Category Archives: Current Research

THE IMPORTANCE OF MEASURING KETONE FOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT

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Ketones are present in the blood when there is insufficient insulin in the body to change sugar into energy. When this happens, the body draws on fat and muscle for energy, which then produces ketones. Because ketones are a type of acid, they can kick your body’s natural functions out of balance, the extreme outcome […]

APRIL 2018 NEWSFEED

Diet Soda, Sweeteners Can Still Cause Diabetes, Study Finds Although many people think diet soda is a healthier option than other sugary drinks, a new study has found that having beverages using artificial sweeteners can still lead to diabetes and obesity. Researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin say a study of rats has revealed […]

MARCH 2018 NEWSFEED

American Diabetes Association Releases “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S.” Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American […]

JANUARY 2018 NEWSFEED

EMT Crews Often Unprepared for Diabetic Crises New research suggests that when it comes to severe low blood sugar episodes in people with diabetes, first responders might not be able to administer a potentially lifesaving medication called glucagon. Glucagon is an injectable medication that prompts the liver to release stored glucose. This quickly raises blood […]

DECEMBER 2017 NEWSFEED

U.S. FDA Approves New Diabetes Drug from Merck and Pfizer A new drug developed by Merck & Co and Pfizer Inc won U.S. approval on Wednesday to treat type II diabetes, the Food and Drug Administration said, adding another competitor to a growing class of treatments. Read the full story here: Reuters Why Having More […]

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Cities Are the Front Line in the Global Diabetes Epidemic Novo Nordisk is working with a coalition of major cities to bend the curve on type 2 diabetes. We’re calling for local political and health leaders of all cities to ask what it will take to change the trajectory of the disease in their area […]

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSFEED

Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Reversed, But Reality Isn’t That Simple Q: Can Type 2 diabetes be reversed? My son was recently diagnosed with it, but I’m not sure he’s taking it seriously enough. A: I understand your concern: Clearly, your son – and everyone with diabetes – should do whatever they can to combat […]

SEPTEMBER NEWSFEED

Researchers Uncover the Source of Diabetic Nerve Pain A new King’s College London study reveals the molecular basis of chronic nerve pain in diabetes. The findings in mice, published today in Science Translational Medicine, could one day lead to treatments which target the source of the pain.. Read the full article here: Medical Express Adding Lifestyle […]

AUGUST NEWSFEED

Immunotherapy Treatment Shown Safe in Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial A small clinical trial showed an immune system therapy was safe for people with type 1 diabetes, British researchers report. The immunotherapy also showed signs of helping to keep insulin production steady in people newly diagnosed with the disease, the study authors said. Read the […]

JULY NEWSFEED

Diabetic Sight Loss Cut by Screening, Research Shows The proportion of diabetics who go blind or suffer sight loss has almost halved since a new national retinopathy screening programm started in 2007. Read the full story here: BBC News Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical Announce Collaboration to Develop Breakthrough Diabetes Technologies Abbott and Bigfoot Biomedical today […]