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American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners at 74th Scientific Sessions

Posted by dlife on Wed, Apr 23, 14, 03:24 PM 0 Comment

April 23, 2014 (Market Watch) The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes(R), is proud to announce this year's recipients of the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards.

The following leaders will receive their awards on Monday, June 16, at 10:15 a.m., at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions(R) taking place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

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FDA Approves Once-Weekly GLP-1 Injectable for Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Wed, Apr 23, 14, 03:07 PM 0 Comment

April 23, 2014 (Formulary Watch) FDA approved albiglutide a once-weekly subcutaneous injectable for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. It helps to improve glycemic control, along with diet and exercise.

The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist can be used as monotherapy or in combination therapy with other type 2 diabetes agents, including metformin, glimepiride, pioglitazone, and insulin.

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Sweden's Medical Innovators Heading For U.S. Via The Crowd

Posted by dlife on Mon, Apr 21, 14, 03:30 PM 0 Comment

April 21, 2014 (Forbes) It is something of a Holy Grail for many European entrepreneurs with plans to export. The U.S. market is vast, potentially lucrative, but tough

And when their products require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, it gets even tougher.

It is a familiar situation for Swedish medical device company, Timesulin whose product – a smart replacement cap for insulin pens displaying the time since the last insulin injection w

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Scientists Target Receptor to Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted by dlife on Mon, Apr 21, 14, 03:24 PM 0 Comment

April 21, 2014 (EurekaAlert) Like a daily pill to lower cholesterol can reduce heart attack and stroke risk, an easy-to-use agent that reduces eye inflammation could help save the vision of diabetics, scientists say.

In fact, a receptor already targeted with high doses of niacin to decrease bad cholesterol levels and raise good ones, appears to also be an effective mark for these patients, said Dr. Pamela Martin, biochemist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.

Martin

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Nearly 10% of U.S. Adults Now Have Diabetes: Study

Posted by dlife on Fri, Apr 18, 14, 12:09 PM 0 Comment

April 18, 2014 (WebMD) The percentage of Americans with diabetes has doubled since 1988, with nearly one in 10 adults now diagnosed with the blood-sugar disease, researchers report.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rate of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes was 5.5 percent of the U.S. population. By 2010, that number had risen to 9.3 percent. That means 21 million American adults had confirmed diabetes in 2010, according to the researchers.

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