more research



Study May Help Explain Delay of Heart Disease in Women
One theory: a natural protective feature exists during reproductive years



Sensor-Augmented Insulin Pump Cuts Hypoglycemia in T1DM
Augmented pump with automated insulin suspension reduces rate of hypoglycemia events



Insulin Pump Shut-Off Feature Prevents Low Blood Sugar, Study Finds
Device could improve quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes, experts say



No Link Found Between Various Insulins and Breast Cancer
Study examined short- to mid-term duration of use



Lasting Benefits With Insulin Pump Therapy for Children
Sustained improvement in glycemic control; drop in severe hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis



No Increased Cancer Risk With Glargine Versus Human Insulin
Consistent results seen for any cancer and for breast, prostate, colon cancers



Could Dietary Tweaks Ease Type 1 Diabetes?
Foods rich in amino and fatty acids may help preserve insulin production, study suggests



Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression
Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans



Antipsychotics Induce Insulin Resistance Without Weight Gain
Drugs also do not affect mechanisms regulating eating behavior



Type 1 Diabetes Hope: Animal-to-Human Cell Transplants
Researchers working with rodents say they're one step closer



Early Advice on Diet Improves Insulin Sensitivity in Youth
Dietary counseling for parents and child from infancy linked to improved insulin sensitivity



Breast Milk Supply May Be Linked to Insulin Production: Study
Findings could have implications for prediabetic mothers, researchers say



Vaccine May Stop Immune Attack in Type 1 Diabetes, Study Suggests
Early trial found it boosts insulin production, appears safe



New Insulin Pump Cuts Odds of Overnight Hypoglycemia
Sensor device may ease patient fear of dangerously low blood sugar levels during sleep, experts say



ADA: Insulin-Pump Tx With Threshold-Suspend Beneficial
Less frequent nocturnal hypoglycemia events with insulin-pump therapy with threshold-suspend



Single Moderate Exercise Session Ups Insulin Sensitivity in Obese
Improvement noted after moderate exercise, but not with intensive exercise, versus no exercise



A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss
Common signs of type 1 diabetes often resemble symptoms of other illnesses



Could Catching Up on Sleep Lower Your Diabetes Risk?
Early study supports weekend power sleeping



ENDO: Catching Up on Sleep Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Three nights of weekend catch-up sleep beneficial for men with chronic sleep restriction



ENDO: Skipping Breakfast Tied to Insulin Resistance in Obese
Obese women have higher insulin, free fatty acid total AUC after one day of skipping breakfast



Skipping Breakfast May Raise Diabetes Risk
Overweight women who ate morning meal had lower blood sugar, better insulin response in small study



Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens
Study worked with adolescents and their families to boost activity, healthy eating



Stem Cell Therapy Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice
Whether the new approach would work in humans is unknown, experts say



'Nano' Medicine Might Someday Free Diabetics From Daily Needles
In mouse study, animals received enough insulin to function for days at a time



No Benefit of Intensive Insulin Rx in Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized
Guidelines from the American College of Physicians note that insulin may cause harm



Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say
Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements



Hysterectomy May Not Raise Heart Risks After All: Study
Finding might reassure women considering the procedure, researcher says



Title V Coverage Varies Across States for Diabetes
Children with diabetes in 32 states eligible to Title V programs; based on link to federal poverty limit



Injecting Insulin Through Clothes May Contribute to Infection
Emerging evidence of prolonged incubation period for cutaneous mycobacterium



Cardiac Function Unaffected by Prior Intensive Insulin Therapy
Prior glycemic exposure and not prior intensive insulin therapy impacts cardiac parameters



Study Suggests Link Between Hormone Melatonin and Type 2 Diabetes
Experts find an association, but aren't recommending supplementation



Can Green Tea, Coffee Reduce Stroke Risk?
Large Japanese study didn't prove cause and effect, however



Mini-Organ Would Mimic Pancreas to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
Bioengineered implant could house transplanted insulin-producing cells, researchers say



Artificial Pancreas Provides Tight Glucose Control in Youth
Findings among kids with diabetes at a residential camp, outside of a controlled medical environment



Artificial Pancreas Worked Overnight on Kids With Type 1 Diabetes
System helped keep blood sugar at safe levels among young campers, study found



Birth Order May Affect Metabolic, Cardiac Risk
First-borns have reduced insulin sensitivity and increased daytime blood pressure