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News tag: insulin


Taking insulin by mouth may prevent type 1 diabetes

22 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Administrating insulin by mouth might prevent type 1 diabetes in children with a high risk of the disease, new study found. The study is the first to show that insulin causes a protective immune response against type 1 diabetes, and this finding could lead the way to the development of…


Lack of sleep leads to fatty acids, interfering with insulin’s regulating role

20 Feb, 2015 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Lack of sleep leads to higher levels of free fatty acids in the blood, interfering with insulin’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels. These findings indicate that high rates of obesity and diabetes could be reduced by simply having people sleep more. Study senior author and assistant professor of medicine…


Artificial pancreas hugely impacts boys’ life

21 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Going to a birthday party and eating party food, or having pasta for dinner are now activities Xavier Hames can enjoy! A four-year-old boy now can eat normally, resulting from a huge change when he was fitted with the world’s first artificial pancreas to help manage his type 1 diabetes.…


Hormones and brain cooperate in dealing with excess body fat

19 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Two naturally occurring hormones and brain signals work together in shedding off excess fat, according to new Australian research. Scientists from Monash University unveiled a mechanism at molecular level triggered by the combined action of leptin and insulin. Leptin, produced in fat cells, is responsible for suppressing appetite, while insulin…


Artificial pancreas controls insulin better than pumps

27 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The world's first clinical trial to compare three ways of delivering insulin to control glucose levels in patients with type 1 diabetes concludes that two versions of an artificial pancreas do a better job than conventional pump therapy. The results could have significant implications for the treatment of type 1…


Type 2 Diabetes better controlled with “good fat”

25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Type 2 Diabetes patients receive additional support from brown fat, also known as “good fat”, by warming up the body in cold weather and burning up calories in the process, dipping into excess sugars. People suffering from Type 2 Diabetes are unable to process insulin properly, and suffer from elevated…


Diabetics might produce their own insulin

10 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Patients with type 1 diabetes may have promising news for finding a cure for the disease, as researches have developed a way of transforming stem cells into mechanisms for producing insulin. The research was conducted at Harvard University. About three million Americans are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which usually…